Let It Go And Be Free!

Greetings fellow PCF lovers! ๐Ÿ˜€ After Sungai Buloh, we’re all anticipating the next trip, eager to explore, expand and explode in joy and happiness while forging stronger connections. We’re in the midst of planning, which could take a few short weeks. In the meanwhile, we’re back to The Cliff!! And this isn’t for the faint-hearted!

10450219_804104572970755_7075530225080757730_o11157501_804106912970521_4123471157649383022_oThe experienced instructor for our abseiling level one certified course is none other than Derek Yuen. With abseiling, there was guided rock climbing. While the photos speak for themselves, we’ve gone around to catch up with the participants. Let’s hear what they have to say… ๐Ÿ™‚


 

First, we have Meha, from the US!

11041967_804105789637300_3358848927574811449_oHow was it like for you before and after?

I was rather scared before I did it, but the instructors were really supportive and encouraging. After, I felt very glad to have gotten over my fear. It was a good personal feeling. This allows us to get out of our comfort zone. It’s a really fun experience that every one should do.

Can you describe your experience?

Abseiling was scary when you’re at the start, when you had to push off from the tower, but the descending was very fun and technique is very good to learn. Climbing is harder as you kind of need to grab well.


Bill didn’t quite know what to expect, but he had great fun after all!

10830738_804106092970603_4533648563537521310_oWhat is the hardest part?

Abseiling is hardest when you first lean back, and it is sort of scary to be supported by just a harness. Once you get the hang of it and start moving it’s easy, not very daunting.

What do you enjoy most?

It was exciting being that high up, looking down, it’s exhilarating.


Last but not least, we have Sindy, who’s really brave and adventurous herself ๐Ÿ™‚

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“I love sports and nature. I used to do rock climbing in secondary school, so it’s great to come back and do it again. Both abseiling and rock climbing aren’t that scary, unlike sky diving. It’s about technique. Rock climbing is harder but it’s more fun. It requires good footwork and good grip, and then the tiredness comes in… I had to keep myself moving!”


At the end of it all, we’re tired yet feeling fulfilled ๐Ÿ˜€ !! Last but not least, the Level 1 Abseiling Certification is presented to each of the participants by our instructor Derek. This certification is recognised in Southeast Asia, and is proof that one has gone through the training of basic abseiling. With it, one could move on to Level 2 abseiling courses, and it is recognised in our local gyms so that one does not have to pay to be assessed for certain qualifications.

Sungai Buloh Wildlife Experience

In case you have missed our trip to Sungai Buloh Wetland Reserve last Saturday, we are giving you a peek into our amazing close encounters with the wildlife. ๐Ÿ™‚

In spite of the high tide on the day, we managed to experience many fascinating moments of wildlife up close, and many of our participants kept stopping along the way to capture them in their camera phones!

If you arenโ€™t careful, you might walk into spiderwebs hanging just above your head between the trees! Our camera man isnโ€™t too keen to get too close to them!

We had fun stopping every now and then, spotting and observing mudskippers in the mangroves. A few gave us a pleasant surprise by skipping past us in the water at great speed! We even saw 2 mudskippers inches away from each other, motionless, staring at each other – like lovers or tensed enemies? – for the few minutes weโ€™ve been there, but who knows how long they are already at it!

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Tree-climbing crabs remain motionless on tree-trunks, as if they were lazing the morning away, undisturbed and completely serene. Yet, they are the destructive forces at work in the mangroves! More info here http://mangrove.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/text/2049.htm

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And of course, the monitor lizard was roaming about, going about its daily business. Fortunately or unfortunately, we did not encounter any crocodiles!

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At the end of the day, there were questions to be answered and prizes to be given out!

To everyone who joined us on Saturday, a big THANK YOU to all for being such open and alacritous people. We are truly grateful to have you, as co-creators, to be part of a chapter of our journey, with hopefully countless more chapters to be written ๐Ÿ™‚


Wonder what’s in store next? Stay tuned~

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Welcome Aboard.

Open your eyes to nature. Have you stopped questioning, because the grass has always been there, or you have always seen that but never bothered to find out what itโ€™s name is?

Get in touch with the curious, childlike spirit within you, always jumping at opportunities for an adventure, eager to be fascinated, not with what is mundane but with what remains a mystery, not with answers but with possibilities-filled questions.

Are you ready to approach nature – and your life – with such spirit and mentality? Would you lower your barriers, forget the โ€œknownโ€, and really open your eyes – your senses of sight, smell, taste, sound and touch?

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Lovely human beings, let us drop the societal conditioning and knowledge we have. Let our minds quieten. For once, when we come together, let our individual false identities be of less significance. How much do we really live our lives, chasing thoughts running around in our minds? Let us keep an open heart, and effortlessly enter the fullness of the present moment, and see and experience reality for how it just is.

See if we can appreciate the lush greenery, the colorful birds of various species, and the subtleties of different leaves, soil, roots, branches and rocks with enthusiasm, awe and wonder, as if we are seeing nature for the first time.

See if we can drop our demeanours, and be free, being ourselves.

See if we can greet every stranger we meet with a genuine smile, and enjoy human connection with no pressure and obligations.

Then we may begin to ask, Who Are We? Or rather, if you get there, you would ask, โ€œWho Am I?โ€

That would kickstart a lifelong process of self-discovery.

Do join us- through fun-filled adventures together- on a journey where we ask deeper questions for ourselves, seek new possibilities and enjoy fulfilling times. Together, we embark on a journey to rediscover and revive our passion, and find our courage to create the lives we want. Let us discover how much fun we could have!

And this is our intention for YOU.