#6 | Saturday, September 15th, 2001
I was sitting online, in pyjamas, which is most unusual for me, but nevertheless, that's what I was doing. At about 10:30pm, someone online said "Oh hey, a plane crashed into the World Trade Center". I didn't think much of it at that point - planes go bad. Then the same person said "Um, another one has crashed into the other tower." and then "OMG, the Pentagon is on FIRE!" Because I'm a wimp, I started to freak out. Shortly after 11, every free-to-air channel began streaming CNN live. I called everyone I knew, screamed, called my Dad, called everyone I knew (again), and watched the coverage till 4:30am. heh, then I got up at 6:30 and watched it again. I didn't sleep; Australia was in just as much shock as the rest of the world. The morning of the 12th (AEST), people spoke of nothing else. It was surreal. For the first time in many, many years, the local paper published 3 editions in one day. We planned whose cellar we would borrow in the case of an air strike (Richard's, because it's full of beer), and what we'd say to our brothers when they went to fight. And that's all, really.
Anna | 18 | Australia

#7 | Saturday, September 15th, 2001
i pass my sympothy on to New York city and all the families of the innocent people.
Matthew | 20 | Australia

#8 | Saturday, September 15th, 2001
Uncharacteristically, I'd gone to bed early the night this happened, and as such didn't become aware of it until my clock radio woke me up the next morning.
I'd just recently read a Tom Clancy book where something similar happens, so as the news washed over me, I lay there thinking I was dreaming. It was a little too much of a coincidence to stand. I didn't truly start to comprehend what had happened until I'd heard it on the news, read about it in my morning's email, and seen it on TV. I remember the sick feeling I experienced, which makes me wonder about those actually involved as well as their family and friends.
At 8am when I started work, the offical death toll (as reported by ABC radio) was one. The rest of the day is a blurry recollection of CNN broadcasts, subdued coworkers and warped ideas looking for reasoning behind it.
Stephen | 19 | Australia

#9 | Saturday, September 15th, 2001
i was in school (in P.E. to be exact) when i first heard about what had happened, my gym teacher told us all to get to a t.v. when he told us that the WTC had been hit by a plane i kinda didn't think about it, after changing i started towards my next class. In the language room that is at my school there was a large television displaying the two buildings, one was covered by a massive ball of fire and the other was spitting out a giant plume of smoke. It didn't stike me till then that the twin towers had been hit by planes! i couldn't immagine how such a thing could happen, i'd been raised in a world of tatal peace, the only violence i had witnessed was shown on t.v. nothing seemed real to me. It is horrifying to think that some one could willinly fly a plane into a building full of the average worker. how could you do something like that...
my deepest sorrow goes out to every family and person who has lost some one in this horrible event.
Jim | 16 | Connecticut

#10 | Saturday, September 15th, 2001
I was engaged in a sexual act and i couldnt go on once i heard of the carnage.
jimmy | 18 | Australia

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