Love and Peace 頑張れ日本! Pray for Japan

by gilda rêvasseur on March 20, 2011

many of you may know that i lived in japan for 4 years, but my love affair with japan started at least 10 years ago, and besides the time i lived there, i’ve been there on holiday at least 10 times. i received so much from japan and my japanese friends. love, laughter, warmth, and a lot of happiness. 

so i can’t tell you how heartbroken i was with the news of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear problems.

being so far away, all i can do is to donate some money and pray.

i heard this song many times when i went for SMAP’s concert, with a big smile on my face. but hearing it again now in this context, it feels different. my heart is bursting. and i cried. but after i watched this video once, i watched it again with a smile mixed in with the tears.

the people of japan have really inspired me with their bravery. and the rest of us around the world are surely touched by how they have banded together during these harsh times. even with all that is happening to them right now, it’s amazing to see them joining hands and helping each other out; we would not have seen such calmness, nor the attitude of helping your neighbour, in any other country.

i want to learn from that japanese spirit. ganbare japan! fight on. it’s hard for me to put what i feel into words, but i hope my feelings come across. i send you my heart. love you guys♥

知ってるかもしれないけど、あたしは4年間も日本へ留学してたんだけど、日本が好きになってからはもう10年以上も経っていると思う。住んでいた時以外も、10回以上は旅行で行ってたんだろう。日本や日本の友達からたくさんをもらってます。愛、笑顔、暖かさ、幸せさ。 

だから、地震、津波や核問題のニュースを聞いたら、どんだけ心が折れて涙を流したのか・・・

遠くに居て、寄付して、祈りしかない。

スマップのこの曲はコンサートで笑顔で聞いていたけど、今改めて聞いたら、違う気分で聞いてます。胸がいっぱい。泣いたけど、でも、曲終わったら、また笑顔でもう1度ビデオを見た。

日本の皆さんは、本当に勇気があって、たくさんのインスピレーションをもらってます。世界中の人は、日本に感動されてます。日本人が、こんな大変な時でも、前向きに助け合ったりしてる姿がすごくかっこいい。

その魂、見習いたい。頑張れ日本!!日本語が下手で言葉で伝わらないけど、気持ちが伝えばいいと思う。私の心を皆さんに贈ります。大好き♥

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Russell Davison March 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

Very kind words for the people who are suffering terribly at the moment. There seems to be no end to the anguish of earth shocks, tidal waves, nuclear fallout.

If Europeans could learn just one thing from all this; it would be the calmness of the people without food or shelter. You do not see people screaming. You don’t see people panicking. All you see is sheer determination to get their lives back to normal.

We salute you!

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queengilda March 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

it certainly is a really difficult time. i think we all can learn so much from this and draw inspiration from their strength.

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Young Werther March 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Prayers and thoughts (and donations) to the good people of Japan. Worked in a Japanese co for 15 years, immersed myself in the culture, the way of life, I know they will recover!

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queengilda March 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

15! that’s long… yes, i’m praying they will. it will take years though… they say that kobe was never the same.

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shrte July 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

it certainly is a really difficult time. i think we all can learn so much from this and draw inspiration from their strength.

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Kettlebell Boot Camp Workouts October 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

it certainly is a really difficult time. i think we all can learn so much from this and draw inspiration from their strength.
It’s really very informative that I wanted ever, thanks for this.

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