Travel: Macau, China and Bungy Jumping

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 reminiscinghahaha!) :)

I’ve thought of doing this (bungy) since last yearI’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. ;)

Story

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! :D

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. :)

“Why live on the edge when you can jump off?”

LoL @ Falling People

Strapping the Safety Harness – excited!

Boarding Pass

Safety straps for the feet

The cord attached to the feet starts pulling me

Getting Ready

LoL at kapit sa braso ni Kuya – ang hangin sa taas!

5…4…3…2…

1!

From :)

…to :D

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. :)

Bungy Certificate

Souvenirs

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. :)

Random: Wishlist

I’ll be turning 27 on the 30th which is 3 weeks from now. Despite life’s challenges, I still consider myself very blessed (lucky) and I’m grateful for that. I hope this blessed streak will continue til my next…next birthdays. Or even in my next lifetime.

I don’t really have anything grand that I want for my birthday other than celebrating it with my loved ones — family, friends or with the boyfriend. All I really want is to invest and spend time with these special people, maybe because I feel that the nature of my work deprives me of some personal time with them. But don’t get me wrong. I’d rather make myself tired with lots of work than tired of looking for a job. I’m blessed. (Thank you Lord! :) )

I think I’ve already made a wish list before (Christmas) and I’m doing it again for my birthday. (See, we have 365 days in one year and we can only legally ask during these four occasions — Valentines, Anniversary, Birthday and Christmas. Hahaha!) Most girls will ask for girly stuff such as clothes, shoes, bags, etc. As much as I do like and want those things, I prefer life’s breath-taking moments (yunoh) rather on material things.

Here’s my top 10 birthday wish list :)

1. Nice romantic dinner meal at Dempsey Hill with matching bouquet of flowers (Ultimate dating moment. Masyado naman give away to. Hahaha! Pampasaya lang ng pus♥, para pag healthy ang heart mas madami pa akong birthdays na icecelebrate. :) )

Dinner Date

2. Ride the Singapore Flyer and Duck ToursUnfortunately, hindi pa rin ako nakasakay nito in my 1.5 years of stay here in SG. Part ng aking (SG) bucket list.

Ducks and Flyer

3. Reverse Bungy or Extreme SwingKelangan ko lang ng 2 ‘determined’ volunteers sa reverse bungy or 4 na volunteers sa extreme swing. Hehehe! 

Reverse Bungy and Extreme Swing

4. (Fake) Sky diving experience at Sentosa – Fake muna, ipon muna ako pera at lakas. Medyo corny pero ok lang. Hehehe!

iFly

5. Flight Simulator Experience – Dahil sa mahilig ako lumayas

Flight Simulator

6. Tickets to Voyage de la Vie – Having been heard of Circue de Soleil and Circue Eloize, gusto ko ma experience makapanuod ng actual Circus show

Voyage de la Vie

7. Tripod and Memory Cork Board with Frame

  • Tripod – Since I often travel alone, wish ko magkaroon ng tripod para di ko na siya ipapatong kung saan saan (like upuan, basurahan and any other flat surface). And also to help me capture the best moments in life.
  • Memory Cork Board - Para lagayan ng sangkatutak na mementos and pictures of travels, loved ones and happy moments. Mas malaki mas ok.

Cork Board with Frame

Tripod

8. Digital Photo Frame – Related to number 7

Digital Photo Frame

9. Any package of self-improvement class such as Boxing/Muay Thai , Swimming or Rollerblading

Classes

10. Any package of body massage or facial treatment (Dahil madalas akong haggard sa work!?)

Wellness

Cheers to a Happy Life! :)

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