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It’s time to get back to work!

Had an amazing holiday catching up with family & friends, I’m so thankful to have so many awesome people in my life!! But it’s time to get back to work. Found a training video and getting that fighter’s itch again! Can’t wait to get back in the ring!!
Have a Super weekend!!
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A Toast to our Heritage!

Happy Filipino-American History Month (FAHM)!  FAHM was first recognized statewide in California, 2006.   A few years later, Congress passed a resolution in November (2009) to recognize October as FAHM nationwide.   Every year, Filipino communities from coast to coast celebrate its heritage.  I’ve seen major streets of San Francisco and New York close down for the thousands in attendance for the annual FAHM parades, events, and festivities.

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But about 65 years ago, Filipinos in America were speaking of a different tone:

“I know deep down in my heart that I am an exile in America…I feel like a criminal running away from a crime I did not commit.  And this crime is that I am a Filipino in America.”  –Carlos Bulosan, America is in the Heart (1946)   Continue reading A Toast to our Heritage!

Rappler.com: Ana Julaton and her MMA journey by Nissi Icasiano

Ana Julaton and her MMA journey by Nissi Icasiano

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MANILA, Philippines – Over the past six years, women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) rose from relative obscurity to noticeable heights that many could not fathom in such a short span of time.

The once male-dominated league has been infiltrated by women equipped with equal prowess to engage in high-testosterone action, at times even with more gusto than their male counterparts.

To read more, click here:  http://www.rappler.com/sports/by-sport/other-sports/55494-ana-julaton-mma-journey

“World Champion” means making the World your Home

Enjoying the sites in MeridaBoxing is a mindset.  It’s not for everyone.  Change is inevitable and comfort must be found in ceaseless change.  Being a world champion is no exception:  you must adapt. Continue reading “World Champion” means making the World your Home

Learning culinary secrets from “Chopped” Champion Chef Steve Benjamin at L’Atelier, Las Vegas

Chef Steve BenjaminAfter training, I was invited by Chef Steve Benjamin (who just won on the Food Network’s Chopped series) to restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon‘s open kitchen at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Continue reading Learning culinary secrets from “Chopped” Champion Chef Steve Benjamin at L’Atelier, Las Vegas