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 20, 2017

Apparently It's the Weekend... Saturday, May 20

It's the weekend which, in my world, really means nothing except for the fact that it'll probably be extra busy at the Starbucks where I work on my business proposal.

Yup, exactly as I suspected it -- overly crowded.

Finished drafting my floor plan for my business and am super excited about it.  Doing it brought back a lot of reminiscing and memories of when I drafted the floor plan for Hulk's.  It's so different doing this now, starting another business after all I've been through and done.  I'm definitely surrounded with a much more positive and encouraging crew of people, a crew of people who aren't judgemental or critical.

I wish I could share my floor plan with you all, hell I wish I could even just share my business idea with you or tell you the name for it but I can't.  I don't have legal rights to the name right now and until I make it legalized and get the ball rolling with the investors, it's all still very hush-hush.  Sorry about that.  It's like having a juicy secret that is just too good to not share.  I've shared it with some friends back in Canada and even friends here in the Philippines but I can't just post the details about it right now because the fact of the matter is I don't have control of the audience of my homepage, it is a view-all for whomever and whenever.

I headed out of town today, to a casino.  It's actually a mall with a casino to be more specific.  I was invited to dinner and then we headed to the casino.  None of us wanted to play or bet at the casino but signing up for a free membership at the casino meant I could get a free shuttle bus back to Eastwood.  The mall was quite elaborate, consisting of no stores I'd actually shop at though.  It was all high end stuff.  I giggled at the sight of all the posh stores and blurted out "I'm an athlete... Unless they have an Adidas store here, I can't afford anything here!" Truth is even if I did have the money I wouldn't be spending it shopping on all these expensive things.  But it got me thinking, if I did have a truck load of money, what would I do with it?  What would I buy?

...food!

Side comment here... #fitgirlproblems.  

I'm 5ft2", weighing in around 125lbs but I'm an athlete and everyone always underestimates how much food I can pack away in my body.  Tonight at dinner, I ate not one but TWO meals.  Yup, it's true.  I ordered one dish, a mushroom beef quiche, but was still hungry so I ate an omelette.  

I came to the conclusion that I probably wouldn't buy anything beyond plane tickets for some of my friends in Canada to come here but I would spend it on various services, like paying a chef to come into my home to cook for me.  He or she would share their cooking tips and whatnot, then I'd enjoy a healthy, delish meal.  I think a personal chef would be my first thing I'd spend my money on, seriously.

Other things I'd spend my money on...
-- Someone to make me my own personalized training clothes.
-- I'd start guitar lessons.
-- Doggie daycare for Balboa.
-- A personal driver and they'd drive an old school Bronco with big wheels.

Perhaps I'd buy more dogs, yes.  Definitely more doggies.  I'd buy a massive Great Dane for myself, a Courgie for my dad, and a Chihauhau for my brother T-Roy.

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