Penang for Japan disaster relief

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Good to see folks in Penang doing something concrete for the disaster victims in Japan.

This event is genuine: I am told the organisers had a press conference with the Penang Chief Minister and the Japanese Consulate General today.

Hello friends,

We’re all devastated by the tragedy that is unfolding in Japan now, and 5 days after the event.

I know it seems strange to be fundraising for a nation that is not only one of the richest and probably most prepared in the world, but when you come down to the individual victims, you have to just imagine having lost your entire house, family, village, future and hope under the literal cloud of radioactive shadow to understand how helpless, lost and without hope it is to be a victim of this disaster. We feel that by doing this fundraising, we can focus the energy currently being spent on just feeling sorry into providing some much needed financial help to individual victims in Japan.

The funds raised will be sent directly to Japan through the Japanese Consulate General of Penang.

The event which will be on
SUNDAY, 27th March at the STRAITS QUAY Indoor AND Outdoor (both Aircon) lobby area.

Time: 11am ~ 6pm

  1) Charity Sale – we need donations of items from companies and individuals.

Please donate or help to ask for donations for things like rice cookers, fax machine, handbags, clothes, even good condition soft toys! Items can be second-hand or new but please donate things people would WANT to buy. We don’t want to be your unofficial garbage collector…!

2) PERFORMANCES, TALKS, ACTIVITIES – we need volunteers to perform, ~ dance, songs, magic, games…
We need to have a programme of performances to draw the crowd while the silent auction continues.

Also looking for anyone who can give a talk on:-
“How to prepare for and survive a disaster”
“Survival Action 101” ~ what do do in an emergency
“What is Nuclear Energy”
“Crisis Management”
First Aid Demonstration etc
** This is so that people who attend the event will LEARN something and prepare better for any potential disasters.

Right now, we’re planning for Japanese dances, Drum performances, Japanese Children’s choir, kimono dressing, origami, caricature drawing etc..

Anything to add to this would be great! It doesn’t have to be Japanese… even Jazz performances, guitar, violin, puppet shows – anything is ok, as long as it can be done on stage without much props.

We need personnel and resources to help with the Stage Management, Stage lighting, backdrop etc

3) PUBLICITY – please, please, please ask your friends, relatives, fellow club members, school teachers, cleaning ladies, your enemies… EVERYONE to support by participating or buying!

With regards to the offers of help and donations, please contact the following coordinators:-

Organising chairperson: Ms Emi Yamazaki [email protected] 012-4139096
Cash Donations: Mrs Lee Laines [email protected] 012-5811123
Food Donation: Mrs Rumi Kudo (English) [email protected] 016-4248401
Donation of Items for sale/ auction: Ms Chika Ando [email protected] 012-5008486
Performances: Ms Hitomi Ogawa [email protected] 016-4974087
Kimono: Mrs Imura Mariko

みなさん、この度の東北太平洋地震において連日テレビを見ながら遠いペナンからでも何か出来ないか、

被災地の皆さんのお役に立てることはなんだろうと胸を痛めていらっしゃると思います。

そこで ”がんばれ!日本!”と称しチャリティーが開催される事になりました。

内容は: みなさんの家庭で使えるのに眠っている物を集めて売る。

      浴衣を有料で貸す(着付けてあげる)

      各ショー

      非常事態にどう備えるかのトークショー

      その他

*ご家庭の不用品をお持ちより下さい。(原則的に当日開催場にて受け付け)

*義援金の受け付け 

*ボランティアスタッフ募集

みなさんのご協力心よりお願い致します。

P.S このメールをお友達、会社の知り合いの方等たくさんの皆さんに転送下さい。

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RYN

Source Bloomberg today: 5 types of radioactive material has escaped into the sea. Take note everybody!

tan, tanjung bungah
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tan, tanjung bungah

Hi everyone,

Will be at Straits Quay this Sunday to donate and help in whatever way possible.

