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 13, 2017

FightCon... Saturday, May 13

I checked out FightCon today, a big event out of town where pretty much every fighting sport under the sun was present -- boxing, Jiu Jitsu, karate, Hapkido, and the list went on.

Brandon Vera, the ONE Championship Heavyweight Champ was present so I tried to play it smooth and slip in for a picture with him.  Man, that guy is a beast!  I don't exactly consider myself very small, hey I may be a small Polack but I'm living in the land of shorties (the Philippines), but beside him I looked like a little dwarf.

I stayed to watch the finals in which they did 2 minutes each of 4 different exercises -- push ups, squats, frog jumps, and burpees.  The point of the competition was to see how many they could do of each exercise in the round.  There were four exercises so the competition lasted 4 rounds.  Each contestant had a ref with them, counting how many they did in the 2 minute rounds.  I was cheering for a few of the females participating but then lost it when they allowed one to really do half a$$ squats and get away with it.  She went against a few other females, one of which was killing it and going super low on the squats.  I left before they announced the winner.  That stuff annoys me.

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