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.

Monday, July 03, 2017

A Real Moment... Monday, July 3

Despite Pacquiao's loss, everyone seemed to be in high spirits today at training.  I really anticipated the coaches especially to be disappointed and have a mouthful of comments and criticism for me to hear but it wasn't as such.  Coach Bogs didn't have too much to say about it but he did tease me about my head movement during a particular combo and then take it upon himself to rename that combo "The Horn".  I literally had to stop during pad work to catch myself from almost peeing my pants.  It was hilarious and he knew it too so even after my six rounds of pad work with him Coach Bogs would spontaneously break out into a silly imitation of me doing "The Horn".  

Right after boxing I had to hurry home, shower and down my protein shake because I had to get to Immigration.  On Thursday I went to Immigration and they extended my visa but I had to go today to get my passport.  

Got it.

Much to my surprise my request for a six month extension was greeted with an extra month, 7 months, sweet.  I vouch I got that for good behaviour and plus the Philippines figures that anyone who loves Pac so much that they named one of their dog's after the Philippine's God is deserving of a little extra love.  Nice.  Thank you Philippines!!! Mahal Kita.

Straight from Immigration I went to the printers.

In my hands I now posses the first official physical copy of my business proposal and in all it's glory it's 47 pages of my thoughts, plans, and dreams laid out for investors to read all about.  It feels so good to finally have my sweaty little hands on it.  It was one of those "this finally feels real" moments.

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