Hey folks.... been keeping from all of yer for a while...
some shit is goin' on in Pitstop Cafe...
it's definately something gotta do with our wall..
come all ye Pitstop cafe and yer fine out why..
Who is the ah pei in the wall??!!
This is it! I am greying! I normally don't spend alot time on the mirror and mostly very bochup in how i look. However as this trip is an exhibition, i need to be in tie and suit daily and so spend more time on the mirror to make sure i look clean and neat.
To my shock i spot this silver patch at the side of my head. Tons of white hairs! I am not sure if it is the work or my diet or lack of exercise. One thing i know for sure is I don't want to be astro ah pei!
i had to get back to Pitstop Cafe soon, immerse myself in the smiles, joy and laughter of the Pitstoppers, suck their souls and rejuvenate my youth!
Pitstop Cafe, rejuvenating your youth
Anyway it has been a long week and i can't wait to get back home. See you guys soon!
Posted by pitstop at 7:12 AM
I have always like Coca Cola, not only the drink but stuff like collectibles. I like its classic design and to me it represents a global symbol. I used to collect bottled and can Coca Cola from different countries. I had stopped for quite awhile because mum was piss off when those cans of Coca Cola started bursting and create a mess. It is like one can out of no reason burst, you cleaned it up and the following month another can burst again. I manage to preserve my current collection but i am not going to try my luck by getting more of the cola.
Anyway i was watching this interesting documentary on the history of Coca Cola on the history channel. I always thought that coke was the dominating leader in the soft drink market since donkey years back (in the 1880s era). The truth is Pepsi had once overtook the market leader position!
Coca cola has stick to the older generation while Pepsi quickly engage the younger generation with messages like "Choice of the new generation", etc.
Of course, coca cola bei tahan so they strike back with a popular advertisement (more on this later) but that was not enough. Pepsi continue its lead with campaign like the Pepsi Challenge in 1980.
So the CEO of Coke think of a smart idea. They did market research, change the formula of coke and launch a product called new coke and it taste much like Pepsi and that ended up to be the biggest marketing flop ever made. Pepsi has a field day. It is a victory for them. They declare a one day holiday and even started with ads which a first-time Pepsi drinker exclaimed "Now I know why Coke did it!"
The traditional folks were unhappy that changes were made to the traditional formula. There were riots, calls and even lawsuits to get the organisation to switch back to the original formula. Of course the sales were low and the CEO lan lan change back to the original formula and named it classic coke and thats hows the tagline "Its the real thing" comes about. This spur sales and kinda of turnaround the situation for coca cola! There has been various conspircy theory to suggest that coke purposely plan this marketing ploy.
Of course things are more complicated now as the 2 companies has grown big through acquisition and opening up of new markets. It is hard to measure who is the leader.
Anyone remembered this advertisement? It was supposed to start in 1971, i was not even born yet! Somehow i have a deep impression on this advertisement.
There you go, hope you folks enjoy this short history on coke.
Pitstop Cafe, we serve coke
Posted by pitstop at 7:11 AM
There was this man that had a monkey and he took the monkey to the bar. While the owner was drinking, the monkey jump down the bar and drink a shot out of a customer glass. The bartender of course was unhappy and he shout "Hey look what your monkey is doing". The man replied "No problem, i'll pay for it".
Then the monkey jump onto the pool table and swallow down 2 cue balls. This man has no choice but to pay for it. He finish his drink and grab the monkey out the bar. Then the next day, the man bring the monkey to the bar. The monkey jump down and went for a customer cocktail. It took the cherry from the cocktail, stuff it up the ass, pull it out and ate it. The bartender shouted to the owner and the owner replied "No problem, i'll pay for it".
The bartender said "No what i meant was that he stuff the cheery up its ass first and then took it out and ate it!"
The man replied, "Ya that is what he has been doing now after swallowing the 2 cue balls last night...."
Ok here is another one...
There was this news on the TV that a gorilla had ran away from the zoo, anyone see the gorilla should call the zoo. A man heard a sound on the roof and sure enough he saw the gorilla. He made the call to the zoon and within minutes the zookeeper arrived at the scene with a ladder, a big fierce dog, a pole and a shotgun.
