Aftermath of the devastating earthquake and Tsunami has brought a huge headache to our region. We are about 113km (70 miles) away from the Fukushima Daiichi where the grievous nuclear problem has been breaking up.
But alas, people are leading a normal life as possible in this chaotic situation as if nothing unusual had happened. The earth is still shaking at least several times a day. It’s not a big problem. The only problem is that we are always under pressure of finding fuels for our cars. Sometimes we have to wait for a very long hours in order to get about 15-25L (58-98 gallons) of gas. At this moment, my brother is lining up from 10:30 pm so that he can get that much gas for the following morning. We heard this gas station would open at 6:30 am tomorrow. Of course, there is no guarantee to get gas. A fiasco!
Our lifeline was not established for a while after the tragedy. So we know what a blessing to have electricity and running water. And warmth! It has been a cold month in this part of Japan.
Just having a steeping cup of tea is such a blessing. I dropped some rose syrup for taste. The rosy aroma helps me to gain sanity in this calamity instantly.
We don’t know yet when and if Japan ever can become normal again but we DO have HOPE!