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.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The Toronto Feels in the Philippines

Guess what I found in the Philippines... a Tim Horton's, coming soon!!!
I hope it opens before I leave because I'd love to see if it's just like Timmies in Canada. 
I also found this, perhaps not the best of discoveries for my waistline.  
I'm not even a big fan of donuts but it's a much raved-about shop so I had to give it a try.
Picking wasn't easy but I had narrowed it down to just one.
Honestly, I only ate one.  The second one was for the beautiful boy who treated me to it.
(And no, I'm not talking about Balboa Button here).
Bounced back from that crazy sugar rush with a super healthy lunch.
These are called jeepneys and apparently I'll have to figure out how to use them if I'm going to be boxing outside of the area in which I'm living in.  They're super cheap and I've been told that if the jeepney is too packed and you have to hang off the back of it, your ride is free.  Based on the craziness of the driving here though, I argue they should pay you if you survive hanging off the back!
Headed out of town, to BGC, for a meeting tonight and was introduced to a posh part of the 
Philippines where they have a dog park.
It reminded me very much of Yorkville in Toronto.
Word has it that Sunday mornings this street is the place to be.
All the high end, luxury cars come here to show themselves off.

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