So the man asked "What are you going to do?". The zookeeper repiled, "Ok here is the plan. I am using the ladder to climb up the roof. Then i will use the pole to tip the gorilla over the roof. The moment the gorilla lose the balance and falls off the roof, the dog is trained to go and bite the balls. This will make the gorilla paralayse from the pain."
"Ok then what is the shotgun for?" the man asked.
"If the gorilla tips me off the roof instead, shot the damm dog!"
Here are some jokes we were sharing at a jazz bar called the Elephant Bar down here in the town of Austin. Seem like Austin is known for its live band music. The jazz sound not bad. Then again, i never knew how to appreciate jazz at all so i can't tell if they are good or bad in the first place. Jazz to me sound so random, there don't seem to be a begining or an end or where is the chorus. It sound pretty chaotic at time. It just seem like everyone are playing random notes on different instruments.
How do you really appreciate jazz or it just sound good to jazz lover? Or what exactly is Jazz music? African American music?
Anyway if you were to tell a joke, what will the joke be? Share with us!
Pitstop Cafe, we share jokes too!
Posted by pitstop at 5:40 AM
So what exactly is nanotechnology? It is the buzzword in recent years so let astroboy the nerdy engineer shed abit of light on the world of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is about scaling things down to the nano level. Some real life examples...
- When you see a nice big hamburger on the poster but when you buy it, the real one is so small that you can finish in one bite, that is nanotechnology
- When you put in alot of effort in your preparation in your exams but in the end still get a sucky result that is nanotechnology
- When a woman front looks big at first but shrink after taking off the bra, that is nanotechnology
- When 5 bucks can get you a mcdonald meal in Singapore and you need to pay 10 bucks for the same thing, that is nanotechnology
- When a FuFu gets large after constant motion but subsequently shrink upon vomitting, that is nanotechnology
Ok lar enough rubbish, nanotechnology in general means The science and art of making devices that are smaller in scale than MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystems) often at a molecular size, generally fabricated by chemical processes that result in the growth or formation of certain useful structures.
Here is an interesting read on nanotechnology
Pitstop Cafe, where questions are answered
Posted by pitstop at 11:18 AM
Warning, a long whinning entry...
Been in San Francisco for a couple of days, it has really been tiring. Days start at 7 am and normally end with dinner that stretch till 11 pm. It has been good exposure because of the opportunity to work with people who are more experience in what they do and hence you get to learn from them.
I guess sometime you got to be carefull on what you wish for. Previously i was complaining that the lack of travel is making my life boring and how i hope i got more chance to expose myself. My wish kinda of got it and since Decemeber last year i have been to the state for 5 time and it seem like i might be schedule for another trip a week after i am back from this trip. It is really tiring. Of course there are perks too, your flyer miles, good food and wine if you are travelling with the right party, etc.
But i guess this is the irony part. When i get what i want i complain, i don't get what i want i also complain. Something must be wrong with me...
Something for tonight dinner, salmon on top of japanese rice
It is funny here cos even for fish they ask if you want to do it rare, medium or well done. Medium rare turns out pretty well for salmon.
Dessert nicely presented
The desserts looks excellent in terms of presentation and i guess this is something we can learn to make our ice cream more sexy! I just have the tart and leave the rest, kinda of wasteful though. Dinner has been great with really good selection of wine, but i think the price is really way too high. Appetitiser is around 15, main course at 25, dessert another 10 and a bottle of wine at 200. This easily work out to be a 100 per pax just for dinner. I guess i am just lucky this time to be around someone who knows how to entertain.
I have an interesting thought though. Would you prefer a job that pays pretty average but you get to travel alot (which is extremely tiring), get exposure and get entertained in good food and wine OR have a higher pay but pretty routine and regular job?
I am still sitting on the fence on this question. Will you be more practical to try to get a higher paid job in exchange for the exposure?
Will be off to Texas, got to endure a couple more days and its home sweet home!
