“When I jumping off from the boat, I was having the best time of my life.” – Sean, WWW participant Have you ever thought about how it feels to get caught by a fisherman? I had an experience during the 2014 Week Without Walls to get caught in a fisherman’s net. This activity is called the ‘Boomnet’ and it is an activity where it is divided into 3 different parts. First, the speedboat trip. The speedboat was fast as you could have ever imagined. I never felt so fast in my life. The boat was fast and furious. The salty water splashing to your face, and when I put my hand in the water, I felt like I was slicing the water in halves. Next, the Boat. Speedboat may have been a fun experience, but it was just the beginning of the word fun. When I got off from the speedboat to the bigger boat, I was fine, until the waves got stronger and the boat shook a lot. If you ever try this, I wouldn’t tell you to not talk to your friends and move around but I wouldn’t encourage it. If you do, theres a higher chance of getting sea sick. When the sea calms down, the best part of the activity begins. The boomnet jump. When the tour guide told us to jump from the boat to the net I was afraid. I was scared that I would drown. However, I was stupid. When I did it, I had the best time of my life. I jumped down doing silly things like 360 spin, Air Jordan pose, and I even imitated a cool picture I saw in a magazine. If I had another opportunity to try this again, I wouldn’t dare to deny the offer.
“I never felt like a kid for so long…the tide walk was a great experience.” – Rei, WWW participate My feet made contact with the wet, soggy grass land that I thought was never there. It was just the beginning of my low tide walk. The beach is located at the Loola Resort Bintan. The beach is called the South China Sea and a part of it is placed in Indonesia. During the low tide walk, I saw many sea creatures. For instance, there were many different type of crabs, sea cucumbers, and even a dead fish caught in man made traps. The hairy crabs were my favorite. It was hairy, calm, and it really liked me. This entire experience were just so fascinating to me due to the fact that I’ve seen creatures that I never saw before. Also, when I first saw the sea cucumber, I had no idea what it was. It was basically a cucumber that can squirt water. If I ever get to go back to Bintan, I would love to discover more about the other side of Earth.
“Flying fox was scary experience, but I would still do it again because it felt great when I was in the air flying.” – JK, WWW participant. My heart beat is rising rapidly. I have to go, but I’m to scared. Anxious viewers watching me from the ground and supporting me. I take a brave one step and I flew like a flying fox. This activity was the scariest activity I’ve ever done. I never felt so scared in my life. When I first heard that we were going to do this, I wasvery hyped up and thrilled. However, those excitement disappeared as soon as I started going up the ladder to do the flying fox. As I reached to the platform, I felt insecured just standing on it. I had a harness on, but I wasn’t able to just depend on it. The wind was so strong that it moved my body a bit as it went pass by me. When it was finally my turn to jump off from the platform, I hated myself for even thinking that I could do this. I probably wouldn’t have done it, if there were no supporters who were cheering for me. I closed my eyes and I took a giant step, I jumped down and I felt like I was going to die. It was then when I realized that I was at least 15 meters off the ground, and it felt great. I was flying like those in the comic books. Flying fox, located at Bintan Loola Resort, gave me an experience that I would never forget and that helped me to get a step closer to becoming a true man.