earthquake still gives them the shivers

Philippines
March 23, 2011 4:52am CST
since the earthquake last march 11 people at japan still have this feeling of fear. if it gives after shock at night they can no longer sleep. specially those who have babies. when it has after shocks at the afternoon most parents have this fear for their kids are at school. one of my friend there who works as a camber maid at a hotel is planning to get a job in the area where her daughter goes to school. this kind of fear happened to us already after the flash flood that flooded our homes. when it is starting to rain specially at night kids starts to cry and some parents can not sleep. the fearing of experiencing it again is frightening.
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@Theresaaiza (10485)
• Australia
24 Mar 11
I am very saddened to hear about this. Us here in Bohol who have not experienced a thing when Bagyong Ondoy hit could not come close to imagining what the victims went and are still going through. I'm sure there's been a lot of trauma. All we can really do is offer help in whatever way we can considering the distance, like donations and prayers of course.
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
yes us here at marikina was badly hit ny the ondoy and my mothers house was flooded up to the roof. but seeing this is different... this is more fearing that what we had during ondoy. though the sad part was we are not as progressive as japan so i am sure that in no time they can stand again. natural disasters can really cause so much fear... thanks a lot for the response.
@Theresaaiza (10485)
• Australia
25 Mar 11
It is during these times that we feel God's works the most in the form of volunteers, anonymous people donating goods, financial aid, and people helping out each other. Scenes that we barely saw when times were good. If we have faith that Philippines will rebuild even if we are way behind Japan economically, we can achieve that. I pray that you will be able to revive yourselves from the losses. Our prayers will go on for you and for people in Japan.
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
yes we had already, and thank you very much to families and friends who helped us in financial, in morale and in prayers. me and my siblings helped each other to make our mothers place back to normal. i have a very supporting wife that even our house was flooded too she let me go out and clean my mothers house while she alone cleaned ours. she also cook meals for us, plus some of my siblings and their family. somehow the cleaning turned out to be fun for we all worked together and just joked about what happened. the scary part now is if this happens again. we should all be prepared. my mother is half body paralyzed and only God knows how she reached the roof with the rest of the family. they were also saved by the neighbors who have up to third floor houses. this became a big effect specially with kids but i know we adult too are scared so we need to be prepared if anything like this happens. thank you very much for the prayers.
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Mar 11
hi se7enthbird just seeing the news on T V had me shivering so I can well imagine how traumatic this is to those poor Japanese people. a double disaster.I get a little scared[em myself when ever we have earth tremors here in Southern California. we are humans abd humans have emotions that will run amok in a disaster.
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
very traumatic, yesterday they had another earthquake with intensity 6 and another warning of tsunami. i heard on NHK. Japan's news channel on cable. so just hearing this and i am not from japan i do also feel the fear. i also fear for the safety of my friends and their families. no matter where we are double disaster like this would really produce trauma. thanks a lot for the response and have a great day.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Just last night, my son was watching "2012", and honestly, just watching the disastrous and traumatic movie effects of the movie gave me the shivers too.. the tsunami was really the frightening aftermath of an earthquake at it can wipe out an entire country.. let us just hope and pray that everything that nature takes into its course, mankind will be spared..
@dadindine (230)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Most if not all people would really be traumatized with the kind of disaster that Japan had what more if they were actually there. I, myself was horrified even if I've seen it only through video footage and images. And yes, aftershocks shouldn't be taken less serious because sometimes they are more fatal than the actual quakes.
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
true. i have few friends who lives at japan and you will see their status at FB they are still scared of after shocks and when the after shocks strikes at the evening they are awake all through the night. it is also true that after shock shouldnt be taken less serious for sometimes it is more damaging the the earthquake itself. thanks a lot for the response.
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
I understand why. Picturing it happening here already gives me the shivers, what's more if it actually happens. It's just natural to feel trauma over it.