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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hardwork Fills my Day

I may not come to training looking super happy nor do I smile during it but I leave feeling super pumped that I kicked my own butt.  Nothing like the endorphins running through you after an intense workout.  Sparred four rounds with Coach Perez today.
Am convinced in this new life I have in Canada, the only real man I need is that of my coach.  Sure I need my dad but hey I'm a boxer and this is a boxer's life I now lead.  Any additional men in my life would have to be Coach Rico and my male team mates at team training.  Today they all rallied around me to encourage me and show concern.  I appreciated that.  I appreciate all them.
Coach Perez on the speed bag.  I'm not as fast or as coordinated as him but I'm getting there.  
Patience my friend.  Patience and determination.

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