I love trill rides. Yes, beneath this unassuming bookish girl is a crazy adrenaline junkie.
Anything from go carts to roller coasters I would give it a whirl.
Genting Highlands Corkscrew and Solero Shots to practically all the roller coasters in Disneyland Japan.
Some of you may know of the GMAX5 along Clark Quay. You know, the inverse bungee metal ball that catapults into the air filling the atmosphere with banshee screams.
Turns out a couple of guys chickened out on their friends and would rather give the tickets away, and guess who happened to be looking longingly at the contraption?
When asked I immediately said YES!
Though I wasn't really dressed for the thrilling activity but the caretakers assured me my dignity would be intact. Not that I was that worried. Look even my dress colour matched. It's fated!
I love the nervous anticipation when you hear the machine gearing up. Your senses heightened, there is no turning back now. Then the moment, when your heart stops and leaps out of your chest.
The pull of gravity builds up as you are shot like a flailing rag doll into the heavens. Your heart stuck to your back bone squashed by gravity. The pressure increases as you soar higher, almost reminding you that you weren't made for the skies.
Then at its pinnacle, silence, weightlessness. Heaven? Nope, gravity yanks you back down. Heart pushing against your rib cage longing to be with the sky.
I strongly recommend letting your hands go if you can. It really intensifies the free falling feeling. It's absolutely exhilaration!
I am not to sure but instead of screaming proper I end up giggling and laughing. I guess my mind is wired differently. Or perhaps I tend to get giddy with excitement.
After the fantastic ride.
Me flashing the victory sign. I made it with glee.
Let's go again clap.
The gentlemen in blue were the very funny and sporting caretakers. where as the 4th and 5th from the left were the people I had to thank for not getting on that contraption.
Here is a video of the adventure. I noticed that Movie Maker format ruins the quality of my previous works so I decided to give YouTube video editor a try. Pretty cool except that I can't cut and move the clips around. Don;t worry about the sound, the microphone has gotten quite the earful so it decidedly tuned out.
The guy on the left is a nice Singaporean guy whose friends bailed out on him, the other guy on the right was another lucky passerby but I have no idea how he keeps all the emotions in. Look at his face! o_O
Where as for me, I was a gleeful cackling banshee. Perhaps it was good that you can't hear me. Be cause at a point I was pointing out oh you can see so and so from here WHEEEEE HAAAA HAAA HEHEHE HEEEE It really is lovely up there.
P/S: If you are an adrenaline junkie like me, GMax5 is definitely a thrilling experience you must try out.