While I was busy "complaining" about not having a helper around, there are thousand others caught in a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Everyday news have become so depressing. I feel sad for the victims of the very strong earthquake that hit Japan last week. The only thing I can do for now is to offer prayers of hope for the victims' families and the survivors of this tragic event. I continue to pray that no further damage occur from aftershocks and/or threats of radiation leak. May we be united in prayer, Catholics and Buddhists alike, whether Filipino or Japanese, because it is only through united prayer that we can overcome a tragedy like this one. Stay safe!