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, May 11, 2019
And Then One More... Saturday, May 11
A little one got added to my family today though I don't think "little" quite does her justice.
Rousey the Badass Butcher, a French Bulldog, joined my family and she's super cool though I'm still trying to feel her out. It was a hassle and a half trying to put her harness on so I decided just to walk her outside leash-free. Turns out she is quite obedient and walks well beside me. Only one problem though, she has this angerness towards wheels... scooters, cars, strollers... anything with a wheel and she'll growl and even go so far as to run up to it. She chased this teenager on a bike today. He stopped and let her approach it but she acted as if she was going to kick that bike's butt. It's hilarious to see but it's something that I'll have to nip in the butt.
I think originally she was an outdoor dog, so she had a couple of accidents in the house. But she picks up things pretty quickly, she's a quick learner, so I think it'll only take her a couple of days to teach her to pee outside. Another thing I'm working on teaching her is to only drink and eat from her bowls. All the dogs have their section of the kitchen where their bowls are so now she has hers.
Because of Rousey though, the addition of a new dog, they all sleep in the former maid's room. I can't have three dogs in my bed and I can't deal with Balboa spraying my bed frame because of him being extra territorial. I'll miss waking up to their adorable faces and having Cassius wake me up with his kisses, but I also need to sleep and I also need to not have to clean up after them every morning.
Tonight was my first night in my bed with out them. I thought I'd be excited about it but, honestly, it felt kind of sad.