2 January 2013
My name is Joy, a forty-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.
I love eating rice and that probably explains why despite all my running, I’m still overweight (BMI= 26).
I want to be a vegetarian.
I am getting into Filipino Martial Arts, particularly Arnis, as part of my fitness regimen.
My big dream is for me to reach advance level in Arnis.
My bigger dream is that all Filipino Martial Arts practitioners to be united and supportive of each other.
My biggest dream is for Filipino Marital Arts to be respected and appreciated by more people here in the Philippines and all over the world.