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December 7th, 2007

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08:05 am - Offerings of the deepest sympathies
Two deaths at the university, just days apart.  The first was a murder/suicide.  The father killed his wife and 2 daughters, one of whom was a student here (at Ottawa University) and the other used to be a student before shooting and killing himself.  Today I find out we lost another schoolmate, she got buried alive by snow.

I have an exam in an hour and a half, I don't particularly feel like taking it anymore (not that I was keenly set on taking it before).  Something feels off about this Christmas season, actually something hasn't been quite right for awhile now it feels like.  There's been this unsettling feeling in my tummy.  Maybe a few weeks at home doing nothing will let this weird air blow over.  *Sigh*  And life goes on for the rest of us.  For all of you reading this, do take care of yourselves, losing some sleep for exams or what-not's ok, but just...make sure you don't walk around half-asleep and get run over or something >___<

Love you all~

[EDIT]: I just realized I forgot to link to news reports with details of the 2 incidents as I had meant to.  The girl in the murder/suicide incident was Engineering student Manmeet Brar (link to CBC article).  The second was Social Sciences student Krystal Arvisais (link to Ottawa Citizen article). 

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Date:December 7th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
oh crap DDD:

Damn...damn DDD:

I guess it tells how fragile life really is and like anything it becomes a fact of life..so instead of looking back its better to move forward *sighes* >:
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Date:December 7th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
When did this happen? Who did it happen to? Oh my goodness . . . . this year has been terrible for uni students in Ottawa!
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Date:December 7th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Good luck on your exam! Is it French?
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Date:December 7th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Edited entry with links to news articles in CBC and Ottawa Citizen that have details of both incidents.

And thanks, it was ANT/SOC this morning, French was yesterday's. I think I did ok, considering I didn't study for either ^^;;
Date:December 7th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Buried alive by snow? That sounds pretty darn terrible and random.
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Date:December 7th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I edited the entry and added some links to news articles that have the details. Apparently the girl and her mom were trying to get the snow off of a car tent or something and the thing collapsed on her due to the weight of the snow.
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Date:December 7th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
omg. that's scary.

i hope your exam goes well. :)
Date:December 7th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
That's really unfortunate what happened to that family-when things like that happen, I wonder what drives someone to kil his own family? The death of Krystal Arvasais has been in the Montreal news, since Val-des-Monts is only a half hour away from the city. It really sad that these people died it pitiless and unfortunate ways. Recently, my grandmoth died on Sunday-I feel really bad for my granfather b/c he is alone on Christmas...but I guess that life is sometimes unpredictable and tragic, much like a Shakespearian play. Good luck on exams Mengya & take care-Love lots James

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