Saturday, 25 April 2015
We purposely sat outside the cafe so that the passers by can see that this cafe has customers.We also stayed longer so that the passers by would not see empty seats.Customers attract customers.The cafe looks popular with many customers.We also use our social media through blogs,facebooks and twitters telling our good experience at the Umai Cafe.Now, Umai Cafe is thriving and a few of us regrettted that we over promoted the place.With too many customers,we cyclists who are thirsty become impatient when we get late service.Somehow,I sometimes do get preferential treatment.
A few days ago,our Putrajaya Cycling Club membership has reached 600 persons.I am very happy that our members(PCC/PUR) have contributed to the success of this cafe and at the same time we promote healthy life style.Most of us are not slim but we are much fitter and active than those couch potatoes sitting on the sofas watching tellys.
Last night,I took my wife and son for our simple family dinner of mee mamak dan iced teas.The bill came to RM22 with GST.The food is 3-star but the view by the lakeside is 5-star.That is value for money.After my dinner,I talked to the manager that I wanted to book a few tables for Book Reading Picnic to be held on 10/5/2015.This is a family and friends event to promote the culture of reading among our family members and friends.
I heard that revolutions in France started with conversations among intellectuals in Paris Cafes.Hopefully,I could use the cafe ambiance to start conversations on reading and other good deeds for public good.