Thursday, September 11, 2008

EARTHQUAKE!

I’m sitting in the teacher office when my supervisor turns to me and says, “you feel earthquake?” I immediately chuckled as I felt nothing. Within seconds, I wasn’t laughing. My chair began to bobble as the office shook like Godzilla was cradling the school in its arms. It was both a cool sensation and a scary realization. The ‘tremors’ continued and I felt nausea as if I was out at sea on a rocky boat. Dizziness clouded my vision. The teachers laughed when they saw me get up and stand in solemn silence. They are experienced earthquakers, and found humor in my frightened reaction to my first ground-moving experience. I thought that Universal Studio’s Earthquake ride would have properly prepared me for this encounter with unpredictable Mother Nature, but it didn’t. Earthquakes are a common occurrence in Japan, especially in northern Honshu island, where I happen to reside. I guess I must get ready for many sequels. It’s been several minutes, and either my mind is playing tricks on me, or we are still vibrating. I feel sick, but yet cooler having experienced it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dang first you move to Florida and get hurricanes now you deal with the quakes.

Anonymous said...

Snowstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes all you need now is a tornado. This is Neal by the way , I just want the credit for reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

I would rather deal with hurricanes than earthquakes..hope all is well minus the quakes! Keep the stories coming!
-Kim

Mike said...

I'm just posting because Neal did