My first reaction when I first heard the news was a blank stare. Of course I realise that we have two oceans on our coasts but I never really thought we’d be put on a tsunami (cause by an earthquake) watch list — I’m certain that’s the same thing people in places that have been hit like Haiti, Japan and Thailand feel. It’s not that we don’t intellectualise the geographical possibilities, it’s that nobody wants to believe that such a thing could happen to their country. Though I am happy the warning has be lifted the question sill stands: What’s the safety protocol during times like these?
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April 12, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
January 11, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
I was six-years old when I arrived, schoolbag in hand, in grade one, and I was the shortest one in my class – it wasn’t an age thing, it’s a gene pool thing, my mother stands at 1.50m tall my dad was about 1.79m. To this day I am thoroughly surprised that I reached 1.70m, I’m thoroughly grateful for those teenage growth spurts (though I am yet to make peace with the stretch marks). From the time I understood what resolutions were, I made them but I was never very good at keeping them. All this changed when I failed Grade 10 on a language technicality and realised that there was a disparity between planning to do something and actually getting it done…