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Nestlé 100 Years! Growing Up with Singapore

100 Years of Good Food, Good Life with Nestlé Singapore
100 Years of Good Food, Good Life with Nestlé Singapore

Nestle celebrates its 100 years in Singapore this year and they have a slew of exciting activities to thank Singaporeans for the amazing shared growing up journey for the past century.

Many of Nestle products are household names in Singapore – Milo, Maggi, Kit Kat, Milkmaid, Nescafe, just to name a few.

I can still vividly remember the thrill and exhilaration of seeing the Milo van near the finishing point during cross-country training at MacRitchie Reservoir in my secondary school days! A gulp of iced Milo after a long, strenuous run, that was heaven to many  secondary school kids.

Cold Milo was hard to come by then. Now there’s Milo 3in1 Easy Cool! 

As part of their 100 years celebration, Nestle will be fulfilling the wish of 100 persons in Singapore. You can submit your wish on their official website or read through some of the wishes they have fulfilled so far. 

Here is the wish I submitted to Nestle:

“I like to travel and I have a habit of buying instant noodles from different countries back home as a souvenir and as a snack. It would be great if Nestle can send me all the different Maggi noodles sold around the world so I can try them all in this lifetime (better still, fly me to all the countries where Maggi noodles are sold to try them all). “

I was half-expecting all the wish to be for materialistic stuff like striking lottery, a new car and more of the same, but some are pretty heart-warming, selfless and interesting wishes.

Among the wishes fulfilled, here are some of my favourites:

A wish to help others
A wish to help others
A cute, simple wish by a young-at-heart old lady
A cute, simple wish by a young-at-heart old lady
A wish for the kids
A wish for the kids

Have you submitted your wish yet? If not, do so today! It takes less than a minute of your time and Nestle just may make your wish comes true. 🙂

Meet Ah Hock, the nostalgic telling parrot
Meet Ah Hock, the nostalgic telling parrot

When you are done with the wish, you can play a game with Nestle’s Ah Hock, the nostalgic telling parrot and find out his reading for your own journey with Nestle.

Here’s the reading for mine:

I am a Jalan Ranger!
I am a Jalan Ranger!

Accurate right?

Share your reading when you are done!

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Alvinology’s Best of Draw Something – Part 2

Draw Something continues to be an awesome time-waster. No wonder online casual games giant Zynga bought over OMGPOP, the maker of Draw Something for USD$180 million!

A follow-up post on some of my best efforts at Draw Something. This time, I have more colours to play with:

Obama

Venom

Hawkeye

Roadkill

Vader

Shrek

vampire

Wedgie

Starwars

Poodle

Sith

Aladdin

Elton

Ireland

Rihanna

Buddha

Monopoly

Ewok

Alvinology’s Best of Draw Something

Draw Something is an awesome time-waster.

I love to draw since young. Expectantly, when the Draw Something drawing social game started going viral worldwide, I got hooked.

Here are some of my proudest finger speed drawing accomplished on Draw Something so far. All the drawings are done in a minute or so, maximum:

The Avengers

The Lorax

A nun

The Avengers

Spinach

Carwash

Macarena

Eminem

Lady Gaga

Tintin

Bloggers’ Charity Dinner Date at Limoncello Restaurant with Bidders from Sold.SG

Group picture
Group picture

As mentioned in a previous blog post, SOLD.sg, Singapore’s leading online shopping destination for luxury and entertainment products, helped their users find love this Valentine’s Day by partnering with omy.sg to auction off ten popular bloggers as Valentine’s dates. 

Prices the bloggers were sold for
Prices the bloggers were sold for

Over a period of merely five days, this charity auction raised S$2038.50 from the public’s bids, and in addition to the money raised from the auction, SOLD.sg also contributed $1 to match every $2 raised.

A total of $3,100 was raised and were donated to the Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore (SCAS) over a group dinner date at Limoncello Restaurant.

Angeline from SOLD.sg presenting a $3100 cheque to Erick from SCAS
Angeline from SOLD.sg presenting a $3100 cheque to Erick from SCAS

I was at the restaurant too to witness the cheque presentation and to meet up with the SOLD.sg team, the ten bloggers, the ten winning bidders, as well as the representatives from SCAS and Limoncello respectively.

