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.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Continuing On... Thursday, February 1

I've got good news and bad news.

Good news is I don't have to get down to 102lbs because, and this is the bad news, I don't have a fight.  The matchmaker wasn't able to get me on the March 10th fight card out in Laguna.  The promoter has a limited budget and can't financially afford to put me on the card and the only other fight offer right now is against a Japanese fighter but weigh-in is set at 102.  The lowest I can go is 105lbs and yes, though only 3lbs doesn't sound a lot, when you're walking around at 123lbs, it's already a huge drop to get down to 105 so those 3lbs are huge.

Damn.

Damn it.

I have to get my 2018 boxing license so it's just a matter of renewing my 2017 with the Korean Boxing Commissioner.  It should be a no brainer, an "easy-as-pie" kind of thing but I'm going through Snickers to get it done and, well, it's like pulling teeth.  If it's anything like getting my 2016 renewal for my 2017 from him, I'll get it in 8-9 months.

Damn.

Damn it.

Today I sat down and answered some questions that were sent to me from one of the female boxers at Elite.  She's doing a school project and was asked to interview a women she thought represented empowerment and she picked me, super cool.  For the most part, many of my answers really focused on Korea.  Korea really did a number on me, it's no secret, but as hard as it had become I'm grateful for it.  I'm such a stronger person because of Korea.  They really tested every thread in my body, let me tell you that.  Woozers. 

The Philippines is nothing like Korea and the Philippines is nothing like Canada.  If anything, the Philippines is the good of the two, mashed together.   

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