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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Checking Out My New Hood

Headed out of Eastwood, past some of the rougher patches of the Philippines, and into Makati.
 My new hood -- Legazpi Street in Makati. 
 Checked out Elite Boxing Club today.
First thing I noticed was the lack of Elorde on their sign.  I thought they were Elorde Elite.
I think they may have parted ways with Elorde and this may change things for me.
The club is pretty big and with it's super high ceilings it's quite spacious feeling.
Then I checked out another supposed Elorde Boxing Club.  It was in the basement of the Makati Sports Club, in a squash court.  Despite it's questionable ghettoness and questions regarding how they could ever possibly pass this off as a real Elorde Boxing Club, they seem to be one of the most expensive Elorde clubs to train at.  My question here is why?!  Unless Manny Pacquiao is training me personally here, I can't see how they can justify their prices.

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