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, September 30, 2016

Not on Time and Not Fully Clothed... Friday, September 30

I manage the female-only club from 6:30am till noon which means I get there shortly after 6:10am to open and set up.  And then I teach a Pilates class at 7:30am.

I woke up at 7:25am today.

I arrived at the club exactly 13 minutes later.

In between waking up and arriving, I must have said every bad Korean word in my head as I grabbed my bag and sprinted out the door.  I ran out into the back parking lot, totally hurdled the wall, flew down the street like a bat out of Hell, and jumped into a taxi down by Gerrard Street.  

I between waking up and arriving, I forgot to put a shirt on.

After opening the gym, I turned on all the lights, the music and the tvs, I then ran out to put the two ad signs out in the street and then I grabbed a Timmies from the coffee shop.  Arrived back at the club to a handful of giggling ladies who then pointed it out to me that in my haste I had only put on leggings, a sports bra and a sweater.  Classy, real classy Amy.

I knew my boss would be ticked at me for being late today, I was ticked enough for the both of us, but I'd have to bite the bullet and take the heat.  Not sure if I'll tell him I showed up half naked or not, he'll either find that super funny or make me look more irresponsible.  I don't know.  What I did know was that I had to put on my best game and bust my butt to make up waking up so late.  I had actually waken up early, at 5am like I had planned.  What I didn't plan though was sitting back down and passing out; that was the problem.  I've never been so late for work, wow.

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