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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

From Troll to a Trip Down Memory

When you only have half a head of hair but still manage to wake up with embarrassingly crazy wild hair.  I was told I reminded someone of a troll, nice.
I had to get my wild mane tended to, it's been way too long, so I did the trek 
out to my girl out in Whitby and got my hair done.
Sat around while the magic on my head did it's thing.
Viola.... I'm socially presentable again.  
No more wild child hair with split ends and roots that 
stretch for miles in what limited hair I have.
Can't head to my hometown with out stopping in to see my Papa Bere 
and to cash in on some authentic and original big Bere hugs!!! 
Balboa ended up coming out to Whitby, to make a 
special appearance and for some Bere hugs.
Balboa was accompanied to Whitby by Skittles who also got a Bere hug 
and then he joined us for a dinner at the Polish Paradise.
I knew I'd be late for training tonight when Papa Bere mentioned apple pie and then I knew training would be a total no go when he asked me to prepare it for us all. But it was finding this necklace that sealed the deal with calling off tonight's training -- a necklace I had given my mom many, many years ago.

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