Chocolate Blanco: The Whitest Dancing Irishman on Earth

17 Jul
Try and shield your eyes from the glare!

Try and shield your eyes from the glare!

It has been a great, if busy, week in Cali.

I’ve been in training for the world games which start in Cali on July 25th. Not as a competitor (although the Sports Dance division could be a possibility haha) but as the translator/interpretor to the Japanese delgation.

So it was great this weekend to be able to destress a little at a pool party celebrating the birthday of a good friend of mine.

Seeing as I had the opportunity I had a friend take a little video of another friend and I dancing a really relaxed form (and my favourite style) of salsa caleña. Check it out below.

What can I say? I am the whitest human being on Earth. Even after almost two years living in the tropics! I’m fairly sure that most people at the party left with at least partial retinal damage due to the extreme reflection from my pale Irish skin. My apologies to all.

What I am happy about, however, is how much I’ve learned to move and relax my body movements during my time here in Cali, which was one of my main intentions before I came here.

Chocolate Blanco
I still have a long way to go but, compared to how I used to move, I’ve improved leaps and bounds. So much so that I’ve received on more than one occasion the compliment “Este man baila como negro!” resulting in a little nickname that I’ve gained over here: Choclate Blanco (for obvious reasons 😉  )

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7 Responses to “Chocolate Blanco: The Whitest Dancing Irishman on Earth”

  1. Daniel Leahy July 17, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    My eyes, my eyes, some excellent dancing there richie 🙂

  2. Fintan Lawler July 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Great video – in relation to the camera – did you set the lighting to snow/ beach ? … I don’t understand how you can be there so long and still be so white…. 😉

    Have a great adventure amigo
    Fin

  3. Dilia - DAO July 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Estoy super contenta de ver como bailas y no solo con los pies sino con los hombros y la cadera, felicidades mi Richie (aunque vi algo en tus pies que se niega a abandonarte)

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