October 8th, 2005 - - - 8: 50ish am. I'm half lying on my bed trying hard to keep my eyes open and study for a midterm that was going to take place in a mere hour and half or so. I considered taking a quick power nap, when all of a sudden, my bed starts shaking...my initial reaction, "why the hell is my phone vibrating"...grabbed the phone it wasnt ringing...then i thought of the movie the exorcist... curious and oblivious to my surroundings wen my roommate suddenly said," Omg, why the hell are we moving!" I remember jumping off the bed, staring at the ferociously vibrating door of the room in front of ours, grabbing my room mate n making her stand under the door sill. Then realizing the quake was prolonging, i ran around the hall, or tried to since it kept moving n got everyone to wake up n move downstairs under open skies...
I didnt even feel the brunt of the quake, thus i can only imagine that if it were this bad in Lahore, miles away from the epicenter, how horrible must it have been at the epicenter.
At night we were vacated from our rooms - top two floors...and moved downstairs...had to break the fire escape key out of a glass box and open the doors cause the warden couldnt care less...by the end I couldnt differentiate between the ground moving or being still...its a very horrible feeling.
Pray for the victims and their loved ones.
As usual the US and UK have come out as complete STINGY beings, offereing such sad aount of aid that it literally qualifies as nothing, and we Pakistanis gave a billion dollar aid to the US for Katrina while being a nation hugely in debt...damnit human life matters no matter if its a brown villager or a chic caucasian, such apparent selfishness is disgusting. Such racism and in this day n age - a Shame
If you want to help lemme know i might be able to send some info ur way and how u can contribute.