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, September 14, 2019

Finally Back to Fighting... Saturday, September 14

Yesterday the first sample of my Premium I Am glove arrived so today I took them to Team Insider to "test out".  I was simply "product testing" them, if anyone asks.  Yes, I was product testing them on Coach Marcelo's head, and face, and body... that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I arrived at the club super hyper and ultra pumped about being back in the ring sparring. 

I feel like every time I return to sparring something else happens or something comes up, like an injury or something with my business, for example, that means I can't spar again for a bit.  Most recently it was my rugby injury and then Coach Marcelo was off work because his girlfriend had a baby.  Both legit reasons why we couldn't spar, for sure, but none the less it didn't make it any less annoying or frustrating that I couldn't spar.

Sparring day today.  Four rounds.  Couldn't go too crazy.  I still haven't been reimbursed from my insurance company for covering the hospital bill for my stitches so I couldn't exactly afford to split them.  And wow, talk about added pressure -- the fear of splitting open my stitches to really motivate me to move my head more during sparring.

No pressure... oh gosh no.  (Said it the most sarcastic voice here!)

Usually I don't go to the boxing club on Saturday but today I made an exception.  I needed to test out my new gloves.  And what awesome new gloves they are.  Best decision ever for my Slay line to take on China and Hong Kong.  Very pleased with that!!!

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