There are a lot of things happening this week. The biggest thing for me that the whole world is talking about, the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines plane. Being Malaysian, this of course strikes me very hard at home, and I feel incredibly scared and sad for the outcome of this. Everyone is speculating - plane crash, terrorism, nobody knows. I know that with every passing day the chance of survival drops a little lower, and all I can do at this point is pray, just like everyone else, for the best possible outcome for this situation.
Of course it is not a Malaysian specific thing - and it's very nice to see all the South East Asian countries coming together sending out search ships. I really, really hope there is a miraculous outcome to this.
When things like this happen, it puts perspective into life. A lot of the gripes that we have, minor annoyances and unhappiness that irk us melt away. What are all these things, compared to the severity of this situation?
I cannot imagine how scary it must be for the friends and relatives of those in the plane. Imagine going to the airport early in the morning to pick up your loved one, only to have the plane status change to delayed, and then not have any updates. I can't imagine how terrible they must be feeling, and with news reporters trying stuff cameras up their faces to catch their moments of grief.
I've seen the pictures of the distraught relatives, as I'm sure you have. And it's just..heartbreaking. There are no words.
I don't know anyone on the plane. A friend of mine showed me a list of the MH crew that has been circulating around the air crew circles. I feel really sad, that for these crew, it's was just supposed to be another day at work.
I hope and pray for the best.