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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It IS a Dog's Life... Tuesday, November 15

It was “Take Your Doggie To Work” Day, well, not officially but for Skittles and Balboa it was.
 
Back in Korea, Balboa used to work at Hulk's.  He's job title was Crowd Motivator and Smile Generator.  But now he lives here in Canada and although he does make the occasional appearance at the boxing club, he doesn't have an official job beyond being my in-house security and small spoon (for spooning).  He's living the retired life these days -- sleeping all day and going for leisurely long walks on the weekend with my former roommate. 
 
Today he went to work.
 
Skittles dropped by my apartment, scooped him up and took him to work. I spent the day receiving pictures of Balboa sitting on this girl’s lap and that girl’s lap. My four legged little man got around, wow. I was worried he’d annoy them and perhaps pee at the office but I got word that everyone absolutely loved him and he was so good. That’s awesome. He was even taken the doggie spa to get his nails done too, nice.

On Sunday he was taken to Fort Erie and then today he was taken to work AND to the spa. Now I know why they say “it’s a dog’s life”;  Balboa lives quite the life.

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