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 27, 2017

Rain, Pain and an Unexpected Gift

 This is me comforting one very spooked Balboa.  He's not a fan of the thunder, it absolutely petrifies him, so I have to hold him close and hold him tight.  He's been super scared of thunder ever since those kids lit that can of fireworks in Cabbagetown.  Prior to that he was absolutely fearless.
I checked out a new boxing club today, Empire Boxing.  It's a 24hr club.

 I just had to snap some pictures of their comical wall signs before I left.
 It was a lonely workout today.  I was only there to use the club and not for one-to-one training but the vibe of the club was off for me.  So I put my head down and just went about training.
In the evening I attended a very special little girl's 11th birthday party and was there, at her party, I was introduced to a most unusual dish... cow's tongue.  Honestly, despite it looking exactly like what it was and that kind of freaking me out, it was very delish.  Super tender meat.
 Posing for pictures with the beautiful birthday girl and her younger sister.
It was her birthday and yet she had made handmade personalized gifts for all her guests.
I got a little boxing glove magnet which was absolutely perfect.  Of course I'm in love with boxing but I'm still very much in the beginning stage of making my house a home and so now my naked fridge is naked no more.

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