Tuesday, December 10, 2013


One of the classic ride in an amusement park : The Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel (also known as an observation wheel or big wheel), named after George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., is a non building structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity. - thanks Wikipedia

Enchanted Kingdom: Wheel of Fate

I do not fancy riding rides in amusement parks. First, I am a wussy and second, I am afraid of heights. But even though I am afraid I muster enough courage to hop inside on one of those gondolas (or whatever they call it). Keri ko to Chos!

Before we ascend to the top, the EK staff ensures that we are safe and sound inside, closed the gondola's door and said you be all fine NOT! If you have ever been in Enchanted Kingdom you will notice that their Ferris wheel is different from the ones in Star City and Tagaytay Sky Ranch. The only thing that keeps between you and the ground is a freaking metal bar (it looks like a cage though). Star City's and Sky Ranch ferris wheel is enclosed and their staff locks the door ensuring no one will accidentally fall.

them bars of safety

Thank God: We got 12 and not 13 (Not superstitious but what if). "For your safety please remain seated at all times". How about NO? Someone can easily jump to kingdom come if they are crazy enough.

Upon reaching the top, the wind was hammering my face, the gondola was swinging, and my heart beats like it was dancing on the disco floor. I am afraid but not of falling, my life flashes back like you were pressing a rewind button, I realized that I haven't lived my life yet, I am just merely existing, I still want to experience what life can offer, I want to travel, I want to be something great, I want to love, I want to be loved, I want to conquer mountains, I want someone to deflower me (charaught!) I want to do the things that makes you feel alive.


After such realization and pagmumuni-muni, we descended and I get to land my feet safely on the ground. I should be taking more risk, gamble and bet, because there are something in life that is worth risking for.

But I still didn't ride the fucking space shuttle - that thing is a big bag giant sack of nope so NOPE.

1 comment:

  1. I have tried both the Ferris Wheel and the rollercoaster and between the two, I'd still try the Ferris Wheel again. I like the sinking feeling in my gut whenever the cage starts descending.