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Paragliding in Japan

Writing yesterday about the peach picking, made me think about all of the other great things that I’ve done, and the things that I haven’t yet done here!

Did you know that a few years ago, I went paragliding? Sort of. You see, I didn’t get off the ground.

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I found a group of people advertised in a local english magazine, that went on a lot of outdoor adventures. I joined the group, and when a paragliding trip was organized, I sent an email something to the tune of like, “Idon’tknowanybodybutpleasePLEASEpickme!!” So, somehow, I ended up going on a paragliding trip in Japan with people that I had never met.

(Excited to be on the precipice of flying!)

(Many people whom I unfortunately do not remember anymore!)

And like I said, I never flew. We went up in the mountains, took a safety course, and practiced running with the harnesses on in a big field.

(Excited to be on the precipice of flying!)

(Excited to be on the precipice of flying!)

(Excited to be on the precipice of flying!)

I glided a little, tiny bit. About a foot. The same length as my old pet snake’s cage, maybe. However, when it came time to really fly, the instructors said that the wind was too strong that day.

And so, I ended that day without soaring through the sky on wings. I may not have flown, but I will one day. That’s one thing that I like about Japan– that it makes me want to reach, and to challenge myself. I will have to finish this paragliding trip, someday.

Definitely. 🙂

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Hi! This is Jamie Lynn Lano! I am a Washington State (USA) native who: ☆ Holds a Bachelors of the Arts in Media Arts & Animation from AiPx. ☆ Worked as an assistant mangaka in Japan for Konomi Takeshi on The Prince of Tennis. ☆ Was an essay columnist for Asahi Weekly from 2008-2013. ☆ Was the star of Asahi Pop'n Press on Asahi TV (Japan) from 2009-2013 ☆ Was a write for Metropolis magazine in 2010. ☆ Has kept a blog foreeeeeeeeever! First and Current blogs.

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