Away in Tokyo,
Life is like a Yo Yo !
There are ups and downs,
But mostly Smiles and a few frowns!
Away from home so very far way,
Yet in a way,
It is nice and good,
Despite, challenges of vegetarian food!
Struggling to find what is "cheese"
And not beef/meat in disguise.
Risks of not knowing Japanese,
Never leaves life at ease!
Doing your own dishes,
And ironing your own clothes,
Doing your breakfast & dinner,
Aren't such a big bother.
When I can eat lots of brocollis,
Ashparagus s & also zuccinis!
And try some fancy Matcha ice-cream,
It is like living life in a dream.
That starts on a joyride (train) to office,
People busy on phones, but at peace,
Smartly dressed commuters,
Not to miss the high heeled travelers
Japanese are all good Samaritans.
Small kids with happy faces,
Remove all your life’s stresses.
It is a happy start to everyday !
As I commute on Ikegami line, from Osaki Hirokoji
And reach Futako-Tamagawa on Oimachi.
Trains runs with clock-work precision,
On time always to my destination.
On 16th floor at Synopsys!
On visitors desk 16-137,
The breathtaking view of Tokyo Skyline,
Sky-scrappers and roads so serpentine,
Being in Japan reveals itself
(With “arigato gozaimasu(Thank you)” music all over !)
And friendly/polite people,
(It is all Kudasai/onegaishmashu (please) )
As I discover them and myself
In this journey with them !
In the land of the rising sun, 日本 Nihon