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, May 12, 2018

The Never Ending Day... Saturday, May 12

I left my house around 11am for Poblacion.  

I had boxing at 12 noon, a hair appointment at 3pm, and an hour walk between BGC and Poblacion.

Walk to Poblacion, 1hr.
Boxing and functional training, 2hrs.
Discussion and contacting others about tomorrow's fight, 20mins.
Shower and food, 30mins.
Hair appointment, 3hrs.
Walk back home to BGC, 1hr.

I left at 11pm and didn't reach home till about 7pm.

I had just arrived at home when I was then asked to attend a business networking event at the Coconut Club, a bar over on High Street that I've wanted to check out but haven't just yet.  One of my friends was hosting a business promo event there and I got asked to attend.  I was hesitant because my feet were killing me and I just wanted some peace and quiet but I decided to go.  

I'm so bad for getting out of the house, I know it.  I'm kind of a social vegan, it's true.  I avoid meet.  Having said that though, I know that once I arrive, I have a good time.  I am just like my dad in that sense; I'm exactly like him.  And such was the case for tonight too.  No sooner did I walk into the Coconut Club but I was approached by a girl whom I've briefly met before.  Her and her boyfriend and I got talking and next thing I knew it we were discussing me possibly personal training her.  Then, when I left that conversation I was then introduced to more people and ran into even more than I know.  I thought I'd only be there for just a peek, just enough to pop in and pop out, and yet I ended up staying for over an hour.  A trip to the Coconut Club evolved into walking down High Street, grabbing some food and then running into another friend.

In the end I ended up drinking fresh cucumber and apple juice and inhaling a chunk of deep fried watermelon.  Totally not the night I was expecting but it was good, really good.

I definitely need to get out more,... wow.

No comments: