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 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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