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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Calm... Monday, February 27

It was the calm before the storm with tomorrow being the day I head out to the Philippines.  And despite the mapped out things to do tomorrow, I most definitely knew that things wouldn't go as planned because of confusion and complications being the overriding theme of preparing Balboa for the Philippines.

Note to my fellow four-legged friend travelers, unless you're moving or going somewhere for a lengthy period of time, DON'T bring your dog!  The excessive fees for the paperwork and shots alone, mixed with the caius, confusion and complications aren't worth it.  Honestly, if I knew it'd be costing me more to get Balboa out to the Philippines than it would for my very own plane ticket, I wouldn't have even consider it.

It was a relatively chill day; there was nothing additional that I could prepare for tomorrow, for "the storm", so I relaxed in the calm.

Caught coffee with the Captain, dropped off papers at the vet, updated my homepage, picked up some stuff at Shoppers Drugmart, worked up a sweat at the gym, and then ended it all off with some business work at Snakes & Lattes.

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