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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Out of the City and Into the Barbershop


I think the Philippines that a lot of people envision and the Philippines that's actually here are very different.  Sure, there are the poor parts of this country, every country has that, but this country is definitely booming and it's gorgeous.
Today I headed to one of the more posh parts of the country; I headed out to Rockwell. 
 I've been debating whether or not to get my head shaved again or grow it out and tonight I was treated to a visit to the barbershop where I then had to decide.
Side note, check out the record player.  That's how they play their music there.  
There's a girl that changes the records.  It's so old school, I love it!!!
I didn't go for the full barbershop spoiled treatment but wow, I think the treatment 
I've been getting at these barbershops alone is what is going to keep me rocking the shaved side. 
In the end, yes, I went for the shave.  I love how clean it looks and the sick defined lines.
I am a barbershop junkie!

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