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 22, 2016

Santa Never Asked Me... Thursday, December 22

I saw Santa today.  I waited in line with a handful of kids and their accompanied parents and waited patiently for my turn to come when I'd be told by his assistants to go sit with Santa.  When that time came, I didn't hesitate to sit on the arm rest of Santa's chair and put my arm around him.  

He never asked me my name.

He never asked me what I wanted for Christmas.

He smiled at me.

I hugged him and then when I got up to leave I turned around and yelled out "I love you Santa" and he wished me a Merry Christmas.

Maybe Santa knows I don't need anything.

Maybe he knows everything I need I possess inside of me.  I have a dream, I have determination, I have desire and I've got the intelligence to put those three together to figure things out and move forward.

Thank you Santa.  I've got this.

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