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 17, 2017

Fabulous Females and a Fantastic Food Find

Killed it a boxing this morning and ended up meeting a new fantastic female.
Actually, I met two new fabulous friends today.  Am always meeting new people at Elorde, I love it.
I was warming up when I spotted this lady's affirmation tank top and when I started talking to her her familiarity with Toronto gave me warm fuzzies.
(I love the Philippines, it's awesome here, but I do miss Toronto and think it's fabulous too.)
Turns out this fierce female is Philippines' first female basketball television and radio anchor,
head of Sports5, very cool.
 Hitting the weights in my condo's ghetto gym is brutal and I always end up sweating like a beast.
It'd be one thing to sweat but it's another thing when there aren't any towels or so much as tissue there to clean it up... nasty.  I occupied a spot on the floor and pretty much left looking like I had seriously peed there.  Thank God the security guards here think I'm hot.  I think that's the only reason why I get away with the stuff I pull here, like bringing Balboa in the regular elevators and walking him without a leash.
Late in the evening, close to midnight, I got hungry.
When am I ever not hungry?!  Exactly.
Anyways, perhaps the only perk of Eastwood is that it's the call centre hub of this country and so many places are open 24/7.  Juju is one of those places.
Juju is all about made-on-the-spot, ultra fresh salads and wraps.  I first ate here yesterday and today I came back because, well, it's just that good!!!
I ordered the Tuna Nicoise Salad -- romaine, tuna flakes, french beans, 
boiled egg, sun dried tomato, and honey mustard dressing on the side.
I love their take-out boxes.  Super cute and very eco-friendly.

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