Friday, March 25, 2011

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan ~ What we can learn?

After 14 days of tsunami and earthquake..hari ni br ade kekuatan utk meng'update' blog utk cite jishin n tsunami...Alhamdulillah..utk pengetahuan..setakat hari ini kami di Fukuoka berada dlm keadaan selamat (Fukuoka terletak sejauh 1500km dari tempat berlaku earthquake tue) n kawasan kami tidak terjejas dari sebarang tsunami n earthquake n radiation from fukushima daiichi..tp perlu sentiasa berjaga-jaga..terutama dengan radiasi yg sekarang ni telah merebak ke air paip di kawasan Tokyo pulak..xtahulah mcmane Malaysian yang berada di tempat yang berdekatan..mesti sedih..kami yg dkt cn pun tgk rs syahdu..lg2 semua channel tv pd wktu tue..sume duk cite psl earthquake n tsunami...mmg sedih sgt2...


Alhamdulillah...Alhamdulillah..Alhamdulillah...that's the word that i can expressed after i got up on 12/3 morning...Em..such a very2 afraid..when i heard about the Earthquake with the maginitud 8.9 n its come afterawards with the tsunami with more then 10 metre..hit the northeast of Japan..which all of u knew its hitted Tokyo and Sendai..really upset n sgt takut for the rest of that night..due to i'm the only one stay at home with my lovely children..en hubby terpaksa tidur di lab pd mlm itu..n i'm always follow the Japan Meterology Agency (JMA).....they estimated that my location will have a tsunami on 1.46am japan time n will hitted to Hakata..which my house from there only 5 min drive...n my apartment here is really2 close to the beach..i really afraid at that time..n what can i only do just recite Al-Quran n pray to HIM...n I only think..if any things happened to us..i just Alhamdulillah...mmg menakjubkan dgn kuasa air shj..sekejap sahaja boleh tenggelam sumenye..rsnye xperlu sy cerite ttg jishin (earthquake) ni panjang2..ramai pun dh boleh tgk scr live kt tv or nhk or cnn.. or Al-Jazeera...sy mengikut rapat perkembangan melalui web2 ini...

Apabila berlaku sebegini..mmg ia adalah *hint dr ALLAH kepada kita semua yang kian lalai terhadapNYA..(khas untuk diri sendiri).n spy kita beringat n kembali kepadaNYA..Tanpa sedar sehari-hari..sedikit demi sedikit saya belajar dari *hint Allah ini..

