As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d 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, 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 left. I returned to Toronto, Canada 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. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at 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.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Pacific Islander Food

As many know, I'll be moving to the Philippines for a few months in a bit.
As many also know, food is the way to my heart, so what better way to get a feel for the Philippines that to indulge in some of it's delish food?!  Exactly!!!  
There's a Filipino restaurant down the street from me and 
today was the first time I've ever ventured into it.  
I didn't eat the rice, I swear I didn't... it's not keto... but I did definitely eat the meat!
And okay, so this isn't exactly keto but what's a dinner out without some dessert?! Exactly.
I can't remember the name of it but it's basically a deep fried banana.
Word on the street is that Mama No makes these but adds mango in with her bananas.
Note to self, fending off Mama No's cooking in the Philippines is going to require self discipline on a whole other level that I have yet experienced or are yet equipped with!!!
Speaking of equipping myself though, tonight I picked up some language study books.
I'm going to learn the language of the land, nice.

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