Over the past several months, I have realized that the devastation and tragedy from the 11 March earthquake and tsunami have not subsided, and countless times I have cried myself to sleep at night because I see the faces of children and adults who have lost family, pets, possessions, and their homes to the tragedy. I want to continue sending hope to them in the form of letters, videos (via YouTube and perhaps move on to a film), and I hope, a personal visit to the affected areas. I'm part Japanese, so this really hits home for me, and it hurts me to see my people suffering so much. Just because nearly 2 years have passed doesn't mean that the loss has [passed]. I feel like projects are starting to come to a halt because time has passed and people "should already be fine." Thousands lost their homes, their families, and everything they ever worked for, and the least we (or at least, I) can do is show them that they're still in our thoughts and we haven't forgotten about them. I also want to do volunteer cleanups of the west coast (starting in the US- there's a lot of predicted debris going towards Washington, Oregon and California, as well as Hawaii and Alaska) and try to return any lost possessions if at all possible.