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, December 07, 2018

It's On... Friday, December 7

Earlier on today I received some most unexpected news.  I was picked to play in tomorrow's rugby game against Singapore!!! I was informed in the morning but with my fight being an iffy, I had to hold back and decide if I wanted to play rugby tomorrow or continue training for this could-be fight and spar tomorrow.  

Around 8pm I made my decision.  I decided I wasn't going to play rugby tomorrow.  When I made the decision, my fight wasn't a for sure go but I couldn't afford to play rugby, possibly injure myself and then get word my fight was on.

As of 8:54pm, my fight is an official go... fight weight 107lbs, not 108lbs. Now to make sure GAB Makati can secure my Philippine boxing license in time.

I was relieved to get word from the promoter that it was on and that I had made the right decision to not play rugby tomorrow but I was also filled with much anxiety.  I still have a lot of weight to lose and 1 week of solid focus isn't much prep time to get everything ready.  It's not just getting in my training at the club and cutting, it's also figuring out where I'm going to get custom shorts made, getting a new mouth guard made, and of course getting all my medical tests done and Philippine license and legalities for it complete.  A week is hardly any time.  It's but a blimp.

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