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.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Walking with All the Saints

With an expected hour and a half car ride out to the countryside, I entertained myself by watching the other vehicles on the road.  This was the most interesting to me -- a father and his small daughter on the scooter behind me.  I didn't even know they made helmets that small.  Super cute! 
 Destination: Guagua, a small town out in the province.
Life here feels so much slower than that of Eastwood, wow.
But the house hidden behind the old gates I passed through was definitely not what I was expecting.
 I shot this picture in the front building on the property.  I was told it use to be a school and at one point it use to be an engineering building of some sort.  Regardless of what it use to be, the place was jam packed with people and food!!!
 In the kitchen area, there were some helpers making the most delish of desserts.
 Leave it to me to search out a new four-legged friend.  
Behind her are the two floats we'll be pulling in today's Good Friday parade.
Whaaaat?!  That's a wicked kid's tree house!
I ventured on the property and then headed out the property gates to explore the streets.
 My Filipina twin, Aimee!!!
 It was hard to take a good picture of the parade at night but no picture would have done it justice.
 The parade was pretty cool, I can't downplay it.  
There were so many people participating and about 26-28 floats in it.
This was my favourite shot of the parade -- me walking behind the float with family, 
underneath the stars in the sky and all those red and yellow flags.

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