…but that doesn’t mean my flesh will soon be turning red!
Sorry everyone! That was a bit gruesome! Although it’s not in the news regularly, the Fukushima nuclear power plant is STILL leaking and now they’ve got a ton of radioactive coolant water to deal with. Ugh. I’m sure the Japanese government is thrilled that the foreign media has moved on. Tokyo Electric recently admitted they had 3 full meltdowns but thought it would be better to not reveal that information “in the interest of
our shares crashing public safety.”
The executives should be in jail, but oddly enough, the Japanese public doesn’t seem to want their heads on a platter. If a runaway nuclear power plant topped off by a serious cover-up that literally endangered the whole country doesn’t shake them up, NOTHING will. And it appears that it hasn’t. Probably the only thing that would cause mega-outrage here is if the government forbid the sale of designer goods. Ooh! Burn! That sounded meaner than I intended, but I can’t believe the apathy about everything that’s happened. The earthquake and tsunami were natural disasters, but the poor planning and non-existent risk management by Tokyo Electric contributed directly to a fully man-made disaster. The cozy relationship between the nuclear power industry and the Japanese government is at the heart of this mess. They allowed lax standards, minimal supervision and inconsequential punishments for cover-ups. Why would Tokyo Electric have top-notch risk management plans and report incidents properly and promptly? They never had to before. And I’m sure life will go on as it always has for them as soon as the public puts this incident behind them. I’m deeply disappointed but it makes me feel a bit better about leaving Japan.
The reason I’ve been thinking about the nuclear ‘incident’ is that the rainy season has rolled in, and radiation travels in rain. I know it’s probably not a risk, but I don’t think I’ll be singing in the rain anymore, just so I don’t have to worry about it. I think the fear of the unknown is the worst! Given that the Japanese government is prone to hiding the truth, will not punish Tokyo Electric and in fact will help cover their butts when they lie through their teeth and say there’s no danger, I don’t trust any reports here.
So here’s my mani of the day: a gray mix (1/3 black and 2/3 white). Different blacks yield different gray tones, depending on the base color of the black. Sometimes you’ll get a blue-based gray, sometimes a warmer tone. So play around a little with your black and white polishes! This black was Revlon Luminous, which I think was scrounged from a Dollar Tree. It gave me a cool-toned gray. I added a little Konad umbrella and painted some red on it and topped it off with a franken glitter topcoat.
Oh, and the raindrops are green because they’re radioactive!