Posted by pitstop at 5:16 PM
it was great to find out that Pitstop Cafe together with Timo and Mumu are featured in an article on the Creative Community Singapre website. Not sure what exactly is that but its always great to be featured right, especially for a small and young cafe like us.
All you Pitstoppers have been fantastic and we really like to share the joy with you guys on whatever little achievments we have made. We could not have done it without your support!
So hang on, it will be a fun and exciting journey ahead and we like to YOU to be part of it!
Posted by pitstop at 11:49 PM
Some funny bumper stickers i saw in a shop and hope it put a smile to your face
- A NICE ASS should be seen Not heard
- I'm Not Stupid, I'm Hard of Thinking
- Sometimes you just Gotta Say "What the Fuck?"
- I User Up All My Sick Days, So I Called In Dead
- Jesus Love You, Everyone Else Thinks You're An Asshole
- If Size Doesn't Matter, How Come I'm So Popular?
- How Do I Spell Relief? F-A-R-T
- Men are Idiots and I Married their King
- Life's All About Ass. Covering it, Kicking it, Kissing it or Trying to Get It
- If I Wanted to Hear from an Asshole, I'd FART
Pitstop Cafe, putting a smile to your face...
Posted by pitstop at 3:42 PM
A short entry sharing some sights of San Francisco...
Had been travelling to all those ulu areas for a couple of months, this time round been located in the downtown of San Francisco (SF) is indeed a welcome change! The place is pack with visitors and for some unknown reasons, the hotel i was in was swarm with college students. It was really nice eye candies as those college folks has closer resemblance to what you see in the "OC" or perhaps "Smallville" rather than the usual "Upsize Me" folks.
Swarm of college students!
The room i got has a nice view too!
A pool right outside, where are the trunks when you need them!
As the hectic schedule only kick start tommorrow, i joined my working folks in a walk around the city in an attempt to fight off the jetlag.
The electric trams remains a popular way to get up those steep slopes of SF
There are really lots of shops and restaurants around...
This shop sells lots of old collectable stuff
This place known as Boudin Bakery is interesting. It is very popular for what is known as sourdough bread and it looks delicious as they make a soup bowl using it and serve it with clam chowder. In fact it seem like SF is well known for it. Did not manage to try it though.
Baskets of fresh dough transported around via the conveyor belt
This is interesting, first time see a cat been used to get donation.
It is quite a fat cat though....
It can be quite tough walking around the city as the upslopes can be really steep!
The cars has to actually travel zig zag to come down from this particular slope
In the picture below, you can see the island of Alcatraz. It used to be a prison but has now been converted to a visitor attraction and was the actual screening location of the movie "The Rock" staring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery.
The island of Alcatraz also known as the Rock
The hectic schedule will start tomorrow.
Timo and Mumu hope you guys are doing well for exams, really sorry to be away at this period of time. Good luck for your exams and see you guys soon!
Pitstop Cafe, sharing new sights...
Posted by pitstop at 2:51 PM
Pitstop Cafe is located at Circular Road, which is the back area of boat quay. The whole stretch are mainly 2 or 3 storey shophouses which are pretty old aka conservative buildings. I thought a staircase is the only way to access the upper floors...
Hence i am pretty surprised to see one of the shophouse that actually has a lift despite the relatively small area.
A shophouse a few unit down from our cafe actually has a lift!
They must have voted for Joy...
Posted by pitstop at 12:36 AM
It always feels great to see regular faces at the cafe. The more you see them, the more you get to know them. It feels cosy to be able to walk up to a customer, address him or her by name and generally chat about their happenings.
Gwen and Joy are one of those folks that drops by pretty regulary at the cafe to study in the afternoon. Perhaps it is the generation gap which is why i find it interesting to find out about the activites they are up to.
For example, Joy is taking part in some speech competition and it was fun to chat with her and talk cock about the topics that will make good speech material, etc. Joy if you are reading this, one of these days you must do a live speech at the cafe ok!
Anyway Joy is currently running for a Counsellor position in her school, Innova Junior College. She will need to get people to vote for her, something similar like an election just that she is not giving out any progress packages or doing any upgradings. She has a very nice badge though that kinda of say "Vote for Joy!"
