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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


When I return to the Philippines I'll be living in Makati so Balboa and I posed for one last shot here 
in Eastwood.  I know Balboa will be in good hands when I'm gone, very good hands, but it 
was kind of sad to pose for this picture with him.  I'll miss him so much.
Boarded my plane and for the next double digits it was just me and my bag.
Worked a lot on my business proposal while on the plane and planning what I need to do in Canada.
 The plane rides, both of them, were better then the airport experiences.  I had a rude encounter with the airport jerk -- a Korean dude who ignored those around him so I resorted to telling him off in Korean.  He still didn't listen, hence the nickname I gave him.  In Taiwan even my overly expensive fancy headphones couldn't block out the screaming child.  Security ended up dealing with that kid and the mom.
Up in the sky things were a different story.
I've always been so fascinated with the lift-off and landing of a flight -- the scenery.
 It felt like a whole other world up in the sky.  So beautiful and so peaceful.

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