Sunday, April 03, 2011

Reality Check...

As many of you know, I lived in Japan for about 3 years and have wonderful memories of the people and the country.  I too lived through one of the large earthquakes there and it was probably the most frightening thing I've lived through... 


I have been keeping a very close eye on what's happening in Japan as a result and though there is't as much in the media these days, people are suffering.  They are not a people who readily ask for help, but please help if you can

I was reading a blog that was an amazing reality check this morning... From Japan With Love and you should go have a look.  She also linked the an unvelievable YouTube video of Urayasu, the city-best know for Disneyland, that was built on reclaimed land that basically liquified during the earthquake. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rVDKK3yoWs

As if what's happening directly in the area surrounding where the earthquake/tsunami hit isn't bad enough, there are other things going on.  Other parts of the country are feeling the effects too and though it may not be front and center on the news every day (as with so many other troubles in the world around us), it's something they'lll be dealing with for a very long time to come...

Just a little reality check for when you think you're having a bad day...
Cheers,

1 comment:

Maria said...

Great post. I was thinking about you and the people you know over there as I've been following the coverage of the disaster over there. The scale of what's happened is so massive it's hard to grasp sometimes, but this makes it feel a lot closer.