Sunday, August 9, 2009

A scary one!


Dear sisters ......... We just experienced a strong earthquake in Tokyo. I think the epicenter was under the Pacific Ocean south of the Japan main island (Honshu). The magnitude was 6.9 - detrimental. The entire country of Japan felt the shock but I think Kanto region (including Tokyo) recorded the strong 4.0 magnitude.

Our 'earthquake resistant' highrise building was swaying and I could feel the floor thumping under my feet! Whenever there is a tremor, I usually look at the light in my dining area as that is my best indicator of how serious an earthquake is. This time, the crystal ball was swinging widely back and forth like a pendulum! Trust me at that moment, my legs and arms felt so weak and I bet my face must have turned pale too! My instinct was to kneel down and pray to God and let this one pass us without any harm. I heard the early report is no serious injury or damage. I hope all our Japanese sisters and their families are safe. Peace!

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jaime and Bae Sisters, specially in Japan:
Be not afraid.
For Psalm 91 promises:
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
Who abide in the shadow of the Almigthy,
Say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress,
My God in whom I trust,"
God will rescue you...
Sarang Hamnida,
josephine pasricha

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaime,

Kenchana? That was a long one indeed. We usually don't care much about the quakes, but this time I almost went under the table and then I changed my mind to go to the cupboard to hold its glasse windows, haha!

Have a lot of fun in Singapore and don't miss the botanical garden for Yon-sama orchid.

cloud nine

jaime said...

Dear Josephine,

Thank you for your kind concerns. I felt I have more courage after praying. I know Holy Mother will take care of us. Have a nice day!

love ..... Jaime

jaime said...

Dear cloudnine,

I wanted to call and see if you are ok, but I thought you are probably busy checking on your family and relatives too. Hehe, can I assume the contents inside your cupboard are all Yonsama's related? Haha, I should have jumped over to my Yong Joon's cabinet too and covered it with my body! Fortunately none of the DVDs cracked :)

Hope everything is safe with you. Please take care!
love ..... jaime

Hyds said...

Dear Jaime!!
Please be careful.. I know how scary earthquakes are. I pray it will pass and everyone's safe.
Enjoy your trip.

Love,
hyds

gosijo said...

Dear Jaime (and cloud nine too),

I am so glad to hear you are both safe, indeed everyone seems safe.

Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Dear Chinggu and all Japanese sisters.

Thank goodness you are all safe. Please be careful always and you are all be in my prayers daily. We also have earthquakes here so I knew how difficult and frightening they are.

Good to read that all your YJ treasures are safe and have a happy trip. Bon Voyage!

Love,
Judy

jenny said...

Hi jaime and all japanese sister

Happy to hear that all of you are safe. Take care and may god bless you all .

Jaimie have a safe and wonderful trip to Singapore.

Take care and cheers


Jenny

karen said...

Hi hi Jaime & all sisters who staying in japan,

Glad to hear that everyone is ok & safe. Pls take care sisters.

Jaime, u going to Singapore, when ?? Have a great trip ya.

Love.Karen

Tamar1973 said...

Jaime, I'm relieved to see your nerves survived the earthquake. I've lived in California for about 12 years and you do get used to them, maybe too used to them.

Anonymous said...

we only call GOD when we are in danger, we pray for our safety we pray for everything we want to have in life,..and we pray with desires.......are we just pray for the sake of our safety....why dont we just repent and pray without anything in return........its a tremendous pain in Gods heart.......we dont have faith....we only have Desire.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime and Bae sisters:
In our life's journey we pray in different ways and they are all effective so long they are sincere.
1) We ask for the desires of our heart. And God has promised: ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
2) We praise, worship and thank God. This is one of the most powerful prayers.
3) Centering Prayer. We go into exterior silence, then interior silence, then in the deepest level of our being, be in the presence of God. Indeed Silence is the language of God.
Sarang Hamnida,
josephine pasricha

chakachan said...

hi ms. jaime....
it's really sad when mother nature strikes back..there's nothing that we can do to stop it, even if we found a way to protect/defend ourselves..we can never win over it. at a magnitude of 4.0..it is scary!!! i experienced 2 quakes in my lifetime..a magnitude of 2.0 and a 4.0 too. it happened 2 years ago at exactly 10:00 pm! the earth that i was standing on was shaking...it took me 3 seconds to get up and ran out towards the street..in sheer panic. it shook for about 2 mins. but i felt it was a lifetime...nothing can prepare me for it...i just don't want to experience it again!!!
japan is prone to earthquakes...so do take care ms. jaime and my japanese sisters..like what ms. josephine said, prayers do help!!!

take care!!
MWAHHH!!!

