July 30, 2011 3 Comments
Muntik pa akong umuwi ng luhaan. My dad sent me an SMS message this morning to greet me, “Anak, Happy Birthday. Ang lakas ng ulan dito. Naalala ko tuloy nung pinanganak ka noon, ang lakas din ng ulan.” (Taray ni Pudra may reminiscing…hahaha!)
I’ve thought of doing this (bungy) since last year. I’ll make my bungy jump experience as a separate entry post here, simply because: 1) It coincides (almost) with my 27th birthday and 2) I can cross it out from my to do list — Bungy Jump at Macau (World’s Highest Bungy Jump at 233 meters/764 ft) ✓. I’m still at a state of euphoria, so please bear with me friends if you see me in this funny I-have-this-big-grin-all-over-my-face-look-with-tingin-sa-kawalan moment.
I arrived from the airport and went to Macau Tower for the scheduled 11AM jump. But due to strong winds (there’s an impending typhoon galing pa ng Pinas at hindi ko na realize na ang birthday ko ay laging tag-ulan), they have to close the Bungy til further notice. Ok, put@#$%*^ maiiyak ba ako? Ayoko umuwi ng luhaan noh! So I waited for an hour and a half hoping for a miracle, but then the rain started to pour. As in, big drops of rain with matching strong winds pa. As much as I’m trying to be positive, the gray heavy clouds were telling me, “Wala na yan, ipasyal mo na lang sa iba yan, para di naman sayang ang effort“.
(So I’ve decided to go on a walking tour instead. Other details soon.:))
Since I’m the poorest of the poor at Macau, I only afford to eat my Mr.Chips and bottled juice drinks which I bought at 7-11 Changi Budget Terminal for $SGD1 each. Tipid limited edition ang budgey!
God is good all the time. The weather improved during the afternoon. Unfortunately, check-in time ko na sa airport yun. I’m torn — should I go home empty-handed? Or happy? As always, I choose to be happy and decided to go for it. Wala din pala yung cheap ticket na round trip since I bought a one way ticket pauwi kinabukasan. Hehehe!
To make the story short, I survived and conquered my most thrilling life experience — to jump from the World’s Highest Bungy. I wasn’t scared at all. Di ko ma explain ang feeling pero basta masaya! Sinong normal na tao ba naman ang mag buwis buhay di ba!? But, just like what I always tell myself…”Normal is Boring”. So hayan magpaka-gaga tayo minsan.
I got a picture/video CD, certificate and lifetime membership card as souvenirs. On my 4th jump, it’s for free. Eh kung gawin kong panata every year?! Hahaha! 2nd jump at 28th…3rd jump at 29th and 4th ‘FREE’ jump on the 30th. Ayos, another milestone.
I’m happy, ecstatic, thrilled…naku lahat na ng kasiyahan adjectives! Happy from the jump, walking alone and getting lost at Macau, kumain sa Senado Square ng spaghetti from 7-11 dahil wala ako enough funds pang kain sa masarap at matulog sa airport dahil wala akong enough funds pang overnight…kahit sa hostel!
Life is good…God is good. Looking forward to another year of happy life.