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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Japan Tsunami

     On 11/3/10, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake triggered off a devastating tsunami that sent walls of water as high as 30 feet (10m) washing over coastal cities in the north of Japan. The death toll was the highest recorded number in Japan and most of the victims were drown. Thousands of home were destroyed, trains and buses services were suspended and power and cellphones remained down. 

The tsunami, seen crashing into homes in Natori, adapted from The New York Times

An area in Sendai City, in northeastern Japan, that had been swept by the tsunami, adapted from Kyodo News

        No one know what will happen tomorrow. Sometimes,  we only realize how lucky we are when compare to those who are less fortunate.  This tsunami incidence make me realise how unpredictable and fragile life is, maybe you are happy and alive this minute, but you might be dead the next minute. We should be grateful of what we have, be grateful that we are having a roof over our head, be grateful for having food on our table, be grateful that we have family and friends that love us and are still with us. We should start to appreciate small things that could make our life happier and more colourful.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
-- Oprah Winfrey 

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