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Do you have a list of things that you wish to do before you die? I do. One of the things on my list is to fly on a parachute. Free as a bird. With the wind blowing against my face. While admiring the scenery from way up high. Lovely.
So when Fad came out with the idea to do parasailing (flying on a parachute with a long rope tied to a speedboat), I immediately agreed. Kak Azie had some reservations. She wanted us to do it first. If she felt confident, she would do it later. Farah? She’s scared of height. She won’t even sit by the window in an airplane. You want her to parasail? Not in a million years. So she was left alone in the room doing her work while we went to the beach to fly!
First up was Fad. Malaysia boleh!
Since none of us knew how to control a parachute, we requested to fly with an instructor.
...and off she went!
Up, up, and away!
While waiting for Fad to return, I got ready with the harness.
I asked the instructor if I could bring Red Baby with me. He said yes, but at my own risk. Awesome! I couldn’t possibly miss the chance of taking photos from the sky! The instructor tied Red Baby to my safety vest. “Wait till you go high up. Then you can take your hands off the parachute and take photos,” he said. Yippie!
So how was the view from up there?
Surreal! That was the boat that pulled me. So far down!
Captured this beautiful sight of Batu Feringghi beach from above the sea.
You think I would be satisfied with just pictures? No.. no.. no.. I took a video too! But before you watch it, please be warned that the strong wind made me look like a mess. Jangan pengsan okay.
I told you the view was amazing!
After I landed, Kak Azie was forced to fly as well. She was still contemplating.. yes.. no.. yes.. no.. but none of us bothered. The instructors went ahead and tied the harness onto her. Tau2 je dah kena ikat kat payung. So nak tak nak naik je laa :-D
Just look at her face. Cuak habis!
Yeay! Kak Azie flew! She was the one on the left.
And she safely landed too! Best kan Kak Azie? Tak takut pun kan?
Maka sudah tercapai cita2 saya nak naik payung terjun. Even though it was nowhere close to those done by skydivers or paratroopers, it surely was fun! Kalau nak lagi adventurous sampai terjun dari helikopter bagai.. sila pergi berguru dengan Gembala Harimau or Baba Firas ye.. baru tau langit tu tinggi ke rendah.
Bravas chicas! We did it!
Almost check out time. Got to pack our stuffs. But no, not going home just yet. Still had lots to explore in Penang!
To be continued...