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Do you have any fears or phobias?

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catastrophe 21 May, 2017 - 10:41

I have a phobia of giant wheel. I'm not kidding. When I was little, I went on a giant wheel with my sister. At first it was cool, but then, when it started to roll faster, I screamed my head off. My head was spinning terribly. And I'm a bit -just a bit -scared of heights.

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hadia 27 April, 2017 - 05:30

Height Phobia? Well, many people do have this. But I guess if you try, you can get over it. :)
Well, Elsa, which is the highest place you've ever been?

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Elsa007 4 May, 2017 - 15:41

Thanks for your comment, hadia!
Hope I can get over the phobia if I get uset to it...

When I was younger, out of curiosity, I tried crossing a construction square log (about 40cm in width, 5m in length) over a river which was about more than 3m high. It was okay for me, but unexpectedly, I got the existential willies in the middle of the log! Eventually, a man helped me to move on in front of onlookers around, which was an embarassing episode! ;D
Since then, I feel weak at the knees whenever I stand looking down... ;|

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hadia 6 May, 2017 - 13:48

You're so cute and now that I know that curiosity is a part of you, it makes you cuter. ;)
Joking aside, there's a more embarrassing situation that I had. Gosh!!! Recollecting it, it still makes me bashful. Ha ha ha. It was due to my over happiness. ;)))

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Elsa007 9 May, 2017 - 10:26

Hi hadia!

What?!
A more embarrassing sitution you had!!?
Please, tell me, tell me, tell me!! <3
I'm not going to make you feel bashful!
To me, you look calm and intelligent, so I can't think of your bashful episode......! :)))

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hadia 10 May, 2017 - 09:46

Haha. Well, there was our Sports day back when I was in school. OK.
There are four Houses in our school which compete in every field, so in Sports as well.
I was the House Captain of Green House. Students starting from kindergarten to Matriculation, all are included in their respective houses. So, actually our House won on the Annual Sports day -first time ever in the history of school. Cheers, applause, appreciation from every corner, I could still remember jingling in my ear. ;)) Well, I was called on the stage to receive the trophy. And me being over-excited ran fast as I could. When I reached the stage, a teacher asked me hold it up and then shake the trophy. I did it. And the result. Ha ha ha. As I shook it, the cap of the trophy opened up and fell down with a metallic sound. Tuck tick tuck. And then Roars of laughter. Teachers, children, girls, boys, every single person laughed at me. Gosh!!! I just felt so so so embarrassed.
And then my fellow Male House Captain came, controlling his laugh back, asking for the cup.
My friends said it was no big deal. But they didn't face it, I did. So they can't feel it. Ha ha ha. I know everyone remembers from that day. My class mates might making fun of me. Ha ha.
You know Elsa,whenever somebody feels sad or thinks he/she's in embarrassing situation I tell them this. They feel a lot better. Ha ha.

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Elsa007 18 May, 2017 - 13:35

Hi hadia!
Thank you for your heartwarming episode! People usually laugh at unexpected thing like seeing the cap rolling down from the "top" ! I think the gallery were laughing at just "the cap" but not you, the champion, you know! You don't have to feel embarrassed at all hadia and should be proud of what it takes to be a star!
To be honest, my episode is more embarassing than yours actually, but anyway, thanks for letting me know your story! You're really a star pupil, hadia!

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hadia 19 May, 2017 - 10:39

Ha ha. Maybe Elsa. But they way it felt back then, before the crowd, was so embarrassing. Yeah.

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