Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bomb Blast in Makati

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The video shown above is an amateur video taken by one of the people who got caught in the blasts.

Yesterday a terrible blast hits a mall two blocks away from where I work. At first when we heard the news 10 minutes after it happened we thought it was a hoax. But then my family started calling and asking me if I was okay, that's when we all knew that it was true. To think I actually thought of having lunch there yesterday with my friends sent shudders down my spine.

The police says they cannot conclude if it was a terrorist bombing yet. Whatever caused it makes no difference now, there were people who died and people who got injured. As of this writing there have been 9 people reported dead and more than 100 people wounded, some even in critical condition. I could not help but think that victim counts were not simply numbers. These are important people. They are most probably daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, wives and husbands too and their families are all grieving because of this unfortunate event.

Today I am lighting candles for all those people who got hurt and died in the blast. And also for the people who came in and helped. God bless them all.

“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”


Anonymous said...

i was there too :(
God bless the souls of those who died in the bombing...

Sameera said...

It's a pity how such anti-social elements operate and not stop to think even for a moment just how many innocent lives are devastated by their cruel acts.Just 2 days back,the blasts in Pakistan ripped many a fragile body.
Let's all pray for eternal peace for the innocent souls lost,and for strength for their bereaved families.
"Life is stronger than death" - so true...

Colin said...

Our thoughts must go to the victims families and the survivors of this horrendous exposion.
It is sad that there are so many bombings and acts against everyday people, for it gains nothing but loathing for those responsible.

'Life is stronger than death'.....very true my friend.

Let us all unite and pray for world peace, an end to this insanity of destruction.

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Rajeev said...

sorry to se that!
god bless them!

peace & love

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Anonymous said...

Thats really very sad news...these things are just increasing by the day & it is the same everywhere...our prayers for those who lost their lives.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@fhatty - wow you were?! hope you're okay and did not get hurt.

@@@Sameera - you are right praying for peace and those innocent souls is all we could do right now.

@@@Colin - it is really horrendous and the more I hear about the stories of survival and loss makes my heart break every time.

@@@azliyana - hi welcome and thank you for visiting. I will visit your blog very soon and try to leave a comment. God bless!

@@@Rajeev - yes it's really a sorry sight.

Hey, glad to see you back and dropped by your site to check out the award. thank you so much! I have something for you too but i haven't gotten round to making a post about. =) will do that very soon!

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Kalyan - yes it was very tragic and so totally useless death and injury of innocent people. thank you for your prayers.

Shinade said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad that you didn't go there and that you and our family are okay.

I am heartsick to hear about this entire situation though. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims,their families and your country.

Of course as Colin remarked we must all find a way to unite and put an end to al of this madness.
I am so happy you are okay!!
God Bless,

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Jackie - Oh Jackie, it's sooo lovely to hear from you.

thank you, I am soooo glad to be alive and talking to you now too. this tragedy is really heartbreaking.

God bless you too my dear.


Sophiagrul, I'm soo relieved to hear you're OK. but I'm heart broken remembering those innocent victims. They were dearly loved by those who missing them now.

No words could substitute their griefs. Only God could mend the grieving hearts (and it will take time)

Somebody lost a wife or a husband. A child lost a mom or a dad. A friend lost a friend.

Ah, I'm so speechless now.

Hug ~ Annita.

Anonymous said...

it's really a sad thing
but in India it has become a regular thing,,people being killed in blasts,,by terrorists

i m happy that u r safe
take care

Colin said...

Hi Lisa,

Guess what? You have a Halloween Treat to pick up :)

Hope you have had a good week :)

God Bless

Doodski said...

Take care always Lisa. I pray for our family's safety always.

Love is indeed stronger than death. A sincere heart will live beyond death and will never be forgotten.

May the Lord protect you always from harm. God Bless!

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Annita - hi dear i guess it's by God's blessing that I did not have lunch there that day. And thank you for caring.

It's really a tragic situation and all we could do is pray.

@@@Colin - haha, thanks! I saw it already will post it very soon.

@@@Doodski - thank you Kuya, I wish and pray that you will be protected out there all the time too. God bless!