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Spring ahead ... Japan

A cousin and her husband and a former gradschool classmate are three people I know who are in Japan right now. It is such relief to know they are ok as I never dared turn on the news. I actually avoided footage of the destruction. But perhaps I could share Amanda's move of showing a bit of support for Japan by featuring their music today. This first one is classical which I hear all the time in Japanese restaurants. Ah well, at least I'm a fan of Japanese cuisine.

And here's wishing and hoping the Japanese people would be as happy as this again and be back to normal living soon.

This post is linked with:  

XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop


Today we are playing "Spring Ahead" a tribute to moving your clock ahead an hour thanks to daylight savings time. Have fun and thanks for playing!

1. What time zone do you live in? ICT or Indochina Time

2. Does your time zone change the clocks? No

3. What is the worst part about pushing your clock ahead an hour? Confusion

4. What is the best part about pushing your clock ahead an hour? You are an hour early if you're not confused

5. What is the best excuse to use when you are not on time to get somewhere thanks to the time change? Clock malfunction

6. Do you think we really need to change our clocks or is this practice not a good one? I'm fine with not changing our clocks

7.Tell us a good story or memory about clocks, time change or anything else. My flight for Dubai departs at 8. At 6.30 I was still in a mall in the middle of Bangkok shopping  for - you guessed it - a watch. Of all coincidences. Like an idiot.

8. Do have any ideas about Monday Mayhem going to an all Viral Video Monday? That will be exciting

Harriet hosts Monday Mayhem


Good Morning. Thanks for sharing your picks! Have a great week.
kim said…
yes,let's hope and pray for Japan's fast recovery...
Great songs and have added my prayers for all the people effected by this terrible disaster!
Colette S said…
I can understand why you would avoid seeing the devastation. It takes your breath away to see it and it's just terrible.

These a beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Run DMT said…
I feel like such a heel today for not posting some sentiment for the poor people of Japan. I commend you, Amanda and Stacey for composing a thoughtful post. Well done, mama. And as always, thanks for the MM shout out.
Shawnna said…
It depends on your job. A lot of people don't work on Sundays so it never affects them. For me, I work retail and currently have an alternating weekend schedule. It just so happened that this year I had the day off. Last year I believe I worked it, and while I didn't have any problems adjusting I was still pretty tired for losing my hour of sleep.
XmasDolly said…
I have to say I have not heard the first song, but the second one I've heard so many times. I even remember when it first came out. Didn't it make No. 1 way back when. How appropriate to post these. Great idea! My prayers with them also. Thanks for playing along with us & hope to see you next week too!
RA said…
It's good to know that your beloved ones are safe in Japan. Beautiful choice. I'm adding my prayers and good thoughts too through this week's MM. Have a blessed week.
anne said…
Prayers for Japan, this tragedy could affect the whole world not only Japan. Faith and prayers will be our only weapon for us to survive. Visiting you here

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