Nothing can be more devastating than this..

Date Submitted: 08/05/2002
Author Info: Shuck (BP, Johore, Malaysia) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

It was around 9pm on that fateful day. I just came home from dinner with mum, which we did quarrel over the dinner for some family matters. She told me she wanted to suicide because of her failed relationship with my dad. I did cried on the way home in the car… and I really felt lousy as things around me seems to be crumbling down bits by bits.

This was when I reached home, with my red eyes, even though my dad and sisters will never know why I cried that night. We watched TV.. quietly as they noticed something wrong in me yet they didnt dare to ask why.

And while switching channels during a commercial ads.. I saw a scene of a high rise building in smokes.. and I thought it was only some action movies on TV. So I just skipped the channel and browse through the others. But when I came back to that channel again.. the smoking tower scene is still on. And I began to wonder why.

Suddenly, I realized it was not a movie, cause the channel is a News Channel ( Channel NewsAsia). And only then.. I know something terrible is happening in New York. From that second onwards, every channel started to report on it and the usual programmes are cancelled.

It was really a horrifying day for everyone of us here. Although it was thousands of miles apart from here in Malaysia, we still cant believethis is actually happening in this world!

And for the first time in 3 years, my dad and mum were sitting together in the living room, watching the latest development in this world changing event. Although they still ended up in divorce 3 months ago, this is the one last thing that kept us together as a family… praying in front of the Tv Screen.


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