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.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A 13hr Out-of-House Day... Sunday, March 11

It was a very unexpectedly busy day today, so much for Sunday being my "day of rest".

I checked out a new church today, a church in Makati, and then after I was invited out for lunch which then lead to moving to another place for desserts and coffee.  I left my house at 10:20am and didn't come back till a bit after 4pm.  

For those of you in the Fort BGC, check out Hossein, a Middle Eastern restaurant on the second floor of Serenda.  Definitely one of my top favourite restaurants in the Philippines, as of today, mind you, but damnnnn... that lamb they served me was so delish.  The interior is absolutely stunning. It has the amazing food AND the amazing ambiance.  Most restaurants here I find have either or, not both.

In the evening I coached my Empowered BoxHIIT in the Park and then, upon dropping off all my gear at home, I then walked around High Street.

There's always something going on at High Street and tonight it was a celebration in honor of the Philippine Army celebrating their 121st birthday.  There were so many army vehicles everywhere and soldiers in uniform flooding the place.  It was awesome.  I kept my eyes peeled to the soldiers, hoping to recognize any of them that I see when I go boxing.  I think I spotted one girl.  She smiled and me an nodded.  I smiled and did the same.  

After that, I then went to Larry's where I was treated to their ultra delish onion soup.  

Returned home close to midnight.

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