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.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

One or the Other... Sunday, November 18

A massive WBC convention that was going down here in the Philippines occurred this past weekend and 9 world champion fighters came in for this massive female boxing event.  

I was supposed to go. 

I didn't go.

I had rugby in the morning and then, while leaving rugby with some of my teammates, we got discussing my dilemma.  I had been invited to the WBC event but I had also been invited to a baby's christening ceremony.  Prior to rugby practice today, I had decided to go to the world boxing event.  There were going to be some lectures, many world champion female boxers to mingle with and meet, and then there were going to be several live bouts tonight.  At the baby ceremony, there would just be one little baby as the highlight of the show.

I went to the baby christening ceremony.

I went because it was family and the couple who's baby it was is special to me.  I don't consider myself to be close with many people here really but this couple is close to me, important to me, and I already am bad at not participating in life outside of my boxing and business.  I'm missing out on a lot of life trying to make myself a life, I know that.

The ceremony was in the back room of a church out of town and then they had a beautiful dinner at this Spanish restaurant where some musicians entertained us and I dined on quite the feast of delish food.  

I had made the right decision.

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