As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d 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, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada 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. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at now, living in the land of the happy people.

The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love.

Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I Ate My Weight in Seafood Tonight... Sunday, February 19

With next weekend being my last weekend here in Canada till the summer and it being a much anticipated crazy, last-minute-packing kind of weekend, this weekend I met up with friends for a dinner party.

Surf and turf at Captain Bowtie's house... Sweet!!!

Side note:  I had no idea what the term "surf and turf" meant and had to ask someone.

Seven of us feasted at the Captain's house -- 5 Asians, 1 Peach and me the "Peasian".

I'm no longer just a Peach -- a European girl that's Polish/Austrain.  Nope.  I'm "honorary Asian" so I'm part peach, part Asian... Peasian.  I vouch that if Europeans are peach and Asians are yellow than I'd be Pellow but apparently they all agreed on Peasian.

I'm Peasian, not to mistaken as Persian.  Ok, bad joke.  Only I found that one funny, well me and I bet the Captain thought that was funny too... Hahaha.

Tonight's meal was nothing short of fabulous and impressive.  How the heck the Captain is still a single guy is beyond me because boy can that man cook.  I mean his cooking alone is enough to grab him and rush him down the isle.  I can't be the only girl whose way to her heart is through her stomach.  What woman doesn't love a man that can cook?!  Exactly.  

Next week I'll be leaving Canada and I thought of this as I sat on the couch after dinner, watching a movie with my friends.  I have some solid friends here in Canada, friends that I've known for a long time and will continue to know for a very long time.  They've always been super supportive of me and I'm super grateful for them.  Tonight they fed me and they've been giving me a warm home to sleep in this past month, until I leave, and when I return to Canada they'll be here with open arms, eager to hear my stories and supportive of what's next for me.  

I love my friends... just saying.  

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