.Monday, November 21, 2005 ' 6:19 AM Y
I recently watched a short clip on ChannelNewsAsia about the tsunami last year. It touched on the destruction and memories left behind, even as the huge tidal waves receded into nothingness. After almost one year, there are still families torn apart, relatives and loved ones missing, and living quarters that need to be rebuilt. It suddenly dawned on me that, with the exception of those directly affected by the tsunami, we all have almost clean forgotton about the devastation and destruction brought about by the gigantic waves and the thousands of lives that were lost. I have moved on with life, as have many other people. In the blink of an eye, a year has passed since the tsunami hit Asia last year, just a day after Christmas. I wonder how many people actually remember the gory details, or the many miracles that happened just as many people were on the brink of despair. I hope that, this year, while everyone is in the midst of preparing for the upcoming Christmas festivity, they would also be able to think of the less fortuante ones, who may have missing relatives out there, or who do not have a safe shelter under their heads to see them through the new year. I know it is a bit too early to say all this, but the sentiment just came, and I just couldn't resist blogging it down. With this, I end my entry of the day. Carpe Diem readers!