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Throwing In A Skydive With The Unpacking

The Saturday a fortnight ago was special. We had just moved into our new apartment for two days, workmen were still fixing up stuff here and there, and I scooted off to Sentosa because iFly was doing a never-before (and likely never again) schedule of real tandem skydives over the island, and I had been invited to jump out of a helicopter as the passenger of a tandem instructor with 6,000 jumps under his belt. It was the most exhilarating experience anyone could possibly have over Sentosa or over Singapore for that matter. I mean, who gets to take a break from unpacking boxes of household effects by jumping out of a helicopter from 10,000 feet? For that, I have to thank Lawrence Koh of iFly for planning and convincing what must’ve been 20 odd government agencies like the Civil Aviation Authority, NEA, STB, MDA (make sure Miyagi doesn’t say “fucking cheebye” when he jumps or else we will have to censor him) to allow for such an historic event. Mr Ashley Smith, my tandem …