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, July 02, 2017

Never a Day of Rest

Sunday mornings mean corner market time.
Corner market time means loading up on fresh fruit and veggies.
I brought my beautiful four-legged sidekick along for the event.
In anticipation of catching the Pacquiao fight and all the excitement attached to that, 
I headed to a rougher part of town to mingle with the locals and take it all in.
I watched it at a local sports bar just below a boxing club and the place was packed.
Seats were limited, even I didn't get a seat, but Pac fans had no problem standing.
The bar was lined outside with so many Pac fans wanting to get in on the action.
Pacquiao lost, according to the judges' perspective that is, so to lighten the disappointment of the day I thought I'd share MY Pacquiao.  This is Pacquiao Bere, my gorgeous and overly protective Pac who was my personal four-legged security in Korea.  He's still there, living at Hulk's, but has since retired from being a bodyguard and now it's Balboa here with me who acts as my little shadow.
After the big fight I headed out for location hunting and then I was treated to a girls dinner out.
The before shot of my food.
The after shot.  Note that I hardly touched my noodles.  I'm not a big noodle fan but 
those eggs and soup... woozers... they were quite delish.

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