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, June 17, 2017

Beat Down and Cool Beats

Stepped into the ring today with a new sparring partner.
We went three rounds only.
It was pretty cool to be stepping into the ring, in front of everyone at my new club.
I think it's safe to say I earned my respect at the club here today, sparring in this ring.
My opponent got a standing count in the second round and then we went for one more round.
Thanks to my coach, Coach Bogs, for taking me on as his new boxer and to my opponent 
and her coach for setting up today's sparring.  
As if the morning sparring and then added extra padwork with Coach Bogs didn't kill my arms enough, tonight I hit the weights for a second workout before heading out.
I got invited to a live music event tonight from DJ, a promotor, and it was held at a gorgeous hotel that hosts one of the coolest pools around -- I'M Hotel.  
The place was packed and they loved the event.
I sat in one of the "bird cages" on the deck, the orange one that you can see in a few pictures above.  But this is what the bird cage looked out onto, a pool that looked down on the city streets.  
This is the view of that same pool but from the street level.
The pool had a glass wall and a glass floor that both pedestrians walking by around and below 
it could look up and see.  It was absolutely fabulous!!!

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