Been watching our television ever since the incident in Boston. Also in Texas. I’m just so saddened by the event, how could anyone do that kind of heinous crime. My heart goes out to the people who lost their lives there. While watching the event it really reminded me of the 9/11 tragedy. When they showed the smoke after the bombed exploded and people were running for safety it really made me think of the Twin towers when the debris and smoke were all over the place.
I was just thinking where on earth is the safest place to live. I know when I was growing up that we thought highly of America. Everyone wants to come and live in the States or the first world for that matter. Like the saying goes ” America is The Melting pot”. I know it still is safe today but just try to be on the look out, and always be aware of your surroundings. We used to lived in Vancouver, Washington USA.
Just after 9/11 tragedy I’ve heard on TV that a lot of those terrorists were having their training place near Portland, Oregon. It just less than 30 minutes away from where we used to lived. It was really a shocking thing to know. I’m pretty sure people there before didn’t think of who their next door neighbor was. I mean we say hi and just leave it at that. We don’t pry on the other people, but I think after 9/11, everyone now tries to know who is living next door to them. I remember on the news that some of them were also staying in Seattle. It would be scary to know that your next door neighbor was one of them.
Really living here in Mindanao, I guess it’s no different than any other place on the first world now. I would not say that they are safer there than us now. I remember people telling me or writing to me how could we sleep at night when Mindanao is not safe. At first it annoys me, but I got used to it and just laughed it off. A lot of them were telling me how in the world that Bob and I brought our kids to live in the chaotic and war zone area. Can you imagine hearing that statement a lot of times? It’s so hard to explaine to people who never set foot in this place and just judged it based on what they hear on the TV and the news. Can’t debate with narrow minded people who already concluded that Mindanao is like a war zone place like in the Middle East. I would say that there are certain areas in Mindanao that I would not advise for any people to visit without a guide or people you know there. Really it’s just like certain area in every city all over the world that the gangsters will hangout. You will not go there unless you have someone you know inside the group.
Watching the mom of the Boston Marathon bomber whining of how her son was treated in the States after what her sons did baffles me. I guess she thinks highly of her sons after what they did. I really thought her and her husband would be remorseful and feeling sorry for the people. But I didn’t see that from them, instead she keeps going on and on how her kids were the victims and the innocent ones. I had some opinion of her but I better keep it to myself though.
Anyway, I will just say that all of us will just keep our eyes open and on the look out always. Be aware of your surroundings. Know a little bit who the people living next to you.
BE SAFE EVERYONE!!!