My friend Sunny Lama from Kathmandu told me how he felt when the earthquake this year happened.
First earthquake was at 11:56AM. I was in restaurant where I'm working and at that time we served at the breakfast. Later with my friends we wanted to have an lunch in the kitchen at that time. Slowly we went out to the garden at our restaurant, then we caught hands each other in expectation of worst. My thoughts were at my family. that I cannot see them, my wife and daughter, in my last minutes of my life. Two minutes later I decided run and at least have try to see my family. Luckily I could see them on the way, they went to the open place, I was calmer. My next thought was about my parents, whether they are fine, so I tried to call them. The mobile network started to work after half an hour. Finally I reached my parents, they told me that they are in safe, but their house is destroyed. I have tried to reassure them and told them that most important thing is that we are in safe. They were then outside for whole night. I worried that my family will have to be outside as well, in terms of me, I can be outside, but not my family, my daughter Jeslina, she is 21 months old.
Finally we found one place, part of the building, we spent night there. Next day we went again somewhere where was the open space, there we spent whole day. We have gotten a tent, unfortunately in the evening was rain and dark, my daughter was crying, she said please let's go home.
So we decided to go back, where we have been previous night. Next day we got another tent from Scout. Now we searched another place, in open space and better for children. Luckily we had an emergency light, so we were there two nights. Then another problem came, we haven't had a food, we didn't know where to sleep, no water and bathroom. We decided to go to the countryside where is my family, from where I was coming. We built a temporary stay house, it is much better than here in Kathmandu, it's safe and for child. I left my family there and I went back to the Kathmandu, and see my friends and my office and whole situation. Still I'm sleeping in the tent and right now it is safe.
How can you help?
- Bodhisattvas In Action (http://www.bia-foundation.org/support-bia/)
- Unesco (https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/help-save-children%E2%80%99s-lives/20281?ms=ref_dig_2015_web_homepage_20150508_hphero)
- BeHereNow for BIA (https://beherenow4bia.bandcamp.com/)