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As I went for my morning jog today, all of my thoughts were with those who have been affected by the latest tsunami.

I was in Thailand only a month before the last major tsunami and the reality of that disaster is etched in my memory.

I had taken a number of photos of Kamala Bay only a month before the tsunami hit, and as photos of the disaster flooded onto the media, I hardly recognised quite a few of the same locations that I had been in only a few weeks before.

Kamala Bay was one an area of Thailand that lost over 90% of their population, and I presume most, if not all of the locals that I had laughed and joked with.

This is a photo I took of an old lady selling food by the seaside

This is a photo I took of an old lady selling food by the seaside

This is the same spot a month later, with no sign of the food stand

This is the same spot a month later, with no sign of the food stand

Usually I jog or walk for an hour of so in the morning and consider my day ahead, but today my mind was only on those in the Pacific.

When natural disasters like this take such a large toll on life, it really makes one stop and consider just what is important in our lives?

This is a taxi rank at Kamala Bay in front of a restaraunt. Note the blue hi-rise in the background - you can just see it through the trees.

This is a taxi rank at Kamala Bay in front of a restaraunt. Note the blue hi-rise in the background - you can just see it through the trees.

Now you can see the hi-rise, but not the taxi rank.

Now you can see the hi-rise, but not the taxi rank.