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, June 27, 2017

Rain, Pain and an Unexpected Gift

 This is me comforting one very spooked Balboa.  He's not a fan of the thunder, it absolutely petrifies him, so I have to hold him close and hold him tight.  He's been super scared of thunder ever since those kids lit that can of fireworks in Cabbagetown.  Prior to that he was absolutely fearless.
I checked out a new boxing club today, Empire Boxing.  It's a 24hr club.

 I just had to snap some pictures of their comical wall signs before I left.
 It was a lonely workout today.  I was only there to use the club and not for one-to-one training but the vibe of the club was off for me.  So I put my head down and just went about training.
In the evening I attended a very special little girl's 11th birthday party and was there, at her party, I was introduced to a most unusual dish... cow's tongue.  Honestly, despite it looking exactly like what it was and that kind of freaking me out, it was very delish.  Super tender meat.
 Posing for pictures with the beautiful birthday girl and her younger sister.
It was her birthday and yet she had made handmade personalized gifts for all her guests.
I got a little boxing glove magnet which was absolutely perfect.  Of course I'm in love with boxing but I'm still very much in the beginning stage of making my house a home and so now my naked fridge is naked no more.

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