Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Earthquake’

Aftershock

2015年6月25日

 

Aftershock

 


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Kato, how come you’ve brought up a shocking image?


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Diane, do you remember what we talked about the last time?

Yes, we talked about an upcoming Vancouver earthquake, didn’t we?

Yes, you’re telling me.

Cascadia Subduction Zone

M9 Earthquake Imminent

(Documentary)


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Vancouver Earthquake

Amazing! … Unbelievable!

Seeing is believing, isn’t it?

But I don’t think we’re gonna see this mega earthquake in our lifetime.

Well… according to many seismologists, a super quake occurs every 300 to 400 years in Cascadia. And chances are we’ll see one giant quake pretty soon since the mega quake hit Vancouver on January 19, 1700.

Kato, I think you’re worried too much.

I don’t think so… you know something Diane?… I’ve been watching many movies… Last night, I watched my 857th movie.


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I see… you viewed “Calcutta” on June 23, didn’t you?


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Yes, I did watch “Calcutta.”

So what?

Well… I watched “Aftershock” on May 5.


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I see… you viewed “Aftershock” on May 5, and then jotted down your comment, didn’t you?

Yes, I did… the thing is, I’ve watched many movies since then.


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I see… you watched “Orgasm Inc” on the same day, didn’t you?

Yes, I did.

…sounds quite interesting… Maybe, I should see it, too… How did you like it?


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Well… Diane, I wanna get into this movie, but I’ve almost forgotten viewing “Orgasm Inc.”

Why is that?

…’Cause the shocking images of “Aftershock” have remained in the back of my mind ever since.


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I see… your mind has been inprinted with the above images, hasn’t it?

Yes, it has. The movie “Aftershock” still stands out in my mind.

What is the movie all about in the first place?

Well, “Aftershock” is a 2010 Chinese disaster-drama directed by Feng Xiaogang. The film depicts the aftermath of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. It is a major box office success, and has grossed more than US$100 million at the Chinese box office. The story goes like this:

Aftershock

 


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In 1976 Tangshan, Li Yuanni lives in a small apartment with her husband and their twins Fang Deng and Fang Da.
Li tells her husband, Fang Daqiang, that she wishes to have one more child, and they get into the back of their truck after putting their son and daughter to bed.

Suddenly the ground shakes, and buildings begin tumbling down.

Running back to save their children, Li is pulled back by her husband, who runs ahead of her and is instantly crushed.
Their house collapses, trapping her two children.


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In the aftermath of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, a rescue team informs Li that her twins are trapped together under a slab of concrete.
Lifting the slab in any way will kill one of her children.
Heartbroken, she decides to save her son, Fang Da.

The girl, Fang Deng, survives and wakes up later to find herself among several dead bodies.

Assumed to be an orphan, Fang Deng is adopted by a military couple.
She refuses to speak, but eventually opens up and bonds with her adopted parents (Wang Deqing and Dong Guilan).


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Ten years later, Fang Deng (renamed to “Wang Deng” after taking on her adoptive father’s surname) is accepted into medical school and moves away, where she meets a graduate student, Yang Zhi, and begins an intimate relationship with him.
In Fang Deng’s third year of study, her adoptive mother falls ill.
Before dying, she asks Fang Deng to use the money they saved to find her real family.

Fang Deng finds out she is pregnant, and despite being pressured by Yang to get an abortion, she refuses to abandon her baby.
She secretly drops out of university and loses contact with Yang and her adoptive father.

During that period of time, Fang Da grows up with his mother.
The earthquake claimed his left arm, leaving him physically disabled.
Rather than taking his university entrance exams, Fang Da opts to make it on his own by transporting people with his bike.

He leaves his mother in Tangshan and moved to Hangzhou, and eventually becomes the boss of a successful travel agency.
He marries and has a son, named Diandian.

After a four-year absence, Fang Deng goes back to see her adoptive father with her daughter, also named Diandian.
She apologises to her adoptive father and reconciles with him.

On New Year’s Eve, Fang Deng tells her adoptive father that she is getting married to a foreigner and will be emigrating to Vancouver, Canada, with her daughter.


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In 2008, Fang Deng sees the earthquake in Sichuan on television.
She immediately volunteers to join rescuers and returns to China.

Fang Da has also decided to help in the rescue efforts.
While taking a break, Fang Deng overhears Fang Da talking about the Tangshan earthquake.
She reunites herself with her brother, and they both decide to visit their mother.


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At first, Fang Deng is angry at her mother for abandoning her.
Later, after realising the remorse, emotional agony and guilt that her mother had gone through, she forgives the latter.


