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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

From the Market to High Class Dining... Tuesday, March 28

Took a jeepney trip to the Farer's Market and bought pretty much my body weight in veggies and fresh fruits.  Meant to explore the market more but that was put to a sudden stop when I looked up and discovered which part of the market I had detoured into -- the meat section.  

I love meat, chicken is my go-to, but I'm always hesitant when overseas eating meat so buying raw meat hanging on hooks in the middle heat of day in the Philippines wasn't going to happen.  I can't even stomach the butcher shops in Canada and ever since I stayed at my friend's chicken farm when I was a kid, I've become somewhat of a princess when it comes to meat.  For the longest time my mom used to cut my quarter chicken dinner whenever we ate at Swiss Chalet and God knows the meat I bought to cook at home never really looked like it was formerly a walking, breathing animal.  It's always nicely packed so it's been plucked, cut, cleaned, and wrapped. 

After the Farmer's Market, I headed out for training at Fitness First -- weights and then cardio.  I had hit the gym early today because of a special dinner party I was attending tonight.

Word that I was a professional boxer and trainer was revealed pretty quickly and next thing I knew it some of the ladies at the dinner party were approaching me.  They complimented me on my body, a couple even grabbed my shoulders, and then the questions about training started.  They wanted to know what exercises to do and what weights to use.  All dressed up for a fancy dinner at a gorgeous home across town and yet there I was teaching a few of the ladies how to do walking lunges and correcting them on their form.  Too funny.  

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