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Thursday, September 22, 2011

It was Terrible

It was very terrible. The way it came, the way it shaked, the way it sounded and the way it died out was totally different. Natural desaster- thorny to predict and control. When it comes it comes as if we encounter tiger right in front.
I never thought to experience such.  The moment I felt first shake I thought it was for a while. I thought its common. But it was not. I was browsing net and chating with my friends.  The magnitue increased suddenly and light went off!!! Ahh!! I am death. The greatest fear ever ensue in my life!! It started shuddering like anything. There was unusual sound that is too frightening. Suddenly I heard sound of metal falling form a height. I thougt Rinchen Khanzang is falling down and life end!!!

I was fixed in the jiffy. Did not know what to do. Suddenly I glided under  table. I didn’t felt my heart bit - was death for a while. I was frozen. I was half necked. I search for my mobile- light to lead me to the safer side but in vain. Suddenly I felt it was gone. Then slowly I search for mobile and went out.
The moment I got out from my room I heard girls screaming and crying. Boys were shouting as if they were chasing a tiger and rushing through the stair case. Then I thought of my parents and relatives. I tried to call them and to my dismay I could  not contact anyone of them. I assumed they are fine and safe.

Then I went near canopy and suddenly  many things strikes my mind which I never thought on no account before. First I thought how great engineers are. How great we are in profession but we can’t fight with natural disaster. But we can control that it can’t over take. Buildings are design for the safety of earthquake, fire, wind and etc. That’s why I was safe. Not only me almost all the people in the country.
Somebody said;
"It is a great profesion. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and homes to men. Then it elevates the standards of living and adds to the comfort of life. That is the engineer’s high privilege.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. He cannot, like the architects, cover his failures with trees an vines. He cannot, like the politicians, screen his shortcomings by blaming his opponents and hope that the people will forget. The engineer simply cannot deny that he did it. If his works donot work, he is damned."

Our life isn’t assured. We can’t say we’ll leave that long. When such tremour strikes I forgot to chant mani or Baza Guru. I thought I would have died without single mani or Baza Guru chanted if everything  were shattered and fallen apart. Auuff!!! How uncertain it is. From the crowd I heard someone saying; “from today I wouldn’t miss prayer” – conducted once a week. Propbably  he is an  active bunker from the prayer.

Just pray while you are alive for death is uncertain!!!


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  2. We were lucky bcoz during earthquake we were in the bus... we didn't feel anything... but m happy that u all are safe :).

  3. not lucky yaar.. You are unlucky because the most terror incident you have missed. its great to know how helpless we are when we face such...

  4. haha.. anyway m happy that u all are safe


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