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, April 19, 2017

Life-Changing Decisions Needed... Wednesday, April 19

Decision #1:  Take this fight in the Philippines or visit Korea.
Aiming to make this decision by this Wednesday.

Decision #2:  Open my business here in the Philippines or in Canada.
Aiming to make this decision by the end of this week, Sunday.

Today I decided to take the fight.  Decision #1 check, done.

Reasons why:
This is what I came for, what I wanted -- a fight.
Snickers' hasn't replied to me for several days so I can't even plan a visit even if I wanted to.
I risk showing up in Korea and Snickers and my stuff being MIA (because he's socially MIA).
I'm not really prepared to deal with Korea and it's not ready for me.
I had promised certain friends I wouldn't visit Korea unaccompanied.
I rather go to Korea legally prepared to deal with things then just swing by.
I can go to Korea on a different date but I may not get another chance to fight here.

I'll be fighting at the tournament at the end of May that my coaches had asked me to fight in despite it being an amateur tournament.  Yes, I t's an amateur tournament but they're adding our pro fight to the card.  Consequently, it's a rare situation and the details are a bit fuzzy

The details of it all aren't yet figured out, I had a meeting with several of the coaches at Elorde regarding it.  No sooner had Coach Garry approach me about it he made it known that he knows my opponent.

Turns out I also know my opponent.

"How do you feel then?", he asked.
"Nervous now... Wow", was my response.

About a month ago I went to the Mall of Asia to watch some live boxing matches.  At the tournament I met a particular female boxer who I then watched and cheered on as she took on and took down her opponent in the first minute of the first round.

She's my opponent.

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