21 February 2017
My name is Joy, a fifty-something Filipina, based in Manila, Philippines.
I love the Philippines for its rich culture, awesome natural resources, and friendly people.
I am married to the kindest hunk I know.
I work as a pediatrician in one of the biggest hospitals in Manila.
Almost every Sunday, I volunteer to teach the Bible to preschoolers in our church.
I like books and I read every single day.
I was not athletic in the first 45 years of my life.
In 2012 I ran my first marathon (yes, 26.2 miles).
I love eating rice and that probably explains why despite all my running, I’m still overweight (BMI= 26).
I’m trying to make my diet plant-based.
I’ve been training on and off in Arnis since January 2013.
I’m into Arnis as part of my fitness regimen.
I didn’t plan it in the beginning but I am now heavily involved in organizing Arnis tournaments, as well as writing about Arnis.
My big dream is for more Filipinos to respect and appreciate Filipino Marital Arts.