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, December 16, 2017

The Sweetest of Sweet... Saturday, December 16

I think the sweetest thing that has ever happened to me in the Philippines happened tonight.

I was invited to the Elite Boxing Club Christmas party and when I arrived I was confused as to why it was just the coaches there.  Coach Bogs was busy using the karaoke machine and others were setting up the food table.  I was the only client there.  Turns out it was their staff Christmas party, for staff only.  


There was that moment of realization where I just stood there speechless and smiling.  I was touched.

My high from the sweetness of the invite came to a nasty crash in the evening though.

I'm moving.

I'm moving to BGC in the new year, just not sure on the finer details like where exactly and when.

I don't anticipate having to leave my boxing club though; I'm convinced I can make it work.  I just have to figure out if I can store most of my equipment at the club and the 4.3km distance between BGC and Makati will be my new boxing warmup.  The jog back will be the challenge.

Makati no longer makes sense except for my training.  Both Elite Boxing and Hernandez Boxing are here.  I train in here in Makati but am launching Empowered either in BGC or McKinley, my business partner is in BGC, and BGC is where all my business meetings and dealings go down with of course the exception of my bootcamps.  

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