Calm before the storm.
Five days before their much-anticipated match-up against Southeast Asian neighbor Indonesia, national team member Mylene Paat took a photo with Indonesian sisters Aprilia and Amasya Manganang.
In what was supposed to be a break from game in the Athletes’ Village in downtown Jakarta, opposite spiker Paat took the time to fangirl and make friends with the Indonesian stars.
She posted the photo on her Instagram account.
Both teams dropped their first game in straight sets, Philippines against Thailand and Indonesia against Japan.
This photo perfectly demonstrates that while the competition in the Asian Games is tough and high, heartwarming friendships that transcend differences can still be built.
Meanwhile, here is a youtube video showing the highlights of the sisters.