As you will see if you look at my profile, I live in Japan. We have had a number of distractions recently, and though I and my wife are actually pretty safe here (we haven't been hit by serious earthquakes or by any tsunami, and the nuclear crisis will almost certainly not affect us), life is not easy or certain at the moment.
However, the poor people further to the north of us are in a bad way, and will continue to be very badly affected for months (at the very least). Please give money to the Red Cross, etc. to help these people survive in the immediate future and rebuild their lives in the long term.