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.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Back to Boxing... Monday, May 8

Showed up for boxing and Coach Garry was happy to see me.  I was greeted with a lot of extra smiles, curious faces, fist bumps, and my buddies all asking me where I had been.  I hadn't been at boxing since last Monday, a week ago.  I had missed out on a lot of boxing and two sparring sessions, totally not like me but I was super sick (also totally not like me).

I told them I had been super sick and then I broke the news to them that I'll be staying here in the Philippines.  Big news for a Monday morning!

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