Old regulars made their way to us, neighbours and friends came by, and new acquaintances and friends were made. Better Bankside dropped off their signature pink tables and chairs -- which came into great use today when there was a wee spell of sunshine. (Thank you Xana for your piccies today, taken while enjoying the sunshine on the pavement with Kaelie's signature Red Velvet Cake).
Ex-team members dropped by... Tai Chi classes resumed... albeit with a small attendance, though quite a few people popped their heads round the door and want to join in the following weeks. Thank you to our facilitators Robin and Howard, who are always so willing to share their love for tai chi regardless of how many people turn up for classes.
Also, about 50 people crammed into our little shop for an event organised by National Arts Council of Singapore on Wednesday night. Thank you NAC, Alvin Pang, Colin Cheong, Joshua Ip and Edmund Wee for speaking at the event.
On the cafe front, I tried out some new recipes and was really glad that customers were adventurous to try unusual fare such as Soy Chicken with Chinese Mushrooms, Red Dates and Goji Berries (was so busy that day I forgot to take pictures but will next week!). All in all, an awesome week and long may it continue. Shivaun says she's 'quietly optimistic' about things. As for me, I have a good feeling in my gut.
And last but by no means least, thank you to our amazing team members -- Cui, Scarlet, Melissa -- for rising to the occasion (it's not easy when everyone's getting used to the new layout of the store and dog tired from set up work two weeks straight before we reopened). You all keep us believing. Onwards and upwards! Below is a snapshot of Week 1 in pictures...