When I returned from my New Year celebrations, I saw the horrific news on TV. 9 bombs went off in Bangkok, leaving 3 people dead and more than 30 injured.
There were frantic calls to Thai friends and Singapore friends holidaying in the Thai capital. They are a little shaken and afraid to go out of their houses or hotels. Holiday makers are cutting short their holidays & scrambling to get out of Bangkok. Airline phones are busy.
OMG! What is the world coming to? Don't we have enough natural disasters and now this?
My Malaysian aunt living in Johor has her house completely submerged in flood water during the recent heavy rains. Relatives and my parents have to bring food and clothes to the family of 15 who were booked into a hotel. The house doesn't look good to be lived in anymore. They will have to rebuild it. Meanwhile we are trying to make passports for them to come stay in Singapore. But it seems difficult because they lost all their documents in the flood.
My Taiwanese student Wei Zhong and his family are still not found in the earthquake-struck city in southern Taiwan. Friends are frantically searching for them around their residence and hospitals. We are praying hard that they are alright.
While we have plenty to eat and safe from natural disasters, please think of the many brothers and sisters who are going through tough times.