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, October 15, 2016

Off to the Shawa... Saturday, October 15

This weekend I'm out in Oshawa doing my coaching apprentice course.  Consequently, I had to wake up at 6am, be out of my place by 6:40am and on the 7:13am Go Train.  Leave it to me though to be running late and get on that 7:13am Go Train with something like 4 minutes to spare.  I always seem to get the Go Train with such limited extra time.  A sprint to the train always occurs every time I take it.

Killer Bee picked me up from the Go Train station and brought me a coffee.  As if I didn't think she was already super awesome enough, right... hahaha.

The course was being held at her boxing club and I wasn't sure how many people would be attending nor did I know who would be teaching it.  Showed up at Jamestown Boxing and was greeted by a huge smile and a huge hug from Coach Adrian and then, when he stepped away from me, I realized who was teaching it. 

On Facebook I have a lot of "friends" -- people who I don't necessarily know but they're either boxing fans or actively involved within the boxing community.  I follow some of them on Instagram and some of them follow me too.  Turns out the coach teaching this weekend's course is non other than someone I'm very familiar with on social media, someone very active within the boxing community but whom I've never met before.  When I looked past Coach Adrian and saw him I couldn't help but give a giggle because we're both quite familiar with each other.  

The course was loaded with lots of info and by the time the day of learning was done I was so mentally done.  I was scheduled to spar with Killer Bee but both she and I were exhausted -- we're both not used to sitting for such a long period of time -- so we decided to reschedule's today sparring and move it tomorrow.

The Captain was super sweet in scooping me up in Oshawa and he brought his bike, sweet!  I love riding on the back of his bike.  I threw my gear on my back and off we headed back into the city, back to Toronto.  Stopped by our favourite little restaurant in the beaches for dinner -- breakfast at dinner, of course -- and then he dropped me off at home.

Back to Oshawa tomorrow for more of this coaching apprentice coaching course.

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