Have a Heart for Japan

Japan’s in trouble and is working through a pile of disasters… There’s been a great response, world wide, of fundraisers and donations being raised and sent to offer relief to those without homes, food and water, and to aid in the rescue missions which are still happening as I write this.

As for the Nuclear reactors, I think all we can do from this side is pray that the problem can be can be sorted out before any more disasters fall on the Japanese community.

Even though I’m nowhere near that side of the world, I feel really thankful that there are people that are willing to sacrifice their time, sleep and even lives in working to help people.

All doctors, medical assistants and people outside of the disaster areas sending food and blankets etc to the earthquake and tsunami hit areas.

The leaders of Japan that have not slept in days.

The people in the disaster hit areas that have been so helpful and considerate towards each other.

The firefighters, pilots and rescue crews from around the world that have come to give helping hand!

AND especially…. all the people working to solve the nuclear reactor problem, risking their lives to save Japan. You guys are heroes and I pray for your safety and success!

Everyone that has offered help to Japan in one way or another, thank you!

みんあさんありがとうございます

I’m not from Japan, or Japanese, but it is such an encouragement to see a community of people so willing to help each other in bad times, and to see countries do the same.

Take care Japan! Good luck and our thoughts are with you!

Lots of love

from

Rebecca Lilley

 

 

 

 

If you’re living in Port Elizabeth, SA, and you want to contribute to the Red Cross Japan but aren’t sure how,

contact me via the  “Ginger Pops” group on facebook.

Ginger Pops will be selling “Have a Heart for Japan” cupcakes for 2 weeks and all the profits will be sent to Japan!

 

 

Japan’s in trouble and is working through a pile of disasters… There’s been a great response, world wide, of fundraisers and donations being raised and sent to offer relief to those without homes, food and water, and to aid in the rescue missions which are still happening as I write this.

As for the Nuclear reactors, I think all we can do from this side is pray that the problem can be can be sorted out before any more disasters fall on the people of Japan.

Even though I’m nowhere near that side of the world, I feel really thankful that there are people that are willing to sacrifice their time, sleep and even lives in working to help people.

All doctors and medical assistants and people outside of the disaster areas sending food and blankets etc to the earthquake and tsunami hit areas.

The leaders of Japan that have not slept in days.

The people in the disaster hit area that have been so helpful and considerate towards each other.

The firefighters, pilots and recue crews from around the world that have come to give helping hand!

AND especially…. all the people working to solve the nuclear reactor problem, risking their lives to save Japan. You guys are heroes and I pray for your safety and success!

Everyone that has offered help to Japan in one way or another, thank you!

みんあさんありがとうございます!

I’m not from Japan, or Japanese, but it is such an encouragement to see a community of people so willing to help each other in bad times, and to see countries do the same.

Take care Japan! Good luck and our thoughts are with you!

Lots of love

from

Rebecca Lilley

Port Elizabeth

South Africa

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March 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Far away lands. Leave a comment.

Let’s grace the cobbled walkways <3

Pretty Munchen <3

One day I will walk across all the lands, each step a sip from the cup of culture, each glance a memory painted on my heart. I have no need for the pictures on the sidewalks, my charicature artistically and somewhat offensively portrayed on the canvas of a skilled travelling artist. Instead let’s endevour to enjoy pleasant jabbering of the middle aged Italian hairdresser, overjoyed to have another client to tell her story to, even if it might not really be understood. A night of point-and-shoot conversations to see which word might be understood by the other, always followed by overjoyed “Ah ha’s”, head nodding and laughing at the moment of understanding!

SDC12785Let’s walk along the cobbled streets of Florence, risking our lives in the simple task of crossing the road, or casually stroll into the backdrop of a stranger’s photograph, smiling your biggest, cheekiest smile as you sneak past. Relaxing with a strong but delicious cappucino at the foot of an ancient monument… giggling at the abundance of tourists – and their interaction with these new surroundings – even though we are tourists too.

Heading back to the hostel proves an adventure every time thanks to the uselessness of the pedestrian crossings and the arrival into the long passageways with their old convent ambience. Simple bedroom decor with a view of the Seven Saints cathedral sends it’s greeting at every glance outside of the bedroom window, along with a soft breeze of chilly Autumn air.

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IMG_0915Travelling is fun

November 15, 2009. Far away lands, Fun times, New things. 2 comments.

The lands of little Mystery

Little Mystery


Come see my pretty Mystery
She plays in fields of coal
Her eyes reciting melodies
Imprinted in her soul

She rests beneath the rain-kissed trees
And paints on clouded skies
While driftwood dreams, amidst the breeze
Embark upon her sighs

Be kind to little Mystery
Whose mind dwells far away
In search of all her memories
Forever gone astray.

She writes enchanted melodies
of treasures in the air
a beauty sadly lost to us
whose minds all fail to care

And while her mind does dance and play
Upon the silver moon
Young Mystery forever strays
Within her painted tune.

July 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Far away lands, Poetry. Leave a comment.