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Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Christmas a day before the tsunami


   
















A pre-tsunami Christmas dinner in a Thai way - squatting on the floor and eating with bare hands with kaoniao or sticky rice, barbecue and somtam. This was taken at Patong Beach where there were many tsunami casualties the next morning after this festive dinner.
If I look back to how I celebrated Christmas in 2004, I can't thank God enough for how he allowed us to sing Christmas carols to many souls before they got swept away by the fatal tsunami at prime hotels close to the beaches of Phuket. Thanks God He gave me the chance to still enjoy more Christmases. Yes, our small group consisting of 12 expats from Bangkok survived the tsunami in 2004. We got requested by a church there as they booked us to sing for tourists spending their Christmas away from home at the hotels in that one of the favorite destinations of foreigners having fine beaches - Phuket Island.
Watch out for my post in my other blog on how we escaped death when we were sharing our thrills on an island. Click here for the survivor's account.

6 comments:

scribbler said...

I'm the one with the pepsi in my hand and I also blogged about it.
5 years ago today | remembering tsunami 2004

Me said...

Oh I become so sad when I read your post...
My friends kids ...ja you know...
can´t imagine how could this happenned specially when kids are involve...

felt sorry to those who lost there loveones...

Thanks for sharing...

e-Mom said...

My goodness. 5 years ago already! I look forward to reading your story in future posts. What a sad, sad, Christmas that was for you.

I do hope this Christmas '09 was better for you and your family.

Blessings,

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

nice A said...

@ Me and @e-mom, thanks for dropping by. you may want to read my survivor's story at http://iexplorethailand.blogspot.com/2009/12/thanks-god-i-survived-tsunami-in-2004.html.

Dhemz said...

oh my...really? that was pretty scary....parang kelan lang te ano....God is really good talaga....glad you guys survived...thanks for sharing.

Quilt Works said...

Thank you for sharing this touching post. I am so glad you and your friends were able to celebrate! This must have been such a scary situation. I will follow up on the other survivor stories!

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