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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Traffic Takes Over... Friday, October 13

Only in the Philippines can a 11km car ride take an hour and a half. It’s situations like this – the traffic and the crazy commute for what is relatively short distances – that make meetings out of town all that harder to happen and harder to get to. Today I had a business meeting out in BGC, it was scheduled for 4:30pm, but there were too many factors at play today that made it simply impossible. 

The rain. 
The fact that today was a Friday, the end of the work week. 
Then the fact that today was payday here in the Philippines. 

Three solid factors that were all working their wonders against me. The Uber app told me that it’d be 24 minutes until my Uber arrived and it’d be almost three times the price as usual. So I had to post pone the meeting. I could have sucked up the cost, that was somewhat expected, but the long wait and then the traffic I’d have to contend with… No thanks.

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