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.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Out with 36, In with 37

I'm not that skinny girl and I'm not getting younger but I'm strong and I'm approaching my 40's
...and I'm proud of that.  Today was the last day of me being 36.  Honestly, I can't wait till I'm 40.
I've got three solid years to get to where I want to be at age 40... it's exciting!!!
So, on that note, after my morning fasted run I headed out to hand out 
flyers for the Empowered boot camps.
A little work on the weekend never killed anyone.  This heat on the other hand... woozers.
I made an executive decision to relocate the boot camps to another park so I headed out that that park to also hand out flyers there.  From Washington Sycip Park to Ayala Triangle, 
now that I'm familiar with both parks it seems like a no brainer.
My birthday isn't until tomorrow but tonight we all went out to celebrate it.
After dinner we dropped by my friend's hair shop.
I tested out their new "selfie light"... as if I wasn't pale enough.  
I like the sparkle it gives to my eyes though.
Received a very cool birthday present -- a handmade skull bracelet.
It sits on my wrist beside another special birthday present I got last year from my ex-fiancee.
[Side note, just noticed I haven't corrected the date error on it... oops.]
Stopped by a friend's bar for a drink, waited for our crew to show up, and then we left.
 The final destination was a local hotel bar that was totally a most unexpected hot spot.
This picture definitely doesn't capture the awesomeness of this place -- the gorgeous interior, the energy of the performers, and the awesome vibe of the crowd.
I was in love with the live music but check out the ceiling and those massive poles.  Both the ceiling lights and all the poles are rows upon rows of shells... stunning!!!
The bar had this King Kong theme... here's us playing around in it.
Tomorrow is my birthday but I'm all about who I ring in such special holidays with.
Tonight I rung in my 37th birthday surrounded by 6 friends.  
They're a beautiful collection of artists and entrepreneurs.  
All super talented, all super driven... all super fabulous.

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