Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kyoto

What does Kyoto mean to you? When you think of Kyoto, perhaps you think of Zen gardens, moss gardens and tea-houses? Or maybe it calls to mind temples and carp pools? Geishas and cherry blossom? Nintendo?

Here is a conversation I had with a lawyer friend of mine, and this (though I have mentioned it before) is why I love lawyers:
Me: I have a six-day holiday next week.
Friend: Nice! Are you going somewhere?
Me: Probably Kyoto.
Friend: Ah. The protocol place.

13 comments:

ಕವನ said...

It's known for other things? Would never have guessed.

Indecision Personified said...

1. You have a six day holiday? Very nice. How come?
2. Of course Kyoto is Kyoto protocol... don't you dare tell us about other things in that place and tarnish the purity and simplicity of that association!

Suhrith said...

I thought it would be about the Protocol too, after seeing the title.

Ravis said...

Kyoto Protocol. Yes, that's what I thought on reading the question too. Before reading the rest. "The Protocol Place."

Ravis said...

Now I read the other comments. Hehe. Precisely, bairer desher lokera Kyoto boltey Protocol-i bojhey. Onyo kichhu suniyini kokhono!

Spaz Kumari said...

i thought of this. first time i'd ever heard of kyoto; thought it was a misspelling of tokyo.

beej said...

umm... protocol was the first thing that came to my mind too. obviously.

Pratiti said...

^Ditto. This time it's not lawyers, it's just you.

Pratiti said...

You're becoming inordinately poetic and literary for a lawyer.

Sroyon said...

@Spaz Kumari: Thank you. You are a beacon of hope.

@all the rest: There are way too many law-students/aspiring law-students/lawyers reading my blog.

@IP: Golden Week.

@Pratiti: Literature's loss is the Legal World's gain. :)

Ravis said...

That line toh I keep reading everywhere. X's loss in Y's gain. Where did it first appear?

Ravis said...

And moteo na. You just don't like your climax to be deprived of it's climax-ness. (Climacticity? What is the right word?)

Ankit said...

The above comments vindicate my thinking. I do not think to weirdly or lawyerly, it would seem. It gladdens my heart.