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.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Feeling Blessed... Monday, June 4

Off to Makati for a morning meeting at the Gaming and Amusement Board with the boxing officials and the promotor for the upcoming fight.  I arrived on time, a bit early actually, and was escorted right in to discuss things with the boxing officials.

Today's meeting -- switching my Korean boxing license to a Philippine license and medicals needed for my upcoming fight.

With the fight about 3 weeks away, time is super tight.

The meeting went well, very well actually, and they really did all they could to help me. 

Now, for my boxing license switch over, I have to get a copy of my passport notorized and then apply for a temporary work visa at immigration.  And for the fight, I need to get a drug test, Hepa-B, chest x-ray, ECG, and a CT Scan of my head.  I already have a doctor I can go to that can help me out with all that, so I'm good for that.

After my meeting, I had to rush to Team Insider for my first official pre-fight weigh-in.

Dare I tell you just how much weight I have to lose for this fight... oh gosh.

Weighed in and then off to a business meeting. 

Today I may have met one of the most supportive and encouraging entrepreneurs in the Philippines.  He owns a hostal in Poblacion and met with me to talk about a collaboration between his business and my business -- LoKal Hostal and Empowered Clubhouse.  What I initially came to talk to him about and what I left having talked to him was well beyond what I expected but it was so very encouraging.  Come July, I'll be launching a BoxHIIT Sweat Sesh weekly class on his rooftop patio.  I'm totally stocked about that.

Meeting then boxing.

Boxing, then working on Empowered.

Working on Empowered and then weight training in my condo gym.

And, as if I hadn't totally packed enough into the day, after weights I then went and hung out on High Street for a bit before coming home and totally crashing.  It had been a packed day but a blessed day... wow!

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