Thursday, October 20, 2005
i was watching Oprah Winfrey last sunday. she made a special coverage on the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina. it was such a touching episode. it had so many dead people in it! there were so many ppl dying. and there were so many bloated bodies everywhere. it's so sad to see the world like that! but then, the worse thing was, the senator actually admitted that children were being raped at a time like that! it was so sad. very very sad. even Oprah couldn't resist her tears, what more can i do?? i mean, at a time like that, those ppl can still have the urge to do such an awful thing. and it was being done on children! for God's sake, what has the world turn into?? grace totally broke down when she heard the news. i know this is coming kinda outdated, but i did watch the news and felt terrible about it. i couldn't help much but to donate what i can, which is never enough. but after watching the "inside" scoop of the hurricane, i felt horrible, beyond words! i mean, what we watch in the news was only a very rough surface of what happened, we never knew actually how the conditions was. and it was a horrid sight! i've never seen anything worse than this. besides the child rape, there were also group fights and ppl with weapons were just walking around! what's wrong with them!? they were protesting and fighting with one another for territory and food! they must be insane! really insane! they were shooting each other and innocent ones as well. and their bodues were just left there 2 rot. such an exposure to all kinds of diseases! and there was this doctor, Dr. Oz, from Oprah's Angel Network team, if i'm not mistaken, went there and helped. the weird thing is that, the hospitals were mostly vacant. instead, they used the airport as the medical centre! i'm not quite sure what happened there but i bet there must be a reason. so, the Dr. Oz gave all the help he could. he was so kind and brave! i really salute him. he even saw a dead, bloated body by the roadside and closed it with respect. he was a great man. he even saved a baby's life. an infant! and another two of Oprah's crew also went down to Louisianna to comfort the victims. one was Nate Berkusthere were alot of ppl with lost family members. they all looked so worried and stressed out. at times like this, God was their only comfort, i think. as i watched the families shouting out for their lost ones, i told myself, i'll never be able to relate to what they were feeling then and i'm so lucky to live in comfort. the bright side of the disaster was that stars like Matthew McConaughey and Faith Hill were the ones who came and gave their support to all te victims, helping them in their own little ways. i was so touched by this. i mean, it is the right thing to do, isn't it? not all Hollywood stars are all about fame and fortune! to me, the reason God created all these natural disasters, is to mainly bring the world closer together. what i'm trying to say is, this is not a punishment from God. remember, God doesn't punish ppl! He forgives. but he made all the wreckage, i think, it is to make the rest of the world (which are not affected) to realise that they should be thankful and greatful for what they have like, families and home. it is also to bring mankind together. in a sense that, we all come together to do our little part in helping those victims. i dont quite know how to explain it in words, but all i know is, God isn't all that cruel. He has a reason for eveything he does. i take this all as a lesson and i think we all should.