Woke up at around 730ish to go to Extreme Park Shah Alam after buying a deal from lifkor. =D Met up with Pika & Hong ge for brekkie @ maccas while waiting for Chris & Evelyn, ahhh those two are so funny XD
Rock climbing, archery, flying fox *and* abseiling in 3 hours? Let’s do this man!
Started with rock climbing… the equipment I find isn’t as shiney new as the one in Camp5, and the harness does sit abit low at the hip instead of the waist. And they have no shoes for rent. Can’t climb the wall with my flipflops, so I had to resort to climbing barefoot. Also, the wall face actually had holds which weren’t securely fastened! More on this in abit.
As it so happens, we got the toughie wall for beginners. The first few holds were ok and doable, but there’s this one bit where the wall juts inward *away* from me, and I just couldn’t reach the damn hold. Jump but failed, reached but failed (oh why am I so vertically challenged, T_T). I yelled to the people below “Can I come down? I think cannot lah.” And the dude (the guy who did the orientation) went “No cannot, YOU CAN DO IT!” Haha I remember letting out a groan of despair at that point. After trying several times (this is prolly 10-15 mins later), I finally managed to reach that tricky hold. And most importantly, I managed to complete that stretch of the wall! So bangga! Evelyn made it too, yay! =D But Hong ge was soooooo close.. but he didn’t make it past the same tricky part. Pika didn’t get to try this wall, she and Chris did the easier stretch cause noone seemed to be climbing those at the time.
Thought I could do the other vertical wall, but the holds were further apart.. And I don’t have enough upper body strength to tackle it, gah! Also, there were like 2 holds which weren’t securely fastened to the wall, so they rotated when I tried to grab onto them! @_@ Ultimately, I failed this wall. I WILL BE BACK FOR YOU! *stares at the wall*
Second up was archery. This was where Evelyn & Chris injured themselves from the bowstring recoil, either that or the arrow tail scraped their arms hard enough to scrape off the skin at the forearm, or bruise it quite seriously @_@ The distance wasn’t too far, we were shooting the slope behind the target half the time. =P
After a short break, photos and posing, we tried the flying fox. There’s a ninja doorway behind the rockface, and we were inside the wall structure. We had to climb up 2 stretches of ladders (this was the really tiring bit), but it was kinda fun! =D “Weeeeeeeeeeee~~” I went in my flipflops, and thankfully they didn’t fall off and hit anyone in the head. XD
Abseiling was the shortest though. Same ninja doorway, same ladders, but this time we hoisted ourselves down. The gloves are really. Really. Sweaty. EEEEEEEEEWWWW! The part that I found freakiest on the first try was that I had to sit with my arse hanging in mid air – kinda like falling over backwards. Scary as, the first time. Once I got over it, it was alright I guess.
Our bak kut teh lunch was well earned. Bak kut teh + vege + steam drunken lala = zomg so awesome!! We were full and happy by the time we were done. WE need to do this agaaaain~~
tried Brazilian waxing later in the afternoon, after a good shower.
When I arrived, they served me some ginger-soupy sweet drink, which was kinda nice, and warm, and is kinda relaxing. When the lady ushered me into the room, I was like “Let me take a last sip of this.. ok, let’s do this!”
verdict: “zomg it’s hot!” –> “uwah! what was that?!” –> “omg can I walk straight after this >_< sibeh painful~" but it was quite an interesting experience. Does help that the lady was so nice about the whole thing, she was like "Your first time? It's ok, it'll hurt for now.. but that's about it. If you do it regularly enough, the growth will be fine, and alot less than now. Also doesn't hurt as much." I wonder if this was one of the things I put in my to-do/resolution list for 2011. If I did, I can cross this one out. =P