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While the footage of the devastating triple-disaster (Earthquake, Tsunamis, Reactor leak) in Japan dominate the international media and our TV screen, it is difficult to imagine life goes on in some other parts of Japan. At one point some even believe that the radioactive dust has reached Hong Kong and soon to Singapore and therefore everyone should stock up Betadine. It is hard not to over react when the media keep feeding the dome news.

Over the last week, we have the privilege of hosting a student, Keisuke, from Fukuoka, Japan. The group of Japanese students were on a mission of cultural exchange between Singapore and Japan, called APCC mission. Through the faces of this group of cheerful, innocent students, I started to appreciate the resilient characters of human nature. Life has to go on and we just have to deal with the situation at hand, step by step: Rescue, Rebuild, and Rethink how to reduce our energy footprint in the future.

Say hi to the camera, Little India, Singapore

Say hi to the camera, Little India, Singapore

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

See? my hand

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

APCC mission: Japanese student with Singapore host

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

Cool right?

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

APCC mission: Japanese student with Singapore host

APCC mission: Japanese student from Fukuoka

Sayonara!

For the month of April, 15% sales of Totobobo mask from Japan address will be donated to the Red Cross and Merci Relief to help their effort in Japan. More detials in flyjin.com

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