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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Battling the Heat, Crowds and Lines at Immigration

In an attempt at avoiding the traffic, I left super early.
Mission fail.  Still spent two hours stuck in traffic. 
Finally arrived in Metro Manilla.
I was told it's the oldest part of the Philippines.
I had made the crazy long trek there because that's where Immigration is located.
The place was busting to the seams with people, both inside and out. 
I found some kind of refuge from the craziness of the crowd inside by grabbing a fresh mango juice and then later buying some lunch at a little shop on the same property of Immigration.  Turns out I wasn't the only one seeking refuge there.  Check out the second pic, the cat under the table. 

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