Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You have to salute the Japanese people...

After what happened in Japan, I immediately thought of my friends who lived in Kobe. Thankfully they were safe! I was told that it really is such a big tragedy. Kobe was fine but Sendai was really really bad. I don't want to write about the negative things that happened in Japan but I want to point out certain things we can learn from them...

Were there any clips on the news that showed people suffering? People having a hard time? I can't think of any at the moment because I didn't see any. Media controlled what not to put. I thought that it was just proper not to show those things. Unlike here, they show everything! If there are people in media reading this, I think we can learn from them.

More importantly, there were no looting or stealing! Imagine how disciplined they are. The Japanese people are just so awesome for rising up after all the tragedy. You have people falling in line in orderly fashion when getting water. Here? People fight in line, they grab while some even steal. What was sad during Ondoy was during the relief operations, people who weren't affected were getting mad that they didn't get any free stuff. I just feel really bad on the level of discipline we have here. :( We can learn from our neighbors above us. The Japanese people are just so disciplined. We should be more like them. I even heard that among all the nationalities that travel abroad, the Japanese are still the most disciplined. I think it's just awesome how they do it. Ang galing nila! They know how to get back up on their feet.

What we can do now is to continue praying for them. We may not see it on TV but there are a lot of people having a difficult time in Japan. Pray for them if you can...

As for us, we also need to pray for one another. I believe that we have the capacity of getting back up on our feet also. We just need to be more patient and disciplined. Let's forget about the crab mentality. We need to support one another! I believe in the Filipino. You do too right? :)

4 comments:

Marlou said...

No wonder kung maunlad sila eversince, maski hanggang ngayon na under sila ng calamity.

jancams said...

Marami ngang bagay na nakaka-disappoint sa mga kapwa nating Pinoy. Marami pa tayong dapat gawin to change things around the country. I hope it's very soon..

preciosa said...

Buti pa sila wala silang sinisi kahit sino man sa kanilang bansa lalo na sa kanilang gobyerno dahil sa lahat ng mga nangyaring trahedya na naranasan nila. Ngunit kung may mga mamamayang hapon man na galit, hindi naman nila iyon ipinapahayag sa marahas na paraan. Kung tutuusin maganda silang mga ehemplo sa buong mundo. Kung sino pa ang higit na mas dapat maghurmentado, sila pa itong mga kalmado. Wala nga naman magandang maidudulot ang paninisi. Mas mabuti nga naman na piliin ang kapayapaan at tumulong sa paghanap ng solusyon kesa sa dumagdag pa sa problema.
Sana lang makabangon din agad sila. Pero malamang malaki ang tiyansa na mangyari yun dahil may pagkakaisa sila.

therese said...

I have to agree with what you said. The disipline the Japanese people had shown after the earthquake, the tsunami and the destruction is something we Filipinos should learn. I just hope everybody realizes it.