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BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Update on Fusako

As the news from Japan continues to be bleak, I have been relieved to resume contact with my former student, Fusako.

The last time I had been in touch with Fusako, she was living and working in Tokyo. When I heard the tragic news, my thoughts were immediately for her safety.

Through the help of good friends, Susu and Sharon, and Facebook, I was able to "find" Fusako.

I am happy to report that she no longer lives in Tokyo, and has returned to her home on the beautiful, southern island of Kyushu.

Every time Fusako writes, she expresses her gratitude to everyone who is assisting Japan during this very difficult time.
I'm not sure she has a good sense of how much attention and coverage their disaster is getting around the world.

I have not seen Fusako since she came back to the United States to visit, in 1999. (Is that the correct date, Fusako?)

I was very pleased, and not the least surprised, to see she has grown into a beautiful, young lady.

Pretty in Pink

Fusako and Fuzzy Friend
Down Under

Fusako's Dog, Rifu

What  a cutie. She's 11 years old.

I asked Fusako for information on donating directly to a local animal rescue organization. She sent me this link.

I recognized many years ago that Fusako was a very special young lady, and I would recognize that pretty smile anywhere!

Fusako and Me
Thanksgiving Play

Please remember the people and animals of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you!

Yours Truly
Miyazaki, Kyushu


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, that is so wonderful that you were able to find Fusako. You both have wonderful memories of your time together. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos, especially that last one - very nice!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sharon said...

Even though she is no immediate danger, I still worry about those nuclear power plants and what they may be doing to their water and soil. The people in Japan need out help and our prayers. Fusako too, of course. I really like the "pretty in pink" picture, she is such a lovely woman now.

Nice post, K

Benny and Lily said...

We are happee to hear you are in contact with her
Benny & Lily

texwisgirl said...

How sweet. I hope she will continue to be safe and sound. I'm with Sharon - such worries for the short and long term...

Ninny said...

Isn't it wonderful to keep someone close to your heart and know that she is safe!


JackDaddy said...

It's so great that you're able to contact your friend. I hope we keep all of those affected in our thoughts, as it's far to easy to move on when these events are forefront in the news every day.

Mango said...

Phew. Glad she is OK. I continue to be moved to tears by the tragedy. It is just impossible to imagine.

Mango Momma

Susan said...

A lovely, lovely post! And how beautiful you look in your pic from Japan! Prayers are going up for all the people and animals of Japan...especially for Fusako, her family, and Rifu.

Love the spring look on your blog!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Kit!! Its been awhile and I hope you are doing well! I love Facebook just for the reasons you've mentioned--I'm so glad you were able to find Fusako and reconnect with her! She is a lovely lady, and I am sure that having someone like you in her life is a blessing to her!!

We continue our prayers for all those in Japan, 2 and 4 legged that they have food and shelter, and most of all have peace in knowing that so many people are concerned about them.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What wonderful news!! And how nice you have been able to keep in touch all of these years.

Madi and Mom said...

Ms. K thank you for the update....
Fusako is indeed a beautiful young woman...and just think you had a significant part in shaping the woman she is today. Knowin you, I'm sure your classroom had a pet which you used to teach the children to love and respect animals. Rifu is a precious puppy.

Fusako if you are reading this God bless you and your beautiful country.
Madi and Mom

Frankie Furter said...

I am so very much thrilled that you were able to get in contact with your former student. I am sure that you are truly relieved that she is safe.

Priscilla said...

So glad for you that you're able to find Fusako!
Lovely pictures of her too!

Gloria said...

So glad to hear this goos news about Fusako! Thank you!

Bobby said...

We are so pleased you found Fusako it would be so nice for you if you could see her again.
Japan has had such a bad time it was one thing after another, our hearts go out to the people , so much suffering.
Picks Bobby.

Mr. Pip said...

So glad she is OK. Thanks for sharing her story with us!

Your pal, Pip

Hound Girl said...

Im so glad she is ok, thank you so much for sharing this memory with us! I love the old pics!

Remington said...

That is such great news. How nice that you stay in touch....love the pics!

Kathy said...

Fusako is such a pretty young lady!
I wonder if she went back to Japan with a little Georgian accent after being in your class? :)

My heart and prayers go out to the people of Japan! So much to rebuild and those damaged nuclear plants are so dangerous! May the experts get them contained ASAP!

Suka said...

So happy to hear you have found Fusako and that she is safe. She is a very pretty young lady, and her pup is just adorable! Rifu looks like a puppy, I would never have guessed 11 years old. Great photos all around!

The animals and humans of Japan continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Suka (and K)