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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Out to the Province for Family

Dropped Balboa off at my friend's place and off to Pampanga for family festivities.
 Pampanga is way out in the sticks.  It's pure country.
 Lots of motorcycles and tricycles.  It's an innocent place where my Filipino family started.
No, I didn't drive there on this.  Thank goodness too.  Pampanga is far from BGC.
See all these people, they're family.  But this isn't all of them.  
This is simply those who came out today.
A ride in the country meant sitting in the back of the SUV with our feet hanging out.
My girl gang.  They may be tiny and they may be young but 
they're super fierce, ultra awesome, and all family.
Attended a church service that was much talked about because of the "bowing statue".  Little did I know the bowing statue, God, would bow his head and then pop it back up.  I totally caught it on Instagram Story too and it freaked me out, not going to lie.
 In the evening we all attended the parade.  This was the second time I've experienced it.
And, just like last year, the crowd that showed up was massive.  
The streets were busting at the seems!

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