Friday, March 18, 2011

tsunami in japan

Before the deadly tsunami/earthquake in Japan, a lot of my friends were very excited about going there for their study abroad programs or job experience. I have a friend whose boyfriend travel to Japan to complete an assignment for his business school. I was joyous to find that new doors were opened up for students and job seeker out there who were unsuccessful in finding anything in States. Unfortunately, everyone's timing was shitty this year, and it sucks that there's no warning for these natural disasters. When my friend's boyfriend experience the walls shaking in his hotel room, He immediately grabbed the first plane ticket out to China and is safely waiting for his chance to get back to the states. I was thrilled to hear that he made it safely, and as for all my other friends, I'm still eagerly waiting for their call or any updates on facebook. The most frightening thing is that Hawaii and California are also on the look out for the tsunami and the nuclear radiation. Even though the news report states that it would be a small tsunami and harmless radiation if it hits these states, but because this was a natural disaster, it was still unpredictable. All my friends and family reside in California, how am I suppose to sleep at night knowing that the unknown is close by them and can strike any moment. Sometimes I wish that I could play God and just prevent all this from happening so everyone would be safe. It sucks that there's not much an individual alone can do, but individuals combined can do so much to help the victims of the tsunami attack.

I know that majority of us out there are poor college student but trust me this is all worth it. Get your cell phone and text the word "red cross" to 90999, then reply yes to the immediate text message that red cross will send you. If you do that, they will take ten dollars from your cell phone bill and donate it to the victims of the tsunami attack. At first this might not sound like anything, but think about it, if everyone in the world do this, we can accumulate a huge amount for the victims. Every little amount from here and there can help provide so much to those individuals out there bravely surviving this unpredictable catastrophe.
I read that a lot of celebrities are doing there part to help the victims through donations or prayers. Lady Gaga is selling some prayer bracelets and all proceeds will be donated to help Japan. Other celebrities like Kim Kardashian reach out through prayers on twitter. But there's one celebrity that totally did the most amazing thing ever. I came upon Neyo's twitter and read this:

"Despite people tellin' me I'm crazy, I'm going to japan to spread some love thru this music. And until GOD says no, THE SHOW GOES ON!!"

This is why Neyo is my favorite singer and someone I totally look up to and inspire to be. He has everything, money, girls, car, and a huge house, and yet he is willing to risk his life to go to unsafe territories to help those in need. It's easy to make donations and prayers, but it's a whole new story to just be there. Some times I wish I could be there, but a lot of factors are preventing me from doing that. Hopefully in the future when I'm more established in my career, I could go to places in need, and be there for the victims.
Everyone out there, whether you are Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, Voodoo, witch craft, or etc, find some time to pray for the people of Japan. Pray for people's friends and family who are out there on vacation, study abroad, or job prospect, and hope they make it back to the states safely. Even if you are Agnostic like me, just pray, I'm sure someone out there will hear our prayers and will make it back safely. Life is unpredictable, love every second of it.


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