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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Aqua Day...

I never expected my stay at Madurai, my native town to be so titillating and thrilling. It all happened because of my dear buddy's idea. The first day i went to his house and had a great lunch and just roamed around the streets of madurai, where we used to spend a lot of time before we joined or our Master's. "Sweet Popcorn", 'Puliyotharai", "Vadai", "Jigarthanda" are all my favorites that are available in my native town. I was bit dissapointed as the Jigarthanda , an ambrosia as i would call it, was not available in the usual shop. The major enjoyment came when my friend told that we could go to Athisayam, a water theme park a few kms from Madurai. I've never been to a theme park before. I was skeptical that, it being a week day and after the summer vacation, the park would be deserted and that most of the games and sports would be non-functional. To my surprise the park was crowded, as my old school had come for a field trip there..

All the kids, and other people who had come there were all taking bath with their clothes on. Initially we hesitated a bit, but on seeing the azure blue of the water and the refreshing wind, we stripped off and jumped into the water in our underwears. It was certainly a titillting experience in the water... with water springing from several pipes.. The depth was little less for us but we still enjoyed it.. I taught my friend a bit of swimming. Then we ran to the artificial sea, where huge waves were created artificially. The force of the water from either sides swung us like a pendulum in either directions. It was amazing.. After that, we drenched ourselves in the artifical waterfall, in the background of the rocky pillars.. It looked very real.. the force of the water was very high and gave the feeling as that of a natural waterfall.... After all this fun and excitement we came back to the pool and rested for some time..

It was about 4pm and we hadn't had any food from the time we entered the park, which i think is around 10am. There was a really enthususatic gang of boys, playing the water slides.. We decided to xperience it.. The first time i was bit scared.. On the mat i lay down and closed my eyes... It could easily be the height of a six to seven storey building.. As i came down the slide i gained momentum, you will have the feeling as if you were flying... I took a deep gasp as i felt water in my body.. But it was certainly a thrill experience, with all the screaming and noise.. Both of us got very excited and we went for a second ride.. It didn't stop there. There was a really steep ride nearby close to 20 to 30 degrees with the normal to the ground. We decided to try that.. After getting a few instructions from the people there i sat on the top of the slide.. As i came down i felt my body lifted off from the seat... a loud screaming from me.. i held my breath... saying my prayers to God... And when i opened my eyes.. thank god i was alive.. But the moment i landed, the feeling that i had.. boy.. i can't express in words.. I've never had such a wonderfurl.. thrilling moment in my life.. I could feel my heart pumping at it's peak rate... As my friend came down .. i could see the speed at which u come down the slide.. It's amazing.. We felt like heroes... So we decided to try our heroism one more time.. And we went again.... and to all the other slide games which we now felt like toy games.. Certainly it's a must have experience...

It was almost five and we had an hour before the park closes. So we finally decided to end our water sports.. unwillingly and got dressed up and decided to go for the dry games. The same group followed us and we all got into a ride which on seeing looked like a normal ride. But as i started we were been swung around centrepetally @ several angular momentums... and i felt that had the chains loosened we would have been thrown apart several kilometers.. This being not enough we went on to something called flying ship. Guys there told it would swing like a pendulum on either side.. I thought it to be ok.. It started swinging.. My god the operator started increasing the speed and the ship was almost perpendicular to the land. We all shouted " Operator stop... Stop..." but he was quite deaf and he kept increasing the speed..He was beig loyal to the salary he was paid!! Sure I was saying my final prayers... The ship finally came to a halt and my dear buddy had already vomitted... We just had two biscuits and a glass of water before we took the ride and that was the cause of it.

After that we never went to any further rides..My friend lay flat on my lap.. I also started to feel some sensation in my belly. We both rested for some time and finally walked out of the park like bacchanallian's. I would never forget this experience.. 8 hours of total fun and thrill.. I came home lay flat on bed at 8pm and got up only at 8am the next day.. but my friend is still in bed...!!

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