I wou;d get them a kitten and/or A puppy
A lot of the disaster was in Ofunato and Rikuzentakata, Japan. In these two cities alone.An estimated 2,400 people died and 7,200 houses were destroyed.
Local businesses are starting to reopen; but come prepared with all the basics you will need during your volunteer
time so that you can get right to work.
Tent (some volunteers may be housed at a local campground; also in case of emergency having a tent is nice!)
Sleeping pad/air mattress (we DO NOT provide mattresses/bedding)
Sleeping bag or bedding – it can get pretty cold here at night
Personal work gear (work gloves/N95 dust masks/eye protection, etc)
Closed-toe trail/work boots and/or rubber boots
Shots (minimum – tetanus)
Personal first aid kit
Permanent Marker (for labeling your stuff – remember this is communal living)
Evacuation/Travel Insurance (for international travelers
Personal cash (¥) or ATM/credit card
2 work shirts and 2 pants
1 set of nice clothes (at least one set for evenings, meetings, community events, etc)
Lots of socks (these tend to disappear in a communal living environment)
Comfort food/rehydration supplement
Laptop/camera/USB memory stick (for sharing photos!)/power adaptors
SENSE OF HUMOR
Remember, PACK LIGHT, space is limited!
In the month since the tsunami electricity has been restored. Still, resources are limited in Japan and we would like to conserve power as much as possible. Electricity in Japan is 100-240V. The most common plugs are the 2 parallel flat pins without grounding. (Normal US appliances can run on this power supply without adaptors/converters. You can still us them if you want though) Please seriously consider your needs prior to packing anything requiring electricity.
It can be dirty, hard work, but that’s why many love it.
Do your research, know what you are getting into.
If you have any information you'd like tme to add please let me know. This is for anyone wantinig to volunteer in Japan or anywhere in the world. Please lets be strong together. And as always Show Your Heart
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. *glomp* I'll see you soon *re-glomp*
This video was originally on Tenshin26100 LJ (according to the YouTube info) Thank you Tenshin26100. :D
I just wanted to remind everyone of Winds of Song. The site that hosts all GACKT English translations.
I am looking for the English translations to: ~斬ZAN~ (Chopped ZAN) and to 雪月花-The end of silence (Setsugekka)
These are both from the Setsugekka single.
I am always looking for new and improved lyrics, so if you feel you have a better translation then what is up on the site, send it on over to Angel_Leeca@hotmail.com and I might just change out the old translation to your new one.
Please remember if you are going to send emails please put Winds of Song in the subject line. Thank you.
Feel free to link the site and to spread the word of the greatness that is Winds of Song.
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Starting today, if you vote for me (http://www.sam-e.com/job/profile/663)
So you want to pimp the contest out as much as you can. The more people that vote, the better the chances are that the calendar will be awarded to someone. The more you advertise the contest, the more entries you have.
In order to keep this neat, please have one 'thread' of comments. Simply reply to your own comment with any additional comments. You may vote once per day. You will receive a maximum of two entries per day. (One for voting, one for advertising). You may advertise to as many places as you like, but you will only receive ONE bonus entry per day. (For example, you can advertise to LJ community A today for your bonus entry...then advertise on your Twitter tomorrow for another bonus entry, but if you do both the LJ community and Twitter on one day, you only get one bonus entry.)
Voting and the contest ends on October 30.
When did the cogs of fate begin to turn?
Perhaps it is impossible to grasp that answer now,
From deep within the flow of time...
But, for a certainty, back then,
We loved so many, yet hated so much,
We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...
Yet even then we ran like the wind
Whilst our laughter echoed,
Under cerulean skies...
This is my life...