yesterday, this conversation happened between me and my maid.
Alia: kakak tau yang pasal Padang tu?
Kak Wiji: tau. kakak ade sedare kat situ.
Alia: ABIS??? dia idup ke tak?
Kak Wiji: tak tau. kakak dah lame tak contact dia. dia tu sedare belah bapak kakak.
Alia:kakak penah ke rasa gempa bumi tu kat tempat kakak?
Kak Wiji: kat Medan tu, tak banyak gempa bumi. sekali je kakak penah rasa.30minit.
Alia: PE JADI??????? kakak duk kat bawah meja cam orang jepun buat ke?
Kak Wiji: tak. mak bapak kakak peluk anak2. kitorg keluar cepat2 dari rumah.pastu mak bapak kakak peluk kitorg ramai2. time tu sme orang takut gile, ada yang jerit2 "ALLAHUAKBAR!!" banyak kali.
Alia: tak pening? sebab goyang2 tu?
Kak Wiji: pening~~!!!!! adik kakak muntah. sme isi perut sme nye keluar.
Alia: memangle kan.dalam 30minit bergerak camtu je.Rumah tak roboh?
Kak Wiji: Pokok banyakla. ade gak rumah,tapi rumah kakak tak.
Alia: camne eh diorang leh duk gak kat Padang tu walaupun dah tau ada gempa bumi? even scientist pun kata tempat tu punya gempa bumi teruk.
Kak Wiji: Padang lawa.pelancong ske datang.
Alia: still,mana lagi penting?
that's it. i was like WHOA.
bcos my maid talks like a Malay,so sometimes i forgot that she's actually an Indonesian.seriously,it was wow to know that someone in the house actually have this kind of experience. i think i rather experience the earthquake by LISTENING to it ,instead of experience the REAL thing. i love my life,thank you very much.i want to live longer. seeing those people crying for the lost ones, i have to say i'm happy being in this state; a healthy family that loves to whine.
i know the last part of the dialogue is a little bit rude of me,but still. how could people still live in that kind of place? it's like suicide. scientist already predicted that the next tsunami will hit Padang,after that Acheh's Tsunami. ok,eventho it's not tsunami,but it's still the same thing.
i really wonder why people still live in that place? i'm just curious.
if somebody told me that the place i live in will kill me,i'll move somewhere else.
but still, what's gone is gone.you just have to move on. it's already devastating to see this kind of thing.hopefully,the missing ones still alive,eventhough the possibility is low,but still, just don't give up praying.
ps: my maid's hometown is in Medan.