Just wanted to let you folks who expressed concern that my aunt called at the end of last week saying she's ok. Since then, my mom has had better luck calling Taiwan and Japan, thank goodness. I was ready to buy new phones for the house! My cousin is ok too, but I don't know any specifics on her. A friend from the states went back to work in Japan to help clean up and finish projects. I think she should've stayed in the US, but...well, I just hope she stays safe.
I'm working on a collaborative project for the Japan relief effort, so stay tuned!
Thanks again, everyone, for your well wishes and help!
Monday, March 14, 2011
A friend of mine, Elizabeth Marzili is donating proceeds from her Etsy shop this month to the Japan relief effort this month. Please check it out, she has a lot of little nick knacks, frames and jewelry!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Dear friends, colleagues and random visitor,
Please, if any of you have some money to spare, donate to Red Cross or another charitable organization to help the relief effort of those hit hard by the tsunami.
I haven't been able to get in touch with my aunt, most likely because the phone lines are down and/or jammed with other people panicking and trying to contact loved ones and emergency crews. According to a relative in Taiwan, she's ok but my mom is going nuts not being able to hear from her personally. We're so in the dark and helpless, so this is the only other thing I can think of to do. Please donate, even if it's just $10. Hopefully, this will reach my aunt in some way and help speed up the process of re-establishing the phone lines so more of us on the outside can call in.
Canpan Fields: http://members.canpan.info/kikin/
International Medical Corps: http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Page.aspx?pid=1970
Also, if you have information on somebody in Japan, remember to post it with google's person finder or something similar: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
My entry for this week's woot shirt derby. It's a bird and a bee sitting in a tree, soon to be K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Spring time is coming and love will soon be in the air! Or pollen. Votes and/or feedback are appreciated :)