Monday, March 14, 2011

Document Everyday Life / Pray for Japan


Inspired today to use up more Bo Bunny Ad Lib pps with Magistical Memories' 
Solid Bubble Loop chipboard set. 

I layered the smallest sized Bubble Loop over the largest piece for yet another fun chipboard sun take. 

Used up some Such Sweet Tierney Buttons and journaling spots by Tanya Leigh. 
I am still loving the new TA Alaskan Salmon Chalkboard mist - used it on the smallest Bubble Loop
and a little on the die cut background behind the photo. 

& while our collective thoughts and hearts must still be with Japan right now , 
here's a link on Facebook where you can go & share some of your thoughts or feelings 


The spirit & resilience of the Japanese people right now is definitely more than inspiring - 

From Twitter ( translated by Jun Shiomitsu ) 


献血の列
日本は強いです!大阪難波の献血施設は被災地の方の為に超満員の順番待ちでした。私欲の無い列を初めて見ました。感動しました。被災地の方々、全国でその辛さを受け止めます。諦めずに頑張って下さい!
Blood donations
Japan is strong!  At Osaka I saw a LONG line of people waiting to give blood at the blood donation center.  This is the first time I have seen such a queue of selfless people waiting patiently in line just to give.  It was a moving sight!  To everyone in the hard-hit areas, we your countrymen accept your suffering as our own and we share in your grief.  Do not give up!  Stay strong!



渋滞した交差点での出来事
一回の青信号で1台しか前に進めないなんてザラだったけど、誰もが譲り合い穏やかに運転している姿に感動した。複雑な交差点で交通が5分以上完全マヒするシーンもあったけど、10時間の間お礼以外のクラクションの音を耳にしなかった。恐怖と同時に心温まる時間で、日本がますます好きになった。
At a congested downtown intersection …
Cars were moving at the rate of maybe one every green light, but everyone was letting each other go first with a warm look and a smile.  At a complicated intersection, the traffic was at a complete standstill for 5 minutes, but I listened for 10 minutes and didn’t hear a single beep or honk except for an occasional one thanking someone for giving way.  It was a terrifying day, but scenes like this warmed me and made me love my country even more. 

バス停で・・・
バスが全然来ない中、@saiso が、バス停の前にある薬局でカイロを買ってきて、並んで待ってる人みんなに配った!
Bus stop mini episode:
It was freezing and bus was taking ages to arrive.  “@saiso” left the queue to run to a nearby pharmacy.  He bought heating pads and gave one to everyone in the queue!



Three days after the tsunami, three people were rescued from their attic. Upon being asked to comment, the elderly man smiles and says,

"We're fine! I've experienced the Chile tsunami too so I'm fine! LET'S START REBUILDING!"



11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Pearl!! This LO is so fun and vibrant! The perfect papers for teenagers! Love all the fun embellishing here. I was just watching the news and the footage is just shocking. Such a scary situation. I feel so bad for their pain and suffering.

Kim said...

thanks you for sharing that link, its certainly a heart breaking thing to witness...Ilove the vibrancy and layering of thi s layout lot of fun!

Metal_Minish said...

Such an awesome LO! Love the colorfulness, that blue die-cut paper pops amazingly against that vivid red background! *w*
And the photo is adorable... I'm jealous of their Pikachu doll... XD

I'm keeping Japan in my thoughts daily, it's so sad and awful... T^T

BabyBokChoy said...

Awesome layout my dear, seems like the mojo is flowing!! What a tragedy that has unfolded in Japan, but the Japanese always pull through!

Christina said...

Another amazing layout Ms Pearl!
Definetly praying for Japan over here!!!
xo

Staci said...

so so sad what's going on in japan :-( I love that LO - so many fun details!!

Sarah Webb said...

Love, love the colours on this page! Great title too! My heart goes out to everyone in Japan.

Wendy Kwok said...

the colors are perfect for a teenager. Did I spot sewing?

Audrey Pettit said...

My heart goes out to everyone in Japan! Such a horrible and scary thing!
Love your layout. Gorgeous papers and colors. Love the layered die cut paper and your use of the chipboard.

Helen Tilbury said...

PHEW that whole Japan thing is just absolutely mind-boggling - talk about national disaster!!! Such a huge shame :(:(:( Love your Ad-Lib layout & I have ordered that Alaskan Salmon Mist - I think I must blame you for my mist-addiction :-D It sure is contagious isn't it!?!

ellen s. said...

i have had those brave souls on my mind every day. my heart goes out to them

your layout is beautiful, i love that paper and looking forward to using it...you always inspire me