Swiss Cheese, Cailler Chocolates & Chateau De Chillon

Remember when I told you all the good things start with the letter C? This is definitely true in Switzerland! I’ve just discovered that the best cheese and chocolate is right here in Vevey. The reason behind it? I’ll give you a hint: Happy cows.

When in Switzerland, you gotta get Cailler chocolates! You won’t find this anywhere else (I think), especially in Asia.

Finally got to visit a castle too! It was in my bucketlist.

Chateu De Chillon

I haven’t hit the gym since I went on this trip, but my little feet have had quite a “walk out”. Even with an abundance of cheese and chocolate, I make sure I eat in moderation. That’s key!

Au revoir, Vevey!

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Catching a flight to Amsterdam to meet Charles now!

Hello From Helsinki!

10AM (Update): Flight to Geneva was cancelled due to some technical difficulties. Taking a detour and catching the 4pm flight to ZĂŒrich instead. Then train to Vevey. I hope we can still make it to dinner at Les Trois Sifflets tonight. x

7AM: After an 11-hour flight from Singapore, I’ve finally arrived in Helsinki! Now waiting for a connecting flight to Geneva, which is said to take another 2 hours. Followed by an hour train ride to my final destination – Vevey, home of NestlĂ©.

Hello from Helsinki!

Gotta run now, later!

Growing With Nestle

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!

Epicurious at The Quayside
#01-02 The Quayside, Robertson Quay
Tel: 6734-7720

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, NestlĂ© 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 NestlĂ© products such as Milo, Milkmaid, Nestum and Cheerios.

To commemorate this milestone, NestlĂ© 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 NestlĂ© 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.

Back in 2009. Aly used to bring home different flavors of Kit Kat from Japan when she comes back for a visit.

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!

Breakfast on-the-go! I like to pack my cereal in ziplock bags when I’m traveling.

And now for the BIG NEWS… NestlĂ© 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 NestlĂ© 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 NestlĂ© landmarks like the Alimentarium and the Cailler chocolate factory. My heart is racing from all the excitement.

Bon voyage!

Elite Boxing Is Coming To Malaysia!

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… 😉

Thailand Vs. Asia – The Best of Malaysia (Fashion Fighter Press Conference) @ The Butter Factory KL
Don’t miss it!

4 more days to go!

Get your tickets now at ebmalaysia.com.my. For more info about the Thailand VS Asia event, visit this link: http://www.facebook.com/ebmalaysia

See ya there!