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 25, 2017

Bite Me... Saturday, March 25

One of my friends is quite the busy-body business lady, she's like the jack of all trades socialite and she asked me to attend an event she was hosting in Forte BGC, a posh city located about 30 minutes from Eastwood, my city.  The event is a food festival called "Bite Me" and, well, you know I'm all about food so off to BGC I headed.

Tasted the bestest of best burgers E-V-E-R!!!  The Assassin by Bros & Burger.  I can't even begin to explain just how delish it was in my mouth... The lightness of the bun, the grilled perfection of the beef patty, and then the wasabi bite that lingered in your mouth after you took a champ-of-a-bite of it.  Seriously, it was a pretty epic burger!

I indulged in an ice cream cookie sandwich minus it being an actual sandwich, my choice.  It was way too hot and I knew it'd leave me looking like a hot mess with ice cream down the front of me and caramel sauce oozing all over the place.  It was a good dessert but not note-worthy epic like The Assassin burger.

Heading out to the festival made for a long day and I returned home with my left foot absolutely throbbing.  I think I have plantar fasciitis in the one foot, a bad case of it too.  I lay in bed at night and my foot starts twitching because I'm off my feet finally and the ligament starts to tighten up.  Honestly, it doesn't hurt when I'm boxing because I tend to box more so on the balls of my feet and toes.  It's when I slip into sandals or just flats that it starts to hurt because then the ligament is being stretched.

Because of the festival, I headed into the gym for a double dose of training -- weight training followed by an intense session of running on the treadmill.  I felt like I had burned a couple of million trillion calories and I left looking like I had ran a marathon because of just how nasty sweaty I got.  Getting in a solid 2hr workout in the late morning though meant I had the rest of my day free to enjoy the festival and that's exactly what I did.

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