Friday, January 14, 2011

CEBU'S Sky Extreme Adventure gave me the jitters!!!

[A post from a July 2010 trip]

I went to Cebu to apply for my dream job. But much to my dismay, I didn't get that much awaited call back. So to help ease my disappointment, my friends and I went out for drinks after our 'interview'. And since Marriott Hotel was just beside Ayala Cebu, we walked all the way there with high heels and all.

My friend, Ruth and I decided to get something to drink at Seattle's Best while we waited for her friend Edz to arrive. And since Ruth and Edz had no prior engagements, we all decided to have lunch at Crown Regency Hotel & Towers. So when Rubel arrived at the mall, we immediately left and hopped on the 14A Jeep.

After a good 10-15 minutes on the road, we finally arrived at the famous guesthouse. Ok, so we weren't just having lunch at the hotel --- as the building also happened to be the venue for the famous Sky Experience Adventure (just like the one in Macau Tower). 

We ate lunch first, and then availed of the adventure package. Our other friend, Kai also joined us for lunch. But she no longer came with us for the latter (she was too scared to try it!). Well, I was super scared too. But it was an opportunity to experience something new. And I just didn't want to miss it!


The Sky Experience Adventure cost us P600 each, which included the following: 1 edge coaster ride + Sky walk + snack. 


Before we got into the whole gut-wrenching adventure, we first took photos of the area around us. This was to help calm our nerves. But then it didn't work. It was simply a 'now-or-never!' moment for everybody. So what Rubel and I did was to push ourselves to finally "do it!". Well, I was more of the scaredy-cat than Rubel was. But I felt that he was freaking out too. The Edge coaster was only the first part of this nerve-racking experience, and it was on the 38th floor. Well, I'll just let you see for yourselves how crazy this first ride was.


The second part of our adventure consisted of a more or less 20-minute walk around the hotel (this was on the 37th floor) with harnesses, safety gears, full clothing and all. It was the longest 20-minutes of my life. I wanted to end that 'walk' right away. But in an all-in-one-piece manner of course! Anyhow, I may have looked calm and all from the photos posted below. But deep inside, I was already screaming my lungs out!


The whole package was awesome (plus the free food and drink that came with it). I was super proud to say that I finally had that 'extreme adventure' crossed out from my bucket list. But one thing's for sure... I will never ever try that again! 


Anyway, after our S.E.A. moment, we headed back to the I.T. Park via the 17D jeep (the one that passes by Lahug Apas). We went on our separate ways from there. We just met up again later that night to have dinner and a few drinks at Moon Cafe by THE WALK, Asiatown IT Park. It was only a few minutes walk from Alba Uno, so we definitely saved up on our jeep fares. =)


We ended the night with a few drinks, as we also wanted to check-in early. We had a jampacked day so it was just timely to feel tired from the day's activities. Anyhow, I'm ending this note of our 2nd day in Cebu, and making way for a new story to tell. Day 3 is up next!

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

35 comments:

  1. Skywalk is 15 minutes. My bf tried that as well. You should have tried Casa Verde in the IT park. Heaven! 

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  2. I've also tried the sky walk both in Cebu and Macau.   Luckily when I did the skywalk in Cebu there was a parade going on.  

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  3. I'd love to try that! We were in Cebu pero di napunta diyan.. Sayang nga eh. TT

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  4. What's "thrilling"?

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  5. Wow!!! That's great -- you being able to experience the one in Macau! Oh, and was the parade during the day or night? :)

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  6. Sayang! It would have been an awesome experience.. scary, but still awesome! hehe..

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  7. Oh my, it's Mahalia Jackson! I wouldn't do it if THEY paid me P600! Hehehehe.... Ok ok I take that back. I really do wanna subject myself to this torture, if only for the experience. :)

    Btw, sorry you didn't get your dream job. There must be something better in store for you. :)

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  8. That is one breathtaking adventure. 

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  9. Maria Gemma Defeo-HilotinJune 19, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    whoa.. that's a day of adventure!  not sure if I want to try it lol!

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  10. Having this experience could help those with acrophobia to conquer their fear of heights.  Being an adventurous person, I want to try this high-rise adventure.

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  11. Thanks AJ! That means a lot coming from you.. I've put 'chasing my dream' on hold for bit. :/ And who's Mahalia Jackson?? SOrry, I'm so clueless! :P

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  12. It truly was -- figuratively and literally! Hahaha

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  13. HAhahaa! I don't think I would go for seconds though, Gemma! :P

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  14. I'm still afraid of heights, even after this experience. :)) I mean, I recently went up a bell tower, and I was still overwhelmed! :P

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  15. aww. never got to experience the sky adventure. ang mahal eh. :)) glad you enjoyed your cebu trip!

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  16. Sorry to hear you didn't get your dream job. ;(
    Anyway, i dont think I can do that skywalk during the day, scary!!!

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  17.  Around 5 pm, It was around June 2010.  I can't remember what's the event.

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  18. Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.comJune 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    I am thinking if I can do the sky walking. I thank yes pero madali kasi ako mahilo at nanghihina katawan ko. hehehe. Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.com

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  19. thanks Cai -- maybe next time I will be accepted. :) Anyway, do you think you can do at night though?

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  20. Oh, may araw pa! I actually wanted to try it during nighttime but we were already strapped for time. :/

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  21. Waaaah! Seriously... try mo na lang when you think you're able na heheh! Mahirap ng mahulog ka even with the harness and all..

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  22. i'm also willing to try this even just once but I'm not so sure if i'd be able to move or even open my eyes once on that thing...baka masayang lang bayad. ;)

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  23. Hahahaha.. I actually thought about the same thing. But I already paid, and there was no turning back! :))

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  24. hi! gusto ko din magskywalk! ;) kasama ba sa package deal ang pictures? or pwede magdala ng sariling cam?...

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  25. Hi Schubert! Yes, may kasama na sa package -- tapos they'll give the copy to you ng naka CD na. :)

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  26. Try mo na lang when you think you can do it na. :)

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  27. namiss ko bigla ang crown regency! naalala ko pa, hinamon ko yung guide na bakit nde see through yung daanan. sabi nya.. "walang budget for that materials" tapos after ilang minutes ng lakad, see through na bigla. SYET!! hahah! =) we don't avail the individual pics, ang mahal kasi. and i clearly remember how the "fantastic scent" of the full gear uniform. haha! :)

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  28. Hahaha! Talagang naaalala mo pa yung amoy ng suit?? And gusto mo pa sana ng clear glass floor? Ako nga lulang-lula na just after a step! Hahaha

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  29. oh my! i'm afraid of heights... i don't think I can do that!

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  30. Hehehe! I had the same thing in mind, still I was urged to continue.. nabayaran na din kasi, hehe!

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  31. The sky!
    heard much of it!
    gonna try this one too
    good thing Cebu is on my next bucket list of a major destination this year.

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  32. Yes! Can't wait to see your Cebu photos, Francis! :)

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  33. We were walking really slow and was taking photos from one point to another, so it took us about 30 minutes to finish the whole round. And we were also able to dine in at Casa Verde, the one in IT Park. My bf ordered the baby back ribs.

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