Monday, 14 March 2011

You Are A Resilient Bunch

My condolences and deepest sympathy to those who are affected by the earthquake and the totally devastating tsunami. 

I spent my weekend watching NHK news, BBC World News and Al Jazeera news alternately (because I didn't have or got an internet connection at the place we were staying for the weekend) and while I was glad that my blogging buddies in Japan are safe and sound (thank goodness for Facebook and Twitter!), I was utterly crushed seeing  towns like Minamisoma and Minamisanriku being obliterated by the tsunami. 

Regardless of our beliefs and ideals, let us all pray for and help those in need, and hope they can return back to their normal lives soon. If I know one thing, Japanese are a strong and resilient bunch.

20 comments:

  1. Yes. we are strong and resilient.
    Thank you for your pray.
    Everyone will come back soon.

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  2. @cocomino,
    If I know my history - if anyone can dust themselves up and be better and stronger after a setback, it's you guys.

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  3. Aye, I have full faith in that Japan will be back on its feet again eventually, a little bit more rugged than before and it'll take some time... but yup! Got hope that good things are on the way. ^^

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  4. I absolutely agree with you, Japanese people are resilient people, strong as they brave through challenging times. It make take time for all the restoration work but with the help of everyone in Japan and from all over the world it will be done. I was so shocked too on that Friday, till I was glued to the telly till 11pm for updates. Thank goodness my blog friends are fine, safe, my pen pal turned great friend are safe too but I am now waiting with anticipation for one that lives in Miyagi ..it pains me more that i dont have her number and it even worries me more when i see the numbers of missing or dead .. tried the Google People Finder doesnt help either. I am sure my father is worried for his old friend in Iwate too ..right now all i can do is pray that they are safe somewhere at a shelter with their family.

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  5. @cuteandcurls,
    We can just hope they are doing OK. I was worried stiff about a blogging friend living in Sendai too but was glad to see his update a few hours ago.

    Watching the NHK news earlier, seems like most are trying to return back to their normal lives.

    And I was just in awe to see that, although there were destruction all around them, they still act pretty civilised. I mean, they were queing nicely to buy provisions instead of looting the supermarket!

    If anyone can rise up through the ashes, the Japanese would do it. History has shown they are are capable of rising through hardships before.

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  6. This tragedy is so heart-breaking and reminds us just how fragile our existence is on this planet. All prayers go out to the people of Japan.

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  7. It's tragic to see something like this happen to a country like Japan - so sudden and devastating. Yes, no matter what our beliefs, we should pray for them and hope they will recover soon..

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  8. The images of destruction and flooding are heartbreaking. Our prayers and wishes are with everyone in Japan and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  9. I agree with you Lina, its amazing to see how civilised, calm they are as they face this challenging times. The queue to buy goods instead of rushing madly into the shop, they smile, AMAZING, ADMIRABLE
    "If anyone can rise up through the ashes, the Japanese would do it. History has shown they are are capable of rising through hardships before."
    Well said Lina, I would say the same thing too about the Japanese people

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  10. @LR,
    Agree. Prayers and any assistance would be a big help to those who affected.

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  11. @Bella,
    We should have the confidence of them to recover soon. We can of course try provide assistance, no matter how big or small to them, I guess.

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  12. @Japan Australia,
    Yes, we wish Japan a speedy recovery.

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  13. @cuteandcurls,
    I watched the news and read a few blogs too, and I am amazed how the victims are faring well, without panicking.

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  14. It's a horrible nightmare and the nightmare is still ongoing! My prayers for the people in Japan that they will survive this tragedy.

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  15. Let's see it as a test from the Mother Nature.
    We need to feel more positive.
    A test to all mankind.

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  16. @foong,
    Our prayers and a little help would be appreciated, I bet.

    I got to know about a Blog for Japan Event by Todd Wassel of Todd's Wanderings. More supporters to this cause would be great!

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  17. @London Caller,
    Well said. A positive outlook is needed to weather this tragedy.

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  18. I agree with your sentiments about the Japanese people. I have been watching the news here too and can't imagine what people living there must be going through.

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  19. @AVCr8teur,
    Some positive news for the people affected would cheer them up a bit, I think. Let's hope for more positive news.

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