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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

From the Market to High Class Dining... Tuesday, March 28

Took a jeepney trip to the Farer's Market and bought pretty much my body weight in veggies and fresh fruits.  Meant to explore the market more but that was put to a sudden stop when I looked up and discovered which part of the market I had detoured into -- the meat section.  

I love meat, chicken is my go-to, but I'm always hesitant when overseas eating meat so buying raw meat hanging on hooks in the middle heat of day in the Philippines wasn't going to happen.  I can't even stomach the butcher shops in Canada and ever since I stayed at my friend's chicken farm when I was a kid, I've become somewhat of a princess when it comes to meat.  For the longest time my mom used to cut my quarter chicken dinner whenever we ate at Swiss Chalet and God knows the meat I bought to cook at home never really looked like it was formerly a walking, breathing animal.  It's always nicely packed so it's been plucked, cut, cleaned, and wrapped. 

After the Farmer's Market, I headed out for training at Fitness First -- weights and then cardio.  I had hit the gym early today because of a special dinner party I was attending tonight.

Word that I was a professional boxer and trainer was revealed pretty quickly and next thing I knew it some of the ladies at the dinner party were approaching me.  They complimented me on my body, a couple even grabbed my shoulders, and then the questions about training started.  They wanted to know what exercises to do and what weights to use.  All dressed up for a fancy dinner at a gorgeous home across town and yet there I was teaching a few of the ladies how to do walking lunges and correcting them on their form.  Too funny.  

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