Days 94 & 95 – One Week TODAY!

Rising before the sun does definitely isn’t my favourite thing to do, but my body apparently doesn’t know that. I was awake by 6:30am and tried to fight the urge to get out of bed and get my day started. I was excited about a few things today.

Firstly, I wanted to finish the video I started the night before of some of my sparring sessions. I haven’t included all the sparring but it is a few bits of what I have been doing for the past little while and gives a good example of what the practice looks like.

I have been promoting my blog through a few different media outlets this week. My friend Al Coombs, who works for CJBK radio in London, Ontario, interviewed me on Thursday morning. It aired yesterday at 3:35pm Canuck time (which meant 3:35am Singapore time). Unfortunately I have missed it, but others have told me that they tuned in which is great! Al will be sending the interview to me and I will post it here when I get it. Very excited to hear it and I hope that listeners will come to my blog and see what I am doing and hopefully support the cause. I also had an article in the Times Advocate this week (and yes, my nickname back home is “Pinky” – as mentioned in the links below – and not the harder sounding “K.O” I go by in the ring!)

Pinx’s TA Article Part 1    Pinx’s TA Article Part 2


I also did another radio interview for myFM radio but it will be airing next week. I hope that all of these things will help to get the message out there to more and more people who will help to support the fundraising initiatives 🙂

Secondly, I was having a practice for my entrance. I can’t post anything about that yet but I am very excited about it

Thirdly, I wanted to get my run and shadow boxing over before it became too hot!! It’s been really, really scorching in Singapore in the past little while and I do my best to avoid exercising in the crazy heat here. However, I did (literally) run across a slithery serpent on my run that cut right across my path. I jumped in the air and stopped dead in my tracks. A man who was walking along also saw it and said it was a cobra and then started throwing sticks at it to show me how it stands up and shows it’s hood. My run was probably my best time after encountering that as I didn’t stick around long enough for him to prove himself right. *ugh*


An example of what I saw (I didn't stick around for a photo today!)

An example of what I saw (I didn’t stick around for a photo today!)


And lastly, I am heading to my friend, Shyama’s daughter’s wedding this evening. I am looking forward to hanging out with my friends and celebrating this special occasion. It’s also an Indian wedding and I got a beautiful  sari made for it!  (By the time I finished writing this blog today I already came back from the wedding! woops!)

My cousin Katelyn and I loving our new duds for the wedding!

My cousin Katelyn and I loving our new duds for the wedding!


And finally – the most important part – we have one week left to fundraise! We have wonderful friends and family who have supported us greatly throughout all of the training. If you haven’t made a donation yet – please do so this week before Fight Night 🙂 We are at $11,870USD on our online fundraising… can we hit $12,000 by the end of the weekend?

I hope so!





About K.O.

I am a middle school Drama specialist and boxing enthusiast. I love to spend time with friends and family in Singapore and Canada, travelling, watching movies and then writing about my experiences here.

Posted on April 14, 2013, in Boxing, Singapore. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You’re an amazing lady! Just wanted to let you know that we supported you with a donation of $100 on March 28 but in error I put your name as the person donating. Have been following your blog and see without a doubt you are committed to this wonderful charity. We will be cheering you on. Jan and Ivy Eriksen, Barrie, On

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