Neil B.

Neil B.

Day 16- back in Manila....

  • Apr 16th, 2019 at 10:08AM

As I’ve now got a better feel for how much vegetables we should be having, I’m being more “picky” in the Hotel with food. Last night I went for the buffet, there was all sorts of food, shell fish, sushi, sashimi, steaks, everything... except vegetables! The only veg was Indian Aloo Gobi, and some Dahl, literally nothing else. So I just asked them to prepare a bowl of blanched vegetables, after a little bit of backwards and forwards amongst the staff- it arrived and was perfect!
Asking for yoghurt was trickier, at first the request was met with a polite “cannot”, until I pointed out that in a few hours they’d be serving it for breakfast, and that’s all I wanted, then “ok, can”. So now I know, just have to ask....

Also a top tip for everyone, nothing to do with Kenzai, but if you’re
thinking of a trip to the Philippines (there are some beautiful islands) DON’T go over Easter! Filipinos use the “holy week” to see family, so super busy airports, it took me 3 hours to get out of Manila airport last night, then another 1.5 hours to get to the hotel (usually takes 30/40 minutes). So yes I’d definitely recommend people visit the Philippines islands, like Boracay etc, but not over Easter! Luckily I’d done
my exercises in the morning, so stayed on plan......

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Gagan A.Gagan A.
3 months ago

Great negotiations of a different kind that too in Manila where eating just veggies is unheard of and even yogurt isn't that common. I'm sure your body feels much lighter and digestion much easier. I completed my education in Manila so I'm actually missing it when I read about your visit there everytime.. Happy Easter break where u end up by the end of the week.

    Shima M.Shima M.
    3 months ago

    well done to you Neil, I am still having problem with the morning exercises but will get there soon
    next time share some photo from the surrounding nature:)

      Jenn R.Jenn R.Kenzai Member
      3 months ago

      And a travel guide! Such wonderful tips.

        Talya EdlundTalya EdlundKenzai Member
        Assistant Trainer3 months ago

        This is a fantastic post. Good for you for asking for steamed veggies, brilliant really. Your persistence will certainly pay off as you continue to travel while training. Nice one Neil!

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