Rise and dine. My favorite meal of the day - breakfast. Oatmeal pancakes, waffle sandwiches, cereal mixed with fresh fruits, scrambled eggs and toast... Mmm. I like a big breakfast. On weekends however, I prefer something light (starting with a protein shake and, or a muesli bar) because instead of a big breakfast, my weekend treat is BRUNCH.
Epicurious @ Robertson Quay always hit the spot. Charles and I used to eat here almost every weekend when we lived in Singapore. Their delicious eggs benedict is the top reason why we sometimes force ourselves out of bed earlier during the weekend. You snooze, you lose! After much anticipation, I finally went there again for lunch over the F1 weekend a couple of weeks back. How I've missed it!
I was delighted when the waiter asked if I wanted only egg whites for my scrambled eggs. He must've noticed my workout gear and immediately assessed - seeing I'm the kind 'fitness freak' who would ditch the yolk to cut calories. Now I wouldn't call myself a fitness freak, but he was right. Just egg whites for my scrambled eggs, please!
I love how the food is served in classic retro porcelain plates. Reminds me of the good ol' days growing up in Singapore...
Before I learned to dunk Oreo cookies in milk, I was dipping biscuits in hot Milo. I love oats now, but I grew up with Nestum. Good mornings start with hard-boiled eggs on toast, sprinkled with white pepper and some soya sauce. Chili sauce is always preferred. (Charles says that's probably one of the things that makes me uniquely Singaporean, because Asian Americans like him favor ketchup.)
Ahh, those nostalgic days. How I treasure those memories of Singapore.
Check this out - The Nostalgia Talking Parrot, Ah Hock, says what you love about the good old days speaks a lot about your character now. Think this could be true? Go back in time and take this personality test to find out!
I must say, he was quite precise about me!
My dad actually called me out once for treating our home like a hotel because I'm always traveling. Ah Hock is a wise parrot!
This year, Nestlé celebrates its 100th year in Singapore. What a successful journey it's been for the brand! I'm happy to have shared many nourishing years with Nestlé products such as Milo, Milkmaid, Nestum and Cheerios.
To commemorate this milestone, Nestlé is giving back by fulfilling the wishes of 100 lucky people this year. If you have a wish that fits the "Good Food, Good Life" theme, share it with Nestlé and it may just come true!
What will you wish for?
Coincidentally, like Kenny Choo, who wished for a Milo van at his wedding, my sister is getting married in December and my simple wish for her is to have a Kit Kat wedding cake. She is a huge Kit Kat fan! Now if it were up to me, I'd choose green tea flavor. Aly claims she's tried more than 20 different flavors (there's gotta be at least 100 different flavors out there!) but her favorite is still the classic.
Admittedly, I like chocolates too. Occasionally. Especially dark chocolate! Speaking of chocolate, have you seen the new Milo 3-in-1 with 'Less Sugar'? Kudos to Milo for making an effort to promote a healthier option!
And now for the BIG NEWS... Nestlé is fulfilling one of my wishes. I can soon check off "Travel to Europe" from my bucketlist because I'm flying to Switzerland tonight to visit the home of Nestlé in Vevey! I've always wanted to travel to Europe and what better place to start than Switzerland. I'm so grateful to be given this opportunity to visit interesting Nestlé landmarks like the Alimentarium and the Cailler chocolate factory. My heart is racing from all the excitement.
Calling all iron fists and Muay Thai fans, Elite Boxing has finally made it to Malaysia! After successfully bringing in high profile Muay Thai events (Thailand vs Challenger Series) to Dubai, Thailand, Russia and Germany in the last 3 years, Elite Boxing has chosen MALAYSIA for the country's BIGGEST Muay Thai event yet.
I'm thrilled to share that I will be co-hosting 'Thailand Vs. Asia - The Best of Malaysia' with Elite Boxing's brand ambassador and local actress, Diana Danielle. The red carpet event will be held next Tuesday, 9 October 2012, at Sunway Pyramid Convention Center starting at 7pm.
We just held a press conference at Butter Factory last week where we announced that local fashion designer, Amir Luqman, will be designing batik style dresses for the event. So it's not just about watching who gets beat down and who will triumph, there will also be live red carpet interviews and a fashion show! An official after-party is in order after the match at Butter Factory KL and I hear we're even gonna have an 'Elite Boxing Ring Girl' Contest...
4 more days to go!
See ya there!
Congrats to the contest winners & subscribers of TASTE e-magazine! They have each won themselves a Maxitone Sculptress set which includes a mini shaker, protein powder, meal replacement/ protein bar and Sculptress tablets worth $115!
