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, May 03, 2018

A Break in Routine, if Only for a Night

Went to grab my boxing gear out on my balcony and screamed... a cockroach!!! 
I hate them. Sorry, I'm not sorry. They're like the size of small animals here; they're mega-big bugs.
And if someone doesn't remove it I'll be late for boxing!!!
Discouraged but determined to keep my focus in check.
Running out of patience waiting to hear if my fight is a go or not.
I want to justify the bruised knuckles, blistered feet and sore muscles.  I want to fight.
Tonight I had a most unexpected night -- a night out!!!
And not just a night out but this -- VIP to the Bruno Mars after party.
The only picture I took with some of my friends at Bruno's after party. There were about a dozen of us, all laughing and dancing away, way past my bedtime. My feet hurt even more now and morning sparring is going to be rough but it was SO GREAT to disconnect and get out for a good time, away from training!!!

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