Bucknaked Is My Real Name
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Left of middle
We have all seen the events of the last few days. I know some of you are probabbly sick of hearing about it, but we need to spare a thought for those who are effected by the Tsunami's. At the time of this post 59,000 people dead. Its a great tragedy. Watching the devistation unfold on the TV, it's not easy having seen the images of so many people in their fight to survive. No doubt, those who were featured in news stories in the water, have been killed or at least, listed as missing. Images of the Indian father clutching his dead son, the rows of bodies on the ground, corpse in trees, buses and trucks is really a sobering reminder of the fury of mother nature. It's a sad sad day.
I have lived in Malaysia, and have been a frequent visitor to Phuket & Patong Beach for many years. We had planned a trip to Patong for May 05 before these events. Seeing those reports, I can remember swimming on those beaches, eating at those restraunts, staying in those hotels and walking those streets and meeting some of those people. Well most of it's gone now. And I'm sure, most of those people are missing feared dead.
It's a paradise lost. Visiting places like Thailand is a great experience. Haggling on prices for a pair of ripoff Bolle's, rolex's, $3 t-Shirts, shorts, dvd's, play station games. Sitting down at dinner to local dishes, kicking back with a few beers, heading down the beach to walk in the calm water, jet skiing and making the most of the nightlife. These are just a few of the things that make a holdiay to place like Thailand a pleasurable experience.
Lifes a pretty big struggle to the people of those countries, but now hit with a disaster of this caliber, its going to be a long road to recovery.
Anyway, I thought I would post this.