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 Makate, Philippines. Life, for me, is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This 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 and 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.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cabbagetown I Heart You!

 
Cabbagetown is changing.
There's a new condo being built down the street and today I watched as the construction workers adjusted an old house that they'll be moving out of the area.  I suspect another condo will be made in its place.
Even the surrounding area is changing.
This was the sight I arrived to on Monday when I arrived at what I thought was my printer's shop.
Turns out I had the last two numbers of the address wrong but talk about instant panic at the sight of this.
I'm changing too and soon I'll be moving out of Cabbagetown.  It's a bitter sweet move.
I'll miss the people I've met here, like this man walking his pups down the walkway.  He's one of my floor neighbours and those dogs, Dee and Yo, the big German Sheppard Dee is Balboa's crush. 
I may be moving out of Cabbagetown and it may be changing but I will always have much love for this place.  I was thinking about this today and then, when I went to grab a coffee at a local Starbucks, I saw this -- a stocking with my name on it up.  The stocking isn't actually for me, there's a worker I've yet to meet here that sports the same name, but I joked with them and told them I expect to return to it busting at the seems thanks to Santa.

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