(a short poetry)
So you had made your mind
and moved 10000 miles away from your home;
Now you are forgetting how to spell Tanabe-san, but it's all right.
What bothers you is that you still can't get rid of that accent,
although your daughter has the excellent accent you'd dreamed of.
She may have the accent you wanted, have the toenails you wanted,
and even a career you wanted,
but don't be so disappointed,
I always remember when you were shining more than anybody, and still
you have such an exotic accent nobody could talk so charming like you do.