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 24, 2017

Balboa, the Smallest Dog with the Biggest Heart

Unconditional love, defined by me as someone who loves me despite how gym nasty sweaty I get.
Balboa unconditionally loves me and after my morning run he was the only one who ran to me for hugs and kisses, despite how sweaty and smelly I had got from my run.
I think all the hugs and kisses I gave him after my run exhausted him because by the time 
I showered and sat down to relax for a bit he was already passed out.
An afternoon break from work meant no break from Balboa.
That boy is always on me, literally.  Whether it's sleeping on my lap as I do computer work or sitting on me when I take a quick break on the couch, he's attached to me like an added body part... an added body part that's always demanding extra love.
 Finally got away from Balboa.  Hit the gym for a solid upper body workout... and then returned to Balboa.  Again super sweaty but yet again that was okay by him.  He wanted more hugs and kisses.

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