Friday, October 18, 2013
22 people died
on Ohshima (Big Island)
Deadly Land Slide
So, Kato, are you alive, aren’t you?
Yes, of course, I am.
But the typhonn hit your hometown, didn’t it?
Fortunately, it slightly stepped out of the direct course to my hometown—Gyoda.
Oh, you’re so lucky, aren’t you?
Yes, I certainly am. The typhone, however, hit Ohshima (Big Island) in its course and downpoured, causing a deadly land slide and killing 22 people. Thirty-five people are still missing.
Kato, I’m glad to know that you’ve just survived.
Thanks. I think I’ll meet you again back in Vancouver.
I’m pleased to know that you’ll be able to return to Vancouver next month with a lot of tastes of Japan.
Yes, I should be able to go back to Vancouver with a number of delicasies.
or JAPANESE SWEETS
So, Kato, you’re gonna be a Japanese Santa Clause, huh? Christmas is far away, though.
You’re telling me, Diane.
Kato, tell me how come Japan has suffered from so many natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons—let alone the Fukushima disaster.
… beats the hell out of me. I suppose God gives the Japanese hard times so that the folks become strong, hard-working and industrious.
I see. So, Kato, you’re enjoying the stay in Japan despite the deadly typhoon, aren’t you?
Yes, of course, I am. I always see the bright side of the deadly disater, thinking positively.
How do you enjoy your stay in your hometown?
I visited the ancient burial mounds in my hometown.
Maruhaka-yama Burial Mound
Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds
How come you visited the burial mounds among all other nice places?
Well … When I was a kid, I played around the mounds.
Besides, I enjoyed picnic with Madam Taliesin in the pavillion after seeing the mounds.
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
Hi, I’m June Adams.
There have been at least five mass extinctions in the history of life on earth, and four in the last 3.5 billion years in which many species have disappeared in a relatively short period of geological time.
The massive eruptive event is considered to be one likely cause of the “Great Dying” about 250 million years ago, which is estimated to have killed 90% of species existing at the time.
There is also evidence to suggest this event was preceded by another mass extinction known as Olson’s Extinction.
The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event occurred 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period and is best known for having wiped out non-avian dinosaurs, among many other species.
Cause of the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction?
Many scientists believe that a comet or meteor triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
You might wonder if another comet collides with the Earth in the near future.
Super Comet After the Impact
The film seems quite fascinating and interesting.
If there is a rental shop around you, why don’t rent the above DVD?