Japan's Earthquake

As you already know, Japan was recently struck by a most powerful earthquake in the recorded history of the nation, followed by killer tsunamis, leaving thousands already reported dead and even more people missing.  At this moment, there are a very serious concern about the nuclear radiation exposure in the area, also.

During this very difficult time, I would like to thank every one of you who contacted me about the well being of my family members relating to the earthquake.   My family members live in Tokyo and Nagoya, and my husband's family also lives near Tokyo, which are all quite away from the epicenter of the recent quake.  I am grateful to let you know that all of the family members of myself and my husband's are safe.

And I'd also like to send a big thank you to all of you out there who has sent prayers to the recent earthquake and the tsunami victims in my home country, Japan.

For me, it's very hard to cope with this tragedy living away from my country. I cannot stop thinking about the quake and the tsunami victims of Japan, and the ongoing uncertainty and fear of the nuclear plant disaster over there.  I normally almost never watch T.V., but right now, I just cannot stop myself from watching the news about Japan whenever I'm home.  (In our house, we can view NHK, or Japan's largest broadcast station, to get more detailed information). 

Meanwhile, I had been busy with my kids health issues (they're getting better now), and my work (the tax deadlines!!), and I just couldn't find time and energy to update my blog, which may have added concern to some of you nice readers/friends about my family's situation in Japan.   Thank you very much for caring about us, always.

Although the death toll and the scope of destruction seems to mount every day in Japan...  I still feel that the Japanese people can overcome this serious disaster and to eventually rebuild the country, with strong will and wisdom, and with the support from people around the world. 

Thank you again for thinking and praying about my country.


gazimama said...

Pray for Japan..

Unknown said...

Thank you, gazimama!

Nadia said...

I can't imagine what it must feel like to be so far away from your home country when a disaster like this strikes... I wish you and your family the best in coping with this tragedy... I've never been to Japan, but the impression that I get is that it's a nation of rich tradition and wise and welcoming people. Every time I see the news showing Japanese people in need of food, clean water, and missing relatives and friends, they still look so grateful... I don't see them complaining. I see them being proactive and trying their best to make the best out of a very difficult situation.
I wish I had the resources to go to Japan and help directly. I would sincerely be honored to. I have donated what I can to Japan, and I plan to do so again once I am able. I even set it as a reminder on my phone =).

Japan is a beautiful country and it will rise again. All of us, Japanese or not, will be more fortunate once Japan stands strong once more!

Unknown said...

Nadia, thank you very much for your support to the recent tragedy that struck my home country.

I truly agree with you when you say...All of us, Japanese or not, will be more fortunate once Japane stands strong once more... I was very touched by your kind words. Thank you very much.

Hope all is well for you and good luck in everything you do!!


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