We’ll have a bit of sunshine soon.
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:46:30
Pacific Standard Time
How are you doing?
It’s still cold and wet, isn’t it?
I hope we’ll have a bit of sunshine soon.
So you have a brother who lives in North Vancouver, eh?
I’m glad to hear that you’ve adopted all your friends as family including me. 。。。
You’re quite right that we’re not alone.
I was also assuming that the West End has more singles than any other part of the city.
So, as you said, we’re definitely not alone.
By the way, Diane, do you remember the following Bishop’s homily that you handed to me in April, 2011?
The pain of our neighbours is our pain too.
When neighbours suffer, neighbours must respond.
In this way we build a better world.
We dignify humanity.
We overcome what we have not caused.
Even now as we in Canada breathe the air flowing to us from Fukushima (in Japan),
we are reminded we are connected to each other.
Our lives are interwined on the same planet, the same ecosystems, the same humanity.
Perhaps God has created such a world in order to perfect our humanity.
With the promise that death is not the end of life.
SOURCE: “Jane Eyre”
Yes, yes, yes, your bishop is right.
Even now as we in Canada breathe the air flowing to us from Fukushima,
we are reminded we are connected to each other.
Indeed, we’re really connected to each other.
The other day, I read the following article:
As cleanup crews have begun the treacherous task of removing 400 tons of spent fuel from the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor No. 4, reports continue to flood in showing that radiation from the stricken plant is still causing major environmental damage all over the world.
“Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean,” writes Michael Snyder.
“That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.”
Those who still say that the Chernobyl disaster was worse than Fukushima may also want to consider that a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study concluded that Fukushima had already released up to 100 times more radiation into the environment than Chernobyl in October 2011.
Today, this amount is likely astronomically higher, especially when you take into account all the airborne radioactive plumes that have been detected billowing actoss the ocean and over US and Canadian soil.
SOURCE: “The Truth”
What a scary story it is!
Diane, what do you think about it?
In any case, I’ve just written an article about disn**ga and slang in general.
Please click the following link:
I hope you’ll enjoy the above article!
Your smiling Bohemian, Kato
with a lot of love
Subj:I’ve heard about Jay Leno.
Date: Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 19:55:10
Pacific Standard Time
Thanks … wow! you do send the most interesting things to read.
I had heard about Jay Leno’s famous speech from my boyfriend, but not being much of a TV watcher, I’ve never seen the Goodnight Show more than a couple times.
Sure did enjoy his speech, though ~ very heartfelt it seemed.
I didn’t know he was so despised by many, but guess it doesn’t matter who you are there will be folks who don’t like you.
And the more famous you are, the more flack I’m sure you’d get.
Just the way it goes, it seems.
Loved the bit about slang … never really gave it much thought, but guess it does most often degrade or shame; sometimes, though, it’s just a local way to say something.
Like we call police “cops” sometimes (not particularly degrading) but also some people call police “pigs” (very degrading) so there you go.
Or we call fellows who visit prostitutes “Johns” (not degrading, just what they’re called) so very interesting.
I think you hadn’t heard the Madonna slang simply because there are not very many black people in this country, whereas in the USA it’s a different story.
Was talking to a fellow Fernando at church on Sunday.
He’s Spanish, very friendly and very spiritual, everyone loves him.
He’s also a librarian at the Central VPL.
He was telling me about some courses they’re offering on e-book use and he said they’re also in the process of offering some university level courses … all free.
What a great library service we had at our disposal.
Going to sign up for one of the e-book courses soon.
You’re probably proficient already being such a techie and all.
Take care & keep having fun,
Any sweet new women in your life?
Diane, you haven’t told me about the Fukushima disaster, have you?
Oh…, ‘cause I had to run…, quite busy, you know?
Were you really that busy?
Oh, yes… besides, you sounded a bit sarcastic.
Me sounded sarcastic? … Why is that?
…’Cause you wrote, “we’re really connected to each other.” As a matter of fact, we ARE, but you implies negatively.
Yes, you’re really meaning that Vancouverites are now affected by the Fukushima disaster.
Mind you, Diane. I’m not fear-mongering, but the Fukushima disaster is actually causing environmental damage to the west coast of the US and Canada—if not all over the world. If you’re in doubt, look at the following video clip:
Fukushima still out of control
You see, Diane. Even now, the power plant in Fukushima is still out of control.
Kato, I think you’re making a mountain out of a molehill.
Then look at the following clip:
Fukushima radiation ‘found’
on Californian beach!
So, Diane, what do you think about it?
In the past, you even predicted a giant Vancouver earthquake.
I think you’re worried too much.
Have you ever heard of these old sayings?
What are those?
If you are prepared, you don’t have to worry.
Well prepared means no worries in time of need.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Yes, of course, I have. What about these sayings?
Well … here is a famous quote.
When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful.
Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like.
But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident… or any sort worth speaking about.
I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea.
I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.
— E. J. Smith, 1907, Captain, RMS Titanic
SOURCE: “Famous Quotes”
You see, Diane, Captain Smith might never have thought about coming across a disaster like the infamous one, in which he died.
What do you think I should do?
Well … be well prepared!
Titanic Footage & Survivors Interviews
Titanic (1997) – Official Trailer
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (福島第一原子力発電所事故) was a catastrophic failure at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on 11 March 2011, resulting in a meltdown of three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors.
The failure occurred when the plant was hit by the tsunami triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake.
The plant began releasing substantial amounts of radioactive materials beginning on 12 March, becoming the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the second (with Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale, initially releasing an estimated 10-30% of the earlier incident’s radiation.
The Coming Global Disaster
In August 2013, it was stated that the massive amount of radioactive water is among the most pressing problems that are affecting the cleanup process, which is expected to take decades.
There have been continued spills of contaminated water at the plant, and some into the sea.
Plant workers are trying to lower the leaks using measures such as building chemical underground walls, but they have not improved substantially.
Photographing the Nuclear Disaster
What will happen in the future?
In any case, I’d like to meet my “Romeo”—a decent man in my future life.
How come I’m always a loner?
I wish I could meet a nice gentleman at the library in my town as Diane met Kato.
Well, they say, there is a way where there is a will.
I hope Kato will write another interesting article.
So please come back to see me.
Have a nice day!
Bye bye …
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
■“With Your Tiger”
■“A Second World”
■“Stanley 125 Years”
■“Sushi @ the Globe”
■“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”
■“Happy New Year”
■“Merange & Sabina”
■“Beauty in Spa”
■“Love @ e-reading”
Hi, I’m June Adames.
The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami included both a humanitarian crisis and a major economic impact.
The tsunami resulted in over 340,000 displaced people in the Tōhoku region, and shortages of food, water, shelter, medicine and fuel for survivors.
In response the Japanese government mobilized the Self-Defence Forces, while many countries sent search and rescue teams to help search for survivors.
Aid organizations both in Japan and worldwide also responded, with the Japanese Red Cross reporting $1 billion in donations.
The economic impact included both immediate problems, with industrial production suspended in many factories, and the longer term issue of the cost of rebuilding which has been estimated at ¥10 trillion ($122 billion).
In comparison to the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake, the East Japan Earthquake brought serious damage to an extremely wide range.
The aftermath of the twin disasters also left Japan’s coastal cities and towns with nearly 25 million tons of debris.
In Ishinomaki (石巻市) alone, there were 17 trash collection sites 180 metres long and at least 4.5 metres high.
An official in the city’s government trash disposal department estimated that it would take three years to empty these sites.
■『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』