11
Sep
09

Where I Was

CollapsedTowersSo where were you eight years ago on this day when the 9/11 attacks happened?

That time, I was working as an emergency room nurse in a small Eastern Saudi province called Ras Tanura. It was in the wee hours  of the morning when it happened. There were no patients that time, and the tv was on at the waiting area. Flash news started appearing on all channels.

I was working with some Muslim colleagues that shift, and I will never forget their comments about what’s happening in the United States. They said it’s good for the Americans. And that they deserved it. I wondered what they were thinking why they hated the U.S.  so much. Thousands of people were dying, and they could say something like that.

Two weeks after the incident in the U.S., I had to fly home to the Philippines passing at FIVE airports. I experienced long queues at airports because they had to be strict with all passengers, especially those coming from Saudi. Luggages had to be opened and hand carried bags could contain only limited stuff.911

I took a shuttle bus from Dhahran Airport to Bahrain Airport. From there I took a plane with connecting flights in Dubai and Hongkong. I stayed in Hongkong for two days before I reached Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

And that’s my story. Wala lang, nakuwento ko lang! Hehe!

(photo credits: z.about.com, zdnet.com)


5 Responses to “Where I Was”


  1. June 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    ako sa oras na ito wala akong matandaan..malang nasa skol ako nyan..tapos hindi ako masyado mahilig sa news dati eh..teleserye lang..🙂
    those we’re the days..

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  2. June 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    ako rin wala akong matandaan nito… seguro nasa harap ako ng computer busy sa friendster pa yata at that time hehehehe!

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  3. June 24, 2011 at 5:41 am

    At that time we were praying for the Americans and our fellow Filipinos who are affected. The news hit us fast even when we were in school that time because of my schoolmates who have OFWs for their parents. Everyone was really worried and sad that time, because many innocent people died.

    I watched a movie entitled “Remember Me,” before which is a little bit connected to the 9/11 incident. It’s really tragic.

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  4. 5 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    ay di ko matandaan kung nasaan ako, but definitely di pa ako nag blobloging nyan hehehe

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