Very tall Gwen and shorter Joy...
This is Joy, always full of smiles!
I think she is a very sweet and cheerful girl and she will make a good counsellor. So if anyone of you from Innova Junior College or have any friends that are in there, do get them to give Joy a vote ok!
So will we have a lift up to the cafe?
Posted by pitstop at 11:41 PM
Last evening Pitstop Cafe was booked for a private birthday party for Yi Yan. The crew has been busy with all the preparation of the place for this event.
Pink and white balloons greets the guests as they step in the cafe..
It is a puffing time for the crew as they had to blew over 50 balloons and decorate the whole cafe for the event. In fact one table even broke while Timo was standing on it, trying to stick those sparkling stars on to the ceiling.
all was worth it, beautiful isn't it?
I think the decoration is really nicely done. The place was filled with lots of pretty pink and white "helium" balloons. People were like tugging at those ribbons but realise that they were stuck to the ceiling instead!
In darkness, but brighten up by the presence of all the friends around
Cutting the birthday cake by all the April babies
Are those born in April more mischevious since it is the month of April Fool? Anyway there were lots of food, drinks as well as ice cream for those who turn up for the party.
Catching up on some girls' talk...
with food, drinks and icecream!
For course apart from just having food, there are boardgames too.
These folks are having some serious negotitation in the game "i'm the boss"
Of course we have friendlier games like "A Dog's Life" which involve finding bones
It was a great and fun event and these folks definitely liven up the place with their smiles and laughter!
A great group of folks...most have been friends since primary school!
It has been another interesting experience for the crew of Pitstop Cafe. We did our first buffet event a month back. It is our first time doing something for a birthday celebration. Special thanks to Leon and his friends for choosing Pitstop Cafe as the venue for their private birthday party.
Clearing the place for another brand new day at Pitstop Cafe
Pitstop Cafe, we do birthday parties!
Posted by pitstop at 12:51 PM
We had a great birthday party today at Pitstop Cafe. As usual, Pitstop Crew always try to make the event as special and memorable for those who hold events at our cafe. We are really happy to know the folks came and had a good time and enjoyable evening at Pitstop Cafe. More coverage of the event later...
Whats happening at Pitstop Cafe???
Anyway on the side note, we had a nice surprise. We got an encouraging write up on our blog at this site.
Excerpt from the blog entry
I wish I were as hip as these four nuts! Their posts crack me up and have made the Pitstop Cafe a "must visit" on my next trip to Singapore to become a "Pitstopper."
Personally i think the article was touching not because it shows that we have a great blog site or whatsoever, but rather because someone can feel and be part of growth of our cafe even though he is half a globe away!
Pitstop Cafe, 呼吸呼吸 (breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in)....
Posted by pitstop at 11:50 PM
Please note that this Tuesday, 18 April 2006, Pitstop Cafe has been booked for a special event in the evening and hence it will be unavailable. Sorry for the inconvenience.
To find out more of the event, do check back on the blog!
Pitstop Cafe, we do events too!
Posted by pitstop at 1:03 AM
Jenga has been a quite a popular game among the pitstoppers. I guess it is mainly because it is simple, fast and exciting. Hands are shivering as each of them carefully placed each piece of the wooden blocks while shrieks can be heard from both guys and gers when the whole tower tumbles down.
Anyway we manage to take a snapshot of this particular guy who is playing Jenga...
Seem like just one of the many folks who play Jenga...
But don't be fool, we suspect that he is the Jenga King because he seem to be the center of attention among his group....
Everyone is trying to take a shot of him...
Every move he made is was follow by a furry of snaps and flashes...
His every move recorded in camera, handphone, pdas...
and he seems to be enjoying all the attention!
So do you have steady hands and steel nerve? Drop by to Pitstop Cafe and see how high you can go in a game of Jenga. I believe currently we seen up to 32 block height so far...
hmmm how high have you ever stack up in a game of Jenga?
Posted by pitstop at 11:16 PM
AstroMum must be in a really good mood after beating all of us in 2 rounds of Yahtzee! Despite her blurness and inability to totally comprehend the strategy of the game, we totally lose out to her luck.
