I was in Massachusetts when 9/11 happened. A normal day in the office was broken by the ringing of phones. Friends were calling from everywhere. At first, I couldn't believe this was happening. It's like watching a Die Hard movie and everything was so surreal.
Immediately, I tried to surf CNN and it was down. Little did we know that their building was also affected. Then I tried Inquirer's website, which was inquirer.net before but now inq7.net. It was up but only 3 to 4 paragraphs of sketchy reports were there but they already sufficed. Enough to tell us that everything happening was true. So my American colleagues were now surfing Inquirer ! Hehe!
Then a television was setup in the conference room and we were all there with mouths agape. Words escaped me and I didn't know how to console my colleagues. We were all dumbfounded.
Now one year after, we remember the victims and the heroes. Let's just hope and pray that the mankind will still keep this fight against terrorism.