Much Ado About Nothing

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In the wake of last night, none of us were planning on doing anything much at all today.

Our bodies were tired and sore. We were a little hungover but thats all part of it. Its just God's way of reminding us that we had a good night lest we forget the old Irish saying that "alcohol is proof that not only is there an almighty God in Heaven but that he also loves us and wants us to be happy"!

We did very little today apart from hanging around the pool area. Snacking and hiding from the suns rays.

Myself and Bryan tried to put our plan in motion. We only just realised that we had still not planned out our route back to KL to fly home again. Granted this was only a minor detail yet we decided it may deserve our attention at this stage.

Everyone of us were well tired today so we decided not to go far for dinner and went to the Mexican restuarant down the road from us.

The Bar
After that, the lads left the girls (along with Jimmy & Ying, im not calling them girls but it would have taken too long to type although it would have taken less time than this explanatory statement) behind and headed off for a lads night out!

That means we headed off to the Maui Thai Championship fight that was being held, drank several expensive beers, had hundreds of women* begging to sleep with us in every bar and topped off with a toastie for the Seven Eleven. Thats the stuff that great nights are made of.

The fight was held in a fairly dodgy spot, enclosed by corrugated iron sheets. The beer was surprisingily cold yet expensive. The fight began with two 8 year old kids. This made us feel very very uncomfortable until Jeff realised that those boys could easyily defeat the 4 of us, obviously Bennie's Hair would finish them off but they would have us.

Heaven!
Those boys could really fight. The lad in the blue who won could really dance too, as he kept taunting his opponent.

After them there was a fight between two lads who were kind if old but had real tenacity and raw agression. The older of the two kept smiling a really smug smile. Next up were too young girls probably in their late teens. This was followed by several more fights leading up to the grand finale. There were two woman though in their late 40's who really got into it and ended up being the bloodiest encounter of the night.

The last fight was the titel champion and his up and coming rival. You could see why these boys were at the top of the game. The pre-fight ritual and blessing was mroe elaborate and felt as if it meant more this time.

Bert Gets An Upgrade!
There was less show boating than there was in the previous fights. There was more style and a lot more skill. These boys could really compete. The speed was unreal. The final blow came with an elbow directly to the face sending his opponent crashing to the floor as his legs buckled beneath him.

A spectacular finish made allt he more spectacular by the victor and his corner being the first in the ring to look after the fallen fighter.

* Whilst this statement is true that girls were begging to have sex with us but it may be important to point firstly that more than a few of them were simply interested in Bennie's hair and then of course the uncertainty as to whether or not these prostitutes were lady boys or realy women!

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