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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

An Early Morning Sunrise and a Late Night Fight

This is how my day started, rushing off to train my personal training client but catching a glimpse of this as I waited for my connecting bus.  A lady beside me, also waiting for the bus, commented on how many pictures I took of the sky.  I told her it was because where I had come from the sky is never this pretty.  The Canadian sky always has blue in it.  Even at night it's dark navy and not black like in Korea.  The polution and smog don't crowd out the colours. 
And this is how my boxing ended, being confronted with a nasty accident that sent all the buses detouring.  A transport truck had hit a lady and it looked really bad.  Later I heard about it on the news.  Thankfully the lady only had severe leg injuries.  We all thought she had died.
Another Friday night of fights, I'll just never get tired of this!
Tonight's event was the Brawl in the Hall and I had the pleasure of being escorted there by a very talented pro kick boxer and I sat with some pretty notorious boxing names (who also happen to be cool friends of mine).
See those sofa seats -- VIP!  Ya, those were our seats, very sweet.
I think the boxing community here in Toronto does an awesome job at presenting these boxing events and I'm really settling in quite nicely here.  I now have a few favourite Canadian boxers that I come out to see and one of them is this fierce female, let's call her Red.  She fought tonight and it was the second time I've watched her.  The crowd loved her!  Coach Rico from Clancy's was also there and so I had to snap a picture with him.  It was the first time I've seen him outside of his coaching gear.  He looked so adorably handsome.  Awesome man!
The last to fight was a particular female fighter whom I've met, Mandy.  She's heading off to the Olympics soon so of course it was fantastic to see this fighter in action. 

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