Last December, a friend asked if I wanted to join Skydiving in Cebu. I said yes, thinking that the trip wouldn’t push through anyway. Even after booking flights to Cebu, reserving hotels, depositing down payments, I was still thinking that it would be cancelled. I can’t back out and be a pussy. It was part of my ‘Things to Do’. I never imagined that I could jump out of a plane, 10 000 ft above sea level. Yet here are photos to remind me that I was crazy enough to do just that!!!
To be honest, the plane ride was scarier for me than the actual free-falling. You can hear the roar of the plane’s engine, as you sit on the airplane floor, strapped to the diving instructor. And as the plane ascends to 10,000 ft, the winds get stronger and their howls get louder, it was as if they’re telling me that skydiving is a bad idea. Then add my paranoid, overthinking mind, and you have 15 minutes of pure terror.
It was 2 minutes of free falling and I didn’t feel that pull in my tummy. Or maybe I did, but I failed to notice. I was overwhelmed by the wonderful view of Bantayan Island and the cold wind rushing to my face. I was just smiling the whole time. I still can’t believe that I did that!!! But I’m glad I experienced it.