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Thursday, August 14, 2008

NO 29...climb to the top of a mountain.

FQ's back to life. thanks y'all for the encouraging words. it was scary, i'm still a bit weak but i ain't going nowhere anytime soon. yes i got bitch slapped by christiana yang, ha, no OR for her with me. the power of prayers is more than we can ever imagine. it was a blood clot, that was the diagnosis, but after so much declaration and praying we saw the caddy again and everythings clear. theres still the possibility of asthma thus i still got to be on an inhaler and some sedatives though. but its all good.

maybe my 101 things to do before you're old and boring should be 101 things to do before you're dead and decayed. lol'




things to do no.29....Climb to the top of a mountain
those who know me and maybe call me lazy(secretly) would have to swallow their words which might perhabs choke them(oh yes, i hope it does), because fellas... i have, yes me have actually climbed a mountain! Mount Kumgang or diamond mountain in kumgangsan, north korea, known as the most beautiful mountain in east asia, its been known for its beauty since antiquity,rising to 5,374 ft. within it houses beautiful lakes, rivers and such breathtaking peaks, the koreans have a believe that one would regret it if he doesnt see the mountain before he dies. There are scenic ravines and caverns and loads of ancient Buddhist temples.




the ascent was a challenging climb,so steep that if staircases and footmarks weren't craved out of the rocks i'd be one of the 'lost casualties', there was a scary walk across a snake bridge(i swear i saw myself dead, that was the scariest ten minute walk i've ever taken, as the rivers roared underneath me and the rocks waited patiently for a slip from above) , despite the steepness and the fear, the surrounding pinnacles which soared like needles made from stone from the depth of the valley, the beautiful waterfall, the wild flowers,in splashes of beautiful colours made it worth the climb, though at the time i couldn't think cos i kept chanting "what have i gotten myself into?, why didnt i stay back in the hotel"


it took a whole 3 or more hour hike to get to the top. and as i stood at the top, not seeing anything because of the cloudy mist around, i felt i had my head stuck in the clouds, like the world had disappeared and we were the only ones left.... but most of all, i felt victorious, i made it to the top, the climb back was almost as scary but i'm still alive,i guess the fear of scary wild animals the tour guide told us about and the fear of getting missing kept me going...but it was all worth it cos i can tick it off in my to do book.


climb to the top of a mountain...looking at it from a non literally term, i see it to be, don't give up, whatever the situation, no matter how scary, tiring and frustrating it be, we have to endure, overcome our fears and put aside our weakness to conquer our mountains of problems. when those moments come, we should pray, not for the mountain to be taken away, but for the strenght to climb, cos the climb, the final step that leads us to the top makes it all worth it...chao!

13 comments :

  1. u went to climb a mountain in north Korea? wow!

    I've been trying to go to china for ages now. maybe i should get serious about it and tick it off my list!

    glad u feeling better now.

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  2. bumight...chinas great too, went on the great wall of china. i should write about that too.
    lemme know when you're up for that trip. we all need to get 'made in china' eh.lol

    @afrobabe...lemme know when you're done with the dance...hopefully your manager position will not be threatened.LOL

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  3. Hi sweetie,they want to kill ur sis with work oh...almsot tempted to give them back their promotion...almost...

    So glad u are much better now….

    I went mountain climbing in minna during nysc and almost passed out of fright before we got there…was scared to continue but definitely wasn’t going back alone…I don’t do heights well….

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  4. "we should pray, not for the mountain to be taken away, but for the strenght to climb, cos the climb, the final step that leads us to the top makes it all worth it."

    I am glad you are feeling much better.

    FQ, it is well with your soul.

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  5. you're strong and you're back and you're brave and you're... climbing mountains... all over the place!

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  6. all this globe trotting... seriously!!!

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  7. I guess i should choke cos i still find it hard to believe u of all people climbed a mountain. how r u ma darling?

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  8. OMG! I so felt my own heart beating in my throat as you described that 10 minute walk. I don't do heights very well. LOL. Am extremely proud of you!

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  9. Welcome back.

    The mountain climb sounds like a very adventurous experience. I have never climbed one but have been driven up one (does that count as mountain climbing?) I felt the mist and I marvelled at nature.

    "climb to the top of a mountain... don't give up, whatever the situation, no matter how scary, tiring and frustrating it be, we have to endure, overcome our fears and put aside our weakness to conquer our mountains of problems.." Very inspiring words. Life is a great teacher.

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  10. Hmmmm, I'm thinking... I should make a shot at Everest someday!

    U may have to help me with the strategy ;)

    It's nice to know u're fine.

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  11. hmmm...the closest i've come to climbin a mountain was climbin olumo rock n thats the closest i'll ever get...i was scared shitless!

    i admire ur courage mehn!

    i'd rather look at it from the non-literal view..lol..

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  12. Infant Joy

    (1)

    'I have no name;

    I am but two days old.

    What shall I call thee?

    'I happy am,

    Joy is my name.

    Sweet joy befall thee!

    (2)

    Pretty Joy!

    Sweet Joy, but two days old.
    Sweet Joy I call thee:

    Thou dost smile,

    I sing the while,

    Sweet joy befall thee!
    -----by maple story accounts

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