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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Catching Some More Live Fights

I arrived at the Makati Arena and waited... sat there and waited... and waited some more.
The shirt is dead on but the person wearing it was so wrong.
He was one of tonight's fighters but what he did in the ring was so far from being boxing.
The arena is actually the location of several boxing gyms, 
an interesting concept that I think is a bit rough but apparently it works.
Coach Kristian showed up tonight at the fights after we told him we'd be there.  He arrived with Aston and Coach Vincent and then we had the pleasure of meeting this international superstar athlete.
Today's tournament focused on the Interim PBF Bantamweight Championship match between Danilo Tampipi and Albert Alcoy.  I was more interested in supporting my fellow Elorde Club member and the boxer who was fighting out of my city but at another club.

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