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, March 31, 2019

Fashion on Show... Sunday, March 28

Sitting there watching the Bench Active fashion show, I wondered to myself if my clothing line will ever have a runway show.... and whether or not I'd even want such a thing.

The more and more I build Empowered, the more and more I'm becoming uninterested in mainstream media and the mainstream population and all the superficialness and pettiness of it all.  I don't think I'm better than them, I'm just different.  I thought about this today at the fashion show because there I sat, watching two friends walk the runway in what was a really good fashion show of clothes the average person could honestly wear and yet the crowd was full of so much superficialness.  

"These people here won't wear these clothes", I thought to myself.  "Because they don't scream silly."

Honestly, I'm torn between thinking people wore such clothes to a fashion show because they want to be creatively expressive of who they are and thinking they wore it because they're wanna-bes.  Not too sure on what I believe.  

As for the clothes in the fashion show, they were very mainstream but the bathing suits were quite pretty and I was not expecting that.  The only thing I have actually bought at Bench were a pair of shorts that I split on the first day so, yeah, my first impression of Bench wasn't a good one but I think this fashion show changed my idea.  Their clothes are relatively cheap but I thought they were cheap in quality too.  Regardless, they had some super cute bathing suits and I think I might actually grab myself one of them, for sure.

The models were all fit and I was impressed by the abs on some of the ladies, wow, so it's clear that they actually do work out and watch what they eat.  But if this were my fashion show, I'd make them all female fighters sporting my clothing line -- female fighters and female coaches/trainers.  

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