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 24, 2018

Liberation... Thursday, May 24

I'm at a lost for words with how happy I am in this picture. It had come after months of waiting and anticipating, numerous texts and countless frustrating moments. But it has finally happened.

It took four solid months to make this happen.

Today I received legal permission from the Korean boxing commission to change my Korean boxing license to that of a Philippines license. My updated yearly Korean license arrived with it but it'll be my last from Korea. The next time I step in the ring I'll be stepping in as a fighter from the Philippines. The Philippines is my new home country, the country that I have fallen in love with and the country that has so graciously and openly accepted me, so I'm so very proud and overly happy to announce this end with Korea.

This letter, it's like the equivalency of a divorce from Korea to me... it's amazing, it's liberating.

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