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.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas in the Air

Home delivery coffee from a close friend, sweet.
Giving him a box of specially baked, extra-love-added cookies (read: getting rid of the temptation), so sweet.
In the evening, I finally got to experience Toronto's Christmas Market.
It was the last night of the market and I was there.... oh I was totally there!!!
 Of course the majestic Christmas tree is always the highlight of the market but I loved all the white Christmas lights and the small side booths selling everything "Christmasy" from scarves and mittens to last minute stocking stuffers.  My favourite were the warm pecan nuts... holy delish!!!
The market was held in the historic Distillery District and the place was absolutely gorgeous.
And of course Santa was there too!!!
I don't think I ever did believe in Santa when I was younger but now that I'm older I think he's pretty awesome.  I believe in what he stands for -- Christmas spirit and the "magic" of Christmas. Christmas is a hard holiday for many and I'm no exception to that but seeing Santa and all the kids waiting in line to see him helped lift my spirits.  The Christmas Market was beautiful and it acted as a reminder to make the most of the holiday.  Things could be better but they could always be worse and we all have so much to be grateful for.

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