To win the contest all they had to do was susbcribe to TASTE e-magazine and answer a very simple question:
What is one dish that Fay recommends and why?
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I'm blessed! I've always been an adidas girl for as long as I've done sports so I was thrilled to hear that they wanted me to be a part of their new women's campaign. In line with their new Spring/Summer 2012 Sport & Style collection, the campaign is inspired by next generation athletes who embody the adidas brand anthem ‘adidas is all in’. Now I don't know about you, but when I put on my adidas, I feel like I'm ready to take on any challenge! That's exactly what this campaign is about - it's for women who dare.
So a few weeks ago, I did a video shoot with adidas. The video was released 2 weeks later at the media event held at Teeq & Rootz in Kuala Lumpur. Here it is...
Absolutely LOVED the campaign photos too!
Some outtakes from the shoot...
The media event was hosted by Hansen Lee and the show kicked off with this group of fitness instructors who definitely HAD THE MOVES!
Thank you for all the support and the love on my blog. I never expected that it would take me this far and I'm so grateful to YOU, my readers! YOU keep me going and this blog rolling. I'm pleased to share that I'm currently taking a personal training course with ACE Fitness (about time!) as I realized that THIS is what I really want to get into. So here's to another chapter in my fitness journey... Carpe diem!
Photographed by David Yeow.
hat tip: (adidas and YesStyle.com for the shoes)
Do continue to learn, comment, share your knowledge and live fit, my Lovers.
As mentioned in my previous post, rock-climbing is one the most calorie-consuming workouts out there that builds up strength and agility. It’s a very popular sport amongst students who take it up as an extra-curricular actitivy in school and some even started training at the age of 14!
The event was organized by newcomers into the sporting events scene, ZENERGY Sports, who aim to bring non-mainstream sports to the fore through fun, exciting and unique events such as Boulder Craze.
(Read more about Climbing Holds.)
Winning the Men’s category was 29 year-old Malaysian climber, Hafzanizam Bukhary. With ten years of climbing experience under his belt, he gained massive support from the crowd that night as he navigated the paths that other contestants found impossible.
The Women’s category was won by 23-year-old Singaporean Xu Liting, who started climbing at the age of 14 but only began training hard at the sport since 2009. She has won a number of climbing events in the last two years, including emerging as the Lead Climbing champion in the Putrajaya Challenge Park Extreme Games in December 2010 and taking 1st place in Bouldering during Climb On 2010 in Singapore.
Congratulations to the both of them!
To get updates on upcoming sports events like this, check out the ZENERGY Facebook page and hit 'Like' to get the latest news in your feed.
I would love to hear from you. Feel free to suggest others!
A challenging, all-over body workout demanding coordination, endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance, rock climbing is one of the most calorie-consuming fitness exercises out there.
8 Exercises That Burn the Most Calories
1. Cycling - between 850 - 570 calories burned per hour
2. Running - about 850 calories burned per hour (8-minute mile)
3. Jumping Rope - between 680 - 815 calories burned per hour
4. Boxing - between 615 - 815 calories burned per hour
5. Rowing - between 580 - 650 calories burned per hour
6. Swimming - between 545 - 680 calories burned per hour
7. Rock Climbing - between 540 - 750 calories burned per hour
8. Rugby - between 681 - 715 calories burned per hour
Rock climbing is a great exercise because it targets muscles in the arms, chest, back, and even the legs. This makes it a great exercise for people who don't have a whole lot of time. They can get a total body exercise in with only one type of workout!
I finally got the chance to try it out myself recently! Took up a 4-hour beginner's class where I learned all the necessary safety skills for indoor rock climbing.
Speaking of rock climbing, the first climbing showcase event in Malaysia will take place during the ZENERGY BOULDER Craze 2011. It will be held this Saturday, 24th September 2011, at theCURVE Shopping Mall at Mutiara Damansara between 11am to 11pm.
The main event features 24 (12 Men & 12 Women) of the best climbing athletes in the region perform a climbing showcase. Participants include athletes from Singapore, Thailand, Phillipines, Hong Kong & Malaysia. Other event highlights include a fashion walk event, a Capoeira demonstration by Bantus Capoeira Malaysia plus an Acro-Yoga demonstration by Inspired Yoga Studio.
For more info, check out the ZENERGY Boulder Craze 2011 event page on Facebook. Worth checking out if you're thinking about trying out rock climbing or if you already are a climber! See you there!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!
NewMan did a feature on 3 of KL's New It Girls and I am of them! Definitely a huge compliment to be called an 'It' girl and this is by far the most stylish and sophisticated shoot I've done to date.
Thank you NewMan, thank you Malaysia.