The date 18th October 2008. Today’s the official opening of the jumping bean cafe over at Tampines West Community Center at 5, Tampines Avenue 3.
Jumping Bean Cafe@Tampines West YEC
Tuck in a quiet corner within the community, what could be a better way to announce the existence of this wonderful cafe meant for youth than a rock concert by youths?
So, today, we have managed to get 3 bands to perform to give the cafe a rousing start.
XX announcing the start of the concert@Jumping Bean… And so we were treated to a two and half hour gig by youth band like CMI, Rock # 2 and Band #3.
CMI… playing to the crowd.
The Shannon Star…I managed to find them on myspace! Here’s their url…
Many YEC Members, namely, Joanne, Matthew,Michael, Easmond, Linda, Caroline and husband were on site to help out. And of course, myself doing the photography part. The cafe conception is largely meant for youth to test out their entrepreneurship and it is also a place where youths can come and mingle have a cuppa of cafe cappuccino, latte, etc and truly a place where they can identify with themselves.
Before I go any further, some food for thought, “A number of studies have indicated that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson’s”. Well, not something you associate with youth but you get the gist, coffee can be really good for you, so come on down to the cafe and help yourself to some gourmet coffee drinks.
C.M.I doing their final tuning before their gig starts.
The bands played to a large crowd attracted by the loud music. The atmosphere is electrifying!
What I can say? Youth these days are very different and really original indeed, not only they were able to play tunes that are made famous by bands like Maroon Five, Jason Mraz, Green Day. They were equally good in composing and playing their own music with their original lyrics to boot!
can imagine in time to come, how good they can be. Truly, the sky’s the limit.
The crowd obviously enjoying the performance!
To sum it all up, it was indeed a very successful event as the cafe manage to attract a large crowd and announce its presence in the community center in a loud way so to speak. What’s next? More frequent performances to come? Well, we got to keep the business going!
She’s enjoying her drink at the jumping bean cafe. And so should you! So, come by the cafe, get a drink and chill. More pictures can be found here.