We had this morning free so the guys (me, Ross, and Job) headed over to the mall to take advantage of some little luxuries.
We started off with a 60 minute Traditional Thai Massage. Unlike the massages in India, you remain fully clothed during this session, which essentially entails the masseuse performing WWF submission holds on you (including but not limited to: the “Figure Four Leg Lock”, the “Boston Crab”, the “Back Breaker”, the “People’s Elbow”, and the “Frog Splash”) all while strategically embedding his elbows and knees into every pressure point you have on your body! It was definitely a “hurts so good” type of experience. And when it was all over, I was so stretched out that Ross and I were the same height!
After the massage, we headed over to the Fish Doctor, just for the sake of saying we tried it. Essentially, you stick your feed into a fish tank full of flesh eating fish and they eat the dead skin off of your feet. Weird, I know, but when in Rome… At first, it really tickled a lot, but after about five minutes it felt pretty cool. Doubt I would do it again, but I’m glad I tried it. It was definitely worth a laugh. :)
In the afternoon, we headed over to local Baptist Church to rehearse with a couple of other musicians who were in town for the conference from Nashville (Pictured above). Small world – Folks live down the street from you and you end up hanging out with them in Malaysia. Anyhow, the rehearsal went well and the first night of the conference was great. A pastor from Carolina named Clayton came and gave a great talk to all of the University students and a bunch of our crew from Melaka was able to make it up as well!
It was a (great) long day and tomorrow is going to be longer…
God is good, God is love, God has a plan.
Until next time,