I'm a survivor. 2011 Japan Tohoku Earthquake.
It took me two days to actually find the strength to type this out. Although, I still quiver when I recall everything.
But, if you didn't know, most of Japan was affected by an enormous earthquake which rippled from the Pacific. It hit the northeast region of Japan incredibly bad.
I was luckily in the office with my other co-workers when the earthquake hit. At first, it felt like a regular earthquake until a few minutes passed, it didn't stop and began to shake more violently. I gathered my things in a heartbeat and ran to the door but was caught off balance and fell to the ground. We all tried to hold on to something and pray that the earthquake could stop and it did.
Without hesitation, we ran down the 6 flights of stairs as fast as we could and went outside to see our building sway forward and back and see people trying to stay on their feet. My first instinct was to call everyone I knew.
Turned on my phone and no reception.
The only thing I had at the time was wi-fi so I instantly went on facebook and twitter to shoutout to all my friends to tell me if they're alright.
I had to stay the night at our company's apartment with all my co-workers and went back home the next morning to grab some stuff and I've been staying with my boss and his wife since. They're so nice to me. I can't believe I"m so blessed with being surrounded by great people who support me. Especially those who care for me on social networking.
I've never been so grateful for things. I've taken things for granted.
People in a few bullet train stops from me are spending their time homeless in rescue centers freezing in a small gym while I'm here eating nabe with good company.
I felt so useless and terrible so I couldn't eat and I still have a hard time eating without feeling so bad. Not only that, sleeping these days have been difficult with earthquakes happening constantly throughout the night.
This turned out longer than I wanted to write out and probably really scattered than I should have wrote this, but I had to pause in between to calm down. I just want to let you guys know that I'm safe and for others who are in Japan, let's stick together and believe that everything will be alright. Stock up on food and necessary gear for the next few weeks for the eletricity shut downs and always ALWAYS check the news. Not twitter or facebook; the news. There have been dumbasses spreading rumors all around the web of fake news and they should be disregarded.
I was really looking forward to this week with my friend and boyfriend arriving as well as the sid concert. But, these things can't be helped and all I can do is be grateful that I'm a survivor.
I pray for all the victims of the tsunami and hope for their well being.
Love you guys so much.
Sorry, I don't have time to comment back or read your blogs. Just wanted to let you guys know that I'm alright.