As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply 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, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea 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.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


This week I'm hoping to make a big decision, to situate my business in Canada or here in the Philippines.  To tell you the truth though, they both make me feel uncomfortable and scared but for totally different reasons.
I know I can do it though; I already did it once... twice actually, in Korea.
What's the worst that can happen, really.  I fail?!  I fail and have to move back in my dad's house for a bit while I save up money... to do it again.  Oh darn, have to live rent free and have my meals with my adorable little Polish dad.  That's the worst?!  Seriously?  Doesn't sound so bad after all.
 This was a harsh truth I was told today.  I knew it but to hear it come out of a face-to-face conversation with someone I respect and admire as an entrepreneur and fellow fierce female, wow.  It was a bit hard to swallow but it was a truth I really needed to hear.  Thank you.

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