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Written on March 31, 2011 at 2:41 am, by bdg
It all started with a simple tweet from user OurManinAbiko. The idea is to compile stories, photos, anything significant about the March 11, 2011 disaster that hit Japan; and then publish it 2 weeks after the quake by 2:46PM.
The book, containing 30,000 words is said to have met the deadline. The book is for the benefit of the victims of the Japan earthquake through Red Cross Japan.
Visit http://www.quakebook.org/ for more information. Spread the word!
Written on March 17, 2011 at 8:10 am, by bdg
Here are several ways to donate to Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief and Recovery efforts:
1.) Donate through SMS and G-Cash:
Donating nowadays can be fast and effective; a simple text can help the lives of the people who were caught in Japan’s devastating Earthquake & Tsunami, 14th of March in the afternoon. Globe & Smart Subscribers may be able to donate by simply texting the amount. Globe Subscribers may also send their donations by making use of their G-Cash transfer. For detailed information Read More.
2.) Donate through Cash or Check:
If you’re planning to donate cash or by check simply send it to the PRC National Headquarters. The PRC Headquarters is located at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, and PO Box 280, Manila 1018. Also it is important that the checks are made payable to “The Philippine Red Cross (FAO of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster) to ensure that donations are made for the relief and recovery of Japan. PRC also makes arrangements for donation pick up. For detailed information Read More.
3.) Donate through Bank Deposit:
Donations can also be made by depositing on PRC bank accounts. Transaction slips should be faxed indicating your “Name, Address, Contact Number” and the remarks “FAO of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster” for it to be properly acknowledged. For detailed information Read More.
4.) Donate Online:
Online donation is the easiest way in giving donations for Japan, by visiting the Philippine Red Cross site, donations are acknowledged through PayPal. For detailed information Read More.
For more Information and Inquiries please visit: http://www.redcross.org.ph/japan or http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate
Image Source: http://www.redcross.org.ph/japan
Written on March 17, 2011 at 12:46 am, by bdg
Always be prepared. Know if your area is at risk from seismic events, tropical storms, or even from volcanic activities. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) Regional Office for Asia Pacific provided a map that directly addresses this issue. Be informed of what natural hazard your area is at risk from, and be prepared. Read more. http://www.preventionweb.net/files/4179_OCHAPHLHazardv1070308.pdf
Written on March 16, 2011 at 8:01 am, by bdg
No, this is not a list of movies that are so bad they’re called disasters. In light to the recent events that transpired in Japan, we made this list of movies from the enduring genre of films depicting a disaster to recognize the indelible strength of the human spirit that we always see in movies but ever so rarely in real life.
The Core (2003)
Deep Impact (1998)
Dante’s Peak (1997)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Children of Men (2006)
28 Days Later (2002)
I am Legend (2007)
The Happening (2008)
The Stand (TV, 1994)
Written on March 16, 2011 at 7:58 am, by bdg
Toshiro Tanimoto, special to CNN, writes the reasons why Japan will triumph over the tsunami attack that devastated the country. He expresses his amazement on how his fellow countrymen could remain so calm and civil after everything that has happened to them. He shares the story of a time when he bought water. With supplies currently decreasing, he found only 10 bottles of water on a near empty shelf in the grocery. To his surprise, it was still sold for 1$ per bottle. Wherein common business sense would deem the most logical thing to do is to raise the price, the grocery did not change the price because it would be taking advantage of someone who already endured such hardship. What’s even more astonishing is that Mr. Tanimoto only took 5 bottles, knowing that other people will visit the grocery, and would be needing water. Read more. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/14/tanimoto.trust.japan.quake/index.html?hpt=C2
Written on March 16, 2011 at 7:57 am, by bdg
New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof says the United States of America can learn from the Japanese people in putting service to community personal interests especially in times of need. He recalls in the wake of the Kobe earthquake of 1995 when practically everything in the port of Kobe was destroyed, he was investigating through the remains for any sign of crime. Eventually, he came across a store owner who was robbed by two men. He then asked the store owner if he was surprised that fellow Japanese would take advantage of such a catastrophe, but the shop owner only gave him a bewildered look and told him that the robbers were foreigners. Read more. http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/sympathy-for-japan-and-admiration/
(Image source: inhabitat.com)
Written on March 16, 2011 at 7:55 am, by bdg
The Japanese is greatly admired for their resilience and civility amongst pain and destruction, its people’s capacity to consider the welfare of its community rather personal benefits. Amidst the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, in what can only be described as heroism that is only shown in movies or read in books, Japanese people risk their lives in trying to revert an otherwise impending disaster that may not only affect Japan but other countries like the Philippines as well. Read more, http://www.tonymarini.com/
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