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SOURCE: “Aftershock (2010 film)”
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So, the heroine immigrated to Vancouver, huh?

Yes, she did. Her husband is a Canadian lawyer living in West Vancouver.

Really? What a coincidence? So, Kato, that’s why you think a super quake like Tangshan Quake may take place in Vancouver, huh?

Yes, it might happen… Anyway, Diane, you should borrow the DVD and be prepared mentally for the upcoming Vancouver quake.

Well … maybe I’ll see “Aftershock” after watching “Orgasm Inc.”

That’s a good idea.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Have you ever been to Vancouver?

It is a beautiful city—one of the best cities in the world.


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Beautiful Vancouver


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Kato says that Vancouver is a paradise.

As you know, however, nothing is perfect, nobody is perfect.

So no city is perfect.

However, no matter what disaster hits the city, I wish, Vancouver remains to be a beautiful city.

In any case, I hope Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


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“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


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“Glorious Summer”

“Biker Babe & Granny”

“Genetically Modified”

“Tyrannosaur”

“Love@Magic”

“Yellow Ball”

“Welcome Back”

“Forbidden Love”

“Merry X’Mas”

“Heaven with Mochi”

“Travel Expense Scandal”

“Love@Redemption”


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies by the end of this year.


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“Actual Listing Page”


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So far, he’s watched 857 movies.

That is, he must see 144 more movies to accomplish his goal.

I’m particularly interested in Number 857 in the above list.


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Kato jotted down his comment as follows:

This is a 1969 French documentary directed by Louis Malle.

It explores the poorest part of the city.

One-third of the population, or 1.5 million people, lived in 3,500 unregistered squatter-occupied and 2,011 registered slums.

The authorised slums (with access to basic services like water, latrines, trash removal by the city) can be broadly divided into two groups—bustees, in which slum dwellers have some long term tenancy agreement with the landowners; and udbastu colonies, settlements which had been leased to refugees from present-day Bangladesh by the Government.

The unauthorised slums (devoid of basic services provided by the municipality) are occupied by squatters who started living on encroached lands—mainly along canals, railway lines and roads.

Some living conditions are unimaginable and nauceating.

You might get sick and feel like throwing up.

The above comment sounds quite interesting, doesn’t it?

Why don’t you see it?

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レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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Roof of Vancouver

2015年6月5日

 

Roof of Vancouver

 


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The Vancouver Lookout


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The Top of Vancouver

Revolving Restaurant


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Kato, what do you mean by “Roof of Vancouver”?


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Of course, I’m talking about the top of Vancouver.  Have you been up there?

Oh yes, a couple of decades ago, I went up there… In those days, they called it differently.

Oh yeah?  What was it called years ago?

Maybe “Roof of Vancouver”… I’m just kidding.  Anyway, Kato, how come you’ve brought up “Roof of Vancouver”?

You see, Diane, World Trade Center is gone now.


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Are you saying some terrorists will attack the top of Vancouver in the near future?

No, I don’t think there’ll be any terrorist attack, but the top of Vancouver might be destroyed.

…destroyed by what or who?

Well … back in 2012, I wrote about Vancouver Earthquake.

Vancouver Earthquake

 


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Kato, are you saying that we’re gonna have a big earthquake in the near future?


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You bet on that, Diane.

No kidding!

Diane, are you aware that we had several quakes in the past?

No, not really.  As a matter of fact, I’ve never felt a sizable quake here in Vancouver.  Have you, Kato?

Well… compared to the quakes I experienced in Japan, the quakes here in Vancouver for the past 20 years are almost next to nothing.  I’ve never felt any danger whenever Vancouverites were worrried about tiny quakes.

Tell me, Kato, if there were any recorded quakes in and around Vancouver.

Yes, there were quite a few.

You must be kidding!

Well…, if you say so, look at the following chart.


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The mark on the left means a big quake that happened in ths past.

Wow! …  So, in 1909 there was a big one in Vancouver, wasn’t it?

You’re telling me, Diane.

But I’ve never felt a sizable quake here in Vancouver.

… simply because you were lucky … you were at the right place and at the right time so that any quake didn’t hit you dead.  But a big one is coming.

You mean, a giant quake like the one that took place in 1700?

That’s right.

No kidding!  How do you know?

Well … I’ve watched the following DVD.


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DVD Description

Uses earthquake survivors’ account and interviews with experts to uncover the significant earthquake dangers that are unique to Cascadia, the region that surrounds the Cascade mountain range, extending from southern British Columbia to northern California.

