So I was torn between the temptation to share my excitement (very palpable even a day after I did the bungee jump) with my parents, and the fear of worrying my poor mom who as it is worries enough about me. It didn't seem fair to give her more reasons to worry while I was busy getting an adrenalin rush. When I told them about my sky-diving adventure, my dad was quite excited and impressed, but my mom launched into a huge tirade and threatened to have me quit my Ph.D and come back. Later on, my cousin did it and sent them all a video link, and my mom went "how come you don't have a video? That was so great to watch". Grrrr... Finally, they saw my tape when they came to Lutom for my graduation, and I think the only impression my mom took away was that I was strapped to some random strange man and sitting so close to him on the plane. HAHAHA! [In a tandem sky dive, you are harnessed and strapped to the front of your instructor, and they pile like a dozen people into a small plane so you have to sit er..pretty..tight in front of your instructor....].
Well, finally the excitement won over caution and I blurted it out to my mom in the midst of my phone conversation with them. I prefaced it with "don't yell at me but you know what I did...I went buNGEEE JUMPING MOM!!". :D My mom's first question was "Did you have to hug and stick to some random man again?". AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! My mom is so cute.
Then of course I got the lecture, how she did not share my joy and excitement and how I shouldn't go off doing these things by myself and what if something happened..and I argued that the statistical probability of someone dying in bungee jump is the same as that of someone dying traveling 161 km by car so there you go..and she said shut up don't talk rubbish and and and..and finally I used my trump card and yelled out "Akka did it too and she never told you!".
Heh heh heh.
P.S: yeah expect a lot of bungee jump -related posts now..i can't get over it yet. :p