Saturday, June 21, 2008
I can’t think of a better way to work off all the calories I just ate than to dance it off. Back home I was a very timid dancer. I never liked dancing around others because I was afraid that I was constantly being judged, like in a beauty pageant without all the glamour and fame. But here in Togo, I love it. Our group loves dancing too. During a week-long seminar, we choreographed an amazing dance to the tune of Kanye West’s most popular song, “Gold Digger” or something like that. We even competed and won against the NRM (Natural Resource Management) group in March. To celebrate our one-year in country (yes, it’s been a year!!!) we went out dancing at a nightclub. I was getting very antsy because it was getting late (10 PM) and I had not danced all the food I ate for lunch, and it was A LOT. My friend’s knew I didn’t go out much considering that I was getting pretty tired by 10:30 PM. We finally danced the night away at midnight and I was working it. Yup. I can dance. All those years of practice-dancing in the privacy of my home paid off. J Now, if I could only sing I would be a Broadway star!