Alrighty.. So I bungee jumped yesterday. But more from the start. We left around 12 and it took us about an hour to find the place. The crowd was fairly thin considering it being the last day and a Sunday. The ticket purchase required us to undergo a medical test – BP check and weight. All that took us about an hour and a half. Then came the long wait for our turn to jump.
Eventually it turned out we would wait for about 7.5, yes seven and a half hours.
But it was not all waste. We had lunch and then waiting for some more time went for a long ride, which considering the improving weather was fabulous. Near the Yellahanka airbase Vikram’s bike ran out of fuel. So we stopped there and to our pleasure discovered a small pond. That and the setting sun made for a great combo. Took lots of pics there.
By then we hoped that our turn would have come but nope, we still had to wait for a lot more time.By now we were beginning to lose patience but since we had paid, we could not do anything. Finally at about 8:30 our turn came and we strapped on for the jump. After that it was just thrill as we waited for our turns.
When my chance finally came, i rode up the platform relatively calmly. But once on top, i felt the fear, thrill and rush of jumping the first time.
Encouraged by the instructor, i took a deep breath and stepped off. I wanted to jump head first but the platform was swaying too much for me to jump (ah well next time ;) )
Anyway, once i stepped off, the ground rushing up towards me gave me the kick of my life.
It WAS one of the best experiences of my life.
To those in our group who did not jump, I’m sorry for you. You missed an experience to remember.
Now i wanna jump from higher up :D
More pics on my Zooomr Album
Sorry but the videos are too large to upload.
Jumped off a platform about 120 feet high with nothing but an elastic rope tied to my ankles. Yeah, I “bungee jumped” today. And it was one hell of an experience. I’m still feeling the rush of the jump. Went with Chandrahasa, Kiran, Madhavi, Madhu, Mythreyi, Swetha, Satish and Vikram.
Everyone MUST do this once. It is an experience to remember :)
More details, pics and videos tomorrow. It’s late :(
Edit: Just noticed the current title of my blog and it takes on an entirely new meaning ;)
Edit 2: Corrected Mythreyi’s spelling :)
A while ago I had sent mails containing a set of questions to my colleagues and superiors at work asking about my performance, my behaviour and my contributions to the organizations.
While the feedback has been generally positive (Very gracious of the folks here ;) ) the weakness/criticism was sort of common across all the feedback replies. I tend to rush things ;)
I guess I do that sometimes, not putting in enough thought or maybe just try to meet the deadline. But that is mainly due to my laying a greater emphasis on meeting deadlines than anything else. But I am now realizing that I have to lay more emphasis on thoroughness and completeness rather than speed.
Well, the best thing this questionnaire has done is given me stuff to improve myself on and other “qualities” which are appreciated by others :)