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Sunday. 9.16.07 5:32 pm
I just learnt that my mother was actually in Jakarta at the time of the earthquake that occurred close to it last month. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 so it was a little frightening to hear that. Looking back on our conversation, I can say with utter conviction that it’s best to absolutely forget about depending on her in times of emergency.

Describing her initial reaction to the shaking building

Mom: I could hear horrible creaking and I felt the whole building sway. And when I looked out the window, things were moving in and out of view at its edges. After about half a minute of this, I thought that I had better do something. So I called the reception desk.

Me: What?! Why didn’t you evacuate the building immediately?!

Mom: Oh, that would’ve been a little drastic, don’t you think?

On how she finally escaped to safety

Mom: So I walked out of the room and headed to the lifts.

Me: That’s dangerous! You were supposed to take the stairs!!

Mom: I did think about that. But with 16 floors between me and the ground, I decided that I would rather die comfortable in a lift than in a stairwell.



Am I allowed to burst into fits of laughter?
» Nuttz on 2007-09-16 06:24:01

Your mum is FUNNY
» Xboyz on 2007-09-16 07:20:42

Haha! I like your mum...

Oh no, wait....that sounded wrong....
» vincent ( on 2007-09-16 09:46:46

Nuttz: Only if you don't spray milk into my face.

Xboyz: Funny like this-milk-tastes-funny, I think you mean.

vincent: I'm keeping you away from her.
» theZEBRA on 2007-09-16 10:13:30

I can see how she got such an individualistic daughter :)

Supporter of Warren!
» Paul ( on 2007-09-16 10:18:09

Man.. that happened in KL as well
and I HAD to take 33rd floors of staircase down!!! man.. i should've just learn from your mother..
» Fred ( on 2007-09-16 12:27:57

moms.... they slay me...
» Someones_Muse on 2007-09-16 12:30:20

Paul: I need to get you a badge and stickers.

Fred: No shit! You guys felt it all the way in KL too? Hahaha, follow her la! See if you regret it when you're stuck in an elevator for 56 hours. You'll have to drink your own pee to survive.

Someones_Muse: They have their uses... :D
» theZEBRA on 2007-09-16 12:41:54

She knows how to handle a situation.
I can't decide if it's better to act like her, or panic and jump out the window.

» middaymoon on 2007-09-16 03:27:48

All 9 are still enjoying life under the shed. I'm going to play with them all later.
» Chloefoxx on 2007-09-16 04:12:03

that's funny in a "I'm glad she's okay and now that its over, looking back the reaction was funny" kind of way =P
» LostSoul13 on 2007-09-16 06:54:55

At least she knows how to go in style. :P
» randomjunk on 2007-09-16 10:03:10

middaymoon: I think both amounts to the same thing. Lol!

Chloefoxx: Life under the shed must be...stimulating.

LostSoul13: Haha yeah, I can't believe she waited a month to tell me though!

randomjunk: I'd rather she doesn't go at all! :D But she's just an attention-seeker, I think. Apparently she was the last one out of the hotel.
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