I had intended to catch up my blog from the last month but I’ve been so distracted (as always) and now the earthquake happened. I know people are worried back home so I’ll describe what’s happened over the last few days because the best I can do is give it from my perspective.
I think it was about on Friday and Brittany and I were in our room.
The news (which was based in
So calm infact that I felt like it wasn’t that bad, so that night I went to karaoke, and the following day to the cinema. Karaoke was awesome fun with about 15 of us singing until ; was tired with a soar throat that tasted like cigarettes because the karaoke air conditioners were full of left over cigarette smoke XP. Although I saw the news in the morning and it outlined the missing/dead people to be only at 300. Our conversation on the train to the cinema mainly consisted of how strange it was that this disaster had happened but the sun was shining and people in
That evening and the next day, Sunday, we got more information and I was watching the news in the evening and again in the morning before going to see Takarazuka as they showed footage taken by Japanese people as the tsunami came in taking out fields, houses, cars. One was of these people on a roof as they watched the river bank break and the wave head into the town and crash against the building they were one and you could see it head towards a few cars driving on the road and then the camera panned away. All the images were…unbelievable. My mind couldn’t absorb how bad it was it was so bad. And it all gets forgotten when you’re away from the TV in the world were people are just acting like normal, although most of our conversation was once again on the earthquake and the seriousness of it all.
But once again being away from it all in the world where it’s not been hit makes you forget and I strongly enjoyed Takarazuka. We went and saw バラの国の王子 “The Prince of the Rose Country” aka Beauty and the Beast. It was so good touching back to the original fairy tale, while creating it’s own story which made the Beast rather then Belle the leading character.
Monday, today and I think how bad the situation is has finally sunk in. At uni today I found out that a few Italian kids are flying back tomorrow because their universities have pulled them out of the program. People are thinking about going home because their families are so worried, and there are rumours of something happening in
This evening we were watching the news and they had an English translation of NHK news so we could understand what was going on. The news for the last day had been about how the nuclear power plant works and what’s been going on in the power plants but mainly more footage of the aftermath and interviews of survivors. It was really heartbreaking.
*Tuesday morning* So I’m looking at the BBC website again but no new updates.