Like I needed a big shove from underground to come back from my blogging hiatus, there was an earthquake in Tokyo today, right when Pristine and I were out shopping at 2 pm. The ground shook and I felt it. I looked around, some people felt it too…we all just looked at each other. Underground train? No, because we are in Tachikawa and there are no subway stations below us!
Where’s Pristine?? She walked away to see some toys while I paid stuffs in the cashier. I left the counter and quickly grabbed my daughter and ran outside. We hurriedly went to get the train home and then I got a phone call from my husband who just arrived from Dubai saying his train stopped just before Tachikawa. The train I used was the last one to leave the station. Public transport personnel are checking the tracks and the train schedules are having really bad delays right now.
Have to end posting now, gotta look for alternative transport going to the airport. We are leaving for Manila tomorrow (to attend a wedding next week). I hope the quake was just one of those minor ones I have experienced in Japan.
***** UPDATE *****
The trains started running after less than an hour. Thankfully, the quake was not the “big one” that is predicted to happen in Tokyo so I guess it was just another of those several shaking ground phenomenon this earthquake prone country faces from time to time. It was still scary though as it felt like rocks rolling under my shoes.