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, December 11, 2017

A Harsh Reality

Today my business partner and I met with the Chief of Bicutan DOH TRC -- a drug rehabilitation and treatment centre where patients are court-ordered to reside here no less than 6 months.
We got the grand tour of the facility and this basketball court 
would be our area if our proposal is accepted.
The entire area surround the drug rehab centre is quite intense.
We passed by military soldiers lining the curbs, taking a break, and then we passed by a massive group of police cadets doing some physical training. (see picture above)
Then we were shown the local Quezon jail, just down the road from the rehab centre.
I don't think you can really see it but the yellow material is actually the clothing of the inmates that they've hung out the window.  It's an overpopulated jail where inmates can be seen hanging their arms out the window and crowded in their cells.

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