Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Straight Outta Blackout City

Just so you know:

Yes, I'm fine. The earthquake shook me out of bed between 7:15 and 7:22 in the morning. As soon as it stopped, the power went out, and I had no electricity for more than 12 hours.

No, there wasn't much damage in my neighborhood. Just rattling cupboards, stuff falling down, and people leaving Waikiki in fear of a tsunami, but that was it.

Yes, for a moment there I thought that the world was going to end, too - everything closed down all day Sunday, and there wasn't a single place that was left open where I could get food. Or at least that was the case in my neighborhood. But when I saw my neighbors taking out the hibachi and throwing food on the grill, I knew we're going to be OK.

No, I'm still in shock. I don't know - it wasn't until I got to the supermarket and saw that there were no milk or eggs left on the shelves that the reality hit me. I can't even watch the news any more. My attitude towards this whole thing is, "Heck, we just got the worst of it out of the way. Be glad to be alive." And yet it still doesn't excuse the fact that I couldn't even concentrate on my school work today.

Yes, I've contacted everyone. I hope they all know I'm fine.

We'll see.


toya said...

I'm so glad you're okay. Take good care of yourself.

meimei said...

Thanks, Toya! (I wrote this on a very bad day... sorry if I sounded cranky on this one!)