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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fist and Funnies... Friday, June 16

I've only been training at my new club, Elite Boxing, for a week now but I've been repetitively asked by one of the coaches to spar with his leading fighter, a female boxer.  Today he approached me again and I accepted the challenge.  We spar tomorrow morning. 

Today I boxed and then I napped for a bit.

In the evening I attended a live comedy show I was given tickets too, that was pretty cool.  The show was called "Angry Indians" and honestly, at first, it was rather difficult trying to understand what the comedians were saying because of their thick accents, especially when they talked fast.  The show was good and I had my favourites but one thing that raised a lot of eyebrows were their continual jokes about drugs.  There were 5 comedians and it seemed like almost everyone of them made some kind of drug joke.  One even went so far as to call the crowd out and ask if anyone sold drugs amongst us.  "They do know people are getting shot here because of drugs, right?!" I commented to those at my table.  I personally think they had overstepped the boundaries with it and those sitting around me agreed.  Besides the awkwardness with that though the show was good.

As for the waitstaff and food... brutal.  The staff didn't know what they were doing, they couldn't keep track of what food went to what table and the food was super greasy.  I ordered spring rolls and they were more like grease rolls if you ask me.  I could only stomach one of the three and then I felt like my throat had become an oil slick.  I think the lack of service and questionable food definitely took away from the show.  It was so distracting watching the show while tables around me kept on waving to the waitstaff and complaining about this and that.

Despite the flaws in the event though it was a lot of fun.  I guess the waitstaff and food, as much as they distracted me, they kind of added to the amusement of the evening.  Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh.  Don't take life so seriously.

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