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 31, 2018

Getting Paid in Full... Thursday, May 31

I literally work for peanuts... 

What do athletes need?!  Food, a place to train, and lots of training gear.  So it should really no surprise that I get paid in food, I'm not joking, and today was a prime example of just how true my statement really is.

I worked as a Korean translator today for two local hair shops. 
My pay, strawberry smoothies for three of us.

I am the middle man... woman... between The Refined and the street's best roasted peanut kid.  
My pay, they gave me free coffee and peanuts, how ironic.

Wore a company's branded shirt, modelled it at the boxing club and then tagged them in my post.
My pay, Turkish swarma.

Okay, so I got more than Turkish swarma for the last "job".  I got sponsored by them actually.  It's pretty sweet too, I'm not going to lie.  I'm now officially sponsored by Diamond Sneaks.  As for my other "paychecks", am hoping to add a full body massage to that.

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