Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My greatest fear right now

What's my greatest fear? A lot actually. I don't know which one to write about but the very first thing that comes to mind is the "scheduled" earthquake happening around this time. My friend from Hawaii, Harold, is filming his documentary flick about this scientist friend of his who, according to him, has found a way to predict earthquakes all around the world. The most famous one he predicted is the one off the coast of Indian Ocean. That one caused catastrophic damage and caused human lives in all coastline countries of Asia and Africa.

Now, the predication is towards the Philippines. My friend conversed with me through chat and broke the bad news about the earthquake that is about to happen soon. The date his friend said was March 12 - March 26th. It's March 16 and we're still about ten days away from the predicted deadline. I am particularly fearful of this one because it's coming at a time when my family and I are living in a condominium. We're at the fifth level of the condo place and each floor consist of two levels. That makes us living on the tenth level of a building, if you know what I mean.

I could only hope and pray that the big one will not hit our neighborhood. I don't want to sound selfish but I know somewhere around the country another person is praying that the natural calamity should happen somewhere else and not their community. I understand.

So what am I clinging on these days? Faith.

I'm clinging on faith and it's the only one I can hold on to in times when uncertainties in life is always constant.

I'm hoping for the best.

1 comment:

  1. This is another case of "a friend of a friend of a friend says..."

    I urge you to be a little bit more critical when it comes to "a persons has found a way to do X that no other person has..."

    Impressive that he 'predicted' the earthquake off the coast of the Indian Ocean. But how many of his predictions actually came true? 1 in 10? 1 in 100? 1 in 1000?

    He may just be cherry picking in this case.

    Your friend is correct though, there were earthquakes on March 12 and on March 15. But were you even aware of it? I guess not.

    The prediction made was so general that any result would have been considered as a hit.

    I'm hoping for the best as well, that you'll be a little bit more critical when it comes to things like this.