Green Corridor 10.5km Run 2014 – more like a Brown Run

This May I took part in the Green Corridor Run – a trail run extending from the Tanjong Pagar railway station up north to Bukit Timah railway station. My favourite kinds of runs are trail runs and they are so much more fun than just pounding up and down the Marina Bay area, where most runs in Singapore seem to be held.

I was not disappointed with the Green Corridor Run. I ran on grass, gravel, clay and mud and things  became more exciting when the downpour started 1km into the run.

The start point was right at the start of the train rails, where the now defunct train from Singapore to Malaysia used to run. Apart from being beautiful and green, there’s also some nostalgia and a lot of history behind this stretch of land.

green corridor run

The Green Corridor 3

The organisers gave us four waves to choose from to start our race. The quicker you were, the earlier you would start the race. I chose the second timing of 920am. Continue reading Green Corridor 10.5km Run 2014 – more like a Brown Run

Top 3 weird and wonderful diets

If you think the paleo diet is strange, think again. While some people cannot grasp the idea of eating healthy, whole food with minimal processed meals, other people around the world are taking their food choices to another level altogether. Here are the top 3 weird and wonderful (some might call them wacky) diets.

1. Fruitarianism

This diet, like its name suggests, is a diet consisting largely (more than 75%) of raw fruit. It is a subset of veganism and closely related to raw foodism, which we will talk about later. The other 25% of this diet usually include vegetables, nuts and seeds.

In this category, we have people from The Banana Girl (yes, that’s the name of her website and it’s very catchy, I must say) to ultra marathon runner Michael Arnstein.

First up, we have Freelee the Banana Girl, who hails from Australia. She stirred up controversy when she posted a YouTube video of herself eating 51 bananas a day.

banana girl diet

She eats no cooked food until 4pm, usually eating mono meals – which means making meals out of one type of food only – of melons, pineapples and of course, bananas. After 4pm, she then eats cooked food, which could be 3.5kg of potato baked in the oven, or another meal of fruit. Continue reading Top 3 weird and wonderful diets

Review: Chocoelf sugar free chocolates

The last time I tried sugar-free chocolate did not turn out so well.¬†The brand was¬†Sugarless Gourmet Fresh Mint and I wrote about how the chocolate, which used maltitol to replace sugar, didn’t taste genuine enough. It wasn’t dark enough, it was too sweet and the mint taste was too strong.

I told myself that I would just stick to my favourite Lindt Excellence Extra Dark Chocolate 85%, which was a “real” chocolate that didn’t use fake sugar. But I was craving for other flavours so when I came across Chocoelf’s sugar-free chocolates at NTUC¬†Unity, I caved and bought two flavours – mint and green tea. Each sold for $6.80.

Chocoelf singapore

Cocoelf beat the Sugarfree brand by miles. The chocolate was creamy and had the right balance of chocolate, cream and sweetness. I find that fake sugar tends to be quite cloying, and I have written about how I hate Stevia with a vengeance. Chocoelf, on the other hand, was pleasant and well balanced. Continue reading Review: Chocoelf sugar free chocolates