Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Moment Of Silence

The start of 2010 has been marked with two great tragedies. First of all, my heart goes out to the people of Haiti in the wake of possibly one of the most horrific tragedies ever seen. An 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed an estimated 100,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands more homeless, with nothing left and nowhere to go. Haiti is already one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, and ironically, this gruesome tragedy took away what little they have left. My heart and prayers go out to them...



Another tragedy occurred closer to home. A dragon boat practice turned tragic after the boat capsized at the Macallum Street Ghaut in Penang, which claimed the lives of 5 teenage students and one teacher.


(More here and here).

My deep heartfelt condolences goes out to the parents, friends and relatives of the deceased. It is truly gut-wrenching when a life is taken so suddenly at such a young age. I can't begin imagine how overwhelmingly distraught their loved ones must be right now.

Let's offer a moment of silence and prayer for the poor unfortunate souls and their loved ones.

Right now, I feel really lucky to be alive and still surrounded by people I love.

6 comments:

William said...

Yes, a tragic start to the year ......

Bravebear said...

I am ever so grateful that Malaysia has none of those horrible disasters(earthquake, tornado, snow storm and etc) at the moment. hmm... except for the tsunami...

Calvin said...

So do you still feel sad about your looks after knowing how precious but fragile life is after reading the sad news?

People are dying and you are sad over your looks. Ish!

Mark said...

Those are 2 different things. How can you equate them as the same? We have certain things, however small or big, that we're sometimes not happy about. It doesn't mean that we still can't be grateful...

Faisal Admar said...

it's not a good start for 2010 :( hope the family involved can accept it, even though it's bitter to be swallowed.

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