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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Power of Words

Attended my Korean language exchange group meeting today and geeked out there.
The answer in my head and the answer that came out of my mouth for the first question were totally different but with my first language partner today we definitely did get more intense and indepth with our answers.
Q:  What was the number 1 thing you want[ed] to do in Toronto?
A: Hug my friends and tell them I'm sorry I wasn't honest about what was really happening to me in Korea.... and then go buy natural peanut butter, hahaha.
This by far caught all my attention tonight -- a girl sitting on the corner writing poems.
Note her sidekick and the t-shirt he's wearing; so funny but appropriately fitting.
She writes poems on request and then you offer her a donation based on how much you like it so I requested a poem.  When she asked me what I wanted her to write about, I told her I only had the title for it -- "My Second Dream".  I figured she'd assume it was a dream as in something in my head that occurs during sleep but that's not what I was referring to.  My first dream was Hulk's Boxing and now I'm working on my Second Dream.
I won't share what she wrote for me, you'll have to give her a donation for your own poem, but I will say this that the first line gave me goose bumps.
I gave her $10 for that poem and it was worth every penny.

1 comment:

Mrs. Kim said...

I wouldn't give money to anyone who couldn't spell weird properly.