Update from Nias

For those of you that are wondering how Terz is doing in Nias, Indonesia, you may be pleased to know that:
  • They have electricity for four hours a night, which is a step up from the "what electricity?" they were told to prepare for before they left, so the boy is able to use his digital camera after all. (His laptop Powerbook remains safe at home with me.)
  • He is sweating buckets, but no mention of being sunburned so perhaps the sunblock we picked up from Carrefour at the last minute is doing the trick.
  • The locals are grateful for whatever medical assistance they're able to provide, and the team is doing the best it can, the four hours of electricity and other such constraints notwithstanding. Terz is travelling with a medical team this time, so the scope of work is different from the Meulaboh trip.
According to what the Singapore Civil Defence Force folks said upon returning from Nias, he should also be enjoying regular aftershocks on the ground, something like 6-8 a day. What more could a guy ask for?

Edited to add: As at 9:54 pm, electricity has been restored throughout the island. Yay!


At 4/09/2005 10:18 am , Blogger Terz said...

Um... ok. Sunburnt too. Forgot to bring out the sunblock the first day and then it became moot after that.


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