After 2 full days of following and streaming Aljazeera, CNN, NHK, YokosoNews, I find it tragic and almost ridiculous that Japan was hit with a Mother Nature combo. Earthquake --> tsunami --> meltdown. I do think Prime Minister Naoto Kan and entirety of Japan did a great job responding quickly considering the hand they were dealt. Preparedness is key and I keep hearing Japan's government and infrastructure was so I hope all nations (including the US) can also make and implement emergency disaster plans.
I also found it eery and depressing watching all the devastating footages of the tsunami washing all the debris inland and engulfing farmland, homes, and cars. It just demonstrates how everything we have built can be instantaneously destroyed in matters of hours.
I just heard that most Japanese people are going back to work tomorrow and find the human spirit to be amazing.
Hoping people will donate $10 to Japan through the Red Cross or any other verified organization.
Lastly, I pray and hope that everyone can make it home, that those who need food and water can acquire it, everyone is safe, missing people are found, and that the rebuilding happens quickly.
Current Mood: hopeful