AGAMA

Umum ketahui,orang jepun kebanyakan tidak beragama..thats why..jepun xde pun cuti utk smbt raya cina ke kristian ke...tp krismas mmg disambut tapi xdelah sehebat dinegara2 eropah n kebanyakan kate dieorang sambut becouse of culture..n mmg sgt lain dr Msia..Msia..kalo cuti mesti panjangkan..lbh  5hari or plg kurang pun mungkin 2hari..kat cn hy ade cuti panjang pada golden week je...(bln Mei nnt)...Berlaku musibah kali ini adalah baiknya kite sebagai umat islam mengambil peluang ini untuk menyebarkan agama islam kepada mereka semua..memandangkan melalui pengetahuan saya..nihonjin (org jepun) mmg org yg berbudi pekerti,amat mementingkan kebersihan, sangat2 punctual....cume mereka belum mendapat hidayah dariNYA shj..Jk ini berlaku..maka lengkaplah hidup secara islam yang dititip oleh Rasulullah SAW kpd umatnya..
Ni ambil dr kate2 en hubby..kami di rumah after subuh mmg ade sdkt tazkirah..so,one of that days..abi kate..since tggl kat cn byk bende yg dia pelajari n hargai skang nie...ade lh dia ckp lg..but the conclusion is..dia kate kalo nk tgk cara hidup islam scr zahirnya yg dititipkan oleh Rasulullah..tgklah cr hidup orang jepun..kebanyakan nye sama seperti ajaran islam kita.Bagaimana kita boleh sebarkan agama islam?
  • salah satu drnya dgn kepekaan kita terhadap bantuan yang diperlukan..merasa sgt apabila diketahui bantuan pertama yang diterima oleh nihon adalah bkn dari negara islam..sedangkan kita ada negara islam yang kaya-raya..mengapa tidak pada waktu sebegini menjadi bantuan yang pertama yang akan mereka terima?fikir2 fikirkan...
  • namun Alhamdulillah, dilihat orang2 islam di bumi jepun ini amt kuat utk membantu org2 jepun ats dasar agama...Alhamdulillah syukur..br2 ni ade berita ttg muslim from Okoyama sanggup menyewa lori membawa brg2 masakan n travel sejauh 600km ke slh satu tmpt perlindungan di Iwate Prefecture..sangat bangga dan bersyukur..mereka seramai 17 org berkampung di situ dgn memasak hot curry n roti naan...sgt menakjubkan kan...;)
  • Kyushu Islamic Association telah menghantar barang2 keperluan seperti susu bayi,beras, air n pampers utk penduduk jepun di sana via Sendai Mosque..
  • Baru2 ni seramai 3 org nihonjin family dr Sendai telah ditempatkan di salah sebuah rumah awam(kat cn dipanggil danchi) n kyushu Islamic Association telah memberi makanan dan duit untuk mereka memulakan hidup baru di sini.Mereka akan tinggal di sini selepas ini...Alhamdulillah...
  • This weekend, as a Kyushu Islamic Association member..we have a campaign at the Fukuoka city which is Tenjin to collect some dana for this musibah..n for supporting 7 family will be come to Fukuoka coming soon...Alhamdulillah...syukur...
  • Bantuan bukan sahaja dari makanan,pertolongan tetapi bantuan yg paling penting adlh bantuan psikology..ni mmg sy akui..sejak akhir2 ni..cerite di TV yg sy tonton byk menceritakan ttg kembali bangun dan semangat..Bayangkan lah di semua channel TV jepun ade memberitakan ttg kemurungan.kesedihan segelintir rakyatnya yang berasa sgt sedih 'kenape mereka terselamat?'..Di kala ini,sy fikir ia adalah jln terbaik utk kite sebarkan agama..mengambil pengajaran dari kejadian seorang kawan sewaktu dulu yang hampir menukar agamanya kerana dipujuk oleh kwn kristian nya yg memujuknya sewaktu dia dlm kesedihan akibat kematian ayahnya)
BERDISPLIN DAN PERATURAN

Hidup di dunia ini,manusia mmg tidak akan lekang dari displin n peraturan..setiap benda yang kita lakukan mesti ada peraturan n displin..tp apakah pada saat2 kegetiran masih boleh diterima pakai peraturan2 n displin tersebut?Apa yang sy dpt lihat dari nihonjin ni..dieorg msh boleh berdisplin pada waktu dan saat2 getir kejadian..Bayangkan di kala tragedi 11/3 berlaku..seluruh bandar besar tokyo n sekitarnya tenggelam dlam kegelapan..semua punca elektrik terputus..dan lihatlah kedisplinan mereka terhadap ape yg berlaku...

Jalan raya
  • kereta2 di jalan raya masih mematuhi traffic light..malah kebanyakannya saling bertolak ansur memberi laluan antara satu sama lain tanpa ingin berebut2 untuk cepat sampai ke rumah.
  • tidak terdengar bunyi hon yang bertalu2 supaya mempercepatkan perjalanan, melainkan bunyi hon tanda terima kasih memberi jalan..namun itu pun amat jarang sekali kedengaran kerana kebanyakannya hanya tunduk n senyum sebagai tanda terima kasih.
Station Kereta Api

