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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


When I return to the Philippines I'll be living in Makati so Balboa and I posed for one last shot here 
in Eastwood.  I know Balboa will be in good hands when I'm gone, very good hands, but it 
was kind of sad to pose for this picture with him.  I'll miss him so much.
Boarded my plane and for the next double digits it was just me and my bag.
Worked a lot on my business proposal while on the plane and planning what I need to do in Canada.
 The plane rides, both of them, were better then the airport experiences.  I had a rude encounter with the airport jerk -- a Korean dude who ignored those around him so I resorted to telling him off in Korean.  He still didn't listen, hence the nickname I gave him.  In Taiwan even my overly expensive fancy headphones couldn't block out the screaming child.  Security ended up dealing with that kid and the mom.
Up in the sky things were a different story.
I've always been so fascinated with the lift-off and landing of a flight -- the scenery.
 It felt like a whole other world up in the sky.  So beautiful and so peaceful.

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