Monday, March 14, 2011

keeping positive

flowers (Ranunculus, daisy & rose) Still no word from my friend in Sendai. I tried calling but couldn't get through, I think the phone lines are still down.

In Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures, they are having planned blackouts in order to cut down electricity usage.

In Osaka, we are asked to conserve electricity as much as possible too.

Since television is limited to updates, we went to bed at 21:00 last night.

From what I understand, today several of the nuclear tanks exploded causing some radiation to leak, hopefully they can stop this from becoming yet another disaster.

Even though things don't look too good, we're trying to keep positive, hope you are too.

UPDATE: I just got word that my friend and her family in Sendai are fine. Thank you! for all your prayers and good thoughts. Please continue to pray for those who haven't found their loved ones/friends yet.

18 comments:

jalna said...

Way to go Kat. Hang in there. Feeling helpless so far away, but let me know if I can do anything for you.

K and S said...

thanks Jalna, I just got word that my friend and her family are fine. Keep praying for the others who cannot get in touch with their loved ones/friends.

Take care.
Kat

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

I'm glad that you are okay and that so are your friends. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that the country can soon recover from this terrible tragedy.

O Marquês de Pindorama said...

hope ever.
otavio, from brazil.

K said...

Glad to hear you heard back from your friend! Stay safe.

Mokiko (Oishii Bento Blog) said...

I'm glad to hear that your friends are fine :D
Take care!

manju said...

So glad to know your friends are OK. We keep you and all of Japan in our prayers.

Rowena... said...

Glad to hear that your friends are okay Kat. Listening to the news updates all day....so overwhelming...but I can only imagine how much more difficult it is for everyone in Japan. Keep well.

K and S said...

Thank you Ellie, good to hear from you and I hope Australia is starting to recover from their floods.

Thank you Otavio!

I am too Mokiko :)

Thank you Manju :)

Which is why I don't sit in front of the television as much as I used to Rowena, just too stressful.

Thank you and take care everyone!
Kat

jasmine said...

Oh my dear, I can just imagine what you were going through. Glad to read your friend an her family (and you!) are fine.

xoxo

j

K and S said...

Thank you Jasmine :) hugs!

Take care.
Kat

Mikuru Hirai said...

We will continue to pray for Japan's recovery.

Japan Australia said...

Great news about your friend in Sendai. Lets continue to pray for those in Japan looking for lost ones, and wish for a speedy recovery.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

Thanks Mikuru, hope you've been well!

Thanks J-A!

Take care you two.
Kat

ParisBreakfasts said...

/wonderful news on your friend Kat!
Thinking of you and all the others.
xxxCarolg

K and S said...

Thanks Carol! I hope your leg/back is getting better :)

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

Hang in there--it must be very hard. I was so happy to hear your friend was OK too.

K and S said...

so happy to hear from her Deb in Hawaii, there are so many others who haven't been able to get in touch/find their loved ones/friends.

Take care.
Kat