“When you’re up here, you realize just how small you really are” – Felix Baumgartner
It all started because of the Space Jump. I was at home and saw tweets about a live stream of Felix Baumgartner‘s jump from the stratosphere (people say, “the edge of space”). I decided to watch it live with the rest of the world. I watched with bated breathe while he free-falled for about 4 seconds, from the height of 128,097 feet. It was literally nail-biting! The whole thing did not even last ten minutes, but I bet it was the longest ten minutes of his life.
I couldn’t believe it. Is this for real? I emailed AomenTV and got a reply back moments later. The offer is real. They will be giving me a voucher for a free bungy jump, a t-shirt and a certificate. Considering that a standard bungy jump off the Macau Tower costs MOP2488/USD319 (roughly PHP13,000), I was getting a steal. And let’s face it, I knew myself, because of the cost of the jump, I would probably end up putting this off for a really long time and end up going somewhere else or doing something else with that money. After a few more email exchanges, it was agreed that they will send the voucher in the mail.
Since the voucher only covered the jump, I still had to dot some Is and cross some Ts. I finally booked my flight and hotel last Friday. I will be in Macau for 2D2N. The cost is not cheap, definitely more than what I usually pay for on trips, but I really wanted to accomplish this before the year ends. I am writing this post on November 20, 2012. It’s 5:10 PM and I should be preparing for work soon. However, I’ve made a decision not to post this til I’ve gotten on the plane to Macau. I am nervous and excited all at once. This trip will be a lot of firsts for me and I hope I can cross out two things off my list. Thank you AomenTV! I am very thankful for the opportunity given to me.
Lastly, I really hope I won’t chicken out. Wish me luck!