27 November 2007

roughing it up

a week later, while i had barely gotten over the whole india experience (will i ever get over it?), i went with a couple of friends to sulai selangor in malaysia. it's a couple of hours away from kl where, for a fee, you can go white water rafting and abseiling, and pretend that for a day, you're an extreme sports athlete.

since there was quite a number of us, it was decided we wear red shirts. i gleefully assumed this was to make it easier to find us in the river when we fall off our rafts.


pic from chilli d

it was a team effort to maneuver our rafts. there was a lot of slipping, and falling over. but there was definitely lots of fun.

pic from chilli d

as if white water rafting wasn't enough to get our adrenaline going, the tour operator challenged us to go abseiling. which means, we go down this waterfall..

pic from m

chilli f and one-of-my-boys-at-the-office, jp were the first brave pair to go down. and while the others were contemplating their strategies on how to go down without slipping and slamming themselves on the rocks (for amateurs, there's absolutely no way this isn't going to happen), i hammed it up for the camera. i was almost sure that i wasn't doing it..

pic from chilli f

when there were only a few of us left who hadn't gone down, ex-officemate m and i decided to do it. i figured, what the heck. i don't want to grow old and regret that i missed this experience. so we geared up.

pic from m

yeah, we were smiling that time. but when you're down there, with water pounding your body(and your face), struggling to look for some stable rock to put your feet on, you will definitely NOT be smiling. i thought i was doing fine on that first part, but towards the lower end of the fall, that's when i totally felt the water pressure.

we're proud to say we all finished the course. and not without some bumps and bruises. maybe next time, we'll go deep sea diving, or climb a mountain, or jump off a cliff... here's to more adventures, red team!

pic from m

*if you've noticed, i've been filching pictures from my tripmates. here are their albums:
chilli d, pretty m, chilli f

5 comments

  1. wow ays! exciting naman yang ginawa nyo...adventurous kayo masyado ha, aka si Jio na isa ring pinoy blogger sa Sg...bakit yung kapatid ko yata walang hilig sa mga ganyan..ahhh nag reverse jumping pala sya noon :)

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  2. Ang sarap!

    May whitewater rafting na rin sa Davao. Hindi ko lang alam kung how it compared to the one in Malaysia pero it was aliw!

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  3. hey, miss manilenya! nako. mas exciting yata ang reverse jumping..ma-try nga minsan.

    hi kuya jovan..davao's a good idea. haven't been there..hope to try it sometime.

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  4. so,ano, kailan natin ito uulitin? hahaha :P

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  5. balita ko, ibang adventure naman daw!

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