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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Saying Yes to What Dress?!... Wednesday, June 28

The front desk called up to my condo today.  Someone had personally delivered a package for me.  It was a small box and inside this small box was a wedding invite but it wasn't like any other wedding invite I've ever seen and it wasn't for just any other couple.  It was a 6 piece wedding invite for a luxurious lady who is quite the Filipina socialite with over twenty-four thousand followers on Instagram.  

The wedding is in September, the invite states it's "strictly formal", and it's going to be as gorgeous and as elaborately stunning as its bride.  I met the bride a couple of months ago at a late evening dinner party and now I'm going to her wedding.  I'm so excited.  It's going to be my first ever Filipino wedding here in the Philippines but I'm a bit intimidated by the fact that I found out I have to wear two outfits at the wedding -- one for the ceremony and another for the reception, as if finding one dress to wear wasn't hard enough.  

My date is wearing Prada, nice, and if he wearing Prada wasn't enough just yesterday he sent his suit in to get tailored so that it fits his body like a glove.  Great,... my date with his lavish suit, his always-so-perfect hair, perfectly tanned skin, and boyish smile is what I have to match with... no pressure.

So I have to find two outfits to wear PLUS match with my date... wow.

I'm not too sure on what I'll wear for the ceremony but I did pack my New Year's Eve dress I wore just this past NYE so I'm going to wear that.  It's got a slit up the side that makes my shorter than short legs look like they stretch on for mines.  As for my hair, I might go a bit wild and put some beach style waves in it or go extra slick and really do up my makeup.  I'm like a little kid playing in their mom's makeup cabinet though when it comes to makeup.  I really don't know how to do the whole smokey eye thing or even eyeliner for that matter.  Either I'll splurge and get the pros to do it or I'll go for my usual nude look and make my lips bold.  I don't know.  I have till September to figure this out though.  

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