Being half Japanese, and with loved ones in Japan, we have been watching the news with great trepidation. Thankfully, our relatives live in the far south, on the island of Shikoku, and are safe.
The same cannot be said though, for so many others.
Our thoughts are with those who are suffering right now, in Japan and elsewhere.
If you can help at all, please do. We like to think that every little bit helps, and shows the world we care about each other.
See the Red Cross website, for information about how to donate. http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=000005&tid=003
In Japanese, the word "ganbare" means "hang in there" "do your best" and "never give up."