After reading the quake stories of people in the disasters that happened in Japan, it has left an impression on me. Previously, I thought everyone had to be evacuated, families were split in half and it was like what the Khmer Rouge did in Cambodia. However, the stories tell of an earthquake that strikes the country for a matter of seconds. The rest of the country is calm while a certain part was attacked. No families were split in half, at least for the kids of The International School of the Sacred Heart.
Many of the children that went to the school remained ignorant to the true danger that they were in and the severity of what was happening to the country of Japan. The children focus on what was positive about the situation, and not the severity or the negative. The most serious line I read came from Amy M., who cane from The International School of the Sacred Heart. She said "I will always remember this day as 3/11, not 9/11." This line actually showed that she understood what was happening and the severity of the situation. She tries to mask it with humor, however, like when she begins to speak about commercials and how one made in spite of this disaster was annoying her. Her piece also focuses more on what was happening, rather than what was happening at home. She described it as nuclear explosions inspired by a tsunami, a tsunami inspired by an earthquake, and an earthquake that barely affected her.