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.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Overdosing on Good Vibes, Good People, and Good Food

  At church today we celebrated the 90th birthday of one of the pastors.
After church I jumped into the Captain's car and off we raced out of the city for dinner with my family.
Had my first Red Rain... neeeeever again!!!  It made me burb, it made me jittery, and it made me
super hyper for Thanksgiving dinner with the family.
  What's this?!  Is Korea trying to take over Tim Hortons? ... too funny.
Dinner for 18 tonight... wow!!! Happy Thanksgiving.
My brother's little ladies and look who it is... Little Nat!
He's been out of the hospital for some time now and is healing nicely.  Great to have him with us.
The Captain was a big kid, playing on the floor with the little kids but check out my girl E.
She thought it soooo funny to pretend to photo bomb my pictures by pretending to saw his head off.
This is my girl, Big E... aka Biggie.  I love her so much.
My sister-in-law.  Good to see her out of Sick Kids and wearing a big smile.
She's gone through so much with her two kids in and out of the hospital.
Family shot!
And what's a Thanksgiving meal without some dinner pics.  Viola, my main meal.
Hello dessert.  My sister-in-law's apple crisp is worth the long drive up, wow!!!
Ended Thanksgiving by visiting the cottage of some good friends, MaG.
There were five us at the cottage, enjoying the fire... and playing with some Kinder surprise eggs.
Thanks to the Captain for those eggs.  Even us big kids love them.

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