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 04, 2016

From the Church to Ringside

Boxing bouts at Cabbagetown with the Captain to catch the live action with me.
My sparring partner and the leader of the Friday Night Fight Club, Queen Spar, was in attendance and so was a particular female official I've become familiar with.  
The club was packed, it was awesome.  Turns out they had a much bigger attendance than originally assumed and originally planned for which was fantastic because Cabbagetown Boxing is really a great boxing club and they're super supportive of not only the community but also the community center they're a part of.
Had to snap a picture of her -- six time world champion Bad News Lisa Brown. 
Originally I met her in Korea back in 2008/2009 when she had traveled there for a fight. I still have her signed autograph at Hulk's in Korea.  It was great to see her again but on this side of the globe.
One of my sparring partners from Friday fought today.  She took some mean blows but she also gave out her share of mean hits too and props to her for stepping into the ring.  It was a great fight and I know Cabbagetown was proud of her.  She didn't win her fight but she also didn't lose either -- she learned.  Win or learn, that's how it goes. 

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