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.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

A Homey Birthday, Perfect... Tuesday, August 6

I wanted nothing more than to just at home with my little family of five but I did venture out.  I went and got my hair dyed.  My usual hair stylist enjoyed the day off but with today being my only free day, I had no choice but to get someone else from his shop to do it.  Sorry Zaldie... can I milk "but it's my birthday" card here?!  

My birthday dinner request wasn't to go out to any fancy restaurant but instead was to have a home cooked meal.  Pasta, I wanted pasta and lots and lots of meaty tomato sauce and that's exactly what I got.  

...and then I got caramel cheesecake and hot chocolate.  That was a pure perk.

Originally I had asked for a home cook meal, pasta, and a rooftop picnic on the fourth floor of my clubhouse but the picnic didn't happen.  The lights haven't been fixed yet and finding candles at the stores nearby turned out to be a no-go.  But despite the lack of picnic, it was a beautiful birthday, thanks for asking.

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