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, February 21, 2017

Killing My Wallet and that Safe

Headed to the vet with Balboa today, to get some paper work done, and we ran into a fellow four-legged friend and the vet's oversized store cat. 
What was suppose to be a simple filling out of papers turned into a chunk of my wallet being taken out... $272.60.  Ouch.  The silliness of this all is in the fact that just half a year ago Balboa came all the way from Korea to Canada so it's not like he's not up to date with his shots and it didn't cost me nearly this much.  
So far it's cost over $800... and it's not done yet!!!
Disparate to find extra cash, I took another crack at breaking open the safe, hoping that perhaps some of my bartending cash from university days would be in it.  No such luck.  The safe wasn't totally cracked open but we did manage to squeeze some of the items out, like an envelop full of love letters, sent to me by my first serious boyfriend and one that used to call me Spazowski, and the safe's instruction booklet.  "How to open your safe if you lose your keys or can't remember your combo" -- nice to know that I kept that booklet safe and sound IN the safe.  
[Enter face palm right here!!!]

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