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.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Korea Bound But for an Additional Reason... Wednesday, November 2

I've changed my visit to Korea from December to February. 

I changed it for several reasons....

I changed it because come February I may or may less be homeless so at least this buys me time.
I changed it because it means not having to pay rent here if it's in between rental agreements.
I changed it because I don't really like Christmas anymore so why would I want to spend it in Korea?!
I changed it because it doesn't fit in with my personal training course timeline (the course and exam).
I changed it because I'm interested in visiting the Philippines in March so this saves a ton on the ticket.
I changed it because I won't be ready financially to take a chunk of time off work.

But the main reason I changed it is because I'll be taking on a new coach and he'll need time to set up a fight for me.  We're leaning towards a fight in February, a fight in Korea.  A fight in Korea means I'll be able to get there, do what I have to do with my company and Snickers, gather my stuff up, train, and then score some fight money to help cover the money I won't be making at the job back in Canada I'll be putting on hold.  I'll be able to complete my personal training course before I head over, figure out what I'm doing in terms of my living situation in Canada, a flight to the Philippines is just a three hour commute and I'll avoid having to surrender another holiday to Korea. 

Korea, here I come... but not just yet.

1 comment:

Jacky said...

Awesome and exciting!!!