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.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

On American Soil


We had crossed the border last night but today we boarded the plane and flew out to Florida.
Most of our crew was already out there, waiting for us.
Seven of our 12 were already at the house in Orlando and today the remaining 5 of us joined them.
In the evening we headed out together to a candlelight Christmas Eve service where we sung hymns, listened to a sermon and then treated ourselves to some treats.  

Hello cookies, goodbye keto.... it's okay though, I'm on vacation and I only plan to be anti-keto for a bit.  

Tonight I did have a couple of cookies but I was smart about it.  I picked some random kid who looked like he was serious about cookies and asked him for his recommendations.  Kid was more serious than I thought -- after the service he asked me about my opinion of his choices. 

I spotted Santa at church and he looks like he's gone keto since the last time I saw him! 
We had a special family birthday to celebrate but then it was lights out for me.  We're staying in this sweet five bedroom house and I'm sharing the "Princess room" with my two nieces... my two nieces who are definitely adorable princesses.  Disney princesses have nothing on them! 

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