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.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Another Opportunity Knocks... Thursday, December 8

My boxing promoter in Mexico contacted me today.  He offered me a fight and I'm thinking about taking it.  He offered me the opportunity to come early, to acclimatize, and I'm thinking about taking him up on that too.  

Originally I was going to head out to the Philippines, train there, then go fight in Korea. But now with what happened at my gym, I no longer feel obligated or committed, so why wouldn't I go.  I'm not going to live full time in Canada off part time hours. I'm seriously thinking about taking the fight in Mexico, but first I have to find out the details of it.  I don't care to be stuck in Mexico again, but then again would that be really so bad if I was there a little longer.  It's not like I have to rush back for anything.  I'd go from Mexico straight to the Philippines.  I loved Mexico.  Mexico was awesome and they were really good to me, minus the lack of return ticket that is and the sketchiness surrounding my fight.  

My thinking now, if I had to decide right here, right now... I'd go to Mexico a month before the fight, train there, then go to the Philippines, train there and then fight there. Forget wanting to fight in Korea.  I'm doing fighting there and I'm done fighting it. I'm already fighting too much with Korea, beyond the ring that is, and I'm not even there any more.  I think me going there to fight may be too much in terms of distraction, drama and destruction.  

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