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.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Intense Training and Due Respect for an Awesome Man

Saturdays are for killing ourselves out at High Park.
We purposely took this pic to try to grab sight of all the police here.  I guess with the cherry blossoms supposedly in bloom, which they're really not, the city sent an excess of police to control the masses here.  No cherry blossoms really in bloom but the place was super busy... busy with both spectators and police.
After training we eat.  
And then we suffer from a mix between overdosing on training and food coma.
After not really successfully recovering from today's training, I then had to get dolled up.
My former coach, Egerton Marcus, was being inducted into the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame so a solid group of us plus many more headed out to witness this special event.
They had a full amateur boxing tournament before the ceremony but Egerton being inducted was all I had come there for.  He's such an amazing coach, such a wicked person, and he was such a talented, talented boxer too.

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