Hope everyone would inform others, relatives and friends, of this noble effort to alleviate the sufferings of the unfortunate people in the tsunami and reactor radiation zone.

See you there.

wandererAUS
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wandererAUS

I have a soft heart for those who are suffering….especially children. I have made my donation to the Japanese Red Cross (children). Perhaps, I trust them more!
Nicholas, hope you will learn to draw a line between a national wealth which will be responsible to replace all the damaged infrastructures and the people woes, who need instant help! Your name implies you are a Christian, you definitely, read a wrong bible!

Michiko
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Michiko

Watch this music video ‘Believe’, the charity music single from Taiwan artists to raise fund for the Japanese victims:

相信希望 – Fight & Smile

Hamim
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Hamim

Our local artists should lend their support too to raise fund with their singing.

Siti, what say you?

Norman
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Norman

Here is an excellent local artists’ response to the tragedy in Japan.

“We Are Nothing”

Chris Murti
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Chris Murti

Very meaningful lyrics for us to ponder in time like this.

Kim Tai Hong
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Kim Tai Hong

Very touching images to go along with the thought-provoking lyrics. Surely a contender for video award. Cetainly a must watch for those who treasure peace, and environmental protection.

Jeremy Soong
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Jeremy Soong

Karen Kong is a talented local artist who has produced albums in malay and chinese.

nicholas
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nicholas

are you CRAZY? Japan have MORE THEN ENOUGH MONEY to get out of this tsunazmi crisis. Only the NUCLEAR crisis slow their effort.

LOOK AT THIS>>> JAPAN ANNUAL BUDGET IS USD1,100 BILLION !!!!!!!!!!!! the cost of the tsunami and earthquake is only USD 50 billion. Maximu is 250 Billion USD. so, 1100-250= USD 850 BILLION!!!!! Malaysia budget only around USD100Billion each year.

Andrew I
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Andrew I

Here’s an example of a troll, a very heartless one at that. They like to use multiple question and exclamation marks. Must have had bad teachers.

So, here’s your chance to prove you’re not a troll, Gerakan K. How about donating your BMW to the Charity Sale?

I don’t have anything that size, but I’ll be helping out. See you at the fundraising?

Yang
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Yang

Don’t expect Gerakan K to donate his BMW. Expect him on how he will try to get as much as possible from the UMNO BN government subsidies.

Gerakan K
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Gerakan K

I already made donation via direct bank transfer. A donation program run by Media Prima the owner of NTV7 and other local free channels.

More *legal* donation channels can be found here:

Donation for Japan quake victims (http://rosamundwo.com/2011/donation-for-japan-quake-victims/)

Andrew I
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Andrew I

Oh I see. It’s either via BN or PR organs.

Well, so long as you’re telling the truth, it’s good that you’re donating.

So I take it I won’t be seeing you at the fundraising. If you change your mind, you’ll be able to pick me out in the crowd.

I have a halo over my head.

statistician
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statistician

Gerakan K – when coming to aggravate Anil’s blog-followers you are more than active. When Anilnetto is trying to get all his followers to help giving moral support in spirit and in material, pulak u cakap kosong n say you support NTV7 lah whatever lah….. Anil – I am wondering, if those victims wish to get away from the disaster, I dont mind renting my 4rooms 1maidroom 4bathrooms house… at a cheaper rate. I’d be calling Ms Chika on this matter, clothes and $$-donations. I’ll say that I am your follower Anil! Gambatte everybody – lets help the unfortunate victims.… Read more »

RYN
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RYN

FYI – today Bloomberg ” On The Move Asia ” 10.37am anchorlady Haslinda Amin stated that Malaysia said ” Fukushima disaster WILL NOT DERAIL nuclear plant building plan.

Goodness – everybody : do something!

tunglang
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tunglang

What comes from the generous heart is more genuine than what comes from the uncontrollable spiteful tongues. Say what you like, but there are more people who are willing to give a helping hand than sit and do nothing but spite.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver – 2 Corinthians 9:7