Had a heartwarming X'mas dinner cum gift exchange session at Crazy World Cafe 疯狂世界 last night ! I enjoyed myself very much throughout the night, i always treasure the fun times spent together with some long-time friends as years go by, i will always feel very nostalgic whenever we talk, laugh & reminisce about the good old days. I am sure the rest of the group felt the same way too ! :-)
Just some info on this music cafe: Crazy World 疯狂世界 is located at 24 Temple Street, strategically within 5 minutes walking distance to Chinatown MRT Station. Crazy World 疯狂世界 is actually the brainchild of 2 crazy fans of Mayday (五月天）a popular 5-piece rock band in Taiwan that significantly changed the music scene in the early 2000′s. They attracted so many serious musicians, crazy fan girls, avid composers and youths then (who would now be nearing 30′s).
One of their songs, or rather, their first song from their debut album, was titled "Crazy World 疯狂世界" and it spoke about the troubles of life, mundaneness of things and how people would wish to escape from the madness of life.
With that, the 2 crazy fans now became their own bosses, held tightly dear to this idea and build what we know as the Crazy World Cafe today to realise their dream.
Recorded & included the lyrics of this "Crazy World 疯狂世界" song by Mayday 五月天 & i strongly suggest you all play it & listen to this song while browsing my blog today !! Enjoy !
Lyrics of "疯狂的世界" by 五月天
A walk along Temple Street and you'll not miss the bright catchy orange signage and hopscotch on the pavement, inviting curious eyes from tourists and curious aunties.
Since its doors opened in September 2010, this friendly cafe chooses to place its emphasis on the ‘music’ element of things, which undoubtedly, is not the norm for a F&B driven economy like ours. Well, things have been going pretty well and i sincerely hope they will continue to do well in this element.
Aside from being surrounded with gastronomic aromas, the interior is pretty well thought designed. Walls are deliberately angled for maximum sound balancing without the echoey effects.
A small cosy stage to house acts during music nights and events really help break away from the cafe monotony where you’ll just eat and scram. Indeed, it’s an escape from a crazy world into this Crazy World.
Crazy World cafe, aside from their endeavours to support local acts, are also passionate for design and the arts. Much like many arty farty spaces, they too have a merchandise corner shoecasing some really quirky stuff from National Museum. What sets them apart is simply their on-the-go attitude that trickles down to the smallest details that surprised us.
These are all my bought X'mas presents to be given away during the dinner at Crazy World Cafe.
These are my little suprises gifts for the group ('Martial arts techniques' 武功秘籍 bags)- only to be given away near end of the whole X'mas exchange session.
OK, now lets talk about the food. Don’t let the idea of a music design cafe fool you into thinking they serve trashy bites. Decent food and decent portions (for normal appetites).
Pics of the X'mas Gift Exchange Session - all pretty & cute looking wrappers, of course with nice gifts in them !!
Sijie got my all-time favourite martial art technique bag - 降龙十八掌 featured in The Legend of the Condor Heroes 射雕英雄傳 !
Catherine & Adeline received the 神雕侠侣 techniques by 扬过 & his '姑姑' !!! - my 2nd favourite martial art techniques.
Poh Ling got the 梅超风's 九阴白骨爪 (Jiu Yin White Bone Claw) technique bag featured in The Return of the Condor Heroes (神雕侠侣). 梅超风's disciple is 杨康 who later used this technique to kill one of 郭靖's 师父 in this 武侠小说.
Xiao Fan received the 童子功 technique bag !
Yujie got the 九阴真经 (Jiu Yang Zhen Jing) technique bag featured in The Return of the Condor Heroes (神雕侠侣).
Christina received the 辟邪剑法 technique bag which is featured in 笑傲江湖!
June received the 亁坤大挪移 technique bag !
Group shot (from left to right): Yujie, Christina, Me, Catherine, Adeline, Xiao Fan, June, Sijie & Poh Ling.
Thanks everyone for the great night !! I look forward to our X'mas lunch / dinner next year. I hereby wish everyone a Merry Christmas and may your crazy world be filled with warmth & good cheer throughout 2011 !! 圣诞节快乐
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