First, the still-missing Malaysia Airlines' MH370.
Followed by the ill-fated MH17.
Just more than a couple days after Christmas, Malaysians once again were shocked by the missing Airasia aircraft QZ8501 bound from Surabaya to Singapore.
South Korea earlier this year was stricken by the sunken Sewol ferry. And today a Greek vessel mishap on Italian waters.
Are we on the verge of doomsday?
Have we done too much enough to provoke God's wrath?
Political turmoils seem to emerge everywhere.
What a year we had. What a year indeed.