Wednesday, September 8, 2010

About me.

Christchurch Earthquake.

Some of you are probably wondering why it's taking so long to update my stories lately when I usually do my best to do so. The answer to that is my city in New Zealand was hit by a massive earthquake this week, it happened at 4.45am Saturday morning and was the most terrifying singular thing I have ever experienced in my nearly 32 years on this planet.

It was like a freight train in the middle of the night, glasses smashed, I was slammed from side to side in my door-frame barely able to stand and I had that moment where I truly thought it was the end.

We lost power, so I was alone in pitch black darkness trying to find candles and a phone that worked in the middle of the night. Luckily the phones did still work so I was able to contact my loved ones pretty quickly.

Miraculously the 7.1 magnitude earthquake made us lose a lot in Christchurch. But we lost no one. No causalities from the shake, and looking at the destructive from the city which has still been closed off since Saturday, it's a miracle.

Since Saturday we've had over 300 aftershocks, at least over 50% of them significant enough to feel and some even have us scrambling for the doorway all over again. My city is in ruins and there is estimated over $4 Billion dollars of damage. I was a lucky one that my house survived and all my services are back up and running but there are many that have lost everything. Good structured homes, demolished in the blink of an eye.

We're still expected to have a magnitude earthquake of 6 before the week is out. As you can imagine it's been like walking on eggshells all week. Being home bound because there is no where else to go, and we're too scared to go anywhere else. Just in case.

I'm proud to be a Kiwi as our Prime Minister John Key, and Christchurch's mayor Bob Parker have been amazing.

I have friends I didn't think I had, I also have friends who I thought cared about me and perhaps don't. Events like this are humbling and they bring out the best and worst in people. It's given me a lot of perspective I very much needed, and a lot of people don't get to be given that and still survive. So that I am thankful for.

Night's are the worst. I don't think there has been a night where I haven't woken up to an aftershock in terror, thinking it's happening all over again. It will take some time for life to return to normal here, our city's face is forever changed. We've lost around 100 buildings in the central city that will need to be demolished.

So that's me. Since I am not at work, I am attempting to write but I can't promise anything. :)

Take Care and if I can tell you one thing, make sure you're ready for something like this. Have a survival kit ready because we often think it won't happen to us. But reality is in today's unstable world. It will.

Talk soon.


  1. Thanks for the update. And really glad to hear you are alright. My heart goes out to all of you in Christchurch. It's amazing how something like this can bring a community together. Sounds like you are truly blessed with the people who are in Christchurch with you.

    I wish you all the best & keep you all in my prayers. I hope the predictions are wrong & that big quake doesn't show up. God bless you all!! And be safe!!

    Don't worry about the updates. We, your fans, want you safe & that's what matter most! The stories will keep & we'll wait patiently!!

  2. OMG Kiwi!! I am so glad that you and your family are OK. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please be safe and take care. We will be here when you are ready. The most important thing ever is taking care of yourself and your family. Lots of love your way.

  3. Oh hun, I was away for a few days, just came back from holidays.
    I was thinking about you when I heard in the news about the earthquake and thought hopefully everthing's okay.
    It's just horrible when things like this happen.
    I hope you're safe now and the worst is over.
    So much can happen in a blink of an eye.

    And don't you worry about us. It's after all just fiction.


  4. Kiwi, you know we're still praying for you and your countrymen here in Boston. Know you're loved, and you've got some serious Bahstin Bitches sending all the Karma we can your way :)

    Love ya
    ~ Hath

  5. Kiwi, we're praying for you and your family here in New York. We're here for you, we love you and hoping that the aftershocks will soon be over for you and you can get back to some kind of normalcy.

    Love ya sweetie...


  6. Sorry to hear of the terrible quake you and your loved ones suffered. God bless.

  7. Dear Kiwi, I have been thinking about you constantly and parting for your safety and for your loved ones. I'm here for anything you need. XXXXXX. D

  8. Thanks guys, it's been a helluva couple of weeks. Let me tell you that. Nothing like a good shake up to put your everyday life in chaos.

    I appreciate all the wishes and love you guys have sent me though xxxoo

    I would have never got through without it.


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