Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pray for Japan

The guest started to arrive around 7:30pm, video clips of earthquake were shown. Then Song of Caring with hand Sign Language was performed by the volunteers. Followed by Japan earthquake news collection from CNN, NHK and other youtube short clips.

The foundation broadcasted what actions that they had taken after 1 hour of the earthquake happened. Boxes of blankets, food and water were packed in Taiwan headquater. While waiting the food to be sent over to Japan, volunteers in Japan branch gathered in Tokyo to prepare some hot meal, they had chosen to cook Japanese favourite - curry rice. Everyday the relief team travel from Tokyo to Oarai town to deliver the food. The volunteers made sure they were protected away from the radiation too. Some walked to the street in other cities for fundraising. The part of Japan branch had done well. What about here? Then they put up power point slides of the fundraising activity in the past one week that the volunteers walked to the crowd for donation.

Then video again, showing Japan had suffered from the Great Kanto earthquake (1923 with 8M), kobe earthquake (1995, 7M) and now the greatest from Japan history with 9 magnitude. Tonight was not only pray for Japan, it's also for the newest earthquake in Myanmar, the past of Yunnan earthquake and NZ earthquake, etc. All lights were off (earth hour?!), electrical candles were lighted up with sorrow songs for a few minutes.

It seems the earth is sending out alert to us. One is as small as an ant but we all still could join our hands, our hearts together for global warming. Here they passed us a heart shape colour paper:

After filled up the paper, we dropped it into their basket and light meals were served. It's vegetarian food that sponsored by one of the volunteers that own her vegetarian restaurant in OUG.

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