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.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Meetings at the Park... Saturday, November 25

Slowly but surely I'm building a name for myself here in the Philippines, not only as a fighter but also as a coach.  And just when I think my efforts are pointless something happens, like last week a few people randomly messaged me on Instagram.   Today one of those who had contacted me came specifically to Ayala Triangle to take a picture with me.  He approached me while I was coaching so I stopped and asked if he was the guy from Instagram.  He was.  We snapped a couple of pictures, he left the park and I continued coaching.  It was a sweet and flattering run-in.  No sooner had I finished my boot camp and left my girls though, I was then approached by someone else.  I had seen him watching us training but didn't think anything of it.  It is an open, public park and it's not too often you see girls boxing in it so I get a lot of curious people looking at us, some watching.  I know we stand out.  Anyways, he approached me as I went to leave and commented about watching me.  A conversation then was sparked.

After chatting with him, I told him I had to leave so I handed him my business card and left.

Ten minutes later my phone rang.  I answered.

I think he had started to follow me but I took a dip into the mall and then took backstreets home.

And just like that, I might possibly have my first stalker fan in the Philippines. 

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