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, 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.

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… 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.

Bon voyage!

Can You Relate To This?

You sit in your towel after a shower because you’re too lazy to get dressed. You and your best friend can say one word, and crack up. You hate when one string of your hoodie is longer than the other. You hate it when people think you like someone when you clearly don’t. You hate it when your favorite song comes on, as you pull into the driveway. You feel like if you turn on the lights, you will be safe from anything. You push those little buttons on the lids of fast-food drinks. You laugh until people get hurt, then stop when you realize it’s serious. You hate it when parents get serious about something funny you tell them. You hate when you tell a guy to shut up and they copy you in a higher voice. You pretend to sleep when your parents come in. You text the person next to you things that you can’t say out loud. You hate when people in front of you walk really slow and you can’t get past them. You’re always tired no matter how much sleep you get. You stop the microwave before it hits 00:00 to avoid hearing the beeps. You use the “sup” head nod. You just did the nod after you read it. You hate when you are mad at someone and they make you laugh. You check the fridge every now & then to see if food magically appeared.

Getting Back On The Wagon

Run through fat days.
Run despite whoever loves you or doesn’t.
Run through regret and guilt.
Run through frustrations.
Run through loneliness.
Run through those blissful days.
Run despite your dysfunctional family.
Run through people drifting in and out of your life.
Run through your own fits of self doubt…

…because we are no longer those girls who thought constantly of their struggle to “disappear”.

I choose to be healthy, to grow stronger, to be as alive as I possibly can.

Who’s with me?

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Building up my stamina again after a few weeks of slacking. I had just been getting bored and lazy… I guess we all go through this phrase every once in a while. But I’m definitely slowly getting back on the wagon.

Whenever I feel lazy or tired, I remind myself that “The more energy you use, the more you’ll get back” and a good workout should leave you feeling more energized and alert, if not after, the next day!

Last Friday – TRX Advanced
Last Saturday – Rest
Last Sunday – Muay Thai
MondayGym (Shoulders + Triceps)
Tuesday – Badminton
Wednesday – Cardio (Run + Cycle)
Thursday Gym (Back + Biceps)
Friday – TRX Extreme
SaturdayGym (Legs)
Sunday – Muay Thai

So besides eating healthily, what have you been doing for exercise?