Would I?

Because of the nature of my husband's job, we always had a chance of going to Japan and stay there for a year or two. Then, the other day, one of my hustband's co-workers came up to my husband, saying that they really need people who are willing to relocate to Tokyo. Why did they come to talk to my husband? Needless to say, because his wife is Japanese who grew up a half of her life in Japan (yes, that's me!), and they naturally thought it'd be a good idea to talk to him.

So one night, when he came home and brought this up to me, I didn't know what to think. The half of me is thinking it'd be really fabulous to live in Japan for a few years. Then, the other half of me is hesitant.

Why hesitant? Because I am so comfortable in this city. NY. Everything I need is in here. I have my dentist, doctor, and tax accountant whom I have been going to for years. We have good friends with whom we have BBQ parties, going to awesome restaurants. Not to mention, we just bought a brand new 50' High Def TV and a cute rug and a sofa which go perfectly with our cozy apartment in Brooklyn. If we were to move to Japan, it's a huge step. A big change. Even if it's just a few years, we have to give up a lot of things, and things we have to leave behind are perhaps beyond what we can imagine at this point.

"I would do it for you." my husband says. My family, especially my mother would be so ecstatic if this deal comes true. Yes, it's so thoughtful of my loving husband, and yes, it would be so great to be close to my family. But if he would do it for me, instead of himself, would it really go well? I can't help but think doubtful.

Then, what if we actually decided to move to Japan on my husband's job. I would not want to just sit around the house and do nothing. Even in Japan, I would want to work. But would I fit in the crowd? I highly doubt it. Do you blame me though? I've been in the U.S. since I was at a half of my age now, and I spent the most important days of my life (growing up) here. In New York, I am currently working for a Japanese company and even in New York, I have such a tough time understanding the core concept of Japanese working ethics. For example, you must respect who are older despite the fact he or she is a horrible worker. You need to stay working till late, just so you look like a dedicated worker, although you have absolutely nothing left to do....I can't deal with it.

Having encountered this nice offer to go live in my own country, it made me realize how much I love it here. At this point, who knows what's going to happen, but at this point, I'd say I want to stay here in New York for a lilttle while. For now.

by ayanewyork | 2008-01-23 12:19 | ひとりごと&未分類


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