It was five years ago today
On Boxing Day in 2004 Planet Earth flexed its muscles, shifted tectonic plates and lives were shattered in what has become known as the Aceh Tsunami.
Banda Aceh - before and after
I was then one of the very few bloggers in Indonesia and I wrote a lot
in the following month about the immediate aftermath.
Now Aceh has changed and I'll leave it to 'foreign' correspondents such as Peter Gelling
of the New York Times and Dan Chung
of CNN and the Guardian to give on-the-spot reports - the latter a video.
Whilst the Indonesian blogosphere has matured and now embraces social and political issues, as we must, I have one question.
How will we deal with the next massive earthquake
which is expected at any time - from 30 minutes to 30 years?