Mother's Transformation: Mysterious Outcome From "Being Positive"


Posted on 30 Sep 2017 23:00 in ASKSiddhiのひとりごと by Yoko Deshmukh

Sometimes I wonder which is the real her.

Mother, who is an all-round-year housewife and does not dare to step out of her home unless until critically required in Japan, is actively enjoying her stay in Pune. 


Like any other women, her primary interest in India is doing shopping. Once set free in a shopping mall or a supermarket, she ventures in different shops and stores pre-instructed by us and seem to be somewhat "interacting" with people or shopkeepers by herself, in spite of her not speaking any other languages than Japanese. Then I would learn later from her that how they treated her with respect and welcoming attitudes. Some of them even offered her a glass of water, which I had never been asked in my life by an Indian shopkeeper! 

I believe all these are happening to her because of the attitude of being a positive and open-minded person. I come to think of that sometimes the communication and interaction do not need the language.

She enjoys our humble home, which has limited space and only one bedroom. We cope with it with fun and uplift.

Happiness and satisfaction cannot be achieved by money or materials; Mother teaches me every time she visits India.

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Yoko Deshmukh   (日本語 | English)         
インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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