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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Overdosing on Vitamin D... Saturday, February 18

The weather was freakishly beautiful today; it was in the teens.  This time last week I was freezing my Polish butt off and cringing at having to take the bus to church the next day and here I was watching a half naked girl jog down the street in the gorgeous sun.

I didn't think it was that warm today but whatever.  Power to her for getting in a jog.

With the beautiful sun shining bright and warming up the air, I headed down to the harbour front after having a sweet breakfast in Milton with family.  I've been feeling so out of it lately.  I don't know if it's the stress with my move to the Philippines, having to deal with Korea, or what but my energy has been brutally low and all I want to do is sleep.  I figured the fresh air though would do me good and the weather was too nice to sleep through it.

Went on a little sight-seeing walk today down by the harbour front and checked out Paws Way.

...but first a stop at the police marine.

I was introduced to a new friend today, a police officer who works at the Toronto marine division.  It was a "busy" day for him and for his coworkers there today so he couldn't talk long.  In the few minutes that I walked in and chatted with him though I somehow managed to make them all laugh at my expense, oh gosh.  I walked in and said "I'd like to report a crime...against him", and pointed to the guy beside me.  Honestly, it wasn't until later that I realized I had just told a handful of police that I was about to violate someone... Oh gosh.  That totally didn't come out the right way.

And on that note, I left and headed to Paws Way.

Paws Way is a pet place down on the harbour front that sells various pet products in a big building that also houses a little educational area for pet lovers/owners and a training area.  It's pretty big and it's pretty cool because they encourage you to bring your pet there.  There's always a lot of dogs there (and by "always" I mean the 2 out of the 2 times I've been there there were many dogs... Hahaha).  

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