Decided to help out a bit.
It's the usual end year finishing off leave days period, so I thought I better took mine and spend it by doing what little I can in this place where I am now.
Last year I tried to do the same during the flood but with not very good results.
Instead of helping people, I got sick.
Here is one of the posts at that time,
Flood stories from Kuantan
Will try to do better this time.
Anyway, almost all major roads to the East Coast were cut off two days ago.
I managed to get a ride with some crazy guys in their Ford Ranger, a 4x4 vehicle yesterday.
My car can't pass through the roads where I was going as the route was inundated by the flood.
Against police's advice, these crazy guys I was with decided to try our luck passing the roads which were cut off by water at four points.
Honestly I wish we had not tried it as I was scared but since I was hitching a ride with them, I just kept quiet when they decided to try the stunt.
It was really scary when the engine went dead at one point when we were crossing a section of the inundated road.
Fortunately the current of the thigh-high water was not so fast and the engine managed to be restarted for us to complete the crossing.
It was about that time that we heard on radio about the
Our prayers for those onboard and their loved ones.
It seems that our country's ill fortune this year keeps piling up till this last few days in December.
Looking at the devastation wrecked by the flood and pondering over the missing AirAsia flight, I wondered what should we do to bring back good vibes for this country so that we can avoid all these disasters from happening again.
I think that for my part, I must try to be a better Malaysian and do more to improve as a Muslim.
Maybe I should do more to help others and stop my bad habit of cursing around so much when talking to people.
I may even stop from keep changing the color of my hair and wearing my nose stud or even dress more modestly.
Ya, I will try to do anything that I can if it could improve things.
Well, here is some pictures that I took as myself and those crazy guys crossed the inundated roads yesterday,
|Before crossing a submerged bridge|
|Crossing a flooded road at a badly hit village|
|An ambulance waiting at the end of one of the flooded roads in case of emergencies|