You got the look!

Thanks to the kind sponsorship from L'Oréal Studio, we got a couple of cool hair styling products. To give away these products, we decided to have a fun hairstyling competition. The game is simple, just style your hair into a different hairstyle and walk away with some cool products from L'Oréal Studio Line.



You can get your friends to style it for you.

Or if you prefer, you can do it yourself.

Lets check out some cool pictures...

So do come and take part in this simple contest. There are also discount vouchers from Loreal Studio Line  for you to grab on your next visit to Pitstop Cafe. See you soon at Pitstop Cafe!

Pitstop Cafe, be part of the fun!



Another great PMS

Organizing the Pitstoppers Meetup Session (PMS) can be really tiring but all the fun that comes with it is makes it worthwhile. Tonight we had another successful meetup with a good mix of new faces, members and our ex crews. 

Some of the gems in Euro games are introduced. Even hard core games like Powergrid make it to the table this evening. 

Some of the really great Euro games for this session. 

Exciting auction action with Modern Art by Reiner Kinzia

Intense negotiation with I'm the boss

When it comes to negotiation, girls always seem to have the advantage especially if they start using lines such as, "If you love me, you will only want million dollar", etc. So you want to lost the date or lost the game? :)

Exciting game of Acquire


Even heavy weight games like Powergrid make it to the game table. Really happy to bring this game to the table, afterall it isn't everyday you get board gamers that know how to appreciate the heavier Euro games.

Taking it easy with a simple game of Jenga

Not only is the PMS free, we have prizes to give away as well, thanks to the kind sponsors from  L'Oréal Studio Line.




Group picture of the participants of the meetup.

Once again thanks everyone for your support and we hope you had a great time and make more new friends. Thanks Smith for coining the meetup session as PMS...

Do leave your thoughts on the event and we hope to see you again!

Pitstop Cafe, be part of the fun!



2nd Pitstop Cafe Board Games Meetup

After a great first board games meetup, we are planning to organize another meetup next Tuesday (23rd Sept).

This board games meetup is to provide an opportunity for everyone to make more friends and learn more about some of the fun unique designer board games.


Date: Tuesday 23rd September 2008
Time: 7.00pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Pitstop Cafe
Charges: No charges and free flow of drinks as well!

Promotion: Selected main courses at $7 nett so come for dinner!
Number: 25 pax (by registration only)
Theme: Show me the money!

All the games will be focus on making tons of money. Some of the games that will be introduced are:
  • For Sale
  • Modern Art
  • I'm the Boss
  • Buy Low Sell High
  • Acquire
  • PowerGrid
So join us for a wonderful evening of board games action by registering for the event at the Pitstoppers Network.

Do provide us with some of your suggestions and sign up soon!

Pitstop Cafe, be part of the fun!



Pitstop Cafe Board Games Meetup

Yes, we will be organizing the Pitstop Cafe Board Games Meetup (PSCBGM) again. The previous session was fun and we gathered some useful feedback that we try to address in this upcoming meetup.

Details will be up soon. At the meantime, do leave your comments and suggestions if there are any.

Pitstop Cafe, be part of the fun!



Pitstop Cafe, an insider story

The past few months, from leaving TP till enlistment, has been the busiest period of my life so far and at the same time the most fulfilling. The period where I've taken more risks than the whole of my life added together, and where most of them paid off. The whole Pitstop period has also been more than just a "part-time" job as I had initially intended it to be (considering that I'm almost full-time over there but of course that's not what I mean :D).

Pitstop Cafe has been, in many ways, a direct catalyst and influence on my life, from the very tiresome late nights to meeting the most awesome girl ever (haha). To put it simply, I've gained a lot spending the past 4 months there, and I'm not talking about just the girl (though she pretty much sums up the experience :). Working there has in many ways fulfilled several muses of mine, of which included teaching. Yet, teaching can get really annoying most of the time (which explains the crazy teachers you get back in school), but the thing that keeps making you want to come back to it is that it creates a great deal of satisfaction. Of course, the free food/drinks at Pitstop helps as well. It has also been the closest thing to what people call "playing at work, and getting paid for it". The pay wasn't marvelous, but of the things to complain about, this mattered the least because in the most clichéd of phrases - it's the experience that counts.

I would also like to go on talking about the people. Just a fun fact first. It is/was the place that held the largest congregation of smart people, in terms of proportion to size considering how small Pitstop was. Much of the staffs there (with the exceptions of me, Bryan, Winston and Joey) were either pursuing degrees, or have completed degrees in either NUS(!) or NTU(!!). We even had a PSC scholar who managed 7(I think?) distinctions for her 'A' levels. With the amount of smarts, you would have expected a rather stressful, competitive atmosphere, but no there wasn't. The people were as down-to-earth as you could have it, albeit a little crazy sometimes. We all get cranky when we're tired. It’s weird.

This also brings me to what I would like to talk about, the earnestness of the people that builds the Pitstop experience. While working there, you realise that Pitstop is unlike any other cafe. There is none of that stifled feel of pseudo-classiness which standard cafes give, and none of that smiling waiter standing by the sides waiting to take your orders. In one of the bosses' own words, it’s called "casual". At Pitstop, it’s all about the shouting, and though it honestly gets very irritating when you can't hear anything over the customers screams, you still find yourself smiling. It didn't honestly feel like a job in most ways, instead, it felt more like a gathering of friends. The bosses, especially Evelyn and Weekee, would have gotten the Best Local Employer Award if there was one, or the Not Funny Jokes Award on better hindsight. Where would you find a place where you could order the bosses around (which I try not to do), get muffins to eat at night, enjoy home-cooked food by the in-house chef (haha), or just sit around and play games.

And then you also get people like Cameron who creates another kind of atmosphere altogether. All the constant jokes about one particular person. Or just anyone else who isn't around.

P.S. Tell him he’s a $%#@ pangseh kia for me. He’ll understand.

All in all, it has been fun. And on behalf of Bryan (though he probably doesn’t want to say this) and Joey – Thanks. :)
Oh, and I’ll be back after I grow back my hair.

Shoutouts to Zed, Winston, Alfie, Carolin, Cam, Shuyu, Sylvia, Haopeng, Adeline, Cherie, Yvonne, and whoever else that is working playing.

Pitstop Cafe, be part of the fun!
Huang Weijie


Now you can buy board games at Pitstop Cafe

Board games do make great unique gift for yourself or for your friends. As such, we are now retailing a selection of some of the popular games.

Why get the games from us?

  1. Great competitive pricing and members get 10% discount off retail price.
  2. You can play the different games at the cafe first before deciding what the games you like to buy.
  3. We provide great service support. You can find out more about the games from our site and if you need any help on rules and gameplay, simply drop us a message on our chatbox.
So check out http://pitstopshop.blogspot.com for more information on the games available. We will be adding new games to the selection. Do share with us your thoughts on our new online Pitstop Board Games Shop.

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