I got a real shock this morning when I woke up and turned on the tv. Striking news bulletins there!
Just a few hours ago a big earthquake took place at sea, just about 130 kms. from the coast of Japan, magnitude around 8,9! And not long ater that a BIG tsunami hit the coast at the north east of Japan, there is said a wall of about 10 mtrd. high of water hit the land and what I saw on tv, the water is still flooding over the land, and they expect there will follow more tsunamis. There aren;t yet too many films of course of this disaster, but seeing the ones that are shown, it's again unbelievable what a force water has!
And there was given out a warning for tsunamis for the whole area there, so for Hawai, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, countries in South America etc.
I expect there will be lots of death to count, but at the moment it's impossible to estimate the casualties.
What to do for us more then send up a little prayer for all those people that will suffer from this natures disaster, will loose family, homes, everything.
Then there still is going on the freedom fight in Libia, which is becoming more severe and bloody each day. And I understand that the countries of the United Nations will not be involved in that battle, but I neither cannot understand their rather weak-need policy in this. The people that are fighting there for a change of life, for more democracy and more, could do with a bit more of political help from the UN, e.g. by installing a no fly zone there, but it seems that is too difficult to decide. I know, there are political issues there, and economical too, but sometimes I wished politicians could look beyond that and just do a right thing, just looking at the human side. Perhaps you are of the opinion I am sometimes talking too much about politics, and it may be so and it also may be that a lot of you don;t agree at all with me, but that's okay. Therefore we are living in a rather democratic kind of world. But I can get sooo angry at times about the behaviour of the IMPORTANT people of the world!!!! Probably I just look at it in a much too simple way, but don;t you agree with me, that sometimes the simple way could be a better one?
Everything I write after this, will seem of no importance, and it isn't, of course. But that is the strange thing about life, at one side of the earth a disater is taking place, and on the other side life just goes on as it was the day before. Somehow my mind can't capture it, it's weird!!!
As grey the weather was yesterday, as sunny it looks again today. Which is a good thing, cause I do have to go out for a little shopping, getting me some things I didn't find the other day, Also the wind has calmed down a lot, and I like that. But I have to be rather early today, doing the shopping, cause already early in the afternoon the next day of speed skating is on tv and you know we are kind of hooked to it. Yesterday was a rather good day for us Dutchies, we have a World Champion at the 3000mtr. for women, Irene Wüst! That is our first golden medal. A pity we didn;t do that well at the 1500 mtr. for men, the best place for a Dutchman was the 4 th I believe. Have to congratulate the Canadeans with their World Champion Makowski!
But today new distances and new chances for everybody!
So I will end posting now, and get dressed and then fly back and forth to the shop. LOL.
Oh, I didn;t get up a freebielist yesterday, sorry, I did make one but just before I could save it, my computer froze and I lost the list. And then I just let it be, having not too much time for it anymore. I will try to get one up today, although it may be a bit later than usual.
As yesterday ended the downloads for the Shabby French Style kit, there should be something new today, hey? Well, I do have a kit for you and it is my first try at a Steampunk kit! I have NO IDEA if it is coming any near to the steampunk-style, but you'll never know if you don;t try. So tell me what you think about it!!
Anyway, here it is: "First Steampunk".
Have a nice day and great weekend, and think a moment about the people that are in real trouble at the moment in Japan, and other parts of the world, and considere yourself lucky, having a home, some people around you that love you, well, even when your life sucks a bit, you still are far better off than loads of others.
(I know, simple way of thinking, but let's try that for a while, may be it can bring some good)