Last Sunday, our family had just experienced the most amazing adventure for the longest time. We went rock climbing. All thanks to an invitation from a fellow Mummy blogger, Pam who is also a pilates student of Aloysius. When we reached the rock climbing venue, we were surprised to find out that the owner of the rock climbing wall and instructor, Chee Beng, happened to be an ex-classmate of Aloysius when they attended Uni years ago. What a small world.
|Aloysius having a go.|
|It’s my turn ...|
|“help .... I think I can’t climb anymore."|
|With encouragement and perseverance, I did. It was awesome!|
|With Chee Beng, instructor of Beyond Academics.|
|We decided that Allysa should try to. And she did.|
|With some help from papa and Uncle Chee Beng.|
|My little spidey-girl.|
|This was how high she went. Quite a feat for a 2 yr old. |
She was a little afraid and we had her hoisted down in no time.
|“Good try, Allysa. Hi 5!"|
Besides rock climbing, Allysa enjoyed herself with other activities there too.
|played with little Calla. What a beautiful baby.|
|Hmm... Ally is showing her sister-ly side.|
We definitely spent a very meaningful afternoon in a new adventure as a family together. And we totally dig that. Frankly speaking, it was my first time meeting the fellow Mummy bloggers (Adora, Pam and PC) and just go into a stranger’s house to climb. All apprehensiveness aside, we decide to just go and do it because we never know what we will get.
It’s nice to do something different and out of our comfort zone. Each time you overcome something you think you can’t achieve, you come out a better person.
Rock climbing is definitely a sport that puts your determination to test. It’s a both brains and brawn thing.
In the process of my own climbing experience, there are a few times I had wanted to give up. My fingers were weak and I thought I couldn’t climb up anymore. And I was a little afraid of the height too. But Chee Beng was really encouraging and it was nice to feel the trust from your belayer.
I felt I can’t let him and the others down. Most importantly, I thought again and told myself - Yvonne, you can do it if you are determined to succeed. Don’t quit on yourself!
So with all my mighty strength, I climbed to the top of the wall.
It was breath-taking. I guess I was too excited or nervous of the height, I wished I had brought the camera up instead and take a picture of the view up there.
Maybe, I should do that next time.
I believe that a family that stays active together grows together.
If you are bored of your typical way to spend a weekend, why not gathered a few friends or families and hop on over for a rock climbing adventure too? For those who do not want to climb can drop by to watch and give your support too. Unlike other schools, this is conducted in the comfort of a home. You can drop by Beyond Academics and their FB page to check out more on this one of a kind rock climbing experiences in Singapore.
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