I didn’t think there was much point in writing a post about the earthquake. Everything you need to know is already out there in horrific detail. But I will say this: the people here are to be admired. From the architects who design the skyscrapers in Tokyo to first year elementary school children, everybody knows what they should do. People help each other out. People get on with business as usual. The traffic lights in my town went out and a few of the locals took it upon themselves to go out and keep things safe by directing the traffic. A simple gesture. A small gesture. A gesture that wouldn’t have crossed my mind.