For all of the awesome people out there, there is a high possibility of having the fantasy of jumping off a cruise ship safely. Well fantasize no more. Now the Loola Resort has an amazing event called Boom Net. The event is almost self-explanatory but my guide was nice enough to explain it to me. Basically you jump into a net and then *BOOM* you’re in the water! Hence the name Boom Net. The leap from the platform, from my personal experience, isn’t very far at all, just a 3 meter drop. After the drop you are caught by the warm ocean waves which push you towards the far end of the net. The only bad thing about the experience was that we couldn’t awesomize it with flips and trick jumps. In my opinion this was entirely worth the money; if you go to the Loola Resort and don’t do this, you my friend, will not have lived. The best part about this adventure will be the reaction on everyone’s faces as they float toward the back of the net. In conclusion the Boom Net was one of my personal favorite activities at Loola Resort because of the small risk involved despite it being very safe.
“I felt like a brick plummeting into the water” -David B., a student.
“I was fun to see people have different poses when they jump!” -M.K., a student.
As children, almost of every kid wants to be a superhero. Like most of us, you probably wanted to be Superman. Now anyone can experience what it might feel like to be him. On Flying Fox you don’t have to ask your parents to lift you up over their heads anymore, because this ride does it for your. Gliding in a harness across 75 meters for 10 seconds, I felt like I was flying in the air, which was absolutely spectacular. There are no words to really explain this, any words one might use to explain it would be skimming the edge of what they really experienced. It’s the type of activity you have to do yourself to really get an understanding of – an experience that would be entirely worth it. Flying Fox straps you into a full body harness; there are wires clipped and screwed onto your harness for safety purposes. Once strapped in, you jump off of a 30 meter platform and zipline 75 meters down into a cold, salty sea-water pool. From personal experience, the wind blows through your hair as you tuck into a cocoon ziplining at an incredible speed into the cold sea water.
“It was fun but I don’t want to try it again.” -Cynthia, a student.
“OH MY GOSH!!! It was incredible but it hurts my crotch when I landed.” -Jason, a student.
I’m sure most of us have seen campaigns about helping others in need, but we never really see where people volunteer or when they do it. We know people are helping, otherwise the campaign wouldn’t be advertised, but many of us need to understand it more deeply to really want to get involved. In order to take part in this form of community service, you have to plan ahead; you cannot simply bring equipment and resources to someone’s house, dig up their yard, and make a garden – that would be vandalism, not help. From personal experience, if I had to do this at home every day I would find it boring, but since I don’t have to do these kinds of projects, especially involving labor, at home, I actually sort of came to love it. This was my chance to know how it feels to get dirty and do real work. I took on this experience with joy in my heart because I could actually see the changes as they happened rather than seeing them on T.V. or ads about them on the internet. The finished product of 10 hard-working people over the course of two mornings was a foot of gravel laid across the bottom of a ditch, another foot of sand poured over the the top covering another and a small wall of bricks and cement built around the garden. The finished product looked fantastic with two banana saplings planted in the garden. In conclusion, I would say everything looked great. The two banana trees gave me the feeling that I had helped this one family recycle and purify water to use it to help grow their new trees and produce a little more oxygen for the rest of the world.
“Shovel the nice friendly sand Khoi.” -Quan, a student.
“It was really worthwhile knowing that I am help a lot of people.” -Giang, a student.