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.

Friday, November 09, 2018

A Fabulous Filipino Friday

I try not to post pictures of the Philippines that many who have never been here often think of because I don't want to feed their misconception of the very country that I've come to love.  There are such places here though, places were it's super rough and I see them on the daily.  Like this place.  I don't know if you can see but if you look at the right corner, there's a family amongst this trash, sitting at a table, eating lunch.
 There is poverty here but there's also a lot of happy people and a lot of life.
I for one am a huge fan of the street sellers and the jeepneys.  I like the little community I walk through to go to boxing and today I went a different route and saw a different community.
Finally arrived at boxing and was greeted by Coach Marcelo stepping into the ring for sparring. 
I've seen Coach Marcelo spar before but I'm never there when he's hitting the bag.  
Today I watched him spar, do padwork, and then hit the bag.... wow, impressive!!! 
AND THEN... he trained me and made me do abs with him.  100 ab roll-outs, woozers!!!
Proud of this guy.  Proud to call him my coach.  He's a beast!

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