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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Battling the Heat, Crowds and Lines at Immigration

In an attempt at avoiding the traffic, I left super early.
Mission fail.  Still spent two hours stuck in traffic. 
Finally arrived in Metro Manilla.
I was told it's the oldest part of the Philippines.
I had made the crazy long trek there because that's where Immigration is located.
The place was busting to the seams with people, both inside and out. 
I found some kind of refuge from the craziness of the crowd inside by grabbing a fresh mango juice and then later buying some lunch at a little shop on the same property of Immigration.  Turns out I wasn't the only one seeking refuge there.  Check out the second pic, the cat under the table. 

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