Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Helicopters are the Harbringers of Doom

After a late night out with a friend watching Kung Fu Shuffle Hustle, I woke up this morning to the sound of helicopters circling.

It took me about half an hour of the constant noise to make me realise something was wrong. Logging on to BBC's website, I quickly found out that it was due to a series of Tube 'explosions' on the London Underground.

But the enormity of the situation didn't sink in until we had reports of an explosion on a bus in Tavistock Square. That really gave me a chill.

You see, Tavistock Square is ten minutes walk from where I am.

Now they're talking about more blasts and terrorist attacks taking advantage of the timing, right after London Olympics bid.

So yes, it's kinda freaky to be living where I am right now.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting me know you are OK. Man this is scary as you remember I used to take this line to Uni... Keep me posted.

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  2. really glad to hear you're OK, Ping - getting the reports down here in Oz i thought of you right away and thought i'd check here to see if you'd posted anything. it's sad times indeed. you tke care now!

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  3. Erik Melander7/07/2005 1:09 pm

    It's good to hear that you´re alright.

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  4. Glad you're okay. I came into the middle of the story on NPR on my car radio. Thirty minutes of general reaction without any solid news about how many explosions and whether there were ten casualties or a thousand. Aaargh! This is why I need an Internet connection in my car.

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  5. Glad to find out you're OK, I've never posted here before, but I've kind of followed the find for a while... I was living in London a while back, and though I'm back in Spain it's scary to think of things like that happening on places you used to go around just a year and a half ago, so I guess it must be horrible for all those of you still living there... Be safe

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  6. Good to know you're ok. Take care of yourself, alright? I hope all your friends there are fine, as well.

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  7. Thank goodness you're okay. It's always frightening when something like this happens. I didn't even know about it until late in the afternoon because I didn't have access to a TV or the Internet or radio or anything, but my grandfather mentioned having heard something about it, and I swear my heart just about stopped.

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  8. It's a damn scary world out there. Please make sure to stay out of it as much as possible. :/

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  9. Hi Ping!

    My mum couldn't get the line to check if I was fine so instead she went and checked if I had posted any recent update on my comic website... O_O Maybe doing webcomics is useful after all! I'll make sure to leave details about my blood group etc on it :p

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  10. Well, things seem to have gone back to relative normalcy. If you don't count the presence of army helicopters (four army copters flying in formation over London... you wouldn't believe how awe inspiring they are).

    They can't beat the pair of fighter-jets I noticed the other day, though.

    I'm not going to shun public transport just because of this though. I think my friend Alan was right when he said it was the best way of giving the middle finger to the assheads who did this.

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