Saturday, December 20, 2014

Paragliding @Lohan, Ranau

We-fie with all who came for the thrill.  We were on one of the many take-off zones
designated by the Ranau Paragliders.  Behind us lay Ranau Sports Complex and the expanse of
Ranau high country. 

The four siblings.  Janice, Vanessa, Joanne and Brendan

Cikgu Jestinie was one of the pilot that day.  We found out that there were supposed to be more
Ranau Paragliders but only 3 were on duty.  The others were at Novotel, attending a luncheon
hosted by a client.

Janice, who said she was scared of heights, poses with a smile.  She was the jolliest of all, laughing
and giggling during take-off, on-air, and on landing. We could all hear her (except during landing, of course)

aah... the kakak and the adik.  Glad she could join that day.  Fun kan?

Cikgu Jestinie's wife helping sis with the helmet.

Yes I was excited.

So thrilled was I that I was also giggling and laughing.

Boy am I glad I have my own action camera. (taken with GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Performance Sportz organised this Community Triathlon Training last weekend. I managed to not allow my head to talk myself out of it and followed my heart to register for it. RM20 only what. I'd be getting a free Isaac water bottle, water supply, bananas and PSZ's service management of the whole thing. I asked Mary, the sweet lady in charge at the counter, whether I could use a mountainbike. She made a quick call to Douglas, who said as far as this training was concerned, I could even bring a Bmx. Cool.

Come 14th at 3pm I was parked behind the Likas Aquatic Complex. Unloaded my car of my XDS mtb, hitched my bag over my shoulder, put my cycling helmet on my head, and pushed my bicycle over to the entrance. Lo and behold, a few high end bicycles were already parked against one of the walls. I noticed some bicycles had running shoes already prepped neatly under the bicycles. Some had shoes attached to the cycling pedals.. wuuu.. those must belong to a real triathlete. Nice.

But I was nervous. Nervous and excited all at once. I was finally doing it! Yala.. it wasn't a real triathlon course. But hey.. I was doing it!