Monday, December 17, 2012

Muay Thai Xmas

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.  :)

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