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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Surprised a Surprise... Wednesday, March 20

My best bud was coming to the Philippines today; it was to be epic.  He is the second of two friends who came to Asia to visit me but the first of any to come specifically to the country I was in just because of me so you best believe I was going to change my plans, cancel appointments, and spend as much time as I could with him.

It's hard to be here in the Philippines, in Asia, not having any close friends like I do in Canada.

The times when I needed a good friend to lean on, the times when I wanted someone to share an achievement with, the times when I just wanted to go to coffee and disconnect from work, from everyone.  

I have Skittles here, of course, but it's not the same.  He is just as much all about work and never really off it like I am.  Together, we're running at full speed and we both struggle to disconnect from work and just relax.

I was told the other week that The Captain was coming here to surprise me but with my crazy work and training schedule being all over the place, to surprise me and anticipate spending time with me, well, it'd be next to impossible hence why Skittles had to tell me.  I crammed a lot of my PT clients into the first half of my week and stayed up super late to make sure I could free up time on the end of this week.  

I arrived at the airport to surprise my friend and as Skittle approached him, I snuck up behind The Captain, filming it on Facebook live.  It was so much fun and it made for such a cool start to his visit her in the Philippines.  

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