Friday, July 18, 2008

My Mom's Fear

I called my mom last night (July 18, morning in the Philippines), to ask how are they doing when I sensed that there is a little panic and tension on her voice. She said that she's afraid of the 8.1 earthquake prediction that was made by a Brazilian teacher named Mr. Juseleeno Nobulega DaRoose. A week ago, I've read about the email that's been circulating in the internet regarding his earthquake prediction in the Philippines on the 18th of July but I actually didn't believe even a bit of it. Even PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) issued a statement that people should not believe it because there's not really a scientific basis for it. Nobody can predict an earthquake as to the exact magnitude, time and actual date, says PHIVOLCS director.

But my poor mom can't help but fear for the lives of my youngest sister who'll be going to school that day and my cousins who's gonna be going to work. I told her not to believe it. She said she tried not to but still she can't help but worry a little bit. Oh, I wish I can do something to erase her fears. I'll call her back again later to check on her. You know my mom is actually not that old yet, she's still 47 but she can easily be afraid and anxious due to a medical condition.

1 replies:

PinayWAHM said...

Those people that started circulating those emails should be punished. It's very irresponsible of them to do that kasi madaming tao ang vulnerable when it comes to these things.

I feel bad for you Mom kasi she shouldn't be subjected to such things. I'm sure she's not alone in being afraid of these so called prophecy.