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, November 26, 2016

Almost at the Finish Line... Saturday, November 26

Last day of sparring for Team Blue which meant from here on out not only will they be going light with their training (fight day is Wednesday) but it also meant from here on out I’ll have my Saturdays back. It’s going to be weird, seriously, to have my evenings and Saturdays back. No more rushing from coaching downtown to coaching out in the east end, at Clancy’s. 

No more lugging around my body weight worth of training gear and clothes.

No more packing a day’s worth of food and eating on the go.

No more super tight, no-room-for-error schedule.

I have mastered my schedule, fitting in a billion things to do with commuting to each. I had even scheduled my meals too. It all fit together super snug, like one massive game of Tetrus. There was no room for me to be off. No room for a late bus, for sleeping in, for needing to do an extra load of laundry, and definitely no room to just sit back and relax. It’s been go, go, go since I started Agency Wars Alumni Thunder which means not only for the last ten weeks of training my team but also for the two weeks leading up to picking my team I’ve had quite the tight schedule. But it all ends this Wednesday when they step into the ring. It’ll be a bitter sweet moment of pride and excitement but also sadness because it’ll all be over. Racing off to coach Team Blue has become such a big part of my schedule so to have it come to an end is going to be super strange. What am I going to do with my Saturday afternoons, for example?! Oh right, I’ll probably fill it up with my own training.

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