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 Post subject: Japan!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:45 am 
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The past few days have been just surreal watching the coverage unfold from Japan. Every time I turn on the news something more horrible is being reported . My heart aches for this entire country. If this was a movie with earthquakes, tsunamis', volcano's, nuclear disaster we'd say it was over kill and unrealistic. To think this is real life is almost too difficult to comprehend. The catastrophic disaster in Japan is a huge reminder that no matter what we all think mother nature still has the upper hand over technology.
In an age when the world is so connected what affects one country really affects us all in some way. I feel this disaster could have easily happened to any of us with just different circumstances for each country/area.

It makes it even more petty that there is squabbling and such lack of understanding over such small issues when the world is in such crisis.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Check out these before and after photos - you slide the vertical bar back and forth. This is unbelievable to see neighbourhoods destroyed.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011 ... l?src=tptw

Thanks AlbertaAdvocate for letting me know I forgot the link :swing

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:36 am 
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It's just so sad and scary.

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:22 am 
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Our dojo is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday. We're showing a children's movie Spirited Away and having origami and Japanese brush painting classes. $5.00 donation per person with procedes going to the Japan Red Cross. :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:33 am 
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That is great especially considering they had another earthquake - 6.3 I think it was.

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:20 am 
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Location: Alberta, Canada
Love Karate Susan. Do just your children go or your whole family? I put my son in karate three years ago and I joined one year ago I really love it. We have a student from Japan here right now (for the year) he will be staying with us (my home) for a month. We (as a Dojo) will be hosting an international event in June (Spirit of the North). We will be having students/Teachers from Texas, Japan... Even though I think we have a great teacher (SO great with kids) It is a great experience to be taught by teachers from other dojo's. I have already been taught by teachers from Texas, Argentina and Japan.
What a great way for you all to fundraise for those in Japan. Hope you raise Much :D :thumbsup
:goodidea

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:16 pm 
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:D Those teacher should be scared of us now!! :rofl

I started about a year ago and my daughter would come watch on Saturday. (dh would be asleep due to his shift work). After watching my skip rope etc. she thought it looked like fun and asked to join up.

It's really improved her asthma (lung capacity) and increased her confidence. There are several kids there with food allergies including one of the owners kids.

It's run by 2 women and it's of the shotokan discipline. http://www.strongeryou.com/
It's a welcoming school that accepts everyone and encourages them to progress to the best of their abilities. Everyone encourages each other and celebrates everyone acheivements.

I'm halfway through my green belt and dd is halfway through her orange belt. :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Be afraid, very afraid. We never told them we were not armed but dangerous :frightened

I would also say how encouraging everyone is there. For a place that teaches what on the outside looks like agression it really is the farthest thing from it. We do the traditional okinawan uechiryu style of karate. I test for my green belt tomorrow. :bouncygreen I am really nervous I have missed alot of classes lately. But I went for a pedicure today to get green toe nails to celebrate and encourage myself for tomorrow. 8)
If I am not able to pull it off my feet will still look good. :mrgreen:
My son has been a jr. black belt for a year now. He will need to retest when he is 16 to be a full black belt. It is an interesting that he is able to teach me. He helps as a volunteer in the childrens class (my belt color :oops: )
:huggy to a fellow Dojo goer! :happydance

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Ooh! I say that you have passed when you receive the black stripe. Going through grading is merely a formality. Also, all of the people are really watching the kids.

My Sensi loves to talk about the Okinawa people. :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:04 am 
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The situation in Japan if an unfortunate reminder of how we must anticipate emergencies when water and food supplies are scarce.

Here are some of the Canadian government's recommendations:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/al ... ex-eng.php
"Food – that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)"

Make sure to have a good supply of allergy friendly items.

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:10 pm 
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Good Luck, PaigeH, let us know. I have a Gi...very comfy..Does anyone know if it is disrespectful to wear if you don't partake?

Japan, my dh worked there for a bit, he said very respectful people....those rig hands learned a lot.....this is so sad...one good thing though is to be aware....more awareness...more help...so hard to watch this happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Location: Alberta, Canada
I did it, I did it :banana :bouncygreen :bouncyblue

Now I can wear my BIG GREEN allergy ribbon (belt). :mrgreen:

I was nervous but I had my three buddies (that I met when I joined) in the same boat as I was so we got through it together. :huggy

It might have been the green toe nail color that helped. :rofl

:abduct that is what it feels like while testing is going on so once I returned to myself I can now celebrate what's green :mrgreen: :bouncygreen :banana

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:29 pm 
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did it, I did it :banana :bouncygreen :bouncyblue

Now I can wear my BIG GREEN allergy ribbon (belt). :mrgreen:


That is wonderful, super proud of you. :huggy

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:58 pm 
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paige H wrote:
I did it, I did it :banana :bouncygreen :bouncyblue


Congratulations! What a relief for you. And free rein to use every possible green emoticon! :bouncygreen

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 Post subject: Re: Japan!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:18 pm 
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Congrats! :banana

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