Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beautiful Japan

It's now the aftermath of the major catatrophies that hit Japan. The social networks have been abuzz with pictures of the devastations, the frequent updates on the nuclear plant explosions, the unnecessary hoaxes telling people to avoid the rain even here in Malaysia because it has radiation... *rolls eyes*

However, today is the first time I am hearing about the strength of her people, the beauty of a civilized nation that none can surpass. No looting of shops, entire nations switching off unnecessary lights to conserve enegery so that it can be channeled to where it's needed most, people picking up fallen goods to place it back on the shelves and then queuing up quietly to pay for their purchases, no overbuying so that others can get what they need, people giving up buying booze or other wants so that they can donate the money instead. The list goes on.

My heart is filled with admiration for the people of Japan. What a great nation! So inspiring! Besides continuing to pray for Japan, I shall now support Japanese products as much as I can. I do not have faith in all the fund collections that is going on in Malaysia because I know the 2004 tsunami funds never did reach the victims until today.

Anyway, another silver lining story, I heard over the radio weeks ago that they found documents from the founding fathers of Christchurch which were hidden somewhere but revealed when it cracked open from the quake.


Life On Planet Mum said...

You could donate at the international websites - American Red Cross www.redcross.org.

or Global Giving. These are fair dinkum.

Walk On said...

wah...cracked the earth and suddenly documents come out? That's interesting!

jo said...

i imagine it was sealed in some building or some column so when the building tore apart from the quake, the documents were revealed.