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Monday, January 19, 2015

Suicide

It's not what you think it is. But I believe I just died for about 3-4 seconds before I realized I just conquered my fear.

Yesterday, my friends and I decided to go to Kaputian at Samal Island to, well, do that cliff jump. Getting there is just easy. You just have to follow that concrete road and look for the sign that says Acantilado, and bam! You're there.
Barge going to Samal Island
Waiting for others. 1pm sharp pala ha?
Barge going to Samal Island
At the barge going to Samal Island. Bretch was unfortunately on the other barge that took off a few seconds before us.
Barge going to Samal Island
Jan and I. Super bad hair day huh?
Now, let's proceed to the fun yet perilous part: the most-awaited cliff jump! This should be exciting! Or so I thought. I was too giddy to do that stunt, too aggressive and eager to say we should jump at the highest point. Then things changed the moment we got there. Bigla akong nanlambot. Haha.

The excitement I had when jumping off that cliff was directly proportional to the nervousness I felt when I got there. You know, that spot where you're just a step away before you go speeding down the sea. I admit it, I was really scared. My legs shook. I felt my heart leaped to my throat.

Well, after considering the value of my life for 2 minutes, I am proud to say that I'VE DONE IT.
I made it! :) See how small I look? The cliff is about three storeys high or more. :)
Yes, it didn't take long for me to gather up my guts in an attempt to do the impossible. And I never thought I would even do it first considering that I'm the only female in a company of four guys. Maybe I'm just too bold. Or stupid. Or maybe I'm just me. I've always been known for being a daredevil.

Well, hold on to your seats earthlings, here's a video showing my audacity (if you consider that to be one). I would never have jumped if it wasn't documented anyway. Haha. Siyempre naman, it's a jump of a lifetime.

This has got to be the longest 3 (or 4) seconds of my life. It was too long that I was able to think a lot of things. Again, I got myself into a soliloquy, asking myself what have I gotten into this time? It took a while for me to hit the sea that I felt the sudden rush of adrenaline within me and it was so good. And the landing? There's no sugarcoating it because it hurts like hell. Yep, my butt hurts like it has been smacked hard by a paddle. I was too preoccupied thinking about why I am still not hitting the water that I forgot everything I've read prior to the jump - that is to straighten up for a good landing (just look how awkward I look in the first photo). But the feeling of being alive and the thought that I made it was exhilarating. Butt pain aside, it was without a doubt so awesome!

And of course, here are some photos of my friends who braved the jump and live to tell the tale. :)
Cliff Jumping at Sabang Kaputian Samal Island

Cliff Jumping at Sabang Kaputian Samal Island

Cliff Jumping at Sabang Kaputian Samal Island
Just because we look so dauntless in this one doesn't mean we didn't fear. Of course, there was fear. Fear of breaking a bone or killing yourself on the way down especially when you see those rocks and big corals below. Just so you know, this is not a resort. It's an open place. That means, nobody is responsible if something happens. You jump at your own risk.

Nonetheless, this is an ultimate and incredible experience, especially for us who experienced it the first time. I'm not encouraging everyone to go nuts like us and do something like this. This is not for the faint-heart. And what they say that you only live once is true. Yes, only once. So, if you're up to something crazy and extreme, you always, always gotta be extra extra careful. :)

22 comments:

  1. what the fudge? pota bumaliktad sikmura ko. ang taas nun. grabe at nakayanan mo yun. nice one sarj!

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    1. Bawal magmura dito, gago! Haha. Just kidding. Di na nga ako umulit. Sakit sa pwet. Haha.

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  2. you're a brave lady. That is to high. I don't have the guts to do such thing.

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  3. That is very brave... I don't think I will be able to jump from that high like you did....

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  4. Haha, I've always wanted to try that too. And guess what, I agree with your "suicide" title, because to me, I think suicide is something that I wouldn't ever do, so cliff jumping is the closest to suicide I'm ever going to feel! I think I will get trembles if I ever get there too!

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  5. I'm very much afraid of cliff jumping too. I'm glad that you were able to conquer your fears and have fun! I would need a lot more convincing, haha.

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  6. Wow! It's on my list! And I'm gonna have to do this soon! Haha thought I was gonna read a depressing post! LOL! But yeah! Good job! I'm encouraged! This is it! I gotta do this!!!! So sooon!!!

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  7. Oh my gossssshhh! You're so brave! I'm a lousy swimmer and I wouldn't attempt this though it looks really fun!

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  8. Well impressive!! you are quite a braveheart! It's always a great feeling to conquer you fear!

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  9. No wonder this post is called suicide. I was a bit worried at first. What an adventure!

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  10. Because of your honest description, I felt your anxiety, fear and excitement and exhilaration. Thanks for bringing me along vicariously.

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  11. I don't think I can do that jump. The place looks really scenic though.

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  12. Oh my God! I don't think I have enough guts to do that. Good for you though! :)

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  13. I'm glad you made it and can scratch it of your bucket list. You should know better that people get killed or paralysed on jumps like this. No more young lady!

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  14. That's a high drop!!! I was able to go cliff diving too in Boracay but not as high as you did!!

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  15. ive always wanted to jump off a cliff and into the sea but I'm scared of heights

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  16. Wow... you are brave. I'm too coward to try this..

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  17. I'm glad you have faced your fear. That is an extreme activity for me and now I'm asking can I do the same? Oh, how I wish.

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  18. Waaaah! I don't think I will be rady for this anytime soon! Very brave eh!

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  19. Congrats girl and very proud of you!! I won't be able to do it from that high. Would love to visit Samal Island one day though.

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  20. Congratulations on conquering your fear! Hoping I get the chance to find a cliff and conquer mine too! I'm really afraid of heights and I think if I'm able to do this, I won't be afraid anymore.

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  21. I've been to Samal Island and tried one of the exreme slides in there. Awesome place.

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