"If your house was on fire and you had 60 seconds, what would you take? "
This question was in the movie Leap Year, a movie about a soon to be engaged, confused Boston girl meeting a country bartender come chef, an Irish boy in a little town called Dingle. The girl is well educated, intellect but totally confused with what she was doing. She was actually going to propose to her four years old boyfriend in Dublin, inheriting an Irish myth which a girl proposing to boy would work well if its happened in a leap year Feb 29th day. A typical triangular romantic comedy. Not surprisingly a journey from Dingle to Dublin made them falling in love, the girl to abandon her engagement and the guy finally proposed to her in a nice rocky sea mountain cliff.
Alright back to the question, if my house was on fire, what would I take? I thought about it. Nothing came to my mind. All I can think of are my external hard-disks and everything else I thought I can earn back sooner or later. That for a moment amused me. Two hard-disks of data is what all I got? In a way I have nothing much to lose. When bush fire threatened almost a kilometer away from my home this year, the same thought occurred too. I had nothing much to grab. Ofcourse I took my camera, iPad and few author autographed books, but nothing as important as one would think.
Other than the hope.