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.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

And Just Like That I'm Going... Tuesday, June 6

Bought my plane ticket, something I've been super nervous about since before I even got here to Canada.  Honestly, I'm been super apprehensive about buying it because, as silly as it sounds, I'm so nervous about being stuck here in Canada.  "Stuck in Canada", like that's so bad, right?  Wrong.  I love Canada but my life and my Second Dream are now in the Philippines.

I feel so relieved now that I have my ticket.

I anticipated staying here for two weeks but was being encouraged to stay longer.  I can't disconnect myself from what I'm doing in the Philippines though.  Only a couple of weeks ago I dropped the bomb and said I'd be launching my business there and then I used my original return ticket to come and tie up lose ends here in Canada.  I need to keep the momentum going and I really do miss the Philippines.  Life is so different for me there.

I leave tomorrow... well, technically tonight.  My plane leaves Wednesday at 1:45am.

Bought my ticket, went out for lunch with The Captain and MaG, then ditched taking the TTC and just walked home.  My last day in the big city, last day in Canada, and I wanted to take it all in.  I wanted to buy some Western goodies too before I headed out too.  Shoppers Drugmart has always been my go-to spot for getting Western goodies.  Crest toothpaste, Lady Speedstick and some Revlon and Covergirl products, all things I used to crave in Korea and now crave in the Philippines because of the absence of them.

At 9:30pm, The Captain met up with me at MaG's house and we started our journey to the Toronto Pearson airport.

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