Pre-talk : Oh gosh! Dancing with the Stars premium is starting today! This first night is the females night. Oh man~~~ so far I have seen until the 3rd person, Oolala~~~ even as a female, I am feeling hot now. This is going to be a very exciting season!! Woohoo!
Ok... back to my talk of the day - TUBING
My boss has a lake house. Every year, it is an annual thing for him to invite all his crews to join him at the lake house for a whole day party during hot summer day.
In the handouts, he especially mentioned about tubing. I have never heard of tubing before this, so it was a really exciting day for me to looking forward to.
This is my boss's speed boat. It looks new, but has been with him for 9 years. Yes, he is very good in taking care of his stuffs.
This... is the inner tube for our water tubing.
It is pretty big.
My good looking, cool and very sporty boss. LOL
He is into marathon and usually he completes his marathona aroung 3.5 hr.
Everyday, when the sun is really bright in the midday, he will go to run for around 2 hr. Rain or hot sunny days are just not an issue for him.
Oh yes, you just have to admit I got a bunch of good looking people in the same roof as me. ;)
There were 5 of us for tubing on the 2nd batch.
First was Mallory. She northern Michigan's girl has quite a lot of experience in tubing, so it is a good thing that she demonstrated to us how to do one. :P
Oh yes, she was just so enjoying her first southern lake tubing.
Next, was the husband and wife combination. Two in one tubing.
Hehe... both were still able to give great smile in the beginning.
Next thing you know, they were already sliding gracefully on the water surface.
Oh oh~~~ too much for Xin to handle. She just burried her face when the movement were too much for her to handle.
Tristan was all cool and relaxing in the beginning.
She was pretty constant through the whole process...
... despite some of the move were quite rough.
Her victory signs after the tubing. Great job Tristan!
Woolala~~~ fish fish first tubing in her life! It was really great! Exciting. It made me realised that for a good tubing, your upper limbs strength are very important.
That ended our first session. None of us was thrown into the water during the tubing. V(^_^)V
After a short rest and some light snacks, we headed for a second round.
This time, Tookta who didn't try it during her first time, decided to take the challenge in her normal outfit.
She is only going to be in U.S. for 6 months, so after a deep thought, she didn't want to have any regret while her stay.
Oh oh... to late to draw out, might as own a bright smile. ^_^
My boss decided to give her a safe ride to avoid her from falling into the water with her outfit. Still, there were a few tough turns that needed quite a strength to hold on that.
Tookta survived! Not even a single splash of water wetted her. Good job lady!
However, after the tubing, she told me her hands were just kept shaking.
Next was my friend who I invited to join us that day. Sang Mi too did not try during her first session. However, after our "pushing", she decided to give it a try.
It was quite a tensed moment for her in the beginning. She couldn't even smile.
But then slowly, she started to feel the fun of it. The next moment you looked at her again, she was smiling back.
She too, under our boss good wheel controlling skill, she remained dry till the end."Sang Mi, are you going to join the party again next year?""Yes!"
Woolala~~~ she is into tubing too, obviously. ;)
During Yifat 1st session, she was sharing with her honey, who is 6 feet 6, who ended up thrown into the water.
This time, they decided to go on solo.
It was Yifat's turn first. She was the only person among us who wore sunglasses. She had to as she was wearing contact lenses and did not want anything unnecessary went into her eyes.
Hmmmm... I have to admit that she looked really sexy while tubing in her sunglasses.
I almost wanted to try that too, but I just didn't want to take the risk of my favorite sunglasses dropped into the lake and never to be found again.
Next, the 6 feet 6 good looking bf was on action."Neal, we just have to get someone fall into the water, it just has to be you!"
My boss said to him when he settled on the inner tube.
Oh man~~~ when you heard the boss made that kind of statement, you know something really nasty was going to happen.
If you think a round inner tube like that was hard enough to be controlled by a 5 feet 3 fish fish, imagine a guy who is 6 feet 6 on it.
It was definitely the roughest ride of the day.
*SPLASH!!!* Holy cow! There were a few moments he was almost lost grip, but he managed to get back into the position.
Even when the wheel controller purposely created some very rough wave.
These wave even brought his leg high up the sky before it landed on the water. It was painful for him when his legs splashed those vigorous water movement.
Despite all that, he survived!!! Way to go Neal. You were awesome.
Next, it was fish fish turn to go for her 2nd round.
Before it started, my boss looked at me and asked, "Do you want to try a rough one?"
Seeing what Neal had gone through, I took a couple seconds before I replied, "I can try."
Me and my big mouth, too late to regret.
It was definitely much more rough than my first ride. I was able to control myself during the 1st few rough bumps and turns, but my arms were getting tired...
... at last, I was defeated and was thrown into the water.
*Splash* *Swallowed some lake water*
*Bottom dropped until my knee*
*Hairband dropped a meter away from me*
*Speed boat stop a few meters away from me*"Are you alright?!"
My boss yelled."Yeah! I'm okay!!"
I screamed back with a big smile while pulling back my bottom back to the original position.
Oh no, no way I was going to say, "No boss, I dropped my bottom!"
Luckily, it was not a strong current sea... or else... *shudder*
By the time they got near me, I was all cool back to my original outfit. Haha!!
Tristan was the last one to have her 2nd round water sport. This time, she decided to go for knee boarding, a sport she has not been playing for 4 years.
Knee boarding is a more challenging water sport.
One actually needs to get ready to climb on the board and kneel when the boat starts to move. Tristan did a beautiful job on that.
The next thing you know, she was having a graceful ride across the lake.
It is the best to show what tubing really is with action...
So here you go... my first ever vlog! Hopefully it will turn out right.
A 15 second close up tubing by Tristan. It just kept moving from side to side, hard for me to focus on it with the strong sunshine.
A longer 1 min tubing action by Mallory. This time, I managed to focus on her as the natural lightning was so much better during the late noon.
I truly enjoyed my 1st tubing experience, with a bunch of fun and great people.
Oh yes, I am so looking forward to having the next tubing fun! ^_^
Oh, one more thing, I love lake water.