Wednesday, December 29, 2004

(*) Tsunami disaster sorrow

I have never seen such awful yet powerful visual images as what I've seen with the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. I wept with some of the footage ABC tv news played on last night. Here's the latest news.

There is the human side to one of nature's more cruel moments... this is all so awful...

Here is a suvivor's actual story.

To Donate to the Asia Quake and Tsunamis Appeal (in Australia):

  • Call 1800 811 700
  • visit to make a secure online donation
  • send a cheque to GPO Box 9949 in your capital city
Update: Some incredible pictures of the tsunami in Phuket, taken by a tourist (Don't bother to read the comments in the forum after the photos - some people are just plain outright bastards...)

Here's another series of pics I've discovered... this is terrifying...

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On a lighter note - the Aussie cricket team are doing it again!
Australia were steaming towards a series-clinching win over Pakistan in the second cricket Test after a decisive change of fortunes on the third day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Australians seized control of the match after Damien Martyn's second consecutive century, a spirited 93-run eighth wicket stand with Jason Gillespie and a tumble of Pakistan wickets in the final session on Tuesday.

Pakistan, having had the Australian world-beaters under pressure for the first two days, were fighting for every run against a resurgent home bowling attack and trying to avoid another heavy loss inside four days after their humiliating 491-run defeat in the first Perth Test.

At stumps with two days to play, Pakistan were 85 for five, an overall lead of just 47 with Shoaib Malik on 11 and Mohammad Sami on eight... (Source)

On yet another lighter note... I took the boys to see the movie "The Incredibles" today.

SEE IT! It is the BEST movie I have seen in absolutely YEARS! It is truely GREAT! I cannot exaggertate as to how brilliant this film is - GO SEE IT!!!

I normally don't RAVE about movies, but I could rave about this one!!!

Mallard d'Quackers


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