We sort of "interviewed" Mama about her experience in 2004, when the big one hit Asia, and reports say even all the way to Somalia. Mama said it was a disaster that she hoped she will never have to see again. The devastation was massive and in some areas, still unresolved. It wasn't just the loss of hundreds of thousands of life, it was also the untold damage to livelihood as homes were broken, businesses collapsed, schools inundated, boats beyond repair....Thus, the hardest part was to pick up your life and move on...
Lest we forget, here are some photographs that Mama and Dad took while visiting some of the places affected by that Boxing Day 2004 tsunami.
|Mass grave of 46,718 lives in Acheh, Indonesia, this picture was taken in 2006, people perished while having breakfast.|
|Badly damaged residential area in Acheh, this photo was taken three months after the disaster.|
|This is Komala Beach, Phuket, Thailand in January 2005. Mamy people perished while sunbathing.|
|This is in Kuala Muda, Kedah, Malaysia in January 2005. Many people perished while attending a wedding.|