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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Google Him... Saturday, April 13

"Later, when your friends ask you how your fight went", I told him, "tell them to Google you!"

History was made today in an octagon cage made for MMA fights but set up for tonight's boxing bouts.  Manny Pacquiao's eldest son, Jimuel, stepped into the ring for his first amateur bout against a fighter from my boxing club, Team Insider.  

"It's a win-win situation for you", I told his opponent, Miguel.

And it was.  It definitely was a win-win situation.  He had nothing to lose.  If he lost, he'd still always be the first opponent of Pac's son.  If he won, he'd be the fighter who beat Pac's son.  He had nothing to lose, everything to gain, but the pressure on Pac's son was next level.  Not only is his father like the God of boxing here in not only the boxing community but also in the country.  He's a world-wide known, world champion, and here is his eldest son venturing into his territory as an inexperienced fighter.  Those are some big shoes to fill and a massive shadow lurking over his shoulder, casting some negative vibes and pressure on him.  Wow.  I wouldn't have wanted to be in his shoes.

But he won.  Congrats.

He won the fight, my teammate won some stardom and helped make a piece of history.

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