Posts tagged #japan

Japan. Haiti. Phuket - Trying To Get My Head Around It.

How quickly we forget that which does not directly effect us. Haiti, Phuket, Japan and thousands of near misses that we global face daily. Our hearts go out to those in need with thoughts, prayers and perhaps even donation. What do so say? How do you heal? Where do you go? Is your family alive? We can only be thankful for the human spirit that powers us to above all – survive.

Having become a father some three plus years ago, the fear I felt in watching this thinking about my own family was nothing short of nightmarish. I can only hope that in moments like these that we in some slight way drop our defenses about race, creed, political, religion and just see one another as people, nothing more and nothing less. 

Here's a first hand representation of what it is like to face the wrath of this disaster. SFW.

Google Crisis Response – 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami hub

Facebook’s Global Disaster Relief page

Posted on March 15, 2011 and filed under News, People, Television.

This Is Why We Will Never Be Cooler Than Japan

While I know this post is breaking convention from my usual advertorial and design rants, I just had to share. There's a couple of things that make Japan cooler than America and one is the simple fact that they're willing to burn people on television with impunity. Could you imagine our litigious society been dropped into a pool of hot water? Someone would sue for a new double-wide. Enjoy.

Posted on January 6, 2010 and filed under LOL, Soapbox, Television.