Discusses the effects of previous earthquakes in the region, including the 1964 Alaska earthquake and the 2001 Nisqually Quake.

 

Kato’s Comment – Aug. 15, 2012

If you live in the northwest of America—that is, Cascadia, you should be prepared for a giant earthquake.
Since 10,000 years ago, 18 earthquakes of magnitude 9 and over (equal to the East Japan Great Earthquake that devastated Fukushima and its surrounding areas in Japan on March 11, 2011) have caused catastrophic damages on the coasts of Cascadia.

Seemingly, a super-quake occurs approximately every 500 years.
The last super-quake attacked Cascadia on January 19, 1700.

So, a super-quake might take place along the Cascadia subduction zone any time because 312 years has already passed since the last super-quake.
Mind you, a 500-years cycle is an approximation.

If you’re in doubt, watch the DVD for yourself.

Tōhoku Earthquake 2011

(東北地方太平洋沖地震)

But, Kato, how do you know that the super quake occurred in 1700?

A certain geologist dug up the old layers of the earth near Vancouver and found out the trace of giant tsunamis that had taken place 18 times since 10,000 years ago.

Amazing!

Besides, the 1700 super-quake was recorded in the Japanese chronicle.


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Why on earth in the Japanese chronicle?

Well …, the super quake in 1700 created the super tsunami, which hit the pacific coast of Japan.


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The Japanese people at the time were totally puzzled because they didn’t felt any quake at all.

So scientists found out recently that the 1700 super quake caused the super tsunami that devastated the pacific region of Japan, didn’t they?

You’re telling me, Diane.

But I can hardly believe that a big one is coming to Vancouver.

Well…, I searched for the video clip on the Net so that you could understand the imminent danger caused by a super-quake.

Did you get it, Kato?

Yes, I did.  Here it is.

Cascadia Subduction Zone

M9 Earthquake Imminent

(Documentary)

Amazing! … Unbelievable!

Seeing is believing, isn’t it?

I wish I hadn’t seen it.

Diane, a super quake is coming to Vancouver for sure.

I hope not.

Vancouver Earthquake

You must face the reality, though nobody can tell exactly when a big one will come.

If a super quake occurs every 500 years, then we still have 188 years before the estimated super quake in 2200.

Diane, the 500-year cycle is an approximation.  A super quake may occur tomorrow.  Nobody knows for sure, but the big one will certainly come in the future.

I hope, a super quake won’t hit Vancouver in my lifetime.


SOURCE: “Vancouver Earthquake”
(September 29, 2012)

So, Kato, do you think the top of Vancouver will be toppled down when a mega earthquake hits Vancouver?

Yes, that’s a possibility, isn’t it?


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So the top of Vancoure revolving restaurant might disappear in the case of a mega quake… That’s why you went up there with Mayumi and enjoyed dinner with her, isn’t it?


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You’re telling me, Diane.  You wouldn’t be able to visit World Trade Center in New York, would you?

So, Kato, you enjoyed the Vancouver view from the top of Vancouver before a meg quake hits Vancouver.  Is that it?

Yes, you’re right on.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Have you ever been to Vancouver?

It is a beautiful city—one of the best cities in the world.


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Beautiful Vancouver


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Kato says that Vancouver is a paradise.

As you know, however, nothing is perfect, nobody is perfect.

So no city is perfect.

However, no matter what disaster hits the city, I wish, Vancouver remains to be a beautiful city.

In any case, I hope Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


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“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


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“Glorious Summer”

“Biker Babe & Granny”

“Genetically Modified”

“Tyrannosaur”

“Love@Magic”

“Yellow Ball”

“Welcome Back”

“Forbidden Love”

“Merry X’Mas”

“Heaven with Mochi”

“Travel Expense Scandal”

“Love@Redemption”


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies by the end of this year.


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“Actual Listing Page”


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So far, he’s watched 822 movies.

That is, he must see 179 more movies to accomplish his goal.

I’m particularly interested in Number 812 in the above list.


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“Actual Catalogue Page”

Kato jotted down his comment as follows:

This is a documentary originally broadcast on July 19 and July 20, 1998 on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).

Especially interesting for Vancouverites is an upcoming Cascadia earthquake, which takes place in an every-300-to-400-year cycle.

The last such earthquake occured at 9:00 PM on January 26, 1700.

This earthquake created a giant tsunami that hit hard at the Japanese coast.

Hence the Japanese document at the time recorded the devastating disaster.

