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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sundays in Makati are the Bestest of Best

Sunday #2 of checking out the local market and I'm loving it just as much as the first time.
I'm totally in love with this company -- Siklo Pilipinas -- and I've got my eye on a couple of their products that I want to one day buy.  
And then I came across this man's company.  He was making deep fried watermelon and icing them with his granny's secret icing recipe. I was treated to one and it was delish.  It's definitely a weird combo but it worked.  Can't say I'll be indulging in these too often though.  They'll kill my waistline.
This is more like it... fresh veggies.  Stocked up on them a numerous fruits.
I've decided that Sundays will be my one day off training -- no boxing and no weights -- so I headed down to the pool for some relaxation and light swimming.  Light swimming turned a bit competitive though, of course, when I was challenged to lap a particular swimmer.  I let him go to the halfway point and then I launched off the far end to race him.  Who do you think won?!  Need I really ask?!
Later in the evening I headed out for a light dinner party.
I've been doing a lot of mingling here in the Philippines, networking for my business.
Dinner was beautiful but oh that spicy chicken coconut soup was to die for!!!  Thankfully the other two at my table can't stomach spicy foods so I didn't have to share.

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