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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

My Lucky Charm... Thursday, March 21

Back before launching Hulk's Boxing in Korea, a friend arrived in Korea.  He was the son of a close friend of mine in Canada but he too had become a friend of mine.  He was touring Asia so in his tours he had Korea on the map and I happened to be living in Korea so he stayed at my place.  When he came to visit, he stayed at my place but at the time it was a super space one bedroom apartment so he was stuck sleeping on the floor in my family room and dealing with Pyen Chi who was an over sized puppy at the time.  

He came, he stayed, and then he left.

Shortly after he left, I moved into a massive apartment that was 11 rooms, launched my first business, Flipside Fitness, and then that evolved into the launch of Hulk's Boxing.

If he had come just a half a year later, his stay would have been so different.

He had come right before everything came together and I really flew with my plans.

When we headed out to see the three potential spaces today for Empowered Clubhouse, I was reminded of the last time a friend had come to Asia and stayed with me.  Oddly enough, that friend that had come like 8 years ago is a friend of The Captain too so that's very cool.

Maybe they're both my lucky charms.

Maybe Canada coming to visit me is the refreshing revival my mind and soul needs to kick things up a notch and take it to the next level.  Maybe Canada coming to visit me comes right when I need them the most, right before everything takes a massive turn.  But maybe it's because Canada visits that it all comes together and then blasts off.

I guess we will see.

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