NO – For my travel companions, I have not written about the Hot Air Balloon Festival 2012 yet. Blame it to my lack of time, inspiration, whatever, and I still don’t if I still want to actually.
But I am posting the video of the event’s National Anthem number. Even if I sort of broke my neck and had a hard time supressing my vocal cords in hopes that the camera won’t pick up my singing of our beloved national anthem, I really think this part rocks just as much as the other parts of the event.
I haven’t tried sky jumping yet – and if anyone is up for a ride next year with Melai, Nadine and me, you’re free to come, just bring a GoPro vidcam with you – but I know it’s not easy. Jumping 5 meters above sea level is heart-pumping for me already, how much more jumping 20,000 ft from the ground and waving that humungous flag with you. Now I wonder if the person who was holding this had his/her hand on his/her left chest.
In the Philippines, I grew up being the “conductor” in school flag ceremonies. What if – to make things more interesting – flag bearer-students from all over the Philippines are now required to jump from a plane / helicopter every morning for the school’s flag ceremony? The conductor will be strapped on a floating podium or something and wave his/her hand for the rest of the students and faculty members to see.
In this way, there will be no problem of the students being too short of height.