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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Refound Beauty in the City... Thursday, April 21

By the power of Twitter, I now pronounce you, Amy, and you, "Foo-Man-Choo", reunited friends after once dating about ten years ago.

It's true.  How strange is that?!

A guy I once dated back in the day randomly found me on Twitter and messaged me.  I had met him in 2007, while I was in Canada on holidays, and it was so wild how we went from being strangers in a club to suddenly roommates.  After initially meeting me, he had asked me out for coffee and I agreed.  He picked me up, took me to a coffee shop, but upon leaving the shop everything changed.  I had forgotten my purse.  It had only been a minute or two till I realized it but by the time I returned to the shop it was gone.  Someone had stolen it.  And thus sparked quite the adventure, not only with having to replace my passport and work visa that was in it but also finding a place to stay because was in that purse.  I pretty much ended up living with Foo-Man-Choo for the next while and he helped me figure out what to do next.  I seriously don't know what would have become of that borderline disastrous trip if it hadn't been for him.  That was winter when we met and then the next time I visited Canada it was a couple of summers later.  We hung out then too.  I haven't seen him since.  

Haven't seen him since and then suddenly a text message today!

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