We’re Okay!

Other than being utterly shocked, the boy and I are totally okay. The shock factor comes from the fact that the explosion happened less that 400 meters away from where I currently work. It’s also absolutely terrifying to think that I have passed the shrine many times before for lunch and yesterday could’ve been one of those days. It also opens you up to a lot of unpleasant ‘what if’ thoughts.

Erawan Shrine Before After Bomb

The above is a photo I took that morning. Below is the photo of the devastation caused by this absolutely senseless act of cowardice and violence.

The streets and the BTS is eerily empty and our bags are being checked at the entrance and exit of every building. I am all for being extra careful especially in the wake of the news that another bomb went off near the river a few hours ago (no casualties reported!)

I hope people find the strength to continue on after this disaster and live life without fear ruling it. What a terrible tragedy for those who lost their lives and who were injured for no apparent reason.

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  1. chisbingred says:

    So glad you’re both okay, you never really imagine something like this happening on your own doorstep so it must have been pretty scary!
    You’re right though, people like them win if we submit to fear and stop living our lives and exploring. They can’t win!!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Even though people were scared, they dismissed the sound and the shaking and attributed it to a thunderstorm. No one really thinks worst case scenario cause you never imagine it can happen near you. Life must move on as it does!

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  2. How horrible. Glad you’re both okay.

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  3. andy1076 says:

    Happy to hear that you are okay! that is an absolutely insane sight :O

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    1. cupitonians says:

      It is horribly saddening but people are rallying!

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      1. andy1076 says:

        All the cowards did was unite the people even more, It’s incredible what people obsessed with terror would do these days huh?

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Absolutely. They found a cardboard sheet wrapped in black plastic and duct-tape near a BTS station. Someone who is obviously tickled my mass fear and panic did it. While I don’t understand it, I can see how resilient people are and how they come back together and stronger!

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          1. andy1076 says:

            And that is the absolute sign of hope 🙂

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  4. Know-All says:

    Ohh..you are working in Bangkok now?? Glad to know you are ok!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Yes. Have moved here. Thank you for your message! 🙂

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  5. cindy knoke says:

    How terrifying and so glad you are both okay. Horribly sad~

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Really sad and they keep finding more bombs around the city. I fail to see why anyone would do it! Horrible acts!

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  6. I am so glad to hear you are OK. Take good care of yourself. All the very best. Kevin

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Kevin! ❤

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  7. marthalisek says:

    hi. my boyfriend also lives near the center and passed by a lot of times near that place… it feels like it happend next to my door here in germany… hopefully there will be no more explosions. 😦

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    1. cupitonians says:

      It really was chaos. I’m glad your boyfriend is safe. The police seem to be doing everything they can. Hoping for the best!

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  8. colonialist says:

    People who do things like that, on whatever pretext doesn’t matter, are simply despicable. How extraordinary that you had taken a picture of it that very morning! Had it occurred just then …
    Hope this lunatic fringe is eliminated, and that you stay safe.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      They are the worst people, in my opinion and I hope they are caught. It scares me that they could just be on the subway with me and I would have no idea. Thank you for your message! Hope you are well.

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  9. RV John says:

    Glad you didn’t go that way to lunch on that day! Sad that people go that far to make a point that they perceive needs making 😦

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