Through the last day of the year with sorrow, for Malaysian flood victims and QZ8501.
This is it. Today is already the last day of the year. Perhaps, we are currently not in the mood to celebrate the arrival of a new year this time as our country is once again felt into trouble. In March this year, our plane MH370 disappeared without any trace or clue till now, and then in July, our plane MH17 was shot down. Now, our country made headlines in global news again from the current flood tragedy which is the worst in the nation’s history.
The flood that started many days ago had affected majority of the states in Peninsular Malaysia, particularly from north east region of West Malaysia. There was a point of time when the flood water rises over second floor of buildings situated on low-lying land. More than 200 000 people are evacuated and left homeless. Till now, there are about nine deaths reported from the flood which is said to be the worst the country has ever witnessed. Fortunately, our country stand united to contribute all sort of assistance to the flood victims currently, and things can still considered to be in control. However, more works are expected after the water recedes to rebuild homes and bring back normal lives to the affected people. Now, I do hope that the flood will be over really soon.
Our emotion could not be made worse after receiving news of another plane disappearing on last Sunday’s morning. That is an AirAsia Indonesia plane labelled QZ8501, en-route from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board. We do frequently catch up and hope for miracle from this disappearance as the plane is owned by Malaysia-based low-budget airline; AirAsia. We are somehow related to this aviation disaster too. And now we were updated with more heartbreaking news that the plane is confirmed to have crashed into Java Sea and the crash site has been determined when bodies and debris were located from yesterday onwards. It’s certainly painful to accept this, even for us, who have no family member or relative on board that ill-fated flight. I hereby express my deepest condolences to the next-of-kin of all the people on board the plane. R.I.P. QZ8501.
What I am capable of doing now is just to hope for a much positive year ahead. 2014 is seriously been a very bad year particularly on aviation disasters. Five in a single year, with two and a half (considered that AirAsia incident as half) of them involving my country, Malaysia. How sad and tragic it is. I also sincerely wish that everything for MH370, MH17 and QZ8501 will be resolved very soon to leave no question unanswered for justice to all. I hope 2015 would be the year for all that to be solved with no more delays.
It’s the New Year’s Eve today. Time to say goodbye to 2014. What’s my new year resolution? I do have some challenging objectives on my mind for the year 2015; go for active exercising, finish a puzzle I bought like a year ago, commence my post-graduate Master study (preferably oversea), reached a certain amount of saving, find a girlfriend (haha…depends on fate), etc. Hope I can deal with all that smoothly. Time to list down your new year’s resolution too, so that you can start year 2015 brightly like me with aims and goals ahead!
Hmm…still couldn’t believe that there is now only few hours left to bid farewell to 2014. It’s been very fast and sad year for Malaysia. Looking forward to much better year ahead, and that’s you; 2015!
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