The day of the excursion was one I look forward to very much. I have never gone kayaking or river rafting in my life before. Yes as most of you can physically judge, I do not go out a lot… I rather spend my days on the bed gleaming things on the square screen. So the entire congress hopped on buses to head to our destination.
Along the way, the Malaysians thought is was a great idea to play a drinking game on a bus which I thought… “good lord, hell if they are gonna get drunk and raft with me!” Telling myself in an African American tone. However as the game went by, I picked up the game real quick even-though i wasn’t playing. So, the game is called Who’s the B*tch. Its’ really simple. At each players turn, they draw the top card of the deck and each card represents something. 1 to 9 shows how many gulps a player can distribute to the others, 10 gives u the power to initiate a thumb to forehead sequence; the last to put their thumb to their forehead has to drink. Jack represents happy hour and the queen initiates the carousel. The Carousel start from the person on the initiator’s right. So he starts drinking followed by the next person going in anti-clockwise motion. Everyone is not allowed to stop drinking until the initiator stop. The king starts a rhyming game. Whoever unable to name a word which rhymes loses and forced to drink. Finally, Ace represents the B*tch. Being the B*tch, if another player answers your questions he is forced to drink.
Enough with the game… >.> Let us proceed to the Excursion
So this post would not have any pictures because very few of us have water proof cameras. Being not really in with the group of Malaysians. The bus ride continued with a very scary ride on a truck. with lots of us packed standing on the back of a truck swayed, bounced, screaming and laughing for our lives…Oh jega and whoever else that was behind me I’m sorry for putting my 90 kilos on you. The truck was slunting when it was going down hill, what was i suppose to do?… while waiting, I was kinda accidentally out-caste but lucky for me I found Fahmi and Mirrah. Praise the lord or else i might have been stuck with someone i didn’t even know which would have made my experience super awkward. We three decided to get on the kayak together. However we soon to regret our choice of boat. With no prior experience, we got stuck on rocks swirl around in circles and capsized… We kept trying but the kayak just wouldn’t float… Wet and very frustrated we decided to pull to the side and find out what was wrong… Then, I saw the cap of one end of the boat was missing which let the water go in to the kayak, leaving it to sink to the bottom… SIgh… It was so freaking heavy therefore we had to ask for help…
Luckily, one of the facilitators saw us and replaced our kayak with a proper one… And soon our journey kicked off smoothly until we again got stuck on gigantic rocks…LOL With just one oar, Fahmi took the lead in rowing but we did take turns after he got tired. I really had no idea what I was doing but i tried to learn. When i held the oar we crashed to the side, flowed backwards, and not to forget twirling around… Mirrah and I were honestly not good at steering… After our huge stall at the start, we manage to finish the route in time although we were one of the last ones.
The excursion ended with dinner at a small village. I was super glad that we didn’t give up on the whole rowing experience. It may have been rather hard at the beginning but it ended up one of the most enjoyable days of the congress.