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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Catching Some Cage Fight Action with Manny

I watched the fights with Manny Pacquiao!!!
Okay, so maybe I didn't sit with him and discuss the awesomeness of the sport and how there's a four-legged little boy in Korea, my dog, named after him, but he was there and I was there too. 
The main fight of the night was a title belt one and the crowd was pumped for it!

Having the home-grown fighter win only made the crowd fall more in love with him and the celebration with the fireworks and whatnot was awesome.
It was a wicked fight, he gave it his all, both fighters gave it their all, and the whole show with all the other shows was really quite the sight to see and experience to feel.
I used to claim that Korea was the Land of Opportunity with Cheonan being the perfect platform for my first dream, for Hulk's Boxing.  On route home from the fight tonight I passed by this sign.  "The City of Dreams"... is this more than just a sign or is it "a sign"?!

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