As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply 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, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea 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.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jumping Full Force into the New Week

I'm all about positive affirmations and sometimes wearing one on my shirt is all it takes to get me refocused and training hard.  Today, my shirt read "I'm not here to be average, I'm here to be awesome".
Some days it's hard to bring 100% to training but today wasn't one of those days.
Friday, yes, but not today.
In the evening I attended a business networking event I was invited to.
The event was for budding entrepreneurs, particularly Fil-Ams (Filipino Americans).
I ran into a friend of mine, a fellow female entrepreneur.  
Her boyfriend is a pro boxer whom I've actually trained with.
The event was held at a local bar and both the bar area, the patio and the main room quickly became so packed with people that many opted to sit on the floor.  And yes, even a four-legged guy attended.
It was a great event, full of numerous entrepreneurs who ranged from budding to full on bloomed.  I mingled with them all afterwards, exchanged stories and business cards, and then went home with a headful of new ideas and leads to follow up on.

[Note:  I didn't actually get in on this shot.  I am neither Filipino or American so I sat out.]

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