  • Disebabkan bekalan elektrik terputus..maka perkhidmatan train yang menjadi transport utama disini tergendala sementara waktu..maka,terdapat lbh kurang 3 juta org di bandar tokyo tersebut bergantung kepada perkhidmatan bus dan taxi shj.
  • Setelah perkhidmatan train dibuka semula, keadaan menjadi seperti biasa..namun tentulah ramai org yang sebelumnya menaiki train..berpusu2 utk menaiki train..amat menakjubkan apabila dilihat semua org yg berpusu2 tersebut..beratur dengan tenang tanpa ada memotong Q or berebut..Almaklumlah..hari dh makin malam..mesti semua org nk blkkan..Bayangkan dilaporkan di TV sebuah stesen keretaapi terkenal di tokyo iaitu Yurakucho beratur hampir sepanjang 5km untuk membeli tiket..SubahanAllah...sy amat terkejut n terharu..meaningless..mcmane mereka masih boleh menjaga diri di kala susah sebegini.
Bas dan Taxi
  • Cb fikirkan seramai hampir berjuta2 orang yg bergantung kepada perkhidmatan train berubah ke perkhidmatan bas...dgn keadaan di jalan raya yg sgt sesak..namun..org jepun ni msh sabar dan beratur dengan tenang shj.Beratur lah mereka sejauh mane pun..tp mereka tetap sabar untuk menuggu giliran menaiki bas...sgt mengagumi...
Kedai n station minyak

  • Kebanyakan kedai dipenuhi orang yang ingin membeli keperluan makanan masing-masing..tp mash boleh beratur sehingga  keluar kedai untuk membayar makanan yang di beli.
  • Station minyak yg penuh dengan kenderaan yg ingin mengisi minyak kereta.



BUDI PEKERTI DAN SEMANGAT YANG KUAT 

Mmg semua sedia maklum org jepun mmg terkenal dengan tatasusila yg begitu sopankan..terutama pada menghormati orang..dengan menundukkan kepala sedikit...n since nk dkt sethn duk kt cn..kdg2 sy dh terbiasa pulak tunduk2 kepala bile jumpe org..hehe

emm..budi pekerti yg sy ingin katekan ini adalah di petik dari link yg saya dapat dr FB..sgt menyentuh hati..
Berikut adalah luahan org2 jepun terhadap sikap org jepun yg sgt mengharukan.

At Tokyo Disneyland:

Tokyo Disneyland was handing out its shops’ food and drinks for free to the stranded people nearby. I saw a bunch of snobby looking highschool girls walking away with large portions of it and initially though “What the …” But I later I found out they were taking them to the families with little children at emergency evacuation areas. Very perceptive of them, and a very kind thing to do indeed.

Message from the UN
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon: “Japan is one of (the UN’s) most generous and strongest benefactors, coming to the assistance of those in need the world over. In that spirit, the United Nations stands by the people of Japan and we will do anything and everything we can at this very difficult time.” I was moved at his words. What better example that good things happen to those who do good.

Bus stop mini episode:
It was freezing and bus was taking ages to arrive. “@saiso” left the queue to run to a nearby pharmacy. He bought heating pads and gave one to everyone in the queue!

Thank you Tokyo Disney SeaMy daughter who was staying at DisneySea just made it back home! Many, many thanks to the staff who worked very hard in the cold with ready smiles that made her to feel safe and secure during the entire night. They brought her food, drinks, snacks, heating pads, and anything necessary to ensure she was comfortable and secure throughout her stay. I was touched by the Disney staff’s warmth and hospitality. Thank you so much!

Reminded of the goodness of the Japanese peopleThis earthquake has reminded me of that Japanese goodness that had recently become harder and harder to see. Today I see no crime or looting: I am reminded once again of the good Japanese spirit of helping one another, of propriety, and of gentleness. I had recently begun to regard my modern countrymen as cold people … but this earthquake has revived and given back to all of us the spirit of “kizuna” (bond, trust, sharing, the human connection). I am very touched. I am brought to tears.

