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 09, 2017

Going Full Speed... Friday, June 9

My stove isn't hooked up yet so I headed out for breakfast.

Got my head shaved at a local barbershop.

Reunited with "Big Chill", a fresh fruit drink shop that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Picked up some home needs for the new condo -- a dish set, glasses, floor mats, etc.

Attended a special birthday dinner tonight and was reminded of the "wonderful world" of traffic in the Philippines.  What took only 20 minutes going home, after rush hour, took almost a solid two hours going there... Ouch.  Arrived "fashionably late" but was greeted by lots of smiles and hugs as everyone asked me when I had returned to the Philippines.  Just yesterday I was sitting on a plane, taking that long 32.5hr journey here, but now I was mingling and enjoying the evening as if I hadn't even left.

Feels so weird to acknowledge just the other day I was in Canada and now I'm back.  I didn't even skip a beat... like a champ!

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