For both games she manage to get Yahtzee. Yahtzee is means having 5 of the same number on all 5 dices and you are only given 3 rolls to get it. In short it is really difficult to get it and when you get it, you sure feel high!
Uncle Simon, Auntie Emily and Auntie Lilian drop by the cafe and had a game with her too but all got burnt by her sheer luck as well.
Auntie Emily commented "Not nice to play lar, your mum must be at the cafe whole day yo and yo the dice is it?!!"
AstroMum, really gao yo...
Posted by pitstop at 10:42 PM
In response to a recent newspaper article about how customers were pissed bout' restaurants and cafes not servin tap water.
I heard some places is going at 12 bucks per bottle...
we had similar experiences at a coffee club in Orchard. They stopped serving plain water, I guess cuz' folks have been hoggin' to their seats and just drinking plain water the whole damn day.
It's just like those folks who spent eons reading books and magazines at borders and not buying them
or even folks who tested the cds at HMV and buy it at their neighbourhood CD shop.
Now, whatever it is.
No matter how smart you are,
or crafty or cheapo
the bottom line is this:
Pitstop cafe has found the perfect way to solve all this unhappiness and conflicts.
We still serve plain water...
*clap clap clap*
with a tinge of lemon for a refreshing feel...
in a nice blue glass.
Pitstop cafe, We serve you plain water.
Posted by pitstop at 1:51 AM
Folks that drop by at Pitstop Cafe know that we have this item "Mum's Special" and most of the time they would ask what is Mum's special for the day. On certain days we do have it, while other days the response could be mum's not around or mum's out for mahjong session, or simply mum's not in the mood...
Is mum is real person or just a fictional character? Or is Mum's special just a gimmick to make the food sound good? Well the answer is Mum's special is really homemade cooking by mum, who happens to be astroboy's mother or perhaps we can term her as AstroMum.
Guess who is AstroMum?
AstroMum and her sister AstroAunt
AstroMum can be really FIERCE at times...
When comes to cooking, you won't want to mess with AstroMum
Anyway AstroMum enjoys cooking and is always experimenting with different stuff. She make pretty decent sushi as well but i guess her forte still lies in spicy stuff since she made and grind most of her secret chilli paste herself.
AstroMum's yummy curry
But of course when there is a mahjong session, cooking had to take a second place and that kinda of explain the inavailability of mum's special on Saturday. Anyway with the long weekend coming up, i been perstering my mum to cook something nice. Although she is pretty piss off with me about this, she is nice to agree on the sake of the cafe to prepare some delicious yam cakes for this week.
Upcoming Mum's Special...
For those who like yam, you really got to try this. Cos it really different from most yam cake outside. AstroMum really take the effort to make great yam cakes. All the cutting, mixing,etc is quite a bit of work. She always mix the yam cakes with a generous amount of mushrooms and dried shrimps. Added with her own concoction of chilli sauce, it is really good stuff. So check it out at Pitstop Cafe over this long weekend.
Thanks mum aka AstroMum!
On a side note, eve always say that i should not let people know that i am her hubby and scare away all her "secret admirers", but then when there are group of nice girls in the cafe, mum is introduce as her mother-in-law.....
Posted by pitstop at 4:52 PM
After a rewarding Sunday of entertaining folks and pleasing fellow Pitstoppers,
We decided to reward ourself with a sumptious late night dinner at Chomp Chomp..
So much for selling western food, I guess culture is still a very important factor to consider in a business..
SINGAPOREAN STILL PREFERS HAWKER CENTRES AND KOPITIAM
There was this particular store which sells the Adam road prawn mee. We decided to order the crab soup at $12/-, the eggs of the crab coupled with the aromatic and tantalising herbal soup was really gratifying.
Oh, another thing. Despite being herbal and all, the uncle was still kind enough to refill our bowl of herbal soup again and again... some place ask them for a cup of water also make so much noise.. we must learn from uncle.
I guess, the rest is silence as a few pictures paint a thousand words:
Pitstop crew is really deprived of 'normal' life
The hawkers thought we were from Makansutra.. more like 'Sua Ku' (mountain tortoise) everything also must take picture..
