Sunday, February 25, 2007

The sum of all fears

"So are you gonna bungy jump??" Many people asked us when they found out we were going on a holiday to New Zealand.

My reply to them would be one of my many views on bungy jumping.


"What?? Bungy jump?? Are you crazy??"

"Oh I can't jump because of a medical condition. It's called 'I dun wanna bungy jump!'"

"Why would anyone in their right minds carry out such a suicidal act?? Why why why??"

"Why on earth would I want to plummet headfirst 30-40 metres down a canyon suspended only by a rubber cord??"

"I don't think people consciously take the bungy plunge. It's more like -- when they stand up there and look down, they faint at the sight, slip and fall down, and are brought back to consciousness when their heads get dunked in the water."

"Only people who are completely out of their minds would do something as crazy as bungy jumping."

Hmmm... I guess that last sentence just about explains us in the picture below.



36 comments:

Shruti said...

Nice build up to the story!

Congrats on your marriage and have a wonderful vacation(honeymoon) :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

silver!!

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Wow! So you went head first and bungee jumped into the whole married life! :P

Hope you have a great time!

Gems Bond said...

Woweee....have always wanted to go bungee jumping! :)

Welcome back :)

Ahem...more details coming up on your honey moon??? ;)

Neihal said...

can I just say ditto to gems :D
I so want to do bungy jumping, and pls I am a sane person :D

Iday said...

i wanna do bungee jumping some day too :)

Looks like ur having an amazing honeymoon. enjoy...

Di said...

watta coincidence..my mom just asked me where i was goin and i said "Bungee jumping"!! :D looks like u enjoyed the jump.. :)

Tarun. said...

Bhai, been there and done that.

Cool, u queuing up to do it again?

chandu said...

wow!

TMaYaD said...

me! me! me! I wanna jump tooo...
oh, wait... is the rubber chord thingy mandatory? ;)

Sayesha said...

#Shruti,
Thanks! :)

#Sudipta,
Thanks! :)

#Gems Bond,
Thanks! I'll be updating Hopscotch soon about the NZ road trip. Watch this space! :)

#Neihal,
//I so want to do bungy jumping, and pls I am a sane person

Oxymoron. ;)

#Iday,
Hahaha... you totally should! It's the most terrifying yet exciting thing ever! :O :D

#Di,
Hehehe... yeah I did! :) You should have heard my Mom's response after I told her I bungy jumped! :P

#Tarun,
Hehehehe... let's see :P

#Chandu,
:)

#TMaYaD,
//is the rubber chord thingy mandatory?

Not really yaar. Only if you wanna stay alive or something. :D

Tejal said...
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Tejal said...

heheh...coollll.. me alwaz wanted to bungee jump :)
great..n da pics reallyyyy cute!
(oh n welcome back i suppose)

Neihal said...

U REPLIED TO COMMENTS!!!
U R BACK :)

rt said...

hey...evn i want to do bungy jumping and have been proved sane till now..
hoep u enjoyed the experience ..

Sakshi said...

Yipeeeeeee.Bhai is back.
And the Bar is open.
Bartender, a vodka on the rocks please...My day just got brighter!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!!!!

And those 'wow's are for the timing of the picture.. I mean, people rarely capture it the way that guy did!

And er... welcome back :P

-Sowmya

jane said...

That must have been exhilirating and terrifying experience rolled into one! What was it like when you landed back with feet on the ground? And welcome back :)

Rebellion said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
I soooooo love that kinda adventure! I wanna experience it tooooooooo!

How was it? Obvio first few secs it would be lil scary but wasn't it fun after that?? OMG, I just can't wait to experience it :)

And yupp, Welcome backkkkkkk :D
Glad to have the queen of blogworld back and hope ul be as regular as earlier dear :)

Take care,
Aarti

its me said...

some day.. some day.... i will do that tooooooo :)
Have a greaaaaaaaaattttt time :)

shub said...

did you examine the rope before jumping? It looks raaather frayed!! :-|

naari said...

Naari,

Welcome back ! :):)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your marriage and on your bungeeJump. Looks like you are not adverse to risks after all!!!!

Prasanth

Thisisme said...

yeaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!
UR BACK :)))

and great to c u had such an exciting honeymoon :):)

wow yaar!
i m sure married life ahead will b even more exciting :D :D

and me tooooo wanna bungy jump..hope i get a guy who blvs in doing it..wud b awesome fun then :):)

Lalit Singh said...

HEEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
and down n up goes sayesha bhai n bhabhi!!!

N-jaay!!

Sayesha said...

#Tejal,
You totally should do it once at least! :P

#Neihal,
Yup I am! :)

#RT,
Don't worry, the jump itself will render you insane then! ;)

#Sakshi,
Hehehe... vodka ka stock thoda low hai, filhaal tu rocks se kaam chala le... Bhai bhot sara rocks leke aayi NZ se, udhar bhot sara rocks hai! :D

#Sowmya,
Thanks! :D

#Jane,
Hehehehe... arre poochho mat! I think my screams are still echoing in that valley! :D

#Rebellion,
I can't even begin to describe the crazy mix of terror and thrill, you should try it once! :)

#Its me,
You totally should! :)

#Shub,
Hahahaha! Nahin re, bungy cord aiseich hota hai, it's made of separate strands, tied at regular intervals with more strands. :)

#Naari,
Thanks dear! :)

#Prasanth,
Muahahaha! Apun is Bhai haan Bhai, riks toh lena hi mangta hai, kya? :P

#Thisisme,
Arre don't worry about the guy! If you wanna do it, just do it! Originally I was supposed to do it by myself (Viv had already done one by himself) but we just decided to do the tandem jump (thank goodness?) :)

#Lalit,
Err.. thanks?

Perspective Inc. said...

How I envy the brave who can actually go bungee...
And Congratulations! :)

Harshi said...

Whoooo!!
Indescribable feeling I guess :-)

Bivas said...

Welcome back to Sayeshaz! ;-)

The Smiling Girl said...

Woooooooooow.... bungy jumping????
I just gave an ultimatum to that S guy that I wanna go there! Period!

Rebellion said...

Once? Just once?? I sooo love adventure that am sure if I go for it once, I'd just wanna keep hanging in there... Better than hanging out here, w/o an objective. At least it involves thrill ;)

Glad you have you back Sash..
Missed you :)
Now get back to your regular blogging okay?

Take care,
Aarti

Sayesha said...

#Perspective,
Haha! If by 'brave' you mean 'insane', then yes I was very brave to do it. :P

#Harshi,
You bet! :)

#Bivas,
Thank you thank you! Kitne barrels maar liye bar se mere absence mein, huh huh huh?? :/

#Smiling Girl,
You should totally go! :D

#Aarti,
Thanks! :) You should do it once at least... don't stay hanging ok? :D

Bivas said...

No plans of taking over the bar :D
par ab barrel se chadhti nahin...need tank fulls ;-)
Whenz the Hopscotch update? :-)

Deeps said...

Same pinch ;-). You did it in New Zealand, me and my hubby bungee-jumped in South Africa :-D.

soleil said...

I realised you two did the bungy jump together! Must have been reassuring to know that you weren't jumping alone :)

Sayesha said...

#Bivas,
Happening soon! :)

#Deeps,
Whoa! Scary huh? :)

#Soleil,
Hehehe... I guess so... even tho we had separate bungy cords. But I wouldn't let go of his hand! :P