So, some scientists predict that the next Cascadia earthquake will take place within 100 years.

It is an amazingly interesting documentary.

The above comment sounds quite interesting, doesn’t it?

Why don’t you see it?

Well, if you’re not a registered patron of the library, you might just as well watch the following video clip.


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MegaQuake Could Hit North America

BBC (Full Documentary)

ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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World Family

2014年3月14日

 
 
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We’ll have a bit of sunshine soon.


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From: denman@infoseek.jp
To: diane705@yahoo.ca
cc: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:46:30
Pacific Standard Time

Hi Diane,

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?


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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:


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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:


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“Troublesome Slang”

I hope you’ll enjoy the above article!

Your smiling Bohemian, Kato
with a lot of love


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Subj:I’ve heard about Jay Leno.


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From: diane@vancouver.ca
To: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 19:55:10
Pacific Standard Time

Hi Kato,

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.


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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.
Amazing!
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.

Better run,
Take care & keep having fun,
Any sweet new women in your life?


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Love, Diane

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.

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:
 

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Fukushima still out of control

(March-2014)

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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.


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Then look at the following clip:


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Fukushima radiation ‘found’

on Californian beach!

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So, Diane, what do you think about it?

In the past, you even predicted a giant Vancouver earthquake.


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“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.

備えあれば憂いなし!

Yes, of course, I have.  What about these sayings?

Well … here is a famous quote.


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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


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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!


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Titanic Footage & Survivors Interviews


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Titanic (1997) – Official Trailer

【Himiko’s Monologue】


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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.


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Photographing the Nuclear Disaster

in Fukushima

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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 …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Go Bananas”

“Manwatching”

“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


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“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”

“Typhoon 26”

“Great Luck”

“Diane@World”

“Diane@Spam”

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


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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.


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Fukushima Now

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Vancouver Earthquake

2012年9月30日

 

Vancouver Earthquake

 


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Kato, are you saying that we’re gonna have a big earthquake in the near future?


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You bet on that, Diane.

No kidding!

Diane, are you aware that we had several quakes in the past?

No, not really.  As a matter of fact, I’ve never felt a sizable quake here in Vancouver.  Have you, Kato?

Well… compared to the quakes I experienced in Japan, the quakes here in Vancouver for the past 20 years are almost next to nothing.  I’ve never felt any danger whenever Vancouverites were worrried about tiny quakes.

Tell me, Kato, if there were any recorded quakes in and around Vancouver.

Yes, there were quite a few.

You must be kidding!

Well…, if you say so, look at the following chart.


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The mark on the left means a big quake that happened in ths past.

Wow! …  So, in 1909 there was a big one in Vancouver, wasn’t it?

You’re telling me, Diane.

But I’ve never felt a sizable quake here in Vancouver.

… simply because you were lucky … you were at the right place and at the right time so that any quake didn’t hit you dead.  But a big one is coming.

You mean, a giant quake like the one that took place in 1700?

That’s right.

No kidding!  How do you know?

Well … I’ve watched the following DVD.


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■”Actual Listing Page

DVD Description

Uses earthquake survivors’ account and interviews with experts to uncover the significant earthquake dangers that are unique to Cascadia, the region that surrounds the Cascade mountain range, extending from southern British Columbia to northern California.

Discusses the effects of previous earthquakes in the region, including the 1964 Alaska earthquake and the 2001 Nisqually Quake.

 

Kato’s Comment – Aug. 15, 2012

If you live in the northwest of America—that is, Cascadia, you should be prepared for a giant earthquake.
Since 10,000 years ago, 18 earthquakes of magnitude 9 and over (equal to the East Japan Great Earthquake that devastated Fukushima and its surrounding areas in Japan on March 11, 2011) have caused catastrophic damages on the coasts of Cascadia.

Tōhoku Earthquake 2011

(東北地方太平洋沖地震)

Seemingly, a super-quake occurs approximately every 500 years.
The last super-quake attacked Cascadia on January 19, 1700.
So, a super-quake might take place along the Cascadia subduction zone any time because 312 years has already passed since the last super-quake.
Mind you, a 500-years cycle is an approximation.
If you’re in doubt, watch the DVD for yourself.

But, Kato, how do you know that the super quake occurred in 1700?

A certain geologist dug up the old layers of the earth near Vancouver and found out the trace of giant tsunamis that had taken place 18 times since 10,000 years ago.

Amazing!

Besides, the 1700 super-quake was recorded in the Japanese chronicle.


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Why on earth in the Japanese chronicle?

