I thought something like this happens only in the movies or to the worse of us, but never to my own family.

When bad guys leap from the big screen and into your living room, threaten your family at gunpoint, and leave scarring trauma marks, then you realize that movies do imitate life, and that no one is ever safe, not even in the confines of one’s own home.

You can take away everything, but never the innocence of my six-year-old niece and the lives of my family. It’s the shock and the indelible memory of staring into a gun barrel that would reverberate and recur throughout their years. Thankfully, no one was hurt. I hope and pray that none of this would ever happen again. Not to my famiy. Not to anyone else.

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14 Responses to “…”


  1. 1 Xrystofer May 27, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    Love the new look of the blog… awesome. :)

  2. 2 savante May 28, 2006 at 4:09 am

    What?! You were held at gunpoint!

    Paul

  3. 3 Paul May 28, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    I am hoping that it will never happen to us Mark. That will surely leave a traumatic scar.

    Take care always.

  4. 4 Shigeki May 28, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    OH MY FUDGING GOD! I am sorry this has happened to your family. I hope PTSD from your neice will go away sooner. Big hug from Tokyo.

  5. 5 Chas Ravndal May 28, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    what!!!? oh i am so sorry to hear about it. I am glad to hear that things didnt go worse.

  6. 6 Kiss My Mike May 28, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    i’m sorry to hear about that mark. i’m glad your family is safe!

  7. 7 ~*galenlondeien*~ May 29, 2006 at 4:18 am

    How are you and your family?

  8. 8 allan May 29, 2006 at 4:34 am

    *fic* … that’s a terrible news. just keep strong buddy and help your niece forget the mediocre memories.

  9. 9 Mark May 29, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you all for your kind words and deep concern. We are still a bit shaken, the pang of paranoia occasionally kicks in, but we are keeping it together. Please please pray that this won’t happen to anyone of us. Always take good care, guys! Hugs!

  10. 10 RennyBA May 30, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about you’re dreadfull experience! I do hope you are safe after all.

  11. 11 Jay June 1, 2006 at 2:33 am

    Shit… that’s awful. Glad you’re safe though – that’s the most important thing.

  12. 12 Super Manix!!! June 1, 2006 at 3:28 am

    thank God no one was hurt! my prayers are with you, mark! Take care.

  13. 13 R*Y A N June 1, 2006 at 3:34 pm

    mark, buti na lang at walang nasaktan. sana naman ay ok na kayong lahat, most especially, your little niece. my thoughts go out to you, my friend. stay fabulous. ;)

  14. 14 The Searcher June 3, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    sorry to hear about that…. i hope u r better now

    hugs


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