Thursday, September 13, 2007

Singaporean to the Bone

A 7.9 earthquake hit Indonesia yesterday and boy did I felt it. Like many residents in Singapore, I felt the quake as it swayed my office in the central business district. Unfortunately for me, there wasn't any evacuation order in my building (though that didn't stop some people from running out of the building).

The earthquake struck at 7.10pm in Sumatran about 670 kilometres from Singapore. A second smaller quake measuring 6.1 hit the same area two hours later, causing a second round of tremors in Singapore. Luckily, I was out of the office by then.

As the building swayed, I can't help but think, "Does insurance pay out if I die in a collapsed building?" That proves how Singaporean I am, doesn't it?

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