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 Makate, Philippines. Life, for me, is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This 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 and 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

Land of the Mini People and Mickey

 Brought my own two princesses to the Magic Kingdom today -- Disney Land!!!
Disney was absolutely packed, with an estimate 75,000, and I'm convinced about one fourth of them were other little girls dressed up as princesses too.  The place was buzzing with little princesses.
It's a green Christmas here in Florida, here at Disney, but what they lacked in snow and winter chill they made up for in Christmas spirit with the decorations and beautiful Christmas tree.
We didn't really go on too many rides today.  Instead, we walked around and saw a couple of shows. 
Disney is for kids and while it may also be for kids at heart, this kid at heart wasn't 
impressed with the rides but I definitely was impressed with the boat ride 
I took and I loved "The Laugh Floor" comedy show. 
Best part of my day at Disney was the dance party I participated in and Mickey's Christmas parade.
I was curb side with my two little Filipino princesses, one of which I should note got up during the parade and totally busted a move in front of the entire crowd.  She was loving it and we were totally loving her loving it.  She's awesome. 
The floats were definitely impressive.  It's Disney, they should be impressive.  But what I loved about the parade was how the characters and participants in it interacted with the crowd watching.
I got blown a kiss by a reindeer and caught that on Instagram story but the best was Grumpy from Snow White.  He came up to me and grabbed my hand... as you can see in the picture.  It was so cute. 
Best float hands down in the parade wasn't "the big guy's" (Santa's float) but was actually that of Cinderella.  She had this long line of white horses driving her chariot and it was so incredibly pretty!!!
Best group of performers, for sure the toy soldiers.  You could hear them coming before you could see them and I thought that was awesome.  They were totally in sync and right on par with everything. 

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