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.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Girl Power In and Out of the Ring

Tested out my new head gear today and for the first two rounds I absolutely wasn't a fan of it.
I thought the shape of it would better protect my nose but in my haste to tie it up quickly and start sparring, I had tied it too tightly so it was pressing on my nose and I struggled to breath.  Thankfully Coach Bogs fixed it for me but man were those first couple of rounds rough for breathing and holy distracting to my focus!!!
I haven't been sparring in about 3 weeks so I knew I wouldn't be up to par with 
where I was before but it made for a good sparring session.
Ten seconds ago we were trying to knock each other out but then the bell went.  The round was over. 
Now we're back to being friendly and joking around.
Attended a business event tonight hosted by A Space here in Makati.
Was quite impressed with tonight's speaker, Guita of Lean StartUp Philippines.  It was clear she had the expertise and experience necessary to answer our business questions and concerns.  We ended the night with an extra dose of girl power motivation from her and a pic together -- my business partner Farah, Guita and me.

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