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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Year Of The Sheep

The year 2014 ended for Malaysians in a sombre mood. In March, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 aboard. Officials believe that the plane is somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Now, nine months later, MH370 still hasn't been found. In July, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 aboard. And just before the year was over, we mourned for our third aviation tragedy when QZ8501 crashed in the Java Sea due to bad weather.
Besides the plane tragedies,we had a prolonged drought in March and were hit by the worst water-crisis ever. Then recently we were inundated by the worst ever flooding in the history of our country with more than 200,000 Malaysians displaced from their homes.
image credit - http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/
image credit - http://www.thestar.com.my
image credit - http://www.theborneopost.com
School children wading in flood waters.

Luckily for us, our city has not been affected by the heavy rains but my heart goes out to all the victims. I can't begin to imagine their anguish and pain. The floods have receded for now but the grim task of rebuilding their homes, villages and lives has only just begun.
2015 is the year of the sheep. The sheep is docile, meek and mild, symbolizing peace, harmony and tranquility. Hopefully, this means a better year for Malaysia.

11 comments:

betty said...

I do hope it is a more peaceful year for your country, Veronica. Those are lots of tragedies to deal with individually; catastrophic that so many happened within the same year. The sheep cookie is adorable :)

betty

whitey said...

Such sadness hope for a better year through out the world.

Lin said...

We have seen coverage of your disasters here in the States and are very sympathetic to your country. I certainly hope that things are much better in 2015!! Stay safe, my friend!

NC Sue said...

Be safe and well.
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/01/orchids-in-bloom.html

Lizzy Allan said...

My heart goes out to all the victims of all those tragedies too. All of that heartache is so far from the lucky life I am blessed with. I think it's beautiful that you made the sheep to symbolise your wish for Malaysia for 2015. Wishing you a (belated) New Year. xx

mail4rosey said...

I'm glad you weren't ill-affected. My heart goes out to those where though, too!

Rhonda Gales said...

Hi Veronica, Stopping by from Sunday's Best. I've been following the tragedies in your country.The sheep is adorable and I pray that your country sees all that it represents. Thanks for linking up on Sunday's Best.

Helen Fern said...

Just stopping by from Mother 2 Mother's Sunday blog hop! Great post! Following you now!

Maria Brittis said...

Hope for a more peaceful year, thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday!
Hugs
Maria

dina eighties said...

very interesting post

~ Noelle said...

I hope this is a better year for everyone throughout the world. It is sad how things are these days...

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