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, August 07, 2017

My Heart is Here but Partly still in Korea

Today I was interviewed by TV5 regarding the much anticipated upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor fight so they sent a crew to my boxing club to meet up with me and film the interview.
Everyone has an opinion on the fight, of course, so we got my coach in on the interview too. 
Thanks to TV5 for the interview.  
It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.
I was on such a high from today's interview and killing it at training... and then this happened.
Snickers sent me a text message on KakaoTalk and then sent pictures of my dogs, starting with Pacquiao.

I miss my beautiful boy Pac so very much but I know it'd be cruel to bring him to the Philippines and subject him to condo life.  What hurts me the most though is knowing he's not getting the kisses, hugs and attention that I use to give him.  I wonder when was the last time anyone ever kissed him.
...and then a picture of Pyen Chi with this new guy, Hulk.
Hulk Jr, Pac and Pyen's baby, no longer lives at the boxing club and has since been given a new home.  Hulk has joined the four-legged crew though.  He's a Russian dog--  a Caucasian Ovcharka with chopped ears that's expected to grow to be potentially 200lbs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didn't you say your dogs were living alone on the roof? How is that in any way better than living in a condo?