We were so stoned after the meal, can't move. didn't know if it was the free flow herbal soup or the humongous sugar cane drink or was it the crab eggs...
However, what that didn't made the meal complete was..
Yes, do join us when we have similar outing next time!!!
Pitstop Cafe, really a different thang
Posted by pitstop at 1:39 AM
if you are at Pitstop cafe, you would have spotted a black bounded book titles 'Life before Pitstop Cafe'.
Egocentric it may seem, but the book really captures the youth, the playfulness, the non-chalance, the care free days of the four of us.
Looking at the book again merely reminded us the sacrifice that we have made, commitments that we have to forgo and the lifestyles we have to adapt to.
out in the sea, sun tanning and fishing
Enjoying a simple meal together
Massage by the beach...
What we have done so far is to transfer those energy to our cafe, we hope that despite stiff competition, the unforgiving society, the dog eat dog world, Pitstop Cafe can remain because of the passion of four young folks
and most importantly,
the many folks who have keeped the faith and have supported in one way or another.
So people who are reading this. Be it out of curiousity, coincidence or chance. Don't just read, do make your physical presence with us at Pitstop cafe and you will realise that
your experience with us is really unmatchable as it is one which..
comes straight from the heart.
Posted by pitstop at 1:29 AM
Warning, a long whinning entry...
As some of you might know, eve and i was supposed to "officially" get married this year. To startup Pitstop Cafe, we delayed to early next year instead. Time flies past and till now i have not really got the time to plan for it. Mum has been nagging. I now understand the pain of Sun Wukong...
Hence i put my act together and try to pick a venue for our wedding dinner. By the way we are planning for 20th Jan 2007, more than 9 months away. To my disgusted horror, most places are not available anymore. I am starting to get cold sweat, eve sure gonna be piss.
The more places i check, the more jialat it seem. Its as if everyone is getting married. Some of the available places are charging an arm and a leg for their packages, $900 plus per table! Even my progress package can't get me a wedding table. Some even hit 4 digits! I will really need more of this and this!
I tried a few more alternatives and then i thought, why must dinner leh? Cannot lunch meh? Lunch will be great too mah. People do not have to rush back (ever been to wedding dinners with guests started leaving by the 6th course of the dinner?) and perhaps we get to mingle abit with the guests. It will be a sit down lunch and we could have the tea ceremony in the hotel. Relatives can come for the ceremony and proceed to lunch. We could have a nice chocolate fountain fondue so that even after lunch, people could stay around and interact. The hotel i found was Grand Copthorne Waterfront, a rather nice place. At night still can go cheong! Everything seem cool i thought....
When i suggested to eve, she still pretty ok about it. The concerns are will we ended up in another debt as people think lunch is cheap and maybe just give tissue paper for their angbao even though the truth is that lunch and dinner are similar in prices.
When i told Mum and Dad, they aren't exactly please with my suggestion. There are concern that people would not turn up, no atmosphere at home since tea ceremony is in the hotel, no MRT near hotel, lunch not presentable, blah blah, 别念了...
Even Timo had advise me to follow the social construct and feel that lunch does not have the mood. Just follow SOP he said. Friends and relatives i spoke with seem skeptical too..."Har, why lunch?" was the common response.
I am now confused as well. Venue for dinner options is really limited and to me seem so typical and boring. Do lunch, likely i will ended up paying alot more because people will think its cheapo. Furthermore lunch is not the conventional and it is my first time doing it, i am not confident if it will turn out as well...
Sigh, what a tough decision! Really got to make a decision soon, else in the end cannot get lunch or dinner, my head definitely going to be on the chopping board! Do i really need to follow the convention???
Posted by pitstop at 11:31 PM
I was pleased to find out that retarded as it seems, some folks actually find the dummy guides to pitstop cafe interesting, informative and amusing..
Lo and behold, this time round it will be a more educational/scholarly version..
Anyway folks, be it you come from SMU or city hall, follow this.. you wouldn't go wrong. It is a nice scenic route and just a short walk away...
