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.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Pure Joy... Friday, August 16

My favourite moment this week was opening up an envelop that had traveled here for the Lil' Sistas.  It had come from MJKO Boxing Club in Toronto, the club that I paired up with to do the Snail Mail Program with, and it was full of wonderful letters so colorfully decorated for the Lil' Sistas.  

Inside the envelop there was also a card for me, talk about a sweet surprise, and some stickers they had made with a Snail Mail logo they had designed, talk about an ultra super sweet surprise.  Today it was on my list-to-do to mail them off to the Lil' Sistas at the Center of Hope and then send the next batch of letters from my Lil' Sistas to MJKO in Canada.  But before I did that, I sat in my office looking at them, both piles of letters, and I felt so happy.

I hope the Lil' Sistas, both in the Philippines and in Canada, are as happy about these letters as I am.  And, funny thing is, I don't even know what's in the letters but they make me so happy. 

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