Posted: 22 March 2011 at 7:36pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by KSheila
gardes, I am feeling exactly how you are feeling....because our whole family had gone for a vacation to japan in 1993....and pretty much we traveled the same area where the disaster has struck....I have such lasting memories of Japan mainly because of the people, the system, service and cleanliness...I could not believe also that how Japan overcame the nuclear attack and came out ahead than any other country...my God Japanese people are so hardworking...so polite and the cleanliness is built into their religion...even 1993 it was far advanced than America in many ways. My heart breaks to see this kind of nature disaster...proves time and time again that how impermanent life is...we all take things for granted....fight for the silliest pocession...but the reality is that we can loose everything....in a blink of an eye...May God give strenth to the families who have lost their dear ones....my prayers are with them.
KSheila, the one memory I came back with from my vacation was of the Japanese people. You are so right. They are so polite that we never felt there was a language barrier. People went out of their way to walk us to where ever we wanted to go, showed us where to get off trains and subways, or stopped and pulled up maps on their cellphones to locate our hotels, if we could not read signs to find them! And so polite that kids playing in the street would stop and bow if we happened to walk or drive past them. I don't know too many teenagers who would do that these days.
It is hard to watch but I also feel that the Japanese will come through, as you said, through hard work! They certainly have our prayers.