Heartbreaking Day

Last Update: February 15, 2014

14 February 2014 :

11:15 pm : just got home after a long day,


Last night 13 February 2014 at 9: 50 pm there has been an eruption of Kelud mountain, East Java, followed by second eruption occurred at about 11: 30 and it was larger than the first one. Then at noon on 14 February 2014 another eruption happened for the third time.

This 5,679 feet high mountain is located in the region of Kediri and approximately 150 km from downtown of Batu city where I live.The eruption sent volcanic ash covering an area 500 km with 5 cm thickness, so it mean Batu also got the impact of this rain of volcanic ash.

Although the ash does look small, but it turns out after further examined using a microscope, this type of volcanic ash is in the shape of a grain of sand that is very sharp on each side called Silica Dioxide and often used to make glass and fertilizer. This rain of ash covered a third of Java island from Batu - East Java up to Jogyakarta in Central Java, cousing the breath channel diseases and eye irritation in great deal of time.

So as Batu is one of the nearest city that slightly affected by the outbreak of this situation, then a lot places such as hospitals, schools, sport centers, government offices, church, masques and monasteries are set up for this situation to accommodate many of this victims, people who have lost their home and even lost some of their family numbers.

Today, me and few of my very kindhearted friends (thanks you so much, guys!) spontaneously raise some money as quickly as we can to buy some face masks, toiletries, underwear, jackets, blankets, baby food, diapers and boxes of instant noddle to donate to the victims of this disaster.

After some precaution done (masks and goggles on) we drove around from shelter to shelter handed over some of these stuff, trying to cope with everyone.

I feel very sad and sympathetic for them but at the same time I am also grateful that this disaster not stricken me and the numbers of my family and friends so that we can help these victims in any way we can. Talking and listening to them with a heartfelt, at least it is a little thing that we could do to comfort them.

I pray in my heart and hope this disaster coming to an end and we all soon can be living our normal life as usual as more and more victims are coming.

I hope all of you here in WA could pray for us too, so as powerful as a pray is that a prayer by so many people and as me and my friends will carry on to helping this victims, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all.

{Gusti ----- HAPPY VALENTINE DAY}

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Ysidron Premium
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and everyone affected by this disaster.
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gusti Premium
hi, Nick
thanks a lot for your heart and pry...
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gusti Premium
OMG, i accidentely deleted @digger comment on my blog, truly sorry my friend and thank you for your prying.
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DIGGER12 Premium
LOL that's okay no worries as long as you got it :-)
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gusti Premium
I'm praying for you to, Amanda..
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WrightA Premium
Gusti, I too am glad that your home, family, and friends have been spared and that you are able to help those less fortunate. I must warn you though that it may take a long time to return to "normal". I was in Kobe, Japan when we had a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed over 6,000 people and changed the city forever. It took years for the city to rebuild and house those who had lost so much. My heartfelt prayers and empathy goes to you and those you are helping. Continue what you are doing - you make a huge difference. Hang in there Gusti! I am praying for you!
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gusti Premium
Amanda, thank you so much for the support and pry as you were in the same situation before, again thank you.
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WrightA Premium
Absolutely my friend. I am praying for you!!
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yancbren Premium
Praying
Brenda
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gusti Premium
thank you so much, Brenda... thank you.
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