It was a sad day yesterday ... not that all days aren't sad.

But our sad is nothing compared to the sheer hell and horror millions of people went through yesterday and will be going through over the next few days as the scope of the killer tidal waves that hit Southeast Asia is fully realised.

Watching it unfold on TV yesterday was like watching an action-filled thriller on the big screen. Waves chasing people up the coast.

My biggest concern was, of course, selfish. I had a few friends holidaying there whom I was worried to death about. Thank God, there are all sound and safe but very shaken.

When we are on holiday, my sister insists on riding the waves - especially on beaches which overlook oceans. For the tens of thousands chased up the beaches of Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Malaysia yesterday, I am sure it wasn't fun at all.

Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those who have lost their lives in the tragedy.

The only thing I thank God for is that it was a natural and not a MAN-MADE disaster.

It would be just too much to bear if it was a case of "man-eating-man."


Angelo Embuldeniya said...

.... well the loss of lives was huge cos instead of leaving the scene asap... u had ppl running towards the shores to chk out why the sea bed could be seen for miles ahead... had they not crowded out around the place in the masses there would have been a lesser death toll....

Angelo Embuldeniya said...

BTW... ppl keep saying ' thank god it was a natural disaster and not a man-made one" i choose to think otherwise.... it's man-made some how i'm sure..... think of all the ways we humans have contributed towards harming the environment over the past couple of years...... its just a warning from her to show who's in control! ;)

sume said...

I have to agree a little with Strav on this one. While the earthquake couldn't be stopped, there should have been a tsunami warning system in place. Scientists knew about the faultline. Global warming has also been tied to the disaster. You're right that it's not man-made, but man didn't help much either.

We seemed to have forgotten that we are an integral part of the ecosystem. We can't live outside of it for long and we shouldn't think we're above it.

I'm glad your friends are all okay!

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Thanks Strav and Sume...
Yes..once again the poor people of Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives and Indonesia had to pay the price.
It really is a sad sad world ;(

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Death toll : 60,000 people
Possible death till could reach:100,000 people

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