Tuesday, March 15, 2011

After The Earthquake

Hi everyone, good morning. I always upload my blog when I upload a new vlog. But lately, it's been so tough to do that.
Today, I decided to BLOG instead of VLOG. Because I sometimes need to write, not to speak.
First of all, check out my latest videos.(If you haven't watched them.)
This is the next day of the earthquake in Tokyo.

This is the day 2.

And this is the day 3.

So the first video, it's about me, us and Tokyo. I was really surprised that Tokyo was like a Ghost Town. It was Saturday but not as usual Saturday. Why is it Ghost Town? Because public transportation were paralyzed. Literally, paralyzed.
On that day, I was supposed to work. When I got a train station, it was really crowded. It's almost 2 or 3 times more crowded than usual. And I was waiting for a train. 30 minutes later, I finally managed to catch a train.
That kind of thing has happened everyday.

The next day, it was Sunday, I was at Shibuya (which is one the biggest downtown in Tokyo). And I felt so weird and angry. Because it seemed an usual Sunday. Everybody wanted to shop and walk around (without no purpose). I really wanted to say "What the hell are you doing? Why the hell are you? Why did you come here? Do you still want to shop even though the earthquake hit here 2 days ago?"
I was so frustrated how those people are selfish. I was totally disappointed.
It was about 6pm, few shops were closed. They closed earlier. That 100% made sense. But honestly, they should've closed MORE earlier, or shouldn't have worked.

About 8pm, people were everywhere. One thing, I really couldn't understand was that shops (I guess they were restaurants and electric advertisements.) were still using huge amount of electricity. Who wants to see advertisements such this situation? Why couldn't they think about people who were struggling this situation?
Again, I was so disappointed how much we're selfish.
As soon as I got home, I was setting my camera up and talking about how I felt and urged people try to save electricity, use Skype or Viber instead of public telephone lines and not go out without no purpose.
I know that I'm not a public figure and I don't have enough power to urge people to do those things. But I wanted to let people to know about it as a Japanese.

The next day, I was told my boss not to work today. I totally agree. I was thinking, "What do I have to do now? What can I do as a Japanese??"
Suddenly, I got an idea.
"Maybe I could donate."
Fortunately, I just became a YouTube partner last week which means I can earn revenue from my videos. This is the reason why I've vlogged as much as I can.
But the problem is that my YouTube community is too small as a YouTuber (I always appreciate my subscribers and viewers!). I've already asked world famous YouTube partners to promote my videos. I deeply hope that some of them check my message and will reply to me.

I know that I can't do anything without your support. If you read this blog, just tell your friends and family that there is a guy who is trying to help people.

Ever since the earthquake hit Japan, I've never left my cameras. If something is going on here, I will film and upload on YouTube. That's what I've decided, no matter what.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much, domoo arigatoo gozaimashita.
    For your videos and your thougts shared on your blog.
    We have been living in Japan for 2 years and visiting it many times. It is our favourite country. We were (2 adults and 2 children) staying in Tokyo in February - March and returned home to Finland 7th of March.
    It is very hard to see your country is such distress. Your video of Takeshita-doori where we just walked, a couple of days ago...
    Please, go on struggling. Gambatta ne. Please, hold on to the pillars of the Rainbow.
    The world is with you.