Sunday, 2 September 2012

4 things that Describe Me

Universal Studios 

It was the first day of summer break and it started with a true tragedy, my best friend, Jack’s last day in Singapore. Me and a couple of close friends decided to throw him a surprise leaving party at Universal Studios. It was just going to be the four of us and the whole day ahead of us. As we walked through the gate to Universal Studios, we knew it was going to be a day to remember. The park was packed with tourists, families friends and people on their cell phone. We walked over to the star attraction which was surprisingly empty. We looked up at the massive dual roller coaster and realized why no one went on this ride. The massive attraction loomed over us as it showed off an impressive structure filled with spins, cobra rolls and hangers. But that wasn’t the worst part. Oh no, that was just the beginning. The ride had rows of floor less seats where your feet were just dangling off the edge as the roller coaster hit a top speed of 90 km. We knew it was going to be one of the scariest things we had ever done. But Jack was really enthusiastic about the fact that we were going to have our face reshaped by the wind. We walked through the entrance to hell, knowing we might not make it out alive. 

The Battlestar Galactica was a popular TV series in the 90’s. So as we walked through the misty hallways, it felt like a scene from Star Wars. There were futuristic fighter jets stationary, near generators pumping fuel into their engines. The walls were coated with a red, slimy goo, with mechanical worms made up of plaster creating holes and crevasses in the dented walls. There were cabinets filled with body armor, weapons, masks and messed up costumes. Above, there was a overhead TV with a women instructing us like this was the third world war or something. Then it all stopped. Like it was on pause. All eyes were on the TV screen displaying Battlestar Galactica footage. The people on the video looked as if they were being tortured. I glanced a look at all my other friends, they looked petrified. We were all having second thoughts, but it was too late. We had reached the front of the queue.  

As we boarded the seats at the front, we were all having jitters but tried to not let it show. The ride began at a slow pace climbing the drop. In a flash, it boosted to 90 km and dropped us  down 40 stories. We were all screaming as the coaster did a cobra roll and flipped us upside down for what felt like an hour. It then plummeted us down a foggy area inches from the ground and did a loopty loop.  By the time the ride ended, our legs felt like jelly and our hair looked like the  amazon jungle. But we didn’t care. The ride was simply AWESOME!


1 comment:

  1. Wow, Shashank. I have been on this ride myself, and so I can definitely empathize, and I think that your paragraph perfectly described the jumble of emotions that came with it. I haven't read much of your work, but I really enjoyed your style of writing and methods of description.