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.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

A Touch of Canada... Sunday, September 22

I anticipate this week is going to be crazy busy so when a friend dropped by to give me a badass cool donation for the Lil' Sistas Project, I decided to cancel the rest of my day's work and enjoy some down time with him.  

The massive check presentation was not necessary but it was very cool.  I definitely appreciated him making a big deal out of it for me because it is very much a big deal to me.  I'm blessed to have the Lil' Sistas in my life and am blessed to have my Lil' Sistas Project so positively supported.

This particular friend of mine who came by Empowered today has known of my vision to create this place long before I even found this place so it was very cool to show him it.  He's an American friend who showed up sporting a Toronto Raptor's jersey and a Tim Horton's coffee in hand.  The sight of his Tim's coffee made me miss Captain Bowtie and many other of my friends in Canada, like Madi and Graeme, and of course, Dawn.  I don't really talk to them much though, my friends in Canada that is.  I find it only makes me miss them hard and then I become distracted and preoccupied with wishing I was back with them in Toronto.  The fact of the matter is though, I don't wish I was in Canada.  I just wish they were here.  Sorry I'm not sorry but I like the Philippines a hell of a lot more than Toronto, Canada.  I just wish I had friends here like I do in Toronto, friends I've known for years and who have seen me through a lot of life.

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