when the tragedy in japan first struck, i was somewhat apathetic towards the tragedy that was unfolding. i barely read the news reports. then the nuclear reactor blew up. from then on, i started reading the news with mixed feelings of morbid fascination, horror and grief for the japanese people. on the way to and fro work, during lunch hours and even in the office, i was glued to the news websites as reports came in constantly about updates of the troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima.
singapore is a very lucky little island. we are situated nowhere near earthquake zones and we are buffeted by our neighbours from tsunamis. never in a million years will i be able to understand what the japanese are going through. but i don't think i need to understand to be able to give. to do my part and to help raise the awareness and encourage the flow of gifts to japan, i am compiling some links of worthy causes, sales of items for donations and raffles that is floating around the online blogging community. i am also putting together some other links of newspaper articles and photojournalism articles that i have come across that i will hope will keep everyone informed.
it's all i can do but i am sure with everyone's little efforts combined, we will have contributed something significant to help out our friends in japan. i know that, without a doubt, japan will rise again from the ashes.
because history says so.
- singapore red cross society
- the art of staying up all night: andrea is selling handmade pins of japan maps.
- curating cuteness: katie is holding a raffle of handmade goodies and japanese stationeries.
- a bit of this, a bit of that: jo is the master organiser of the japan quake auction appeal.
- little home: nan lawson has created a special print.
- alice in designland: help japan artwork, all under $25.
- tokyo textiles: they are organising a raffle of lovely japanese fabric, buttons and lace.
- hilda grahnat: hilda is selling photo prints and postcard sets of pictures she took in japan last year.
- forever21.com: 100% of all proceeds from march 18!
news + photojournalism
- japan earthquake aftermath: thirty three photographs of after.
- frantic repairs go on at plant as japan raise severity of crisis (new york times)
- food, fuel and medicine run short in shelters (new york times)
- forecast for plume's path is a function of wind and weather (new york times)
- the scariest earthquake is yet to come (newsweek)
edit: i just donated $10 via globalgiving.org