Okay, Let’s talk about Love on my blog. Haha Kidding. But just a precautionary measure, you can click the “x” button at the right top corner of the screen, if ever that I slip and got too emotional. Yeah, this run-for-your-lives-advice is highly recommended for those allergic with love, cheesiness, mushiness, or being affectionate on whatever degree.
Hmm.. So I think the title itself explains why this blog had been on hiatus for about 4 months now. Valid excuse, right? It was a beautiful 6-year relationship that came to an end so I really thought I’m gonna die. Yes, I really thought I’m gonna die. Have I mentioned that I thought I’m gonna die? 😛
I cancelled all the flights and roadtrips that I booked and decided to hibernate. But I think I hibernated too long enough that even I wasnt able to see myself no more. To cut the long story short, one fine day, I decided to go with my friends to Bohol.
To the Healing and Beyond!
“The Plunge” is a canyon swing adventure attraction mounted over a 200-meter-high and 300-meter-wide gorge. A person would have a 45-meter-free-fall before being launched on a pendulum swing measuring to a hundred meter diameter. — Just got that description from E.A.T. Danao’s website. Reading that, seems like a death-defying stunt huh? Hmmm… not really, but I know, this is what I need. Yes, something extreme and adrenalin-pumping activity.
100% safe! All of their equipments are PETZL
A 2 minute briefing before The Plunge. To be honest, I wasn’t really able to get everything since I am too excited
The Plunge is the first ever canyon swing in the Philippines. It is considered to be the main attraction in E.A.T. (Eco, Educational, Extreme Adventure Tour) Danao.
Promise, it’s not as scary as it looks. Definitely a must try!
Since, I want to feel everything; release every fears and pain that I have inside, I decided to do it the “Head First Style”.
Mga matatapang lang nakakagawa nito 😛
The moment EAT Danao staff shouted “Bombs Away!”, everything became heaven. I cannot explain how I felt.
Flashback: On our way to Danao, I kept on thinking what words should be coming out of my mouth when I try the Plunge. As hopeless romantic as I am, the thought of shouting my ex’s name and a hundred I Love You’s came to me. Maybe with that, all my love will cease; hoping that all the hurt will be gone with the wind. Another option is to release all the pain by saying all the bad words that I could gather. I decided not to do the latter.
Free-falling in this picturesque gorge is a gift! If only I could hear that “Bombs Away” repeatedly, I would.
Surprisingly, I was not able to utter anything. It was very extraordinary. Yes, it was a less than a minute experience, but it was the first time that I realized that I am no longer hurting. That, maybe, I was just so entangled with the thought that I was left hanging in a moment.
Maybe, there are just really some times in our lives that we are faced with extreme challenges wherein we are so afraid to handle. At times, we wonder why we need to experience those. We step back and hide, trying to avoid the hurdles. Our mind becomes clotted with these thoughts, questions, and fears. Thus, stops everything.
But maybe, just maybe, all we need to do is admit how hard we fell. How we strongly believed. How hard we tried to hold on. Maybe, all we need to do is accept the circumstance, surrender everything and let go…
Ironically, I can say that I found surreality in this extreme ride. Life changing as I may say.
Obviously, I was really enjoying being swung in a pendulum. The Plunge is set amid the wonderful scenery of Danao’s lush foliage. Kung ganito ba naman kaganda yung backdrop eh! Weeheehoo! Enjoying the inviting view of Wahig River below… haaaistI survived The Plunge! Yeahboy!
All of a sudden, all the fears melted away. It was a blissful moment that I would never ever forget for the rest of my life.
Thank You God for making me live! Hindi naman pala nakakamatay ang heartbreak. =)
Now, I know why we need to pursue these challenges; Sometimes, we need to lose hope and feel like dying so we will appreciate the beauty of living. We need to be weak and defenseless so we will see how strong we can be. Sometimes we need to be left alone so we will learn to appreciate how wonderful it is to be surrounded by good people. And sometimes, we need to cry pale of tears so we would appreciate every morning that we see ourselves smiling…
Oh di ba, Okay na ako? :))
This is my entry for Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Blog Carnival for the month of March with the theme “Leap of Faith:When Traveling Changed my Life”