It’s 1 year tomorrow since an immense earthquake and consequent tsunami destroyed the lives of more than 15,000 people. Today, the Japanese community in Edinburgh held a programme of events THE DAY AFTER THE TSUNAMI in Edinburgh University.
One of our Burmese friends, Win Maung Thein, is part of a Japanese Choir in Edinburgh and invited us to hear them sing.
As Win sang in Japanese, I was humbled, as ever, by this young man from Arakan state, who has had to leave his home to come to UK for sanctuary. Not only has he embraced Scottish culture, he’s learning his 4th language (he speaks Rhakine, Burmese, English and now Japanese) and supporting yet another culture in their need. Burmese hearts are so big, kind and open. Thank you Win Maung Thein for today.