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Saturday, April 2, 2011

An earthquake and the crowd/Землетрясение и японцы

We went out to a big shopping center on Sunday. We were having lunch and there was an earthquake. You can see on the picture, there was a lot of people around us and there was a lot of noise, but as soon as the building started to shake it got very quiet. Then a kid by us started screaming and got under the table. He must have just recently learned how to act during an earthquake. Why am I writing all this? Regardless the fact, that Japanese  went through a lot of natural disasters, any natural disaster is still an unnerving experience. Japan is being shaken several times a day every day ever since March 11 and I have not gotten used to it.

В воскресенье мы поехали в большой торговый центр. Мы сели пообедать и вдруг случилось землетрясение. На картинке видно, вокруг нас было много народу и в зале было шумно, но как только затряслось здание, толпа мгновенно затихла. Затем какой-то ребенок закричал и полез под стол, ему наверное родители только недавно объяснили как надо действовать при землетрясении. К чему я все это? Даже несмотря на то, что японцы испытали много стихийных бедствий, они к ним не привыкли. По-моему, к таким вещам нельзя привыкнуть, каждое из землетрясений немного (или много, в зависимости от величины), выбивает из колеи.




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