Nike Better World

I’ve always loved the advertising for NIKE. They come up the most inspiring and motivational writing for their ad campaigns. Check out the new site for Nike Better World.

This was taken from the video:

Don’t tell us what we can’t do.
Don’t tell us not to dream.
Big fat hairy hairy audacious dreams.
Like making the world better through sport.

Sport is our passion.
Sport reduces disease, lowers crime, rallies communities and denies prejudice.
Sport laughs in the face of racism and flicks a towel on sexism’s butt.
Hell, it’s even been known to stop wars.

That’s a pretty impressive resume.

Sport, you’re hired.

We won’t rest until everyone on this planet has access to it.
We will make the best gear to propel humanity forward,
without wrecking our global playground in the process.

We will do good with a vengeance.
We’re going to be so environmentally friendly it will make you puke.

Think performance and sustainability
hitting off so well they have each other’s names tattooed across their chest.

And to all the cynics, we’re going to make the world better for you anyway.

Because like sport, we don’t discriminate.

We’ve made the world better
but we still want a better world.

-Nike Better World

“One shoe does good, the other shoe kicks ass.”

Food For The Sick… Chicken Congee Recipe

I still needed my protein kick after the ginger mushroom soup yesterday so I decided to make chicken congee for dinner. My friend actually got Charles & I a rice cooker so I figured I might as well use it 😛

You’ll need:

2 cups of rice + 7 cups of water
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning powder (I used ikan bilis/anchovy seasoning powder instead)
1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger
1 cup of minced chicken
3 tablespoons of shallots
1 or ½ a cup of brocolli (optional)
Spring onion (optional)

1. Rinse the rice and add 7 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning powder and leave to cook in the rice cooker for about 5 minutes.

2. After 5 minutes, add the thinly sliced ginger and minced chicken.

3. Let it cook! My rice cooker also doubles as a steamer so I made steamed broccoli.

4. After 13-15 minutes, check on the congee and stir the contents to check its consistency. If it’s too thick, add more water. If you added too much water, leave it to cook for a while more. Add some shallots for some fragrance!

You can serve it plain like so…

Or with extra shallots for added crunch and sprinkle some white pepper and soy sauce on top!

Best served hot! I instantly felt a whole lot better after this meal…

Easy. Good luck!

NYE Celebration @ Fullerton Bay Hotel + Birthday @ Filter Club

Last year, Rachel invited me to celebrate NYE at Fullerton Hotel and that was fun but this year, Tiffany got a suite at the Fullerton Bay Hotel so we got to watch an amazing view of the fireworks from the balcony! It was so much more spectacular as we were closer to the bay and the fireworks.

I invited Helen to spend the New Years weekend with me so she won’t be bored in KL. I’m pretty sure NYE in Singapore is  bigger than in KL. Counting down in a club is just won’t do!

Oh yes, if you’re interested in doing pilates, Song (far right) teaches at Pilates Flow. Check it out! I have yet to try pilates…

I wasn’t kidding about being sick. Both Helen and I. We even tried the whisky and warm water ‘trick’ but it didn’t really help much (the next morning we were still coughing in bed like an old couple). Although, we did forget that we even had a cough when we were partying that night because we were too busy having fun.

Watching fireworks by the bay… Amazing!

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We went to Filter the next night for Langan’s birthday. Nice shirt, by the way! It said “I like girls that like girls“.

Helen wasn’t the only one from KL who came to Singapore to party… So did Henry and Hansen! Total riot.

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Liv was also visiting Singapore that weekend for NYE. If she looks familiar to you, you may have seen her on my previous post about a dress I wore from Joanne Kitten (available on YesStyle). She’s been a model for that brand for 4 years now. She’s also modeled for one of my favorite brands – a Japanese version of Victoria’s Secret called Ravijour.

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you had a fun & memorable time too.