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[1: 1,159 of 10,000] Thrill Seeker

In Review on September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I kind of like the idea of being on the edge of my seat, have my heartbeat deafens me, and my stomach guts just turned upside down. I want a thrill that makes me feel that I am alive and survived. Sissy and I visited Atlantis The Palm and went for The Leap of Faith water slide that made me feel all the quiver! The slide will let you fall over 9 stories in a mere second before you find yourself speeding through a clear acrylic tube surrounded by sharks and rays.

This is what you see from above:

Leap of Faith

Beautiful sight below huh but my sister and I were contemplating the following scares:

  1. It is almost a vertical drop instead of a nice kind of safe slant.
  2. What if we tumble and just move out of the straight path?
  3. Will my heart make it?

We were a bit hesitant to proceed but what made us do it?

  1. People did it and they were fine. How unlucky are we going to be that when we do it, it’ll be a final destination disaster?
  2. It was a long walk up using the stairs, and it is the quickest way to go down.
  3. We are running out of time and we need to check out from our hotel.
  4. We saw 2 women backed out (chicken out? :p) and I won’t let that happen to us.
  5. We’ve talked about this before going to this adventure, we got to do it.

It was worth it! I will probably do it again.

[1: 1,033 of 10,000] Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

In Photo on May 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

My last week was filled with blues. I broke down and cried in front of a stranger (at least someone I don’t completely trust with my life). He said I broke his heart for seeing me crying and for I admitting that I am sad, stupid, and disappointed. It is sinking in that I am not happy with my work, it is starting to reflect all over my face, and if only I can afford I am surely quitting my job instantly.

I didn’t actually pack my things to escape life but I get on a 4×4 land cruiser and hit the Dubai desert for a quick safari. It was the first time that I appreciated wearing seat belt to ensure I don’t hit my head as we slope down and face the creamy sands right in front of the car. It was not as scary and exhilarating as riding a donkey beside a cliff in Jordan or taking a roller coaster ride but for a while it was an adventure and an experience.

All I can say during the whole ride was “weeeeee!!!” with a smile. 🙂

Escape 1

Escape 2

[1: 885 of 10,000] Trusting a Donkey for My Life

In Journal on January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I never ride on a donkey before. They say going to the Monastery of Petra will take about 2 hours by walking (knowing my baby steps I might reach longer) and 30 minutes on a donkey. I want the experience and I don’t want to get so tired so I say here here for a donkey ride. With the spectacular view on the ground, I could only imagine what up ahead is something more grand I supposed.

Petra Donkey Experience 1The owner of the donkey instructed me with three things: (1) lean forward while going uphill, (2) relax, and (3) hold on the saddle. With the word relax, it sure made me a bit nervous; it means the fine animal would be able to sense what I feel and I was being optimistic the moment I rode on it all because I wasn’t expecting what the road looked like.

Petra Donkey Experience 2By the time we started the journey, it was okay. I hold on the saddle so hard. It was comforting to know that they say the donkey knew exactly the way and it knew the shortest way. I was thinking, the owner of the donkey will be holding my rope or he’ll be beside me throughout the journey, no no no I was alone and I guess I just let the donkey do its thing. I didn’t make sound, I didn’t direct it, I just let it walk.

Petra Donkey Experience 3Oh boy, it did know the shortcut of dying young!!! It liked the plane way even if it means it is the edge of the cliff. The way to the top was steep and scary. Going up costs JOD 15.00 and going down cost JOD 5.00 – I was holding to my life going up but I think going down with a donkey is a complete suicidal mission. I was holding my breath for the whole journey!!! I was so scared but I try to calm down, remember Rule No. 2 Relax. I kept saying to my donkey, “Don’t be competitive and just slow down.” I guess the fine animal absorbed my clumsiness because at one point it stumbled but got up just fine like nothing happened! I was in panic at that point but I kept my cool.

The greatest feeling was when I stepped down. Saved!

The view at the top was not disappointing at all but I would probably think a million times before I will ever do it again… trusting a donkey for my life.

[1: 813 of 10,000] 24 Mall Hours

In Article on October 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Dubai is trying to open selected malls for 24 hours in celebration of Eid Al Adha.

My siblings and I are supposed to try and go at around 3AM in 2 mall destinations this morning but darn no one woke up on time and when I try to get up at 5ish I got a terrible headache so I went back to bed and sleep until 10am.

The first stop could have been The Cheesecake Factory at The Dubai Mall, the thought of having cheesecake for breakfast in unusual time is appealing, new and exciting for me.

Photo Credit: Irhal.com

It will be followed by hopping to Mall of the Emirates for a little shopping, a bit more eating, and grocery time for Halloween. I am quite curious to see too if people are really awake and mall ratting at those wee hours.

Missed it! Urg!