As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d 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, 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 left. I returned to Toronto, Canada 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. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at 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, June 09, 2017

Going Full Speed... Friday, June 9

My stove isn't hooked up yet so I headed out for breakfast.

Got my head shaved at a local barbershop.

Reunited with "Big Chill", a fresh fruit drink shop that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Picked up some home needs for the new condo -- a dish set, glasses, floor mats, etc.

Attended a special birthday dinner tonight and was reminded of the "wonderful world" of traffic in the Philippines.  What took only 20 minutes going home, after rush hour, took almost a solid two hours going there... Ouch.  Arrived "fashionably late" but was greeted by lots of smiles and hugs as everyone asked me when I had returned to the Philippines.  Just yesterday I was sitting on a plane, taking that long 32.5hr journey here, but now I was mingling and enjoying the evening as if I hadn't even left.

Feels so weird to acknowledge just the other day I was in Canada and now I'm back.  I didn't even skip a beat... like a champ!

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