As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Meeting at the Beach... Sunday, July 10

One of the things I really lacked in Korea was a close knit group of friends -- friends that message me just simply to check up on me, share jokes or say hi.  Friends that I feel comfortable enough to open myself up to, expose my vulnerabilities and share more than "setup moments" with.  

In Korea my friends became clients and clients became friends.  Business was pleasure and my pleasure was business but there was nothing separating the two.  It ended up turning into all business for me and because of this I couldn't open up about Snickers to others or really share things.  Snickers was my business partner and friends were clients.  I didn't want to jeopardize my business for the sake of pleasure.  I was always in work mode.

But now I'm not in Korea.  I have a beautiful close knit of friends here in Canada.

Captain Bowtie has become one of my closest friends here and almost every Sunday we spend the afternoon together so it's no surprise that today I met up with him.  He's got a cute geekiness about him and he's always giggling and joking.  We keep each other young and keep each other laughing.  But he's also smart and he thinks outside of the box, I like that.  

Today the Captain and I headed to the beach, a favourite hotspot of ours but we went today to meet someone, someone I've labelled special to me.  This special person was playing volleyball and had brought along his four-legged girl, Jackie.  Jackie is part pit but all sweet.

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