As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d 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, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada 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. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at now, living in the land of the happy people.

The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love.

Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

High in the Sky

I was finally up in the air, done with all the paperwork drama, and through security check but still not really able to fully relax.  Balboa was stored in the belly of the plane and I wished I had him under my seat.
I didn't really eat well, worrying about Balboa, but I did manage to get in one solid meal.
Perhaps their best meal served -- breakfast.
Ya, that's right.  Keep on flying over Korea and don't stop!
At the airport in Taipei the stress resurfaced and so I watched out the window, hoping to grab a glimpse of my beautiful little boy, Balboa, out there being loaded into the plane.
 I actually did end up spotting him.  See that line of white trailers waiting to be loaded up, well, the first one had an animal picture on it.  That's where any of the live animals boarding the plane were kept.  Turns out it was just Balboa and another dog on my plane.
I then watched as he got personally loaded and escorted up the setup temp escalator.

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