As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.
I was not happy as a child, although at times I was content. I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.
Beichuan, The Preserved Ruins of an Earthquake Destroyed Town | Via
Beichuan is a rural town located approximately 143 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Chengdu, in China, in a valley well-known for the Longmen or Dragon Gate seismic fault. In May 12, 2008, the town was ravaged to the ground by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude in the Richer scale that rocked the region and reduced large swathes of Sichuan province to a hellish jumble of concrete and limbs. More than 90,000 people are believed to have died - 8,600 in Beichuan alone, or almost half of the town’s population. Among these were 1,300 children when a large populated school collapsed.
After the earthquake shattered the town, the government was faced with the insurmountable task of cleaning up the place and providing shelter to those displaced. With more than 80% of the buildings in Beichaun leveled to the ground, this was proving to be a logistical challenge. Condition was further aggravated by landslides that buried the town under several stories worth of mud. Finally, it was decided that Beichuan would never be rebuilt, or even excavated, but would remain in its current state as a memorial.
“Writers ever since writing began have had problems, and the main problem narrows down to just one word—life.”
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Berjaya bertemu @bukufixi utk dpt my copy of ‘Lost in Putrajaya’.My short story ‘The Wedding Bet’ is in it #AnuarShah (at Dewan Sri Siantan , Putrajaya)
#PINJAM on Kinokuniya, KLCC’s bestseller’s list nearly the whole time it existed. Thanks!
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
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