Seated and ready for dinner at Limoncello Restaurant
Seated and ready for dinner at Limoncello Restaurant
Table 1
Table 1
Table 2
Table 2
Table 3
Table 3
A toast to a successful event
A toast to a successful event
Blogger Ang Geck Geck and her date
Blogger Ang Geck Geck and her date
Blogger Claire with her hunky dinner date
Blogger Claire with her hunky dinner date
Blogger Moonberry and her date
Blogger Moonberry and her date
Blogger Christine with her dinner date
Blogger Christine with her dinner date
Vitello Tonnato Roast Veal Served with Tuna and Capers Sauce
Vitello Tonnato: Roast Veal Served with Tuna and Capers Sauce
Burrata Cheese Served with Grilled Vegetables, Rucola Salad, Cherry Tomatoes and Parma Ham
Antipasti Limoncello: Burrata Cheese Served with Grilled Vegetables, Rucola Salad, Cherry Tomatoes and Parma Ham
Impepata Di Cozze: Sauteed Mussels in a Delicate Wine and Tomato Broth, Amalfi Style
Impepata Di Cozze: Sauteed Mussels in a Delicate Wine and Tomato Broth, Amalfi Style
Limoncello’s Napolitana wood fired pizza
Limoncello’s Napolitana wood fired pizza
Scialatielli Amalfitana: Homemade Amalfi Coast Udon like Pasta with Fresh Seafood
Scialatielli Amalfitana: Homemade Amalfi Coast Udon like Pasta with Fresh Seafood
Cannelloni Di Vitello: Homemade Cannelloni Filled with Ricotta and Veal
Cannelloni Di Vitello: Homemade Cannelloni Filled with Ricotta and Veal
Costata Di Maiale: Pan Seared Kurobuta Pork Glazed with Apricot and Balsamic
Costata Di Maiale: Pan Seared Kurobuta Pork Glazed with Apricot and Balsamic
Yummy dessert
Yummy dessert
Close up of the dessert items
Close up of the dessert items
Blogger Joanne and her date getting interviewed by omy.sg
Blogger Joanne and her date getting interviewed by omy.sg
Blogger and actress, Kanny, being presented with a "certificate of bravery" from SOLD.sg
Blogger and actress, Kanny, being presented with a "certificate of bravery" from SOLD.sg
Blogger and radio deejay Daniel getting his certificate
Blogger and radio deejay Daniel getting his certificate
Blogger William getting his certificate
Blogger William getting his certificate
Blogger Calvin getting his certificate
Blogger Calvin getting his certificate
Blogger Eric getting presented with his certificate
Blogger Eric getting presented with his certificate
Qiuyan and Angeline from SOLD.sg presenting a certificate of appreciation to the boss man at Limoncello
Qiuyan and Angeline from SOLD.sg presenting a certificate of appreciation to the boss man at Limoncello

You can find out more about the event via this article on omy.sg or this video:

About SOLD.sg

Sold.sg is an innovative auction website that that offers users the chance to win brand new luxury and lifestyle products and services at greatly discounted prices. Items up for daily auction include technological gadgets like the PS3, iPads, iPhones and digital cameras, and branded accessories like bags, jewellery and wallets. Sold.sg also offer lifestyle items like movie and restaurant vouchers and airline tickets to popular destinations.

About Limoncello Restaurant

Limoncello Restaurant is the brainchild of Restaurateur Mark Anthonisz and Fabio Iannone who have brought about a Team of talented individuals including Evecutive Chef’s Emiddio Cioffi and Mauro Crescendo from the Amalfi Coast.

Fabio Iannone is a Chef by Profession having founded La Braceria with Chef Emiddio who returned from Japan for Limoncello’s project. A Trained Sommelier from Accor Hotels and having worked with Gordon Ramsey’s, Daniel Boulud and Marina Bay Sands Singapore to name a few, Mark has been tasked with heading both the Front and Heart of Limoncello’s House.

Limoncello strives to exceed the expectations of it’s guests. Genuine Service and Traditional Fare from the coast of Amalfi is the focus of each new day. Napolitana wood fired pizzas and charcoal grilled meats and seafood is what distinguishes us from the rest.

