With Pilar, our writing teacher, we saw a fragment of the movie “The Impossible”, after watching this she gave us an assignment. We had to a news report in which we act as reporters writing a report on the Tsunami. In the second writing we had to write a diary entry or a blog entry in which we tell our story as survivors of the tsunami.
Devastating Tsunami hits Thailand.
Tsunami destroys Phuket, south Thailand, as a consequence of Indian Ocean earthquake in the 26th of December. Many deaths, injured and missing.
Thailand was affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake. This tsunami hit Thailand as an effect of the earthquake in the Indian Ocean.
There were over 5.000 deaths in Thailand and most of them were in the region of Phang Nga. Many tourists were at that moment because of the holidays and this is one of the causes of why there were so many deaths. In Phang Nga there were more foreign deaths than national deaths. Also Krabi & Phuket had over 100 foreign deaths. As regards injured people, there were over 2.000 foreigners injured and more than 5.000 Thais hurt. Many houses, shops and hotels. People near the coast did not have a chance to survive.
Hotel managers and shop managers say that they will open again as soon as possible, as they until they do open again, they will be losing money. Many people will be living in the streets, up till they get a new home, money and help.
I have just survived a tsunami.
I went for the December holidays to Thailand. We reached in the 24th of December; we spent Christmas Eve in the hotel as we were just looking for a relaxing and cosy night. We slept already late but not enough for the kids to wake me and my wife at 9am, they wanted to open the presents. Christmas day was beautiful; we had breakfast, went to the beach and lay in the sand. It was night again and we went to bed again. We woke up early again, because of the kids; we showered, got dressed and went to have breakfast. We had breakfast as every other day. But something was going to change. This time instead of going to the beach, we decided to have a lazy day and stay back in the hotel room doing a movie marathon. We watched several movies before everything changed. We were watching “Back to the Future Three”, when we saw from the window, from the distance everything coming down as something of cutting it from the bottom. But as time was passing by, we were in front of a gigantic and dirty wave. I thought that was the end, I was going to die so I hug my kids, took a deep breath and waited for the worst. But when I felt I was hit by the wave I prayed for the best. But in about ten minutes, the worst was over and I was alive, but I couldn’t see my kids. I felt I rather be killed if I didn’t have my kids and wife. But then I heard a voice begging for help. I wanted to help, so I did my best to swim to the voice and help. When I found the kid I helped him to get rid of everything that was wrapping him and us swimmer to safety. When we were in firm land we found his mother, with a smile in her face, and that is when I realized me there many ways of being happy, and my mine was to help people be happy. Until someone came to help us, I was helping everyone I could to get to the hospital. When someone got there to help us, I went to a hospital. Now I am at the hospital waiting to get my surgery.