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 11, 2018

Unexpected Surprise... Monday, June 11

Happy second month anniversary for Team Insider and me... yeahhhhh!!!

Nothing says happy anniversary and perhaps kicks off the week quite like a would-have-been, could-have-been, and should-have-been opponent text messaging me first thing in the morning.  It started off as a short and sweet text via Facebook, telling me hi and saying good morning.  I was thrown off by who had sent it -- it was the opponent whom had canceled our May 13th fight; the Filipino fighter who is fourth in the world.  I responded with a simple hi and then she messaged me again, asking me how my training was and sending me a friend request.  I really didn't know what to make of it all, to tell you the truth.  I've had some of my previous opponents add me on social media after our fights but I've never been added by an opponent who has canceled a fight on me.  

I accepted the friend request.

In her following texts, she was sweet in saying she admired my determination and commented about how hard it is to get a fight here in the Philippines.  She's not training as much as she wants, only 2-3 times a week, because of her schedule at a local vegetable market.  

I felt her sincereness in her last text so my craving to give in and ask why she cancelled our fight got stamped out.  She's honestly trying to be a friend to me or at least friendly so I respect and appreciate that.  Don't get me wrong, maybe one day I will ask her about it... just not right now.

Today was full of surprises actually.  

Today's surprises:
-- text message from Filipina fighter I was suppose to fight
-- free sparring
-- met a WBO world champion boxer
-- two new pairs of socks for boxing
-- lunch out
-- new sweater for Empowered was purchased
-- got help designing new Empowered sweater

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

who was she?