Friday, 29 June 2007

Don't rock my boat!

The boys having fun with dead fishes on the deck while mummy was lying below, half-dead...

When the kids were younger, we used to spend our weekends on a friend's yacht, jiggling for fish or frolicking in the sea all day long. Before you conjure fanciful images of me basking in the sun, or posing on the deck in my bathing suit.... let me tell you this.. you'd find me curled up on the bed below, face white as chalk, tummy churning.... feeling like a fish out of water!

Being seasick is probably the worst punishment anyone can get. I love the sea but I've had such bad experiences with seasickness. My first trip to the beautiful island of Tioman 22 years ago on a little bumboat was the worst! I was so sick throughout the rocky 5-hour journey on the choppy waters, I thought I was going to die. Lying on the deck with the diesel fumes swirling around me, I started worrying about the journey back and even fantasized (though at that point, I was probably hallucinating) about staying on the island forever.

When I was younger, long car rides made me sick. Mum wondered how I was going to survive that 1.5 hour bus journey to my secondary school but somehow I made it. Today, I still feel nauseous on long car journeys unless I am at the wheel. Don't ask me to be the navigator though. Map reading in the car is a big no no!

I think it all boils down to having a weak stomach. Maybe that's why stomach-churning activities like roller coaster rides, bungee jumping and sky diving don't go down well with me at all.

6 comments:

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hey I'm the same too :) I used to take so many pills just to spend a few hours in the sea fishing and everyone thought I would die of liver failure or something :)

The Real Mother Hen said...

YK & SK looked so CUTE :)
Ah, miss them :)

Blur Ting said...

Sucks doesn't it? If you take the pills too late, you'll throw up the horrible bitter taste of the pills...which is worse actually.

Yup, they were cute fellas (then)!

David said...

:) Lovely discussion I stumbled into here. I guess Dramamin and Vodka have something in common.

I got car sick all the time when I was a kid and yeah, It's awful.

JYankee said...

Gosh, than ain't I lucky. No problems in that dept and apparently Aly too. Dad's the one ya gotta watch out for!

HollyGL said...

I know what you mean. The worst is to be anchored in the ocean while people are fishing. God forbid there isn't land in view to focus on.