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, December 25, 2016

A Green Christmas with Family... Sunday, December 25

The last time I was at Disney World... Disney Land (?!)... I think I was eight.  I was eight years old and it was the first time and last time I thought I'd ever be here.

I don't do crowds;  I don't even do things with groups of my own friends.

I don't do overly touristy stuff.

I don't do anything or go anywhere that sports a big price tag.

I don't have kids so I don't do kid-related things.

And yet here I was, in a party of 12 in the most jam-packed, overpriced place that's packed with overpriced things and that reeks of tourists, most of which are kids because the place IS for kids, on Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

We had woken up at 7am, traveled all the way out there, and then returned home around 10:30pm, totally exhausted from the excessive walking and fun in the sun.  I hadn't actually met any Disney princesses but had traveled there with two of the cutest Filipino princesses, my nieces.  

It was a green Christmas, a very unexpected kind of Christmas, but it was definitely a much more celebrated Christmas than what I've experienced in the past decade because I had celebrated it with family.  

So yes, it was a merry Christmas.

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