Read the title? Then I shouldn't be receiving any flames or whatever 'cause this is basically just my opinions.
As we all know by now, Japan had been hit by an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude and still receiving the aftershocks hours later. What I'm about to rant might seem true to some and ridiculous to others.
I have to admit when I first heard about this, my first thoughts were 'Oh my god, is Arashi okay?'. Now, I might sound like an asshole saying that when there were thousands and thousands of people out there who were suffering. But can you blame me when all the people I really know about in Japan were them? ( as well as other artists ) I'm not trying to find excuses here but that's the truth. I'm being honest and not going oh my god I hope the people are alright when somehow I'm secretly wishing that my idols are fine. But of course I do care about the people there. If not, I wouldn't even bother keeping up to the news even when I know that the guys are fine.
Ever since the disaster, many have been re-blogging the Pray for Japan posts in Tumblr. At first I thought that was sweet but then my friend made me realised something. What's the use of re-blogging the praying stuffs when you could do it privately? Without announcing to the world?
It's not that I find them irritating or whatsoever. Sure they can pray for them but do you need to re-blog it every 5 seconds? My friend said those people are just being pretentious. Maybe that could be referred to me since I've been spamming Facebook with news about Japan's earthquake but I have to agreed with him. Though I stayed my ground for which I disagreed. For example:
" When you carry the Bible, Satan gets a headache.....When you open it, he collapses....When he sees you reading it he faints....When he sees you living it, he flees......And just when you are about to repost this, he'll try to discourage you. I JUST DEFEATED HIM!!!! REBLOG "
Isn't this just a post that just demands attention? I mean the person might have good intentions but all I can sense is that person's just wanting people to re-blog his post as many as possible.
Heartless jerks. I've encountered many comments online saying it's their karma for what the Japan did in WW2. Now all I can say is bullshit. Are we even born then to hold grudges? My country, Singapore was once being slaved and tortured by Japan and do you see me going around hating it? Seriously, we don't even have the rights to hold grudges when we were not even there to begin with. If you want to hold grudges, have them for USA for creating the wars against Iraq. At least it happened in recent years and not more than 50 years back. And people who said they deserved it, all I can say is I PRAY that Karma will hit THEM so hard, they will be begging for people to help them.
Overall. I may not know those people in Japan in real life but that doesn't mean we cannot sympathise with their suffering.
That's all. Will wait for more news about Japan's situation.