That is me, with my backpack strapped to my chest and my bottom protected by a camouflaged cushion, about to descend into the heart of China’s Grand Canyon. I never liked slide even when I was a child, mainly because I always seemed to get stuck midway whenever there’s a curve. Also, I happen to be someone who’s always thinking of the worst-case scenario and in this scenario, so many things can go wrong. I don’t even want to think about it.
“How long is this?” I remember asking my aunt before I clumsily sat down on the slide. She shrugged. That did not help me at all.
I took a deep breath and told myself, this will be over before you know it and slid forward. I did not know my aunt took this picture until after the trip when I transferred the photos from her phone to my computer.
The ride, on the other hand, was fun yet not very fun. Remember I wrote just now how I always seemed to get stuck midway whenever there’s a curve? I got stuck a lot during this ride and I didn’t realize what I was doing wrong until I nearly reached the bottom which by then, I had formed a 5-person line behind me, all waiting for me to slide to the bottom.
What was I doing wrong?
My legs were wide open. It turned out, when you go down a giant slide, you must keep your legs closed, otherwise, you’ll not get a smooth ride.
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