Thursday, July 30, 2015

[GEWR 2015] Welcome session of #RuntoLiveGreat

This year, Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR) 2015 celebrates 10 years of empowering women to live healthy and great through running, and at the same time, to commemorate SG50.

Thanks for the invite! This year, I was not part of the #RuntoLiveGreat programme, but I will still participate in the Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR), which will be taking place on the 1st November of 2015 at The Float@Marina Bay.

I attended the welcome session of #RuntoLiveGreat together with the selected 80 pairs of participants which was held at The Luxe Museum.

During the welcome session, we had the chance to meet up with the #RunToLiveGreat influencers, Cheryl Miles and Kelly Latimer and the most inspiring pair from last year’s edition - Zann Soh and her mom, Teo Yok Wan. The female pacer Ranjini Mei Hua was also there. They shared their personal experiences and tips to encourage the participants on how to kick start their fitness journey.

Owing to the roaring success of last year’s inaugural #RuntoLiveGreat programme, it was launched again to encourage non-runners to take that first step towards healthier and better living. The programme is part of the Great Eastern Women’s Run 2015.

This year, the starter kit was better as compared to last year. Oh well, I suppose it conforms what GEWR is trying to put across, whereby this year is a 10th Anniversary and the run is getting bigger and better.

The 80 selected pairs received a wireless wristband, the 'Track Activity' by fitbit flex, an Adidas Workout Tee and lastly, a pair of running shoes from Adidas! (envy max lol!!!).

For the very first time, GEWR features a 100-metres Princess Dash category for girls aged between 3 to 9 years old, and they will be rewarded with a special tiara for completing the run.

To celebrate the special milestone, there is a donation campaign, ‘Don A Tutu For A Cause’, and the tutus come in a myriad of hues and colours – pink, blue, yellow and purple. For just a minimum donation of SGD5, participants will be provided with a tutu which they are encourage to don on race day in support of charity. 

GEWR 2015 is raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Chest (for children with special needs) and SingHealth Duke-NUS OBGYN Academic Clinical Program, a programme to fund research to improve clinical and health care for women and their babies. 

Do show your support for the fund raising, and run for a good cause!

The best 10 most creatively-embellished tutus will win a limited edition Great Eastern SG50 commemorative ez-link card with a stored value of SGD200.

A new highlight for GEWR 2015 is the limited edition Great Eastern Women’s Run Adidas memento tee which participants will be given upon completion of their race. 

Registration for the Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR) 2015 is now open till the 30th of September 2015, and Early Bird rates will end on the 31st July 2015. Apart from the newly added kiddo race, 100 metres Princess Dash, the run still maintaining the 3 race distances - 5KM, 10KM and 21.1KM.

Participants can sign up via the website at

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

[Anniversary] Fresh ‘Maskerade’ Party at Yarwood Avenue

Thanks Tracy for asking me along to attend the Fresh ‘Maskerade’ Party at the very green (full of fauna and trees!) and luxurious private residences at Yarwood Avenue (along Bukit Timah Road).

The private pool and its surroundings made me feel like I am on a getaway holiday in a villa.
This party was to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Fresh's signature Rose Face Mask. The whole area was decorated with pink roses, even on the welcome drink.
Nice masquerade masks were given to us upon arrival in order to get our moods for the ‘maskerade’ party started!
We started off our event with a mocktail making session, which was conducted in the kitchen. The session was taught by the good people from 'Mixes from Mars' and we learnt to make various mocktails by using common ingredients that can be found in 'Fresh's line of products.
Our first mocktail was Brown Sugar Citrus with Strawberries, and it tasted good and refreshing.  
The second mocktail, Golden Honey Elixir looked like a jug of milk! 'LOL!'. This drink contained Vanilla, Honey and fresh Milk. Lastly, this concoction was filled up with ice and biscuit sticks were added prior to serving!
The Blacktea fruitti Di Bosco was a pretty classy mocktail which was made up of blackberries, elderflowers and calamansi. We decorated our drinks with the given ingredients, and I hope it looked presentable.

The last mocktail by us was Rose Queen of Isparta and it tasted pretty good!

After the mocktails-making session, we moved on to our next session, a mini facial.  

Before I applied the Rose Face Mask on my face, I tried applying it on my hand first. I love the cooling sensation of the mask which has a distinctive rose scent.

After application, I felt my complexion was instantly brightened and my skin felt suppler! 

We received a fresh pink rose from Fresh Team! Thanks Fresh and Mixes from Mars for the fun-filled afternoon party.

Monday, July 27, 2015

[launch party] Dance Singapore Dance on ZEE TV

Dance Singapore Dance is a localised version of the popular Dance India Dance series which made its debut in 2009. Winners from past editions of the competition have catapulted to fame with many of them gaining film experience and sponsorships after the show.
Dance Singapore Dance premiered on ZEE TV, on Saturday, 18th July 2015. After three gruelling months of training, the 12 finalists are competing among one another for the grand prize of SGD10,000 and to be crowned Dance Singapore Dance’s first winner.

An overwhelming 200 local dancers from all walks of life took part in the auditions held earlier this year. The final 12 who made it through the audition are aged between 16 to 35 years old, and represent different dance styles which range from contemporary styles, to Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and ballroom dancing!
The first two episodes of the season featured over 60 dancers from the auditions, while the remaining ten episodes will have themed challenges in an elimination round format leading up to the grand finale. With the show’s exciting format, audiences can expect dramatic twists and turns, especially during the elimination episodes.
ZEE TV is delighted to present the rising dance stars as well as to give them the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents on screen. Dance Singapore Dance will inspire these rising stars to pursue their passions, to dream big, and to aim and try to achieve even greater things after this competition.
Joanne and I attended the launch of Dance Singapore Dance which was held at The Colonial @ Scotts.
We were in for a treat at the event as we got to sneak peek the performance by the finalists.

I was glad to be part of the launch of the inaugural Dance Singapore Dance, a reality dance competition and a spin-off of India’s largest dance-based show.
We took a photo with one of the judges from Dance Singapore Dance, Zaini Mohammed Tahir

Thanks ZEE TV for the canapés & beverages and of course the invite to the launch party.  

 Dance Singapore Dance premieres every Saturday at 8pm on ZEE TV APAC (StarHub TV Ch125 and SingTel MIO TV Ch646). The grand finale is on Saturday, 26th September on ZEE TV.