Wednesday, April 19, 2006

OK... so we were in Queenstown, New Zealand, the adventure capital of NZ...

Fantastic outdoors, but activities are very costly. $100+ for 3 seconds of bungee thrill, $100+ for jetboat ride, $200+ for Helibiking, Parasailing, etc.

Heck, why not combine a plane ride over snowcapped mountains, bungee freefall and parasailing?

"You only live once". Yep, that's why we went..... Skydiving!

Would we do it again? Sure! Next time.. 12 000 ft!


Tuesday, April 18, 2006


This is Ling doing something that's scary for her. I'd be scared if I had ended up in hospital a year ago with concussion from a spectacular downslope endo.

Good on ya, Ling!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Dan Osman... the first time I saw him on TV, it reminded my of Chiang, my younger brother. Not just the hair or his love of extreme outdoor stuff, but the way he maxes out on the things that he loves to do.

What Chiang said about mountain biking reflects his attitude... "If you don't fall, you're not riding hard enough".

Its a good thing Chiang has mellowed a little. Dan Osman didn't have that chance. He died in 1998 going for a record 1200 foot rope jump. Check out this vid and you will find some climbing and cliff jumping videos that will blow your mind. He was indeed a free spirit.