Just a quick update to say that things here are still quite normal.
The gasoline stations are being supplied with gas a little more regularly than 4 or 5 days ago, but there are still long line-ups/queues for it.
I can walk most places I really need to go, so I’ll probably have forgotten how to drive and will be in better shape in another couple weeks.
There were donation boxes at many stores the day after the earthquake and tsunami, but I noticed that people were collecting money for the aid effort outside of supermarkets today. A bit of public guilt seems to loosen up people’s pocket books a bit … especially when they are carting groceries to their cars.
The crisis at the nuclear reactors is definitely worrying, but I’m actually more concerned about the hundreds of thousand of people who are spending day after day in evacuation centres up north in less than ideal circumstances.
The Government is making plans to relocate many of them to facilities in unaffected areas further south.
I will be glad to get back to work on Monday as just sitting around isn’t very good really.
note: “Stress” is my middle name, … but “No” is my first name, so I’m okay.
double note: apologies to S. Le and others for not captioning the picture on “An Another Update“. If I had a mind, I’d say it slipped it.
Today I realized that I see more people I know when I walk places.
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Things here are about the same as they were a few days ago.
On the walk to the gym this morning I noticed a few businesses closed, but most were open.
I went into a convenience store and bought a sandwich: there were normal supplies.
I went to the gym: it was normal.
I got a haircut: maybe it was a “panic haircut”~!
I stopped by work to tell them I would be at work next week: it was normal.
I went to a grocery store: it was normal.
Everything is still normal … just an underlying note of stress and concern in most people I’ve met.
note: it’s hard to see charity boxes without shoving money in them.
double note: I’m a bit stressed, but hopefully I will lose a lot of weight in the process. I’m looking for a lose/win situation.
Today nothing happened: that’s not a bad thing.
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