April 1, 2010


we were caught working on the 25th floor of tivoli towers. i was talking to a client when the building swayed and i remember telling him, "oh God there's an earthquake.", as if the violent rocking further needs confirmation.

i remained seated and couldn't help but fixate on the drop light that danced wildly in the air. after a few seconds, the tremors ended, then we headed to the fire escape to walk down all 25 floors to the ground.

after an hour, when we were quite sure that there won't be aftershocks anymore, we headed back to our workplace and continued the mad rush to beat our deadlines for the day and to cram for a pitch-- tremors and nerves, aching calves and all.

whew! what a major jolt to an already crazy day.

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