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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Discovery Day... Wednesday, September 25

Made a not-so-interesting but rather sad discovery today.  Someone that is important to me here in the Philippines can't read.  I'm 99% sure of it.  The discovery came about when he asked me to help him download Angkas on his phone and then figure out how much it'd cost him to travel from work to home, etc.  He told me his home location, the city, and then I asked for a more detailed location.  He then started to list of the various places around his house but none of them were the ones that were popping up as I scrolled down the list.  I pinned his work and then pinned his home, when I put two and two together.  This explains a lot.  This explains when I text message him he never responds and why he declined the various business opportunities I set up for him to private train some guys I know that want to be coached.  

He cannot read.

To be almost 30 and to have gone through that much life without knowing what so many of us take for granted, wow.  I don't know how he's done it but I have to give respect for adapting and figuring out how to do things without this basic skill.  

Honestly, I felt really sad when I made the realization.  

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