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 16, 2017

Never a Dull Day Here

Trying to simply enjoy my breakfast with my beautiful boy Balboa at the local Sunday market.
 However, what went down was nothing simple when a girl put down a bag at the next table.

 On a totally different note, I'm thinking about changing my hair.  My hair cut already makes me stand out here but the response I get from onlookers is positive.  I'm different here but different here sparks curiosity.  In Korea different was wrong and it sparked dirty looks.  The Philippines surely isn't Korea and God bless it for that.  Having said that, I feel more free to get adventurous and really ramp up my looks.
Today is my Rest Day, my one day off ANY and ALL training so while you see this picture and see the beauty in it, I see three reasons why Rest Day is so stressful...
1. My condo pool... I want to do laps!!!
2. My condo gym... I want to weight train!!!
3. My boxing gym (the building behind)... I want to box!!!

No training for me today, boo to Rest Day, so I stared at the pool, sat by the fitness gym, messaged my boxing friends, thought about training all day, and signed up with a local running club... frustrations 101.

...the struggle to NOT train was real!

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