People gather outside Sendai station after a powerful earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing scores of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
…and all along the Pacific Rim. How horrible and tragic; I hope my mom and relatives are safe in the Philippines and I also hope my former roommate and great friend, Yuhei Miyauchi is okay. He was going to school in Tokyo. Please keep them in your thoughts.