6/13/2015

Mt Kinabalu – A word of appreciation to the mountain guides and teachers.

The 12 year old students were there when the mountain shook. Never mind why they were there. Try to visualize the terrifying scene when the rocks and boulders came tumbling down, the roars and rumbles of tons and tons of rocks falling at break neck speed.The screaming and cries of fear. The first reaction, shock and awe. The next instinctive reaction, run for your life. The third reaction, look for a safe spot, unfortunately there would be none if one was in the path of the falling rocks.

Now what would be the first thing in the minds of the teachers and guides? Yes, run for their lives. But, there were children with them, hapless children needing the protection and help of adults. These adults would have the basic instinct to want to protect the children instead of running away, grabbing at the children, shielding them, trying to pull them to safety, ducking the rocks, and forgetting that they too were exposed to the dangers and their weak bodies would not stand a chance.They could have run at the first sign of trouble, as fast as they could to save their own skin.

It appeared that they went for the children, stayed with the children, and perished with the children as a result. They were in the same boat, caught in a downpour of stones and rocks. As adults, they stood a better chance to flee for safety. Very likely they didn’t, as brave men would behave in times of grave danger.

And there were some brave guides that went back to look for survivals when the mountain was still unstable and the rocks could still come falling down. And a few were saved as a result of these brave men, to return them to their grateful, frightened and helpless parents waiting in despair.

I salute these brave men, those who survived trying to save the children and those that lost their lives trying to save the children. I would like to suggest the govt offers some form of monetary assistance to their families as a gesture of our appreciation for the lost of these brave men who died in the line of duty, to save our children.This is a small thing that we can do for them.

And don't forget the guide with one of our children on his back, saved from the jaws of death.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...


Life is very very very UNFAIR!

Nothing is FAIR in this cruel world!

This is life!

Anonymous said...

The Sultan of Johore has the good sense of donating $1m ringgit to the victims of the earthquake. We are still in jubilant mood celebrating our gold haul in the SEA Games and forgot to do the decent thing.

Anonymous said...

Ours is still trying to drum up the nation morning of a "founder"

Anonymous said...

WHAT has the Founder of the Founder found?

He found an empty house, and wanted to destroy it.

He found an empty heart, and has to be filled with glory.

He found a mischievous boy, and has to give him a tight slap.

He found an angry heart, and has to pacify with vengeance.

He found a kangaroo, and has to use it to hop and jump.

He found a sycophant, and uses him to ride the kangaroo.

he found many children dead, and has to keep very quiet.

He found MERS coming, and has to open his mouth.

He found many gold medals, and he forgot about the dead kids.

He found ........ yet he is NOT A FOUNDER.

Virgo 49 said...

Another quake at 5.1 hits Sabah again.

Send to their premature deaths by those goons who made idiotic decisions.

Virgo 49 said...

He bluff bluff goes to TTS and shows that his regime is ready and capable to tackle MERs when it arrived.

His hint that only his administration can tackle this deadly scrounge

Sekali it came and they kanna kabok and many called up for service to hell and heaven, then the owl came to roost and create their downfall soon.

Anonymous said...

What??!! No word of appreciation for the Millionaire Ministers?
The students and teachers by magic find themselves on Mount Kinabalu is it?

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ virgo49:

>> Another quake at 5.1 hits Sabah again. <<

Whahahahahahha....Ramadan begins next Thursday. I think Ah Lah is canvassing for "more attention" and "devotion" this year.

Of course to those who don't believe in an omnipotent angry "sky daddy", there's science to explain the earth shaking changes on the island of Borneo. But if you don't make an effort to understand the geophysics and tectonics of Borneo, notably Sabah, then your best bet is to pray to the "spirits' and the invisible sky ghost, and throw them a few children as "sacrifice" occasionally to atone for the "transgressions" of the Mat Salleh tourists who dance naked and piss on the mountain :-)

Fuck, this is getting hilarious lah.

Anonymous said...

You scientist?

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ 200:

>> You scientist? <<

No, no. Beach bum and vagina specialist.

Virgo 49 said...

Matilah, vaginas all look different ah??

Thought seen one seen all??

SAME AS LITTLE DICK??

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ virgo49:

>> vaginas all look different ah?? <<

Not only look. They taste and smell different too. There is diversity in nature. It's wonderful.

>> Thought seen one seen all?? <<

You need to expand your palette of experiences. Enrich your life lah.

>> SAME AS LITTLE DICK?? <<

I wouldn't know. Anyway, these days there's surgery to fix that. Anyway, here are the stats. If you are that curious about me, I'm "above average", but certainly not a "monster".

I have a very skinny friend Bala, who is definitely a monster at 9+ inches or over 23cm. Back in the NS days we used to "sponsor" him to do "tiger show" for us with the girls of Desker Road. who said NS wasn't fun? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Redbean

I will apologise at the start for the following comments before I make them.

Shakespeare said, "Methinks he doth protests too much".

When our politicians go all out to such lengths to drum up public sentiments on this tragic event, I'm sorry to have to wonder what is their agenda? Have you watched the movie Wag The Dog?

I will doubly apologise to readers who have not read Shakespeare nor seen the movie. To those readers, please ignore this post. This is not intended to sound cryptic, it's just too much to explain to clutter up Redbean's blog.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

i must also apologise. I did not read this part from Shakespeare nor did I watch the movie. So I am blur like sotong.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

Correct quote (form Hamlet) is: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

>> When our politicians go all out to such lengths to drum up public sentiments on this tragic event, I'm sorry to have to wonder what is their agenda? <<

I think you are reading too much into it and giving them too much credit for being "crafty" with an "agenda". I doubt if they are that "imaginative"---to the point of being able to create disinformation and subterfuge as found in the movie Wag The Dog.

Do you think that the govt media people like those as MediaCorp, MDA and SP Holdings are up to the standard of the (fictional) real professionals found in that movie. Please lah. Local production content and values suck donkey balls...how to even compare with the world's best con artists as those found in American media and film?

The Singapore govt is run by boring arrogant farts. They don't have "hidden" agendas. They are up front about their intention. They don't have to "hide", because they have all the power, and a compliant legal sector to support them.

The govt. controls everything in Singapore lah. Including the ability of the average citizen to criticize the govt.