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 Makate, Philippines. Life, for me, is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This 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 and 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, February 02, 2017

My Dream Will Be My Reality

This happened today, while the rest of Toronto was sleeping -- sparring at 7am.
The before and after picture of it, before I realized just how rough it is sparring in a sweater and after going six rounds in the ring with this talented fighter.
This happened today too, at my home-away-from-home
-- the Toronto Reference Library.
Apparently this now includes returning to 
the library after it was the scene of a crime.
We do all have dreams, that's right, but whatever happened to the big dreams of my friends?!  Today I stood on the subway platform and looked around me, wondering if those around me were living their dream.  We all had big dreams when we were children but where along the way did we lose them?  A friend of mine said we didn't actually lose them, "reality just sets in", he said.  "The reality of what?" I asked.

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