14/05: Earthquake in China of 7.9 Magnitude

It has been some months since I have tried posting anything new to my blog. I have been lethargic and somewhat busy with my ongoing project(s).

However, the recent earthquake in China has shaken me out of my stupor and taken me back to the haunting memories of the earth quake in Kashmir in 2005. You can read my posts about it here and here.

It is said that a single picture speaks a thousand words. Look at these 50,000 words and see for yourself what shook me out of my stupor.

In this time of need of our Chinese brothers and sisters, I extend my deepest condolences for the loss of life that they have experienced. We, as Pakistanis, will remember our Chinese friends in our prayers and good wishes. May the souls of those who suffered and lost their lives in this earthquake rest in peace. Amen.

Relationships are turn asunder by death and injuries and times like these are the true test of human resilience. I am sure the Chinese nation will pull through the difficulties and make a new better path for themselves. Fortunately, the Chinese government has responded decisively and quickly without need of external prompting. This is extremely fortunate and speaks in itself for how much China has undergone a transformation for the better.

In all, I would ask the Chinese people to remain steadfast and have patience for loved ones lost. Remember the fond memories and symbolize the dead with those memories. Once again, my deepest condolences for your losses and the destruction incurred due to this natural calamity.

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Comments made

I was shocked to hear how many people died. It's really very saddening
19/05 02:39:54
@ Dinky Mind:

Yeah. It is saddening to see the huge number of lives lost and the damage to infrastructure.

Also, it is sad to see people on the internet comparing this earthquake to Katrina and how the response differs in favor of the USA on the basis of misconceptions about China. :(

People! Let politics go for a few days and sympathize with a nation which has lost its citizens to a natural disaster.
25/05 21:48:33

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