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, May 27, 2017

A Packed Saturday

Tomorrow I'm going to be busy in the morning, rushing to the airport for my flight, so today I was 
treated to a special breakfast out.  It felt so Western... so many carbs... I loved it!
The waiter had no idea why I kept looking at him but it kept him super smiley.
Truth of the matter was he reminded me so much of my dear friend J-Doll back in Toronto.
It was a packed house today for the amateur boxing tournament and I was there to take it all in.
Eight fighters from my club were participating so I stood ringside and cheered them on.
I love these in-between-round, corner moments between the coach and his fighter.
My buddy Nico didn't win his fight but he did stop the show!  In the first round he had damaged his opponent's shoulder but when the ref went to go raise it up, to announce he had won, it was popped out of the joint... holy painful!  He went to the ground in pain, ouch!!!
Win or learn, it's always so awesome to step into the ring and give it all you got.  Props to Nico.
Leaving the boxing tournament, I realized there were other fights going on... cock fights!
I saw all these men walking around with their birds.  What a sight and talk about crazy noises!!!
Dinner for two?!  No, nice try.  How about dinner reservations for about a hundred!
I don't know what there was more of, food or family!
I think it's fair to say it was a tie.  It was a delicious and beautiful tie.

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