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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Last Day in My Pew... Sunday, February 26

The goodbyes have started.  They started earlier on this week but today, at church, I got an extra dose of extra sweet goodbyes to contend with.

My church, Grant African Church, best church ever... Just saying.

As church concluded I made my way out of my usual pew and towards the pastors at the front.  They offered to pray for me, for guidance and safety as I live the following three months in the Philippines, and then we exchanged small talk and giggles.  Many of the congregation also approached me, loaded me up with extra hugs and encouragement and then sent me on my way.

I had been joined by both Skittles and the Captain today for church but after church Skittles went his own way and the Captain and I headed to our traditional Sunday brunch hotspot -- Beachside Grill.

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