Angry Birds Going Through Airport Security… For Finnair Flight to Singapore

Here’s a random video which I found rather amusing. The video is in relation to the “Angry Birds Asian Challenge with Finnair” collaboration campaign between Rovio and Finnair:

Earlier, a search was conducted to identify avid Angry Birds fans from all over the world to join Finnair’s Angry Birds theme flight and to compete in the Angry Birds Asian Challenge at an altitude of 10,000 metres:

A group of lucky individuals were selected: Bryan and John from Malaysia, Katja from USA, Viktor from UK, Shirley and Karen from Singapore and Lasse from Finland.

They will get to board Finnair’s unique flight from Helsinki to Singapore on 20 September. More details are available on the official campaign website. 🙂

“Real Life Angry Bird” on the cover of National Geographic magazine

This chuckled me up:

After snooping around on Google, I assume the original “real life Angry Bird” picture might have originated from this blog post. 🙂

In case you have been living in Mars the past year:

Angry Birds (via wikipedia) is a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple’s iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others.

Now, to search for the “real life bad-ass pigs” and the rest of the birdies gang in the Angry Birds game! 🙂

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Real Love Works @ Fort Canning

Thanks Aaron for this invite. 🙂 Last Saturday (20 Mar), Rachel and I headed down to Fort Canning for Real Love Works, a Marriage Central event where they invited 1000 Singapore couples to enjoy a romantic picnic for two with snacks, drinks, entertainment, mats, umbrellas, all catered for. You can check out their official website for more information.

It was drizzling slightly. The organisers were thoughtful enough to provide umbrellas for everyone and the event went on as planned.

The rain did not deter the turnout
The rain did not deter the turnout

Upon registration, each couple received a large picnic basket each, packed with goodies, including an exclusive couple card game called “In his shoes, In her heels”, which was launched on the day itself.

Couple card game which involves a series of intimate questions
Couple card game which involves a series of intimate questions

The event was to start at 4pm. Rachel and I arrived at around 4.30pm and promptly set up our mat on a nice cosy spot with a good view of the stage. As there was not much going on for the performances before the arrival of the Guest-of-Honours at 6.20pm (printed on the program sheet we were given), we spent the waiting time munching on the snacks and exhausting the reading material we brought along.

Our picnic basket
Our picnic basket
Our bottle of sparkling juice
Our bottle of sparkling juice
There were plastic champagne glasses and grapes too - how thoughtful
There were plastic champagne glasses and grapes too - how thoughtful
Promotional brochure
Marriage Central promotional brochure
Mass couples picnic
Mass couples picnic
Outdoor movie screening for later in the evening
Outdoor movie screening for later in the evening
Happy couple
Happy couple

The roving caricature artist did a portrait for us and there were also roving musicians who serenaded the crowd. We enjoyed ourselves much during this time.

Caricature artist who drew our portrait
Caricature artist who drew our portrait
Drawing for another couple
Drawing for another couple
Roving musicians
Roving musicians

By 6.30pm, we were getting a little restless as the Guest-of-Honours, Mr Zainudin Nordin (Mayor, Central Singapore District) and friends were late and nothing was happening. The whole bunch of VIPs only arrived at 6.50pm. A good half hour late and with no apology…

There was a screening of the film, Love and Lyrics scheduled, after the VIPs launch the event. Rachel and I decided not to stay as we have another appointment. Hence we quietly made our move out while the emcee was introducing the couple card game, after the even launch.

Mr Zainudin and friends placing in the "W", "O", "R" and "K" to launch event
Mr Zainudin and friends placing in the "W", "O", "R" ,"K" and "S" to launch event
Confetti! Event launched
Confetti! Event launched
Rachel and I quite like the flower arrangement
Rachel and I quite like the flower arrangement
One last picture before we take our leave
One last picture before we take our leave

All in all, it was still a delightful way to spend a weekend afternoon and we much appreciate the effort put in by the organisers. Rachel and I figured it would be more romantic if we return to picnic there alone next time, as opposed to a mass picnic with so many other couples. Thanks to Marriage Central, we will make full use of the picnic basket and mat they gave us on another weekend.

Should you be at Orchard Road this Sunday, Marriage Central will be having another event to we kick off “Real Love is in the Air”. They will be making their way to various locations island-wide (from Orchard Road to the heartlands alike) over the next few weekends to encourage couples to pen down their commitment towards strengthening their marriages on a huge Real Love Works structure:

“Real Love is in the Air”
Venue: Urban Green Room (outside Wisma Atria)
Date: 28 February 2010, Sunday
Time: 2.50pm

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