Donna Chong

Student, Adventuver, and Lab Assistant in Athens, GA

Donna Chong

Student, Adventuver, and Lab Assistant in Athens, GA

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Hello, my name is Donna and I want to tell you about my experience bungee jumping during the Summer of 2017 in Korea. Fast forwarding past the details of the journey that wouldn’t have made my memory’s final cut if it weren’t for the time with my 3 friends and the beautiful scenery, I eventually find myself signing a few papers. This typically mindless action had an unexpected impact on my heart rate; in fact, the adrenaline that I felt was joined by the feeling of worry. Of course, being a rather logical person, I reminded myself that the papers were only there for the VERY slim chance that the rope snaps—the risk that I was totally willing to take! The 100 bucks spent to jump and experience a possibly deathless fall full of rush that you will never forget—a great deal! Suddenly sort-of-kind-of eager, I changed from my 25 dollar outfit to the given uniform. I was then led up by elevator, which was painfully slow to force thoughts of doubt on the occupants. Of course, I wasn't going to fall for that. I was equipped with suspicious looking rope. Of course, I was knot going to stop. I stood at the ledge, savoring the beating drums in my ears and chest, the beautiful view ahead of me, and the feeling of fear and excitement all mixed together. Moments later, rather than leaping beautifully, I forcibly tipped toed over while sticking it to natural selection. The anticipated fall was seconds long but oh-so worth it.

(The place I took the picture was in the same area. Isn't the background amazing?)