Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Earthquake in Southwest China

As many of you have already heard and read, there was a devastating Earthquake in Southwest China Monday afternoon. The epicenter of the quake was in Sichuan province but a smaller tremor was felt all the way up here in Beijing. It was a very strange sensation as I felt myself subtly begin to sway. As we stood up to figure out what was going on, it was clear that the whole building was swaying. We quickly left the building and waited outside. Eventually, we were sent home. All in all it was a very minor disruption here in Beijing, but of course, down south in Sichuan, people are experiencing extreme devastation. Just one week earlier, I was traveling in that region with my dad and stepmom. And it is disheartening to be reminded how everything can change in an instant. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the quake.

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Heather said...

The last time we got to talk you were leaving the next day. When I heard about the earthquake, I was immediately aware that the timing was all too close. I love you and am very very very glad that you are okay.

Ana said...

sweetie.....i am keeping an eye on the news out of china. mourning period starting now....very sad.

hope you are doing well.
i am missing you!
xoxoxox

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