Trip to Star City
“Behave like humans” was the first instruction given to us by Sandhya ma’am as she laid out the rules before we went to Star City, an amusement park, next day. Sandhya ma’am gave us a small glare and continued.
“You have to wear your uniform ...”
Sandhya ma’am went on. After she explained the instructions she said ‘’Don’t go anywhere alone, always be with your partner. The shops in Star City will be open for you.”
My partner was Chandana, and Anne’s partner was Terrin. We had decided to try and stay together, but in either case that was tough.
Everyone was so excited today when we were going to Star City. I, Terrin and Anne sang the song we had made in class yesterday, with the lyrics as the blood circulation. It started like this-
(Sung to the tune of the hit Malayalam song ‘Appangal Embaddam’)
Left auricle, left ventricle
All the body parts except luuungs..”
Everyone laughed. We looked out of the window as we reached Star City. Everyone cheered.
Our teachers herded us towards he entrance and showed us where we could keep our bags.
A ride called the ‘Cobra’ was operated so we could see how it was. The ride looked so scary! It swung so high that it was high above the trees, no, even higher!
“I am not going on that thing.” I declared. Chandana and Anne nodded their agreement. Terrin looked at it thoughtfully and said,” I am going on it.” “Good luck.” We wished her.
Me, Chandana, Anne and two of our friends Aamna and Safana came with us. Aamna had come here before so she told us the boat ride would be nice.
After the boat ride, we went to the Ghost ride. There, we were given 3-D glasses to put on. As the ride started moving, we began to get nervous. Soon, we entered the tunnel and we were swallowed in darkness. I could not even see Chandana, who was sitting right beside me. A voice boomed “Welcome, my foolish guests.” “Well, that’s a warm welcome.” I muttered.
Somewhere there was a projector, because on the wall in front of us we could see skeletons were shaking their swords, and one of them threw one at us. It looked so real that we all ducked. Behind us, there were noises of doors slamming, breaking of glass and a woman screaming. And once it was finished, when we were just about to get to the entrance, a man was climbing a rope with fire underneath him. But the man was a robot, and the fire underneath him was orange cloth to make it look like fire. Sometimes strong wind of hot air would hit us and once water was sprayed on us.
We went to a place where it was a maze inside and you had to find your way out. We heard a few other children calling ‘’Help! Help!” and we reached them and found our way out.
I and Anne went on a cable car and Chandana and Nandita on another. The cable car was in the shape of a car and when it started there would be faint headlights.
Terrin had gone of the humongous roller coaster of Star City and she said it was awesome. Our boat ride was near the coaster when it started and we saw the hair of all the children flying.