Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Sorry there wasn’t a song of the week last Sunday.  It completely slipped my mind.  It very nearly slipped my mind this week but not quite.

Lately Japan has been on my mind quite a bit since the huge disaster that struck there this week.  It is a tragic situation that landed heavily on my heart even though I have very little direct connection to it.

In light of what is going on there now I wanted to dedicate this week’s song to everyone over there and feature a hopeful song from one of my favorite Japanese bands.  It’s a band I’ve featured here before but that’s alright.

Sambomaster – Utagoe Yoo Kore


If you’d like to donate to the Red Cross’s Japan relief fund you can go to this link.

Also, Crunchyroll.com (a site that streams Asian TV shows) is offering to match any donations made up to $5,000.  You can visit this link for that.


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It is almost the time for a historic day here in the U.S.  On Tuesday the presidential inauguration for Barak Obama will occur and many of us Americans (and even other people in the world) are putting a lot of hope into what will follow this event.  That’s understandable concidering all that has happened in the last 8 years.  So I’m wondering, what are you hoping for in the future?  What would you like to see happen in the next four years?

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Viva La Vida

I got a phone call today from someone over at the ELCA global service office (you’ll recall that I applied to teach in Japan).  She told me that they had received my application and did a preliminary interview over the phone.  As a result I suddenly went from a calm afternoon to struggling to control my nervousness on the phone.  It probably sounds silly, I’ve done many interviews before.  The thing is, though, that I have (against my logical side) placed so many of my hopes and dreams into this chance.  I was feeling the pressure.

Thankfully, I believe it all went well and will now be moving onto the next stage of the application process (the references).  I will keep you posted.

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