So, the latest ad campaign by the Department of Tourism here is..."It's more fun in the Philippines!" And it really is true...Filipinos are always ready to have a party. And they love to laugh and have a good time with friends. And since it's the holiday season...we find ourselves going to lots of Christmas parties. It's awesome for us, because we get to do three things: be with friends, have fun, and learn a lot more about Filipino culture!
Tis the season for...kickboxing! Well, it's time for a Muay Thai Christmas party anyway...I had a great time celebrating the season with my group. Rule #1. If you have a Christmas party here, you really need a Videoke. And you just gotta sing with your whole heart...
I've had a great time this year getting to know my Muay Thai group-- And it was really nice to finish off the year with some holiday fun. Rule #2, every opportunity for a picture is an opportunity you should take! And, of course, Rule #3, if possible, a party really need a lechon. (Roast pig.) That always makes things more festive. (And our local lechon is usually REALLY good.)
The whole group. Fun to hang with friends!
|See, Mom!?! At least in this picture, I'm the normal one!|
And, after having a party, there's no rest for the weary. Rule #4, things happen EARLY here. Muay Thai normally starts at 6:00 on Saturday morning. When we run at 5:45 AM, there's still a lot of people out exercising. But if we go at about 6:20, almost everyone is already done. Life seems to start by 5 AM here...so if you're not a morning person, you either become one, or you go crazy.
A Merry Muay Thai Christmas!!
See People...we're not just going to parties...we're learning culture. :)