Thursday: a day of celebrations in Tokyo.
Friday: shocking news and personal experience of the big earthquake. Panic. Impossible to contact students and family. Hundreds of us are together at JIU. Blackouts. Fear.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: the situation gets worse. The numbers escalate. We are all saddened by the large number of bodies that are being found by the seashore and by the suffering of all family members. We have no gasoline, no food on shelves and the aftershocks keep scaring us.
Tuesday: we know for sure that what we are going through here in Chiba is nothing compared to what the people from Iwate and Miyagi are suffering now.
Our graduation ceremony and other programs this week have all been postponed.
Thank you for your prayers. We all need that.