Card board boxes, Thank you!
It was cold and I was getting very weary waiting forever for the train to come. Some homeless people saw me, gave me some of their own cardboard boxes and saying “you’ll be warmer if you sit on these!” I have always walked by homeless people pretending I didn’t see them, and yet here they were offering me warmth. Such warm people.

What foreigners are saying about Japanese people
At a supermarket where everything was scattered everywhere over the floors, shoppers were helping pick them up and putting them back neatly on the shelves before quietly moving into line to wait to pay for them. On the totally jam-packed first train after the quake, an elderly man gave up his seat for a pregnant woman. Foreigners have told me they are amazed witnessing sights like these. I do believe they actually saw what they said they saw. Japan is truly amazing.

BBC Reports
The words of BBC’s reports are so moving they make me cry. They were praising us with words of admiration! “One of the worst earthquakes in recorded history has hit the world’s most well-prepared, well-trained nations. The strength of its government and its people are put to the test. While there have been casualties, in no other country could the government and the people have worked together in such an accurate and coordinated way in the face of such tragedy. The Japanese people have shown their cultural ability to remain calm in the face of adversity.”

The bakery lady
There was a small bread shop on the street I take to go to school. It has long been out of business. But last night, I saw the old lady of the shop giving people her handmade bread for free. It was a heart-warming sight. She, like everyone else, was doing what she could to help people in a time of need. Tokyo isn’t that bad afterall!

Japan is a wonderful nation!
Both the government and the people, everyone is helping one another today. There are truck drivers helping evacuees move. I even heard that the “yakuza” (gangsters, organized crime groups) are helping to direct traffic in the Tohoku region! There have been many recent developments that have made me lose my sense of pride in my country, but not anymore. Japan is an amazing place! I’m just simply touched. Go Japan!

From a German friend
A German friend of mine was in Shibuya (downtown Tokyo shopping district) when the earthquake hit. He was panicking when a Japanese passerby saved him, taking him into a building. My friend was blown away at how calm and disciplined this Japanese man was. He went out of the building with firm, unfaltering steps, did everything he was trained to do and came back. My German friend was deeply impressed by the Japanese people’s actions during the earthquake, saying they looked like a trained army.

At the supermarket
I just came back safely from the supermarket! Man, I was so touched at how everyone there was mindful of others, buying only as much as they needed and leaving the rest for the people behind them.

All of us”
I spoke with an old taxi driver and some elderly staff at the train stations. All of them had been working non-stop and had not been able to go home for a long time. They were visibly very tired, but never once did they show any sign of impatience; they were gentle and very caring. They told me “… because all of us are in this together.” I was touched at what the notion of “all of us” meant to these elderly people. It is a value I will treasure and carry on to my generation.

A strong Japan
Suntory Beverages has set up free vending machines. Softbank Telephone services is offering free Wifi spots. Everyone in Japan is putting everything they can into helping one another. Japan is also now receiving aid from abroad. Compared to the Kobe earthquake, when Japan took too long to contemplate accepting foreign aid or dispatching the self-defense force to join the rescue effort, Japan has definitely grown into a far stronger nation. Be strong, everyone!

Lessons Learnt
What caught my attention on twitter is that a lot of the tweets were about the Kobe earthquake and how what we have learned from it has been put into practice this time around. I know it goes without saying, but I was once again reminded of how humans are indeed creatures that possess the amazing ability to think and learn from experience. It’s a great thought.

Message from a friend in Rome
My friend in Rome emailed me. He said that people in Rome are watching the news and sharing their amazement and their heartfelt respect at how, even at a time like this, the people of Japan are able to remain calm and systematically respond to the situation. People in Rome are thinking of us and are very concerned for us.

A strong voice
Yesterday, I was impressed and touched by the actions of my neighbor’s 13-year-old-boy. He was home alone when the earthquake hit. But instead of hiding, as soon as the earthquake quieted down, he jumped on his bicycle and road around the block repeatedly shouting at the top of his voice, “Is everyone alright? Is everyone okay?” At the time, there were only women and children and the elderly in the homes. I cannot describe how comforting it was just to hear a strong voice asking if I was okay. Thank you!

