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, November 20, 2016

New News to Break Out... Sunday, November 20

I got asked today to go to the Philippines to train for my next fight. I said “yes”. And just like that I now have a whack of news to break to a whack of people, more specifically though my dad and Snickers.
Things to tell my dad in the next few weeks:
  1. I’m getting another tattoo.
  2. I'll be spending Christmas with family but not family he has yet met.
  3. I won’t be in Canada for Christmas; I’ll be in Florida.
  4. I have an overseas boxing bout I’m prepping for.
  5. I’m heading out to the Philippines in the new year so I can train for my upcoming fight.
Things to tell Snickers in the next few weeks:
  1. I’m getting another tattoo.
  2. I’ll be dropping by Korea soon to go over legalities of our “relationship”.
  3. I have another fight, it's in Korea but I'm not fighting under our Hulk’s Club name.
  4. I won’t be training at Hulk’s. I’ll be training at another club, including one in the Philippines.
  5. Balboa is going with me to the Philippines.

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