I've been following up CNN news for the past few days since a 7.3 magnitude earthquake happened on 8th March 2011, Tuesday.
It is truly a heart wrenching sight. Real life objects I see everyday- cars, houses, trees, ships, were swept away and piled into debris like toys.
Look closer, and you'll notice that there are actually walking people and moving vehicles trying to avoid the waves from hitting them. These are the visible items you see from the chopper. What about objects that are too small? Like animals and even little children?
Imagine as you watched, these innocent living organisms are there right in front of your eyes, too far away from the camera to be seen nor heard, helpless at the mercy of the nasty water currents. The videographers must be thinking, exactly how many of them are they really able to save?
Water currents crashing flammable objects one after another; fires breaking out on water. You can't stay above the water, neither can you stay for long under. What are you going to do?
A latest CNN video of the after-quake damage:
Kudos to the Live reporters and camera crew at the scene. It is a fine struggle between morals and getting first hand news for their loved ones. Now that daily lives are critically affected, you chose to your stand at the frontline to get news and videos for the nation. I am grateful to each and every one of you.
For the past few days, I've been suffering from serious insomnia. My heart has been feeling squashy and uncomfortable. I was crying in bed in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Twitter helped a little but that doesn't stopped my worried feelings. I knew something really nasty was going to happen.
I must be a psychic.
Life is so fragile. People are helpless in front of natural disasters. Will you make a difference for others and for yourself, beginning from say, now?
Tsunami, please be merciful and spare the innocent people from harm. About 4 million homes blacked-out in Toyko area after quake, estimated 13 million people affected and counting. Please, stop.
All photos taken from: http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2011/03/world/hires.japan.quake/index.html
Videos and resource from: http://edition.cnn.com