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, March 11, 2017

Another Experience for the Books

My beautiful Balboa joined me at the pool today and sat there while I did my laps. 
To tell you the truth, a big part of me is ever so tempted to bring him into the pool with me.
I'm curious if he'd swim.  Maybe he might love it as much as my dog Mi Nam in Korea did.
Laps in the afternoon and weights in the evening -- the life of an athlete.
Got all dolled up today for a night out... and by "all dolled up" I mean I got out of training wear and put on "normal people" clothes.  I even wore heels!  Now that's super dressed up!
Was treated to a Filipino dish called "sisig" and it was super delish, that is until I discovered a chunk of hair.  Turns out sisig is pig's ear and that chunk of hair was attached to a chunk of the pig's ear.  
And just like that I was totally done that dish.  
To tell you the truth, even looking at this picture here turns my stomach. 
Don't get me wrong though, it tasted so good.... until it didn't, until I was told what it was.

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