Marce said...

Hi Jaime,
I hope you are ok now, after to get that scary one moment. When a natural event came there is nothing that we can do, like chacachan said. But we must trust in God. Take care my dear sister.
I hope all the Japanese sisters are ok too.
God Bless you a lot.
Marce

anm said...

Hi Jamie,

So glad to know that you are safe and sound. Enjoy your stay in Singapore. Visit the botanical garden if you have time, the orchids are awesome.

Love,
ANM

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are safe and sound
my home country has a minimun of 4 slight tremors per day
when it shakes it is Awful
it's like the earth turns to water.
You can see the city engulf in dust like the earth is going to swallow it hole.

I thank the Lord you and your family are all right,
there is only one thing for this Praying, as no man hands can handle or predict when this things hit, or what they can do.

I hope he keeps you safe and sound

Moontime

Anonymous said...

Hi jaime

Just wanna drop by to say 'thank goodness' you and your family are well despite the earthquake scare. Take care always and have a good trip in Singapore. It's very hot and humid here now.

cheers
alcy

jill4byj said...
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jill4byj said...

Dear and sweet Jaime (and cloud nine too) ~

Thank you so much to check in and let us know that you're safe and sound!!! Hope all the Bae-sisters and their families are doing fine!!

God Bless!!!

Love, always!!
Jill

yudi said...

Dear Jaime,

I just read the news about the earthquake, but it appears to be the second one. I am so glad that you and your family are in Singapore right now. Take care. Pray for all Japanese sisters' safe and sound. May God bless and protect your family and all Japanese sisters.

yudi

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime and Bae sisters:
Greetings on a Tuesday late night rising into an early Wednesday dawn that is beautifully characterized by a shower of meteors.
I hope that the rain of meteors give you all and Bae Yong Joon good luck and the best of life.
Sarang Hamnida,
josephine pasricha

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime and Bae sisters from Japan and Taiwan:
I understand that there is continuous earthquakes both in Japan and Taiwan. I hope that you keep cool and safe under the protection of God Almighty. We send you all positive thoughts, love and care from the Family of Bae Yong Joon around the world.
Sarang Hamnida,
josephine pasricha

jaime said...

Dear Hyds,

So sorry for my late reply. Thank you for your kind concern, we are fine :)

Jst wonder : my windows always got shut down whenever I access your blog :( I only saw a glimpse of your blog, then after 2 seconds, everything closes down and I have to restart, so sad! I hope the problem will go away.

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Thanks gosijo,

hehe, u know cloudnine and I are doing fine now.

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi chinggu,

Yes, I heard Philippines also has earthquakes too. So, you be careful too :)

love .. jaime

jaime said...

Thanks dear jenny for always caring about me. Talk to u soon!

love .... jaime

jaime said...

hi hi karen ,

sorry for the late reply. hehe, u know I left for singapore already :) pls take care!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

hi hi tamar,

i am sure you know the feeling. california and japan are in the same boat. i guess we cannot live in fear all the time. thanks for writing to me.

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi anonymous,

I am not trying to be more religious than others. I always see God like my parents. I don't think parents categorize the kind of calls their children make to them, whether it is with desire or a plain 'Hi'. Parents will give it all to extend their hands to help and protect their children, and I am grateful that God always shows His love to those who knock on his door.

regards .... jaime

jaime said...

dear Josephine, hehe I didn't read that you have answered the previous comment for me already :) Thank you so much for your advice.

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi dear chakachan,

Oh I am sorry to hear that you have this scary experience too. I do hope you won;t have to go through this again, as I know earthquake also happens in the Philippines. Please take care, ok?

love .... jaime

jaime said...

Dear Marce,

Thanks for your kind concerns. We are doing fine :)

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Dear ANM,

Nice to hear from you again! Singapore is fantastic, just like Hong Kong but less crowded :) Hope everything is fine with you and your family. See you when I return.

love .... jaime

jaime said...

Hi Hi moontime,

Really?! 4 tremors a day! It must be so scary, cos it can be disastrous. Please be careful and I hope you have all the safety measures already.

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi Hi alcy,

Does that mean you live in Singapore? How careless of me, I didn't even know that. Do u belong to Joonsfamily?

love ..... jaime

jaime said...

Dear and sweet jillie,

Thanks for your kind concern. I know how busy you are. I hope you and your family and friends in Taiwan are fine. The typhoon caused so much damage, it's so sad. Please take care!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Dear yudi,

Thanks for your message. We are fine, hope everything is fine with you too!

love .... jaime