After my Facebook was flooded with pictures of friends and acquaintances enjoying Songkran celebrations, I woke up last Monday to witness cyberspace full of stories about the bomb in Boston. After three people were killed and 178 injured in the blast, many people turned to their Facebook page and dedicated it to pray for Boston.
In my case, it was quite a shock because the day the incident took place (which was night-time in Thailand), my dear friend in Boston had been telling me about the big marathon event in his home town. I had even asked him why he wasn't participating in the event. I fell asleep after that conversation and woke up with his message telling me about the heartbreaking nightmare in his lovely city.
Learning about the cruelty of the real world is one thing, but the Boston tragedy has opened my eyes as a netizen.
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