Upon exiting City hall towards the Funan side, you should be able to see this entrance..
once again, my greatest apologies for not doing it the classic dummy way.
St Andrew’s Cathedral,which is on the left is a distinctive and elegant institution in the heart of the civic district. Designed by Colonel Ronald MacPherson in 1856, it replaced the original church which was destroyed by two lightning strikes in 1852.
Just walk straight down the path and..
on your right you should see Funan centre..with seven levels of shops carrying merchandise so varied and diverse, will definitely make even the most discerning shopper come back for more. Because this is where they can find three levels of information technology and computer; and another devoted to fashionwear and the most advanced audio - visual equipment.
Walk on and you will see a bridge and slight upfront will be the Parliment house.
if yer tired can just hop on the trishaw for just 2 bucks a trip... if not, this is kinda like an unofficial taxi stand as well..
To your left, you'll see Boat Quay..ahh..though we are located at circular road, which is just right behind, but nonetheless, the distinctive characteristic of this waterfront establishment is one of the major plus point of where Pitstop cafe is located.
Below is an abstract from Singapore Tourism Board:
'If the mouth of the Singapore River is considered the birthplace of modern Singapore, then Boat Quay is the mother of the Singapore entertainment scene. In the late 1980s to early 1990s, it gave class to riverside dining when good taste once meant being ensconced in a hotel grillroom or grand Chinese restaurant.
The restored shophouses now host a motley mix of restaurants offering Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai, Italian and other international cuisine. There are also cafes, pubs, bars and karaoke lounges.
Boat Quay is the after-work watering hole for professionals and expatriates from the adjoining Raffles Place financial district. As the evening wears on, the dinner crowd takes over and finally, the younger set of clubbers party into the wee hours, especially at weekends.
For centuries, rice barges (tongkang) plied the waterways; today, bumboats serve as water taxis, ferrying passengers up and down river.'
(http://www.singaporecanlah.com/singapore_today/boat_quay/last surfed on 7 April 2006)
walking on further will be what is unofficially termed as the 'air con alley'
this is a very unique local lanscape.. what used to be shophouses and warehouses evolved to adapt to the modern uses. Adaptive Reuse, according to Urban Redevelopment Board (URA)b allows all conservative shophouses to suit to modern uses. However, the facade must still remain the same and architecture alterations must be applied and vetted. That's why you see all the aircons and air vents hidden behind
Now this is Circular road... we are almost there..just look out for 14B..
And here you are..Pitstop Cafe
Posted by pitstop at 5:05 PM
Though it was kinda dissapointing that not many pitstoppers joined us, we carried on with our plan to club anyway....
Evelyn revealed her femininity, it made Astroboy 'rise'
Mumu is geared up as well, timo is still at the balcony lookin' at girls
The girls as usual revealed their bimbotism, raged into a frenzy of make up, cosmetics and what have you.. Astroboy couldn't care less while timo...
is perfecting his wu jian dao (infernal affairs) pose
Now, surprisingly two folks decided to join us as well... they managed to convince Astroboy to go Phuture instead of mambo.. which pleases timo very much....
They happened to be timo's ex students...
Now, all of us were set to go....
We behaved as if we've never club before..like some excursion..
Wonder where most of the pics went? well, Eve in her state of 'highness' deleted all the juicy pics...argh...
We had fun watching the 'hand signs' performmance..
There was this particular 'ba gei' (bucked tooth) guy who was very amusing, mambo regulars should know him..
We went Phuture later...timo is damn exhilarated, he is a damn ghetto freak... timo is a friggin nigger..
well, we went for supper....
Yeah, this place near Zion road. Weren't impressed by their food at all! they served nissin noodles!!! That's the problem going out with F&B freaks, we just like to analyse and compare with our cafe food...totally lose the joy of being a consumer..
abit high, snapping photos of herself
Eve is still snapping pictures of herself...
Legend has it that Astroboy saw Eve talking non-stop at night and saying many irrelevant things..
Timo replied, " hasn't she been always doing that?"
Pitstop cafe, where the fun never ends......
Posted by pitstop at 2:34 PM