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Earthquake in China

2008.05.14
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When the quake happened the other day, I was actually on the 22nd floor. I felt the swinging to and fro but not really the same where the epicenter was.

But those who were on the lower floors did not feel it. My friend who was walking on the street even accused me of making up the story.

My students hurriedly went down by the stairs (from the 22nd floor!) and the Chinese teachers were hysterical to get all the students down. The foreign teachers were actually the last ones who left the office, except me.

They ALL went down but I remained upstairs. I waited for them to come back but it took them an hour and a half.

In the stillness of the office, I browsed the net and took some photos from my classroom windows (the photo you see in this entry).

Later, my boss appeared at the door and told me that all classes are cancelled that afternoon.

Everyone were also told that another quake will hit at 8:00 p.m. So imagine how everyone's face looked like.

Yes, I'm alive. And safe....
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for Myanmar
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for the Chinese earthquake victims.
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7 Comments
kopackukac Nice !!!!
kopackukac · 2008-05-14: 02:53
matphensem so is this taken during the earthquake? nice picture....lots of red buildings hehe
matphensem · 2008-05-14: 02:56
ThomasChu I have seen many terrible and very sad picture from the news and the newspaper... great loss of lives... :(
Hope the survisors recover well...
ThomasChu · 2008-05-14: 03:33
eljapa glad you are ok.. must have been terrible.
eljapa · 2008-05-15: 11:56
meiling Good to know that you are OK. Thanks for the news and for sharing this tribute to the Myanmar and China victims.
meiling · 2008-05-15: 12:11
Abigail Oh My God!!!
Abigail · 2008-05-22: 05:48
Orhidea46 it is intense what happened there, my hearth goes out to everyone it affected, great photo!
Orhidea46 · 2008-05-22: 14:02
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