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 Makate, Philippines. Life, for me, is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This 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 and 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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Panic Mode... Sunday, April 23

Crank calls, 11 of them.

Late in the evening someone crank called me.

They crank called me a total of eleven times on my Filipino number.

I answered after the third call and the person on the other end somewhat pretended like they couldn't hear me.  All I got out of the short call was asking them what their name was.  There was a pause and then they said "Kevin".  I doubt that's their name though.  It doesn't matter.  What mattered to me was how they pronounced Kevin.

And just like that I became scared.

I'm only a short four hour flight away from Korea, a place I left a year and a half ago for various reasons, one of which was my safety.  All this time though I've been in Canada, a 20hr, $2000, 2 plane ride away.  The cost of the flight alone gave me a sense of security.  But now I'm in the Philippines and the cost of the flight to "run into me" is super cheap in comparison.

I didn't fear Korea until tonight, when I hadn't heard from Snickers for almost a full week and then suddenly started getting crank called.  It seemed like such a nerve racking coincidence.

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