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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sundays in Makati are the Bestest of Best

Sunday #2 of checking out the local market and I'm loving it just as much as the first time.
I'm totally in love with this company -- Siklo Pilipinas -- and I've got my eye on a couple of their products that I want to one day buy.  
And then I came across this man's company.  He was making deep fried watermelon and icing them with his granny's secret icing recipe. I was treated to one and it was delish.  It's definitely a weird combo but it worked.  Can't say I'll be indulging in these too often though.  They'll kill my waistline.
This is more like it... fresh veggies.  Stocked up on them a numerous fruits.
I've decided that Sundays will be my one day off training -- no boxing and no weights -- so I headed down to the pool for some relaxation and light swimming.  Light swimming turned a bit competitive though, of course, when I was challenged to lap a particular swimmer.  I let him go to the halfway point and then I launched off the far end to race him.  Who do you think won?!  Need I really ask?!
Later in the evening I headed out for a light dinner party.
I've been doing a lot of mingling here in the Philippines, networking for my business.
Dinner was beautiful but oh that spicy chicken coconut soup was to die for!!!  Thankfully the other two at my table can't stomach spicy foods so I didn't have to share.

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