I always want to try ski or snowboard since I came to the US. (The snow is only few drop on the top of the mountain in Taiwan. Impossible for any snow sports) I have been asking around who would like to go with me then it ended up I went to Big Bear by myself. Actually I did really enjoy this trip and meet some friends in hostel! :-)
The first day I learned ski which should be easier than snowboard. But on the way I found out most people carry snowboard and they look SO COOL! But I still stick to my plan learning how to make "pizza" sliding down the bunny slope slowly.
I fell down few time but it was not a big deal. Most of the time it was because I couldn't control the direction quite well so I just decided to fall and slide until I stop... BTW it was really hot!!! I was sweating crazily all day even though I only wore sports bra inside the jacket.
The next day I felt pretty good when I woke up so decided to give snowboard a try.
I fell down like 15 times in the morning class and my butt hurt a lot! But in the afternoon I was able to control my heels doing "falling leaves" and sliding down the bunny hill without falling down. I felt so much accomplished! :-D
The third day I saw the bruise on my butt but was so excited about getting on the snowboard again! Also other people in the hostel were going snowboarding too! So I decided to take another class learning controlling "toes".
And I fell down even harder. Much harder than the previous day. Sometimes I did some perfect turns and thought I got it then
I kept standing up and practicing until I hit my head and smashed my sunglasses. It was almost at the end of the day so I decided to go back home. It was so challenging and so fun that I really wanted to go back even though my full body was in pain at the next day. (I could barely turn my body while sleeping lol) I don't know why but I'm very addicted to it right now.
Agh..... so much pain.... I hope I was 17 instead of 27...
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