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One year anniversary of the South Asia Tsunami


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[color=darkviolet]I know everyone was probably expecting this type of thread from me sooner or later- well, who am I to dissapoint right?

As the title states a week from Monday is the one year anniversary of the South Asia (AKA Boxing Day) Tsunami. A horrendous natural tradgedy which touched everyone's life in one way or another.

So I would like to hear people's thoughts on this occurance. And not just shock that an American started this thread please. Maybe what you were doing when you heard this happened or something.

I just remember that I was getting my daughter dressed to head out to return Christmas gifts and take advantage of the after holiday sales. I had CNN on and heard them recapping the report again.

Thinking of this reminds me of Katrina photos, it's terrible to think that so many people lsot so much. But this Tsunami was even worse in some ways. Entire families were lost!

Blessed be,
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[SIZE=1]Interesting, most interesting.

It's really astonishing to think it's been a whole year since the disaster, while I can't remember exactly what I was doing on the day, since it was St Stephen's Day, chances are I was at home with my family. I do remember switching over to Sky News and just being stunned about how something like a Tsunami could occur with so little warning, of course given the technical sophistication of the areas affected, sadly chances are there was little or no warning. Again really my feelings are those of sadness for the loss of life in the tidal wave and subsequent accidents/related deaths as well as shock that it's been a whole year since it happened.

I?m sure the prayers of many will be with the victims over the course of their anniversary, as well as those prayers by those of us here. [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=1]Well of course I am going to remember this for the rest of my life. It was the day my sister perished. In the Tsunami...

December 26, 2004. Phuket,Thailand.

We had gotten up pretty early. We were going to take a stroll in the beach, and probably go buy some stuff after. When we got to the bottom of the stairs my youngest sister, forgetful as she is, forgot her sand bucket upstairs. She quickly ran up and returned. It was almost time for the disaster to hit.

As we got toward the beach there was large crowds just looking out. We had seen that the whole beach seemed to have just dissapeared. More people crowded and looked out. Mistake Number 1.

My dad and mom ushered us back, they must have known what was going to happen. But I wanted to see, it looked real pretty. The sand was just glimmering in the sun. Then, this wave from like miles away just came toward us. It looked like rhino's running at maximum speed.

The wave hit. Everyone fell down. It wasn't a normal wave, oh no it wasn't. It felt like it wasn't going to stop. It just kept coming in. My mom yelled for us to run. We just did as she said.

We were running for our lives. All I heard was frantic screaming and a whooshing sound. The whooshing sound was the gigantic wave after us. I turned to look back. Oh my... I remember this clearly. Just people running and the wave gettng faster and faster... it engulfed people and children. Then just like that, they were part of the wave. My dad told us to take hold of a tree, I took my yonger sister and slamemd her against the tree.

I just remember holding the tree... later on my mom and dad had seen us. I didn't see my eldest sister. My mom said the wave took her when they were trying to get to higher ground.

Just disaster can destroy families. It is amazing... [/SIZE]
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