Well …, the super quake in 1700 created the super tsunami, which hit the pacific coast of Japan.


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The Japanese people at the time were totally puzzled because they didn’t felt any quake at all.

So scientists found out recently that the 1700 super quake caused the super tsunami that devastated the pacific region of Japan, didn’t they?

You’re telling me, Diane.

But I can hardly believe that a big one is coming to Vancouver.

Well…, I searched for the vide clip on the Net so that you could understand the imminent danger caused by a super-quake.

Did you get it, Kato?

Yes, I did.  Here it is.

Cascadia Subduction Zone

M9 Earthquake Imminent

(Documentary)

Amazing! … Unbelievable!

Seeing is believing, isn’t it?

I wish I hadn’t seen it.

Diane, a super quake is coming to Vancouver for sure.

I hope not.

Vancouver Earthquake

You must face the reality, though nobody can tell exactly when a big one will come.

If a super quake occurs every 500 years, then we still have 188 years before the estimated super quake in 2200.

Diane, the 500-year cycle is an approximation.  A super quake may occur tomorrow.  Nobody knows for sure, but the big one will certainly come in the future.

I hope, a super quake won’t hit Vancouver in my lifetime.

Here is an old Chinese saying: 知彼知己,百戰不殆.  The Japanese have a similar proverb: “敵を知り己を知れば、百戦危うからず。”

What’s that mean?

Well…, It means, if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.

So what?

It might as well tell you, Diane, you’d better be well-prepared for a super-quake so that you could survive.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Wow! Did you see the clip about the Tōhoku Earthquake 2011?

Whenever I see the above clip, I feel scared to death.
What an awful and devastating quake it is!

I hope I’ll never experience a super quake in my lifetime.
But I hear that a big quake will hit Kyoto within next 30 years.
I’m living in Kyoto—the anciant capital of Japan.
Nobody knows exactly when the big one hit the region, but many seismologists predict that the big one will definitely come in the future.
Well…, I’d better be well-prepared for that.

In any case, I hope Kato will write another interesting article soon.
So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:



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“Net Travel & Jane”

“Net Love”

“Complicated Love”

“Electra Complex”

“Net Début”

“Inner World”


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“Madame Riviera and Burger”

“Roly-poly in the North”

“Amazing Grace”

“Diane in Paris”

“Diane in Montmartre”


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“Diane Well Read”

“Wantirna South”

“Maiden’s Prayer”

“Bandwidth”

“Squaw House and Melbourne Hotel”


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“Tulips and Diane”

“Diane in Bustle Skirt”

“Diane and Beauty”

“Lady Chatterley and Beauty”

“Victorian Prudery”


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“Diane Chatterley”

“From Canada to Japan”

“From Gyoda to Vancouver”

“Film Festival”

“Madame Taliesin”

“Happy Days”

“Vancouver Again”

“Swansea”

“Midnight in Vancouver”

“Madame Lindbergh”

“Dead Poets Society”

“Letters to Diane”

“Taliesin Studio”


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“Wright and Japan”

“Taliesin Banzai”

“Memrory Lane to Sendai”

“Aunt Sleepie”

“Titanic @ Sendai”

“Birdcage”


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“Roly-poly in the wild”

“Silence is dull”

“Zen and Chi Gong”

“Piano Lesson”

“Dangerous Relation”

“Electra Complex”


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“Covent Garden”

“Fatal Relation”

“Notre Dame”

“Anne Frank”

“Biker Babe”

“Diane Girdles the Globe”

“Diane in Casablanca”

“Infidelity Neighbourhood”

“Forest Bathing”

“Enjoy Ramen!”

“Sex, Violence, Love”

“Halifax to Vancouver”

“A Thread of Destiny”

“Fujiyama Geisha”

“Beaver Lake”

“God is Near!”

“Holy Cow@Rose Garden”


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Japan’s National Police Agency said on 3 April 2011, that 45,700 buildings were destroyed and 144,300 were damaged by the quake and tsunami.

The damaged buildings included 29,500 structures in Miyagi Prefecture, 12,500 in Iwate Prefecture and 2,400 in Fukushima Prefecture.

Three hundred hospitals with 20 beds or more in Tōhoku were damaged by the disaster, with 11 being completely destroyed.

The earthquake and tsunami created an estimated 24–25 million tons of rubble and debris in Japan.

Among the debris, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle came to shore on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in British Columbia of Canada.

Harley from Tsunami

Comes to Shore

It traveled from the east coast of Japan to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands).

It took some forty days.

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ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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