Experience with Earthquake

Ishan 1

Ishan Baniya, 17 years old

Read his whole story Earthquake Essay

… The ground was still shaking. My feet sank deep into the moist sank and I felt as if I were standing in a boat in a middle of a lake. Slowly, the ground stopped moving and at that very instance I went to more open space. It was actually a parking space but it was filled with all my neighbors, all terrified and frightened. Some of my relatives were there with me, but my mom and dad were not there.

This earthquake gave me quite a number of experiences. I will still remember those sleepless nights in the car and tarpaulin tents. I will remember how I ran (I think I would even beat Usain Bolt) even at a smallest, powerless quakes. I will still remember meals that I had together with all my neighbors. However I will still remember my country’s prestigious historical sites that were turned into ruins. I will still remember how beautiful my country was. My nation is crying now but surely one day, we will bounce back stronger and prosperous than before. Stay strong Nepal!

2 thoughts on “Experience with Earthquake

  1. Dear Ishan,
    it is good to read your experience, sharing this with us makes us not to forget and to understand better. What you remember will always be in your mind, the time together with your friends and neighbors is a way to work and stay strong together, help each other. Remember your beautiful country will help you to rebuild it. I wish you energy and strength through this difficult time. Take care! Greetings from Sweden

  2. Hi Ishan. You have described the quakes in a beautiful poetic style. I hope that the remembrance of the beauty and your strength and resolve will be a part of Nepal’s reconstruction. Stay strong and take care!

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