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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A First Time Experience and I Loved It!

Trained through sore feet and bloody knuckles at the boxing club today.
Note, I am well aware that it looks like I peed my pants here, it looks like that every single day I train, but everyone here knows what I'm doing... I'm training.  
Looking pretty isn't my focus, killing it at training is.
Had my first ride in a jeepney today... loved it!!!
I insisted on sitting right at the door, right at the end.
It was pretty cool watching all the traffic behind us.
A small child jumped on the jeepney by himself.  He put a little brown envelop on my knee. Apparently it was for me to put any loose change in it if I wanted to.  He had no shoes on and his feet were super dirty consequently.  I watched him as he fell asleep on the seat across me and then woke up to jump off the jeepney and join his friend begging in the street.
Arrived at my destination, the Farmer's Market, 
feeling a bit heartbroken over the little boy on the jeepney.
 Loaded up on fresh veggies and fruit... delish!!!

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