I can't believe that I am now blogging from an internet cafe in Sungai Petani, Kedah. Hmmm.....Sungai Petani is quite an interesting place to be in. Perhaps one day I might move here....haha. :D A lot of you out there might be wondering why I'm here. No, I'm not on vacation. My family and I had to come here due to the flood that had hit my hometown, Alor Setar, Kedah last Wednesday, 3rd of November.
We had to make the decision to leave our house at night last Wednesday because the flood water was just a few feet away from entering our house. They had cut the water supply to the whole neighbourhood that day and was about to cut the electric supply too that night. So we knew we had to get out as fast as possible. Me, my Mom and my Aunt quickly packed our bags and did what we can to save our belongings and place them at a higher place in the house. I couldn't save everything. I just did what I could and leave the rest to God. So much to do, so little time as the flood water came in so fast. A lot of people didn't expect it to be as bad as it did. But it did.
That night when we left, we went to stay at a friend's house in Alor Setar. Luckily we could spend the night there. There wasn't any water supply there too. People kept buying mineral water from the supermarket so that they could use it for bathing, drinking and for cooking and etc. After spending one night at my friend's house, we headed to Sungai Petani the next morning. Stayed at a hotel there since last Thursday. We met with our neighbours at the hotel. A lot of people from Alor Setar came to stay at the hotel too since it's not that safe to stay in Alor Setar anymore. Plus since there is no water and no electricity.....so, better for us to be in a place where we can get the facilities.
Miss my home so much right now. Miss everything there actually. I have no idea how badly the house is affected by the flood. I heard in the news that the area where I live in, the flood water has gotten as high as 1 meter. At other places in Kedah, it's even worse...up to the neck!! It is said that the flood in Kedah this time around is the worst that has hit Kedah in so many years. The last one that hit Alor Setar in 2005 was not as bad. But still, a lot was ruined due to it.
I don't really know how I feel right now. Feeling numb. I don't feel like crying or feel sad about what happened. I just carry on with life. I will face whatever comes my way. Just deal with it. Nothing much that can be done to stop the flood from getting worse anyways.
All I hope now is that I will have the energy when the time comes to clean up the house that will be full of dirt and mud from the flood. I don't know how my Mom and I am going to do it this time......but we will do it the best we can. Slowly but surely......it will all be ok.
I won't be able to work as well.....perhaps for a month or two till everything is settled. I don't know......it's uncertain. I just leave it to God right now. Pray for my health ya!!