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Monday, May 15, 2006

Part of the statistics

Robbery, burglary, theft and rape.

We read about it in the newspapers, watched it on TV and heard about on radio almost everyday. We sympathised for a while and then we will forget about it and went about our business without giving it another thought. Once in while a case gets a lot of media publicity and gets our attention longer. When the steam cools off, we will then forget about it and went about our business without giving it another thought.



What we read, watch and hear would be part of the statistics and we remained very much unaffected by it. Not until it happened to us or people we love or care about.

It happened to me and my family yesterday.

My mom's house was robbed and our maid was tied up and her life hung at the edge of a robber's knife while his two accomplices ransacked the entire house for valuables. Finding nothing (thank God we don't keep the expensive jewelry at home) they took our maid's money and jewelry, and threatened to rape her. Thank God the neighbor's maid came knocking at the door at the right time and the robbers fled.



I can imagine our maid's terrifying ordeal after we found her with her limbs all tied up with electrical cords. She was scared shit. It could have been my mom, or me in her place.

I guess we are now part of the statistics....

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