The beauty of helping one another
I went out last night to help some friends who were volunteering as security personnel between Machida City and Sagami Ohno City. I saw total strangers, both young and old, helping each other along everywhere I turned and was heartened with an overwhelming feeling of encouragement. I was so touched I hid behind the toilets and cried.

I just have a bike
I’m so touched! My colleague at my part time job, wanting to help even just one extra person, wrote a sign saying “I just have a bike, but if you don’t mind hop on!”, rode out on his motorbike, picked up a stranded construction worker and took him all the way to Tokorozawa! Respect! I have never felt so strongly that I want to do something helpful for others.

Sharing your ride
It was stupid of me to think I could catch a cab at Urawamien Station. I ended up walking 30 minutes and then finally was picked up by a stranger who offered to give me a lift. I’m touched by the warmth of human kindness. Thank you, thank you!

Rest here!
Last night, I decided, rather than stay at the office, I should try walking home. So I slowly made my way west on Koshu freeway on foot. It was around 9PM when I saw an office building that had a sign that said “Please use our office’s bathrooms! Please rest here!” The employees of the office were loudly shouting out the same to all the people trying to walk home. I was so touch I felt like crying. Well, I guess I was too tense yesterday to cry, but now the tension is wearing off and am very much in tears.

At the convenience store
While most of the convenience stores near the station were closed because of the quake, there was just one Seven Eleven that was open. The employees had lit lots of candles and put them on the stores shelves. The cash register was not working and they could not take inventory, so the employees worked in threes, one reading up the item description and price, another punching the numbers into a calculator, and the last one using a flashlight to help them work. The store managed to operate both “cash registers” efficiently this way. Impressed!

On the way to the emergency evacuation area
My oldest daughter was making her way to Yokohama’s emergency evacuation area. Total strangers were helping each other out and showing each other the way to the emergency evacuation area. She told me she was moved at how strangers, who can seem so cold at times, showed her kindness and care. I was reminded at the Japanese peoples’ inherent ability to immediately unite in the face of adversity. Today, I have discovered a newfound faith in my nation and my people.

A big, kind voice
I’ve been walking for many hours now. I’m touched at how everywhere I turn, there are shops open with people shouting “Please use our bathroom!” or “Please rest here!” There were also office buildings where people with access to information were voluntarily shouting out helpful tips, like “**** line is now operational!” Seeing things like this after walking for hours and hours made me feel like weeping with gratitude. Seriously, there is still hope for this country!

On the platform
The Oedo Subway Line for Hikarigaoka is very congested. On the platform and at the gate there are just crowds and crowds of people waiting for the train. But in all the confusion, every last person is neatly lined up waiting his or her turn while managing to keep a passage of space open for staff and people going the other way. Everyone is listening to the instructions from the staff and everyone acts accordingly. And amazingly … there isn’t even a rope or anything in sight to keep people in queue or open space for staff to pass, they just do! I am so impressed at this almost unnatural orderliness! I have nothing but praise for these people!

Station staff
I said to a Tokyometro station staff who was on all-night duty, “I’m sure it has been a tough night for you. Thank you.” He responded with a smile, “On a night like this, gladly!” I was touched.

Coffee
My husband finally got home very late last night after walking for 4 hours. He told me he felt like giving up at around Akabane, when an elderly man who was going around handing out free coffee saw him, gave him a steaming cup and said, “You must be tired and cold. Here, have some coffee!” My husband told me that it was because of this elderly man that he found the will and strength to continue walking. I’ve already heard this story from him five times tonight, so no doubt he was really, really touched! Thank you to my husband’s anonymous helper!

Blood donations
Japan is strong! At Osaka I saw a LONG line of people waiting to give blood at the blood donation center. This is the first time I have seen such a queue of selfless people waiting patiently in line just to give. It was a moving sight! To everyone in the hard-hit areas, we your countrymen accept your suffering as our own and we share in your grief. Do not give up! Stay strong!

