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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amidst the earthquakes/Среди землетрясений

Even though we are still having all these earthquakes and aftershocks, I will get back to posting the moments that I think are worth sharing with the world. The last earthquake on the night of April 7 left us again with no power for 15 hours, but amazingly enough, the process of getting back to normal went smoothly. We were prepared too: we had the hand-crank radio, flashlights, batteries, and I even knew where everything was! Fortunately, we got power back the next day. Tomorrow's post will be about Japanese karaoke, or, as the local's call it, the "ra-ra-ra." Actually, it is supposed to be "la-la-la," but since Japanese language does not have the "l" sound, they make it as close as they can.

Все же, несмотря на многочисленные землетрясения, я возобновлю рассказы о тех японских местах и моментах, которые привлекли мое внимание. Сильное землетрясение в ночь на 8-е апреля оставило нас без света на 15 часов, но приятно удивило то, что процесс восстановления в этот раз прошел быстро и спокойно. Мы были готовы с самого начала: у нас было радио с встроенной крутилкой для зарядки батареек, у нас были фонарики, батарейки, и я даже знал где все это лежит! Все-таки хорошо что нам дали свет на следующий день. Завтрашняя статья будет про караоке, или, как местные говорят, "ра-ра-ра". Вообще-то они имеют в виду "ла-ла-ла", но в японском языке нет звука "л", поэтому небольшая неточность.

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