3.11 The Catastrophe
It is March 12's afternoon now.
Sun is shining, Japanese sky is deep blue, no wind. It is really a nice day.
Even the sky is as beautiful as yesterday, Japan is not the same country as yesterday. Completely different now.
Catastrophe, which we have never ever known before, rocked the island.
March 11, unbelievable earthquake shook the northern part of Japan, and adding to the quake, monstrous Tsunami covered most of the Pacific ocean side of Japanese coasts. We are told that some coasts had Tsunami, the height was easily over 40 meters.
Then March 12's morning, earthquakes hit the other side of Japan once more.
I was woken by the strong jolt this morning.
Then a phone call came from my parents, who just rushed out of their house in pajamas, and using a cell phone to call me, whether I were all right. I really felt that I must be their real child. They live, where the shakes were much stronger and harder than my place, and they were asking if I were all right. I can't but love them.
My ski school was going to set up a Big Air Show tonight.
It was going to celebrate one hundredth anniversary of skiing in Japan.
Supposed to be a big event for all of us.
I was totally occupied by the preparations and the actual jumps, I was going to throw for a long time with some excitement.
But all those things were gone now. I feel like I am in a bad dream.
Millions of people lost their precious partners, friends, children, houses, cars, and valuable things.
Having considered the situation of this morning, Goryu Ski Resort decided not to do any celebration for 100th. anniversary tonight. Which I felt the same way.
As we predicted this morning, there were very few people on our ski hills.
When I turned on my computer, there were many many messages from good friends of mine from all over the world.
Worrying, caring, sympathizing.
Thank you very much for having cared for us.
There are still after quakes, and Tsunamis. But I believe the worst part has already gone.
Japan has had so many problems.
We have repeated so many mistakes, but now is the time to unite.
We must think what one undamaged Japanese can do for others.
Here in this sentences I really like to express my gratitude for all the friends who care for us. We appreciate your care.
Thank you very much.