My best friend Atong will be one of the amateur fighters to join the biannual inter-Elorde gyms competition dubbed as Elorde Boxing Gym's Ultimate Knockout Challenge (UKC) happening this May. In spite of her long-time relationship with Muay Thai since March last year and her own kru's (teacher in Thai) encouragement, she still finds herself unworthy of donning Muay Thai shorts. Weird.
Recently, she finally defeated this inexplicable avoidance of the ultimate gear and had plotted to go shopping for Muay Thai stuff. The day she walked into the gym wearing her first Muay Thai shorts, she kept me updated with nothing but raves via BBM. The approving reactions from trainers and fellow students alike truly boosted her ego, making me wish I was there myself to make this important training day documented. I remember her say how she refused to let go of the shorts even if the strenous workout is already over! This high didn't die right away for she went shopping again for more gears. On her next world premiere, I feel that lending my ears to her ceaseless gush is not enough. This round girl (literally) has some job to do.
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