After 4 days of soaking up waaaaay too much sun, sand and definitely sea (I had one too many gulps of), I’m back in Singapore. So much for entertaining the initial thought of a 2-day extension on account of what’s to take place in the coming work week. But I didn’t , after some work-related calls telling myself I will “cross that bridge when I get to it”.
This trip marks my 2nd beach vacation in my 2nd year with the husband, and as mum delightfully remarks: these trips are really turning me into a beach babe (unfortunately not in the hot bod sort of way).
She sounded thrilled hearing about my attempts to try out new activities with the husband and how the husband really enjoyed his vacation, all gamed in trying new activities together as well.
Instead of shying away from ‘unsafe’ and ‘extreme’ outdoor activities (which Ive been doing since young), I gave it my all. And though my heart grew weak upon hearing about the activities we were about to embark in a matter of minutes, I’m glad I have it a shot.
Kudos to our travel friends Joe & Jas, esp Jas for displaying the courage to give everything (in life) at least one try. She really showed me what walking the talk meant (as much as she claimed about being nervous para-gliding and white water rafting). And I’m glad we went for the trip together, having more company was definitely more enjoyable when it came to water rafting and island hopping trips.
This trip gave me a shot of faith each time I got fearful that the string between me & the boat was going to snap or that I would be in some trouble when my snorkeling gear suddenly caught water which resulted in seeing and breathing difficulties as we swam further from the shoreline. Or even that crazy high speed and abrupt turns the husband did on the jetski which I seriously swear I was going to be thrown off had I not held on with all my might.
It was such a fab trip apart from the horrid sunburns, sand fly bites and bruises. The trip made me a very happy perso again. It made me feel aware & alive again, witnessing some of the very vibrant and colourful marine life. Made me embrace the meaning of Carpe Diem. It strengthened the bond between the Bo & I and helped the friendship between me and the Bo’s friends to grow stronger. I’m more appreciative of nature now.
I’m practically bouncing from all that sunlight-triggered happy hormones.