Tuesday, February 28, 2017

[launch event] CR7 Drive by Herbalife

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has officially launched its new sports drink, CR7 Drive in Singapore! The CR7 Drive is beneficial for all types of exercises, including running and sea sports.

The CR7 Drive was developed in collaboration with global football star Cristiano Ronaldo as part of the Herbalife24 sports nutrition range. CR7 Drive was created to optimize sports performance and address the specific nutritional needs of fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes. Cristiano Ronaldo is an outstanding footballer who places great value on the benefits of good nutrition.

I attended the launch of the CR7 Drive Sports Drink, where I learnt about the benefits of the sports drink and even got the chance to taste it too. Thanks to IN.FOM and Herbalife Singapore for their invitation!

CR7 Drive is a good sports nutrition drink for fitness enthusiasts, to keep them hydrated and in good shape during workouts at all times! CR7 Drive also delivers essential hydration and energy in preparation for intense physical activities. With only 51 calories per scoop, CR7 Drive is formulated to deliver optimal hydration when the body needs it most. It also contains vitamin B12, the essential vitamin required to support metabolism, as well as a good mix of carbohydrates to provide the energy required for peak sporting performances.
CR7 Drive is a contemporary sports drink which contains no artificial Flavours or sweeteners. It comes in a tub containing 60 servings/scoops. I make my own sports drink for my runs now by mixing 1 scoop of CR7 Drive with 250ml of water, and it is great for consumption! 
Each scoop contains only 51 calories, 320mg of electrolytes to replenish the body and Vitamin B12 to support metabolism. I love the light taste of this drink, it does not taste bland but is mildly sweet. Most importantly, it gives me energy before my runs, and quenches my thirst after my runs!
During the launch, there was a special segment, Boot-camp Workout to let us experience CR7 Drive through a cardio-intensive exercise, but I wasn't able to make it on time due to work commitments. Luckily, I still managed to catch a slight peek at the session when I arrived the premises. Perhaps next time! 

The launch ended with a 3-course dinner hosted by Happy Pancakes, and among all, I love the mushroom soup best! 

If you're interested to try Herbalife's CR7 Drive, you can purchase it for SGD67.89 per tub (60 servings) on Herbalife's Website or through other independent Herbalife members. www.herbalife.com.sg

Monday, February 27, 2017

Safari Zoo Run 2017

The Safari Zoo Run (SZR) is dedicated to the memory of Ah Meng, the zoo's iconic Orangutan who died of old age in February 2008. This year's SZR is in support of wildlife conservation and in the hopes of garnering more funding support for the stated endangered species.

Protecting the wildlife is our mission ; Run for the wildlife!

I've heard about this fun run a few years back, and this year, I was so happy to be given a chance to join in the fun. Both Baby and I opted for the 5.5KM Family Fun Run.

Upon receiving the email from the organisation to pick up the race pack at Marina Square, Baby and I made our way there on Saturday to do our collection. The race pack collection on Saturday was pretty smooth and there were many parents signing up together with their children, as this is a good start to relay a message to kids on the importance of regular exercising and to stay healthy always. 

Last week, I woke up early in the morning to participate in the annual Safari Zoo Run 2017 at the Singapore Mandai Zoo.

I was in Team Chawang while Baby was with Team AhMeng! 

Unlike other previous runs, I got a whole new experience at the Safari Zoo Run, as I ran in the compounds of the Singapore Zoo itself! I immersed myself in these special moments with the animals as I slowed down my pace or paused to take photos of them! 

Participants of the Safari Zoo Run were entitled to a complimentary access to both the Singapore Zoo and the River Safari. 

I absolutely love the finisher medal, and I am glad to add this to my race medal collection. Apart from the medal, this event also offered family bonding and quality time spent together! 

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to HiVelocity Events for having me in the race. If you missed the chance to participate in the Safari Zoo Run this year, fret not, as there's always next year. Do ensure that you take the chance to explore the Zoo and the River Safari with your family and loved ones. 


Here are some tips on how to enjoy your Safari Zoo Run, and I hope they will help you to prepare for the Safari Zoo Run 2018!

Go early if you are driving as parking is limited! 

Do bring along some snacks and drinking water with you although eateries and convenient stores are available at the premises.

Do bring along your smartphones (if cameras are too bulky) to capture some special moments with the animals during the run.

Lastly, use your running bib to enter the Zoo and River Safari for free during the race day. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

[Osaka Holiday] Pokémon Center Osaka + Hello Kitty Café

I'm back from my 9D8N vacation to Osaka + other cities within Kansai Regions, and I can't wait to share on my travel experiences with you guys! It was my pre-birthday trip with my lovely Baby.
Before I blog about my entire Kansai region experience, I want to share with you on my visit to the Pokémon Centre Osaka and the Pop-up Hello Kitty Café being held at The Guest Café & Diner Osaka!
Baby brought me to the Pokémon Centre Osaka which is located on the 13th floor of Daimaru, Umeda Department Store, next to Osaka JR Station. It was one of a kind experience and if you are a Pokémon fan, it is definitely worth a visit!

Pokémon Centre was one of the must visit places on my itinerary, as I am a huge Pokémon Fan and avid Pokémon GO Player! Inside the premises, they offered a wide selection of plush toys, foodstuff, lunch-boxes and keychains. I really love the selection Pokémon themed foodstuff such as cookies, candies and marshmallow. 

A trip to Pokémon Center will not be complete without getting your own Pokéball!

Apart from the Pokéball, I also picked up some plush toys and keychains too. 

During my visit, I was also happy to let my Pokémon(s) from Pokémon Go head to the 'gym' to earn me some coins too! Most awesome of all, however, was I managed to catch the region Pokémon, 'Farfetch'd'! I was very happy and contented, even though I only managed to catch 2 of them during my entire trip. It seems like 'Farfetch'd' Pokémon is pretty rare in Japan too!

After our shopping at the Pokémon Center, we had our dinner within the mall. We settled on sushi and Sashimi. We had a nice yet pricey meal! 


We made our way back to Dotonburi for more shopping and feasting! We had Okonomiyaki at Creo-Ku, and it was a sinful yet delicious supper! 


I was lucky to be in Osaka to visit the Hello Kitty Café which has been transformed from The Guest Café & Diner temporarily from Jan 14 to Mar 26 2017. It is currently located at Osaka's Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. 

The special love-themed menu was available at the café, and we ordered a glass of Cream Soda with Red and Blue Jelly, as well as the 'Two Get Together' - Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Afternoon set. 



Do stay tuned for more travel experiences in Osaka.