Saving electricity for the North
I went to my neighborhood supermarket and was initially surprised that their neon signs were off. They usually are open till 1AM. I then found out that they were open, but were saving electricity so that more power could be channeled to the hard-hit coastal areas. Wow!

Not enough money!
At the store where I work, a huge group of young men suddenly came in to buy booze. One of them suddenly said, “Oops, I only have enough money to buy booze, I can’t donate! Forget the booze, maybe next time!” and instead put ALL his money into the disaster relief donation box. One by one, every single one of the army of youths threw all their money into the box after him. What a heart-warming sight that was!

Goth youth
A goth youth with white hair and body piercings walked into my store and shoved several hundred dollars (several tens of thousands of yen) into the disaster relief fund donation box. As he walked out, I and people around me heard him saying to his buddies, “I mean, we can buy those games anytime!” At that, we all opened our wallets and put our money into the donation box. Really, you cannot judge people by their appearances.

Another Disney episode
Amazing! My brother just managed to get home from Disneyland right now. He’s got bags and bags of free sweets. Furthermore, Disneyland paid for every customer’s travel fare back. All night long, the staff responded immediately and fully to every request he made. Disneyland is truly a world class brand!

Same boat!
Last night, Aobadai station was jammed with stranded people unable to get home. But there were private cars with drivers shouting “If you’re going in the direction of ****, please hop on!” I was able to hitch a ride on one of them. When I thanked the driver, he replied “No worries! We’re all on the same boat. We have to stick together!”

Need to charge your phone?
At the emergency evacuation area, a young first-year intern at my company who had brought her phone’s charger got permission from the facility to use their power socket and went around shouting “Anyone need to charge their phone? Please use my charger!” Just a little thing, but I was touched.

ow,arap2 kawan2 boleh fikirlah kan kenape sy kate mereka mempunyai budi perketi yg baik..emm...rendahkan hati,bukakan minda untuk berfikir sejenak bolehkah kite sebagai orang islam seperti ini @ lbh senang org Msia seperti ini..
kalo nk tahu lbh lnjt boleh layari ke http://voicesfromjapan.blogspot.com/
Yg paling mengagumkan saya adalah video ini..video ini mengisahkan pak cik ni di ty mcmane rumahnya?dia terus kate mari kite bina sama2..terharu kan...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zeroCZSrjo

p/s: kami disini pun sama..di lab en hubby,katenye gelap gelita je..ingatkan xde org..rupenye penuh org..sume org tgh berjimat..bg elektrik dkt north area..pic diambil dari AMIR  n pak cik google...credit to AMIR n pak cik google

4 comments:

☆*♥L@dy @yU♥*☆ said...

wahh rajinnyer taip...
panjang but nice entry aimi @__________@

Apple Cute said...

puan aimi...Semoga semuanya Selamat..:D

Pn DG said...

wahhh...panjangnya....mcm kat sini massa banjir haritu...semua hbs...minyk, mknn etc...bila diumumkan untuk minta sukarela bg membantu mangsa...dlm bbp minit shaja list dah penuh....list menunggu ramai lagii...semua ingin membantu....dia org walau tkda agama tapi attitude baguskan tolong menolong baguskn....

kwn2 yg akak kenal di tokyo dan berhmprn...semua balik msia sehingga pulih dengar2nya...

onedurrani said...

kak ayu_seprh je sy taip..sprh lg sy copy je..hehe

ayu_thanks ye ayu

kak das_hehe..sy copy byk..heheaah kan...kite nmpk org barat mmg suke tolong...hehehe
ye kak..ramai yg dh blk..tp kat cn...kyushu uni..siap bg surat suruh gi sek(U)mcm biasa...n jgn risau pasal bende2 ni...dieorg siap akn ukur radiasi setiap hr..hehe..almknye..kami kt cn duduk je lh kt cn....

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