(copy/paste from blog [link] )
From all the things I was planning on posting and do this week I decided to put it in halt for a bit more and write about the incident in Japan.
As many would know, there was a massive earthquake of 8.9 in Japan that caused a horrible tsunami. Most of the damage was done by the tsunami affecting the west coast close to Sendai.
After the tsunami hit, all I could do was try to contacts friends in Japan. It was very worrisome and I really was trying to not freak out. My mother was worried as well because of friends but the was able to contact her friend and everything was ok on her side, except a family member of hers that had his house falling and had to move with a friend. I was able to sleep that night (more like morning) because I got responses from some friends and I felt relieved and able to go sleep. The past days I have been receiving more replies and I was able to be more at ease. I was running out of things to distract myself with orz Until now, only two friends are left that I'm waiting to receive news from. This still worries me...
I wanted to send letters to friends on friday but because of this I couldn't...I wish to know of the status of mail services over there. Since my friends are not replying I want to send them letters, I really want to know how they are doing. They don't live close to Sendai, but might have acquaintances there.
Hope the community back home have contacted their loved ones and are staying clam.
I have also contacted childhood friends with family in Japan and was told they are safe. The problem was communication...it was hard to establish contact in certain areas. I also saw that some people were having problems with accessing their mail accounts.
Right now all I can do is pray and wish for people to stay safe. The aftershocks are still ongoing. An earthquake every 10mis approx in Tokyo...Is worrisome...
Also the nuclear plants...hope they stay stable and hope for no meltdown>.<
If anyone is interested on helping/donating to Japan, please check this links:
Lady Gaga Japan Earthquake Relief Wristband
Red Cross Donations
by phone: 1-800 RED CROSS
or text Red Cross to 90999 to make a $10 contribution.
Takuya Angel donation sale
The tsunami destroyed the hometown of designer/DJ Takuya Angel's mother. So he is having a sale to make donations for the cause.
20% off sale
Takuya Angel has updated his page offering more ways to donate.
There is Donation Pack, which is Lucky Pack. And direct donations, in which you send money and you get a gift from him.
Gackt's "SHOW YOUR HEART" charity
Gackt's message: [jp] / [eng]
eng info in how to donate here
list of seiyuu and mangaka that are safe here
google info here
NHK NICO LIVE
NHK WOLRD NOW AVAILABLE ON NICO
*UPDATE* MORE UPDATES ARE GOING TO BE ADDED!!
EGL Community Fundraiser
The lolita community is raising money: info here
Kiwamu united to the cause!!
"Starwave Records & Darkest Labyrinth will contribute a part of income from label online shop to "SHOW YOUR HEART" foundation between March 13 to April 30. As the artist, as the label, our power may be small. But we want to help something for earthquake victims."
Tomo Asaha's twitter
Tomo from Echostream has been providing information and helpful tips over his twitter since the day of the events. Check it out for more info.
click here to donate
click here to donate
Poupeegirl Japan donations
Poupeegirl has opened donation option on their site!!
You can also get items when donating.