Days 99 & 100 – Like Father, Like Daughter

For the past few days I have been working to get things arranged so that my parents can watch the fight *live* on Saturday night (Canadian Saturday morning). During all of this, I have ran into a few road blocks (i.e. the event venue treating the wifi password like it was the secret codes to the pentagon, while having to “test-drive” a few options of how to make this possible over 3G). I think that I have worked something out, but along with some of these things happening on my end I have also had my father on the other end of the technology trying to get this to all go through his “Smart” TV (which he is currently calling his “Dumb” TV).

To get this all working, we have been texting and skyping and using many different forms of technology to communicate with my family back home. At one point, I was on Skype and could hear and see my father perfectly, and he could see me, but he couldn’t hear me. So I was writing notes and holding them up to my screen and my father was talking to me (and also to himself when he was kind of losing it and saying some very unpleasant words at his TV). Which was completely hilarious to see his frustration unfold over the wonders of the internet.

However, last night I went to do a post on my blog and technology was NOT working in MY favour…. and then I did exactly what I watched my father do that very morning. I swore at my computer, threatened to throw it across the room and then kept muttering about it under my breath while Kelso watched me out the corner of his eye in bed beside me. It’s not so funny when it is happening to you.

And I came to the realisation – I have turned into my parents. 🙂

However, we have prevailed and now it’s up and running and all is right in the world again (well, my world at least). So this is what I wanted to post last night before my computer decided that it didn’t want to cooperate.

Shout Out to Southwestern Ontario!

Over the past few weeks, I have done 2 radio interviews that have aired on radio stations back home. I’ve gotten messages from people telling me that they heard me on the radio too which is pretty fun. Here in Singapore I would be called an “Artiste” with all the media coverage I have been getting. It is pretty fun to hear and I am so happy to get the message out there to everyone.

I am still working on how to get the clips into my FB page, but myFM radio has also posted them online through this link:

http://www.exetertoday.ca/default.asp?pid=497316&wireid=00053_Kerrian_ORourke_Boxing_1_081952

And, Kate Dubinski from the London Free Press, has also written an article about me and the upcoming fight. You can read the article here:

http://www.lfpress.com/2013/04/18/huron-county-born-teacher-taking-part-in-charity-boxing-match-in-singapore

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*sidenote* I found out that Kate’s husband is best friends with a couple who I am good friends with here in Singapore! Small world!! 🙂

All this coverage has been wonderful and I am thankful to everyone who is showing their support to this little Huron County gal tomorrow night.

I know in my heart that everyone is cheering me on and I will post the fights as soon as possible after it is all over – and post the results of whether I win or lose here as quickly as possible too. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for me in both my fundraising and my boxing. It has been a wonderful experience and many continue to do so by donating in my name at

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/IFS_WhiteCollarBoxingSGP/wcbsingapore_20april2013

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t say it enough! 🙂

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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 19, 2013, in Canada, Fundraising. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I can only say that I haven’t been so excited about something in a very long time! And the biggest winners are the Children’s Surgical Center in Cambodia. How great is that!!

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