Surviving

Jimmy is OK
I read those words in the topic of our IRC channel and was filled with relief.
On December 26th the Asian Tsunami Disaster hit. As of today, according to BBC News, “Just under 5,000 people are known to have died in Thailand, but 4,000 are still missing, half of them foreigners.” My friend Jimmy (whom I talked about in this entry), finished Uni in the middle of November. He then set out with his girlfriend on an eight week trip around South East Asia, specifically Thailand. For a while I didn’t know what happened to him. I called my friends back in Australia but they hadn’t heard anything. They said they were going to contact his mother and find out if he was alright. I don’t know the details, but Jimmy is OK according to IRC. Of course I always thought he would be. If he was at the scene he would have held back the wave with his impressive strength and then built bridges, mined trenches and saved children from collapsed buildings. That’s just the type of guy he is.
I only hope that the thousands out there who have friends or family missing receive similar news that their loved ones have survived and are safe.

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