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 29, 2017

First Full Day Back

I made myself an egg whole wheat sandwich and coffee for breakfast and sat in my backyard but it was kind of eerie just how quiet this city is.  In Korea and in the Philippines, there's always noises.
I've waited three months for this talented gal pal of mine to do my hair so that was the first on my list to do today. In the Philippines I've let them upkeep the shaved part of my hair and I've been daring in letting one stylist cut my hair but I held off on getting my hair dyed until I returned.
Spent most of my dad wondering around with my dad, Papa Bere.
We took our lunch down to the lake today and enjoyed it there. 
I tried to pretend that I wasn't as cold as I was but the truth is I'm freezing here in Canada!!!
Stopped by Jamestown Boxing to say hi to Coach Adrian.
I've always believed that energy is contagious, both good energy and bad energy, 
but I love the energy Coach Adrian brings to his boxing club and those in his life.  
He's always been super supportive of me.
I've only been out of the country for 3 months and the Philippines was hot but returning to Canada, wow.  I'm super cold!!!  Had to go out and buy a sweater to train in today, seriously!
Ended the day with jam-session with my dad on the piano, each taking a turn on it.

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