Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan Earthquake 2011 - Twitter Messages

modernman15 uploaded a beautiful video of the heart-warming twitter messages and photos about Japan Earthquake. Let us help Japan !

American Red Cross
British Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Doctors Without Borders
Global Giving
International Medical Corps
Japanese Red Cross
Salvation Army JapanShelterbox
World Vision

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan Earthquake Stories from Twitter

During these depressing time, I would like to share you some heartwarming stories from Japan. I hope these stories will bring some strength to people in Japan. Thanks to Jun Shiomitsu for doing a wonderful job translating it.

Jun Shiomitsu's FB Notes

Japanese people have been very open on Twitter about their experiences following the quake. These snippets of what moved them and touched them during these very trying times are heart-warming. I have attempted a rough translation on some of them so that you can have a read.

Please continue to pray for the people in Japan.

I hope these mini-stories will bring strength and encouragement to my friends and family in Japan by letting them know that, not only does the world sympathize with them, it looks up to them in admiration! My thoughts are with you.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great Tohoku Earthquake

Yesterday around 2.46 PM, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan causing damage with blackouts, fires and tsunami.

In Tokyo, nothing in my vicinity was collapsed, however street was full of people. The never ending aftershocks were stressful ( Even now the aftershocks still haven't stopped ). All phones were down. Trains stopped moving. Thankfully, the internet was okay so we could got news and information using email, facebook and twitter. We could also reached our loved ones with Skype, Whatsapp, Pingchat, or Viber.

Currently Tokyo is quite safe and we only got minor damage. We still in alert for the follow up quake, but Tokyo people are okay. Most of train lines already reopened. However the condition in Sendai and Miyagi are really bad. It's so depressing to see what the earthquake and tsunami left behind. Let's pray for them.

Below are some resources and links about the earthquakes and tsunami. Let me know if you have more.

Emergency line for non-Japanese speakers
An emergency line has been set up for non-Japanese speakers, on 050 5814 7230 and 03 5366 6001.
English, Chinese, Korean are available 24 hours a day.
Portuguese and Spanish between 9am-8pm.

Live TV
Fuji TV

Time Out Japan Live Report
Time Out Japan Live Report 2

Public Shelters
Time Out
Google Map Tokyo Shelter

Train Status
JR East

How to Help
Technolog List

Check Person Phone Number

Google Person Finder
Google Crisis Response
Japan Meteorological Agency
Gakuranman live update

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Australia: Melbourne Food

Hutong Dumpling Bar
The food culture is strong in Melbourne. There are plenty of good restaurants, cafes, and open market to satisfy your hunger. I kinda wish some of those restaurants are in Japan to satisfy my need. :)

Time for Food Photos ! You have been warned. ^^

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