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 10, 2017

Necessities First... Monday, July 10

I hate shopping... with the exception of if it's for training gear or clothes.

I double hate shopping when I don't have money.

Enter today's dilemma. I had to go shopping for clothes with little to no money.  I have plenty of training gear, sure, but clothes that are business casual and suitable for all these business meetings I'm launching, not so much.  My clothes are limited in that department.

Today's shopping trip concluded with me getting two new shirts, a phone case and a pair of heels.

I've been sporting the same pair of heels since I left Korea, over two years now, and on Sunday they finally died on me.  They were already ghetto and sad looking.  Ghetto is using a permanent marker to marker over the scratches and scuff marks, and I did that, then on Sunday the side of my foot came out of my heel, literally.  There's a bit split in the side of the right shoe and the ghettoness I did to disguise how used and abused they were is no longer sufficient.  

I'm on a tight budget, so tight in fact that I tipped my coach a Blackberry cellphone... it's true.

I had brought my old Blackberry phone to the Philippines because I had numbers saved in it that I couldn't transfer over to my iPhone.  The other day I mentioned to Coach Bogs that I had it and today I gave it to him.  

All my money at this point goes to training and food.

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