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, April 25, 2017

Experiencing the Philippines on a Different Level

In the Philippines, I see such a contrast between the rich and poor every single day.  Such is life in the Philippines.  There is so much life in this country, regardless of whether it's rich or poor, and so far I am really enjoying it.
Taking an Uber, there is always someone and something to see outside my window.
I always have my camera ready.
 After taking the WORST UBER E.V.E.R, I finally arrived at my destination.
 The service was to start at 2pm and I arrived just in time.
 The church was very pretty and it was filled with a lot of familiar faces.
 After the service, we headed over to the cemetery, the burial site.
Note those aren't houses or business buildings there in this picture.  They're elaborate tombs.  I had seen similar ones last week, ones that were super posh, and today I noticed that some of them had air conditioners.
 Today's funeral ended with friends and family dining together beside the burial site.
Rule of thumb, where there are Filipinos there is family and food, and a funeral is no different.
I'm beginning to really, really like this part of their culture... of course, I'm an athlete!  Food is fuel.
Arrived back in Eastwood and met this gorgeous little boy... a 1yr old Russian Ovcharka.

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