HAITI - 12 Janvier 2010 Stories - Mine is like a dream, What Is Your Story?

Do you remember where you were on January 12 2010? Do you remember what you were doing when you heard the news that... there was an earthquake in Haiti... and that 300,000 people are possible dead?


Haiti 12 Janvier - Earthquake Stories

Do you remember?

What is your 12 Janvier Story?

January 12... HMMM... WOW...

How Is Your 12 Janvier Going So Far?

Mine Is Really Quiet...

Today, 12 Janvier 2011, marks one year to the day that the earthquake happened in Haiti. Ever since last night, it feels almost like my mind went in to a QUIET and SUSPENDED mode... I am not fully awake but... I can't sleep neither....

I can't really understand how I feel except the fact that I felt that same way before... for days... even weeks... after the January 12 earthquake hit Haiti last year, January 12, 2010.

But the way it happened to me felt like a dream that I never walked out of...

Here's my 12 Janvier 2010 Story...

I work at home so usually around 4:00 PM I stop working and grab a bite to eat. Then I usually put my phone on silent mode, Set my television to CNN, and take my long afternoon nap.

Ever since Obama ran for president, Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and Larry King have become favorites of mine.

I love to wake up in the middle of "The situation room!"

On January 12, 2010, I woke up in the middle of my nap, around 6:30PM, to go to the bathroom...

And I vaguely heard on CNN that there was an earthquake in Haiti and possibly 300,000 people are dead...

I was clearly dreaming... I mean... FLOOD and Haiti have been used in the same sentence before but... HAITI and EARTHQUAKE and 300 THOUSAND people dead???

NAHHHH....

Maybe Stephen Spieldbert is talking about his new movie, ou bien se FAL mwen ki two plen....

So I took a leak in the white bowl, flushed it, and went back to bed...

While I had my eyes closed and trying to go back to bed, I kept on hearing the same thing... HAITI... EARTHQUAKE... 300 THOUSAND DEAD...

So I woke up... I thought I did... and I started broadcasting this... NEWS... to my friends on the internet...

And I couldn't turn the TV off... And I couldn't to back to sleep... And I couldn't cry... And I couldn't NOT cry...

I was in disbelief... I was dreaming... That's it... and I wanted to wake up... and I couldn't wake up...

Two days later, 36 hours later, I really wanted to close my eyes, and I did, but it's my mind... I couldn't shut it down...

My mind was frozen on a reality that was just too much for me to accept...

I still cannot accept it... I have not been to Haiti since!

That's my 12 Janvier story, the whole truth so help me God!

What is your 12 Janvier story?

Reply with your comments.

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Lena Hall says...

i was out when i came back home my neigbour who is a jamaican call me and said do u know what happend in haiti i said no she said there is a hearthquate in haiti thousand of peoples dead

i was scared crazy

i dont know where

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Gigie says...

Oh yes....Remember?

I do remember indeed :(
On January 12th I left my day job at around 4:30 pm and head to my H&R Block office as the season just started and turned my cell phone on vibrate.

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Ruth Therlonge says...

i was pregnant, a friend call me say go watch cnn and it was a nightmare, a couple minute ago my cousin call me from florida tell me she lost her dad it's was my uncle i could not breed.

i was going to the hospital get some iv i though was going to lose my baby but thanks god, i wiil never ever forgot that

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Marie Elie says...

Yes., i remember every thing i just came back to Haiti and after a few days earthquake.

And my brother in law left my house to go to haiti then he died. Enfin mon Dieu, I will never forget that

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Mireille Jean-marie Singh says...

I will never the phone call I got on my way home after work on January 12, 2010: "Have you seen CNN?

Haiti is having an earthquake" I replied: "No, I am not home yet, bye, let me try to call Haiti" I tried and tried and that is how the nightmare of that day started.

I was glued in front of the tv with CNN, I saw my people in pain, struggling, helping one another...I could not stop the tears..Oh I wished I could hold them, tell them I cared, and that I loved them. I prayed and cried.

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Victor Jean-pierre says...

Yes i remember, it was my supervision day at work. I tought it was a joke(seriously)then i called home and my wife confirmed it was a reality.

I remember and i still have tears falling from eyes, even today.The question is, what have we haitian learn from this, or did we learn

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Harold Fleurine says...

on january 12 2010 I got a called from my friend he said earthquakes in haiti.When I turned on my TV on CNN what I been seing, was scared me.I pick-up my phone and called my relatives and friends it was no answered from anyone, so I was so angry I throwed the phone away an then start crying and was thinking I lost all my families and

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Armand Midelson says...

Well, I'm at the very same place here in Pernier/Petion-Ville at ARMAND CAR WASH where I was lastJan 12.I remember seing the LAND going up and doing (wave)like coming toward us at a distance of 300 feet. My question was " what is this thing coming toward us " no one had an answer but within 5 -10 seconds I saw my 4x4 dancing than we start shaky and Jude Marie Valcourt shout out " tranblement de Terre "than I ask every one to lay down. thanks GOD, we haf no real idea until tomorro wat happing

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