Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Disaster Talk Re-examined!

When I did the entry regarding 'Disaster Talk', I had a fair amount of reservations about it. Still, in the absence of a Safety Guide for such events in Malaysia, I thought it would assist. And when JT made a comment about it, I requested she look into the matter from her side of the world, she did so as requested and came back mentioning the article listed in snopes.com (thanks JT).

Now, as far as I do know, snopes.com is one of the best place to check on unsure 'facts' circulating in the net, especially on urban legends. And the first thing that went to my mind was "Shoot! I gave the wrong info! Someone should kick my leg, hit me on the head, pour molten lead into me, tie me to a tonne of steel, and shove me off into the Marianas!" Honestly, I felt very bad about it. The only thing I can do now is reproduce the comment there, and ask my friends to re-evaluate the matter. Unfortunately, the site is copy-and-paste protected. Thus, one would have to visit the link snopes link above or http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/triangle.asp. Then, ask everyone concerned to forgive me.

10 comments:

J.T. said...

Don't feel bad. Sometimes I get caught up with things that get circulated on the Net. If you had not asked me to check on it, I would have let it go.

Thanks for the verification. :)

mOEha Aziz said...

salam ya akhi,

not to worry... the thought is count... at least u tried to help n to educate... :)

Snowflake said...

Assallamualaikum,
Boy! boy! boy!, whatever it is, I am certain now that I have such a helpful friend named Aje.
Thanks.
Wassallam

Ydiana said...

You really do not have to apologise. It was done with your best intentions and that what matters, and more importantly you did present us with another set of facts.

After reading the article, to me, there is no right or wrong answers. Who know whether our buldings is made of the US standard or the South America standard. Depends on the developer and how much money is being distributed among cronies, for example. Remember one leaking building in Putrajaya?

The most important thing, I feel, is to trust our instincts and to leave it in the hands of Allah. Tawakal. At least now we know one or two things about what to do during such disaster. TQ! :)

cakapaje said...

Hi JT,

Naw, I'm taking it OK...just had a barrel into my mouth but found out its empty, lol! I'm a OK :)

Thanks for being kind.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ya Muha,

Hmm...try, is a word associated with failure to accomplish. Thoughts, well, some people don't much to it. Thank you, my brother :)

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam snowflake,

Hmm...must get to know that Aje feloow one of these days :)

Thanks snowflake.

cakapaje said...

Salam ydiana,

Why, you almost took my heart away. Except its already shattered into a million pieces already. Bet it would need jigsaw puzzle expert to put it together, lol!

Thank you :)

ps. Ever thought of becoming a defence attorney?

Kata Tak Nak said...

For that, you will get 6 of the best.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Alamak! Not the 'roti panjang' please! Hehe...all the years in school, never did get to taste it. But like everyone else, I did like the butter bread. Still do :)