As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Different Perspective Now... Tuesday, April 19

After weight training today I headed towards Shoppers Drugmart before getting the subway home.  While on route to the store, I passed by the husband of a friend.  He was with some other woman and they seemed all goggly-eyed over each other.  I didn't want to assume anything after all this isn't Korea, guys have female friends and gals have male friends here, but there were rather cozy looking.  I didn't say hi because he didn't know I knew him.  He also didn't know I've heard my fair share of stories about him and "wondering ways".  As he and the woman passed by me, I glanced at him and gave a little smile to acknowledge our eyes touching.

It used to be that my biggest fear with getting married was the possibility of marrying someone that could cheat on me but then I got married and realized there was something far worse that.

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