Saturday, March 12, 2011

8.9 Earthquake hit Japan ~ Touhoku Kanto Dai Shinsai

It's been a week since Japan had a big earthquake & Tsunami. It's been a difficult one week, having my mother living in Tokyo. I've been talking to her every day (big thanks to US tel. companies who is giving us free service.) and sometimes twice a day so that she wouldn't get depressed nor worried, cuz of many big aftershocks and now radiation scare. My mother hasn't decided yet whether she leaves Tokyo or not...I've been trying to live my life as normal as possible but i'm having hard time dealing with my emotions. I've been glued to the news on tv & follow up online about the earthquake. I cry everytime I watch them, the survivors, who lost everything incld. the family members, but my feeling is nothing compared to those people who is facing the tragedy right now.... this morning, I heard from my mother that some relatives who went missing in Fukushima prefecture where those nuclear power plants are located, have survived!!, but again, too close to the nuclear power plants...I'm just praying for them to be able to fix the problem before it's too late...Today death toll rose to 6,900 and over 10,000 are still missing. It's like Kobe earthquake in mid 90s', when the death toll rose by 1,000 per day for several days... Over a year ago, I wrote my thought about the deadly earthquake in Chile, from my experience with earthquakes. I never thought I would be writing a year later, on this earthquake which happened on 3/11/2011 (2:46pm on Friday, local time). The 5th biggest in the world..... when words fail, prayer remains (from angsandy.blogspot)

7 comments:

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh sweetie, I wish I could take your fears and sadness away. Just know that I'm praying for you, your family, and all those in Japan. It is a horrible thing to happen, and we like you watch it on the news too! I can't imagine how they feel and hope I never have to. It's going to take a long time to get over this for Japan. It's going to be a long road I fear! I will keep all of them in my prayers! Hugs!!!! Leah Ann

Card Crazy said...

Just a word. Hope.
Sue S.

Sonia said...

Hi!
I found your blog on another site... I will keep all of them in my prayers!
You have a beautiful blog and Great works!
Greetings from Puerto Rico
-Sony

Virginia L. said...

Dear Eve, I was just thinking about you today and wonder how your week has been. Like you , I am glued to the TV news and watched everything I can. I got all teary just to think about it. The pain and sorrow that the people in Japan are going through are beyond our comprehension. I pray that your mom stays healthy and hopeful. I will continue to keep Japan in my thoughts and prayers. BIG hugs to you!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I have a friend that use to live in Osaka City, her name is Mayumi Miyake. I lost contact with her about 2 1/2 - 3 years ago, and I was wanting to know if you have anyway to check and see if she is o.k? I have no clue how to contact her, I had 3 email addresses for her and I have never gotten a reply back, so I don't know if she still lives there or moved. Thanks! Leah Ann

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dear Eve - sending thoughts and prayers for you, your family and all those in Japan.

Sandy Ang said...

I'm so glad your mom is Ok but can imagine how worried you are. Sometimes those of us who are not affected feel the most helpless. I've got the TV on all week too.
Thanks for sharing my Kotobukizuru Crane on your blog

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