Sunday Wine Down

Aah Spain.... Tempranillos with the bold power of a matador or the elegance of a flamenco dancer. Youthful, flirty perfumed white wines and Cava that captures Barcelona nightlife. Blushing Rosado that mirrors the sunset to oaky Grenache with a whiff of leather from Sitges. There'll be something for everyone at our latest installment of Sunday Wine Down.

Sunday Wine Down is our end-of-the-month friendly walkabout wine tasting with fantastic discounts on purchases of six or twelve bottles. Share in our passion for fine wine.

Event page here!

#PSMeetTheTeam : Shawn (Service Crew)


Designation Service crew

Year in PS 3 months (2 years contract)

Hometown South Korea

When did you move to Singapore?

I was contemplating between joining the Army straight after high school or taking a gap year, so I jumped upon the chance to move to Singapore when I received a call back from PS.Cafe about 3 months ago. Having the chance to move abroad was exciting because it means I could learn English at the same time, so here I am!

How’s your experience so far?

Thankfully I enjoy summer the most, so being in a tropical country with 'summer' all year round makes me really happy. I find Singapore very vibrant, there’s always things to do here for me. I think people here are friendlier than back home - although I wish there are cheaper Soju around! 

Language is probably the only issue for me so far, because of that, I would commute everywhere via the MRT (train) only because it’s easier to understand. [laughs]

Tell us about your difficulties working in an English-speaking environment.

It’s good because it forces me to learn on the job - Other than from my colleagues, I learn it too by watching tv series. I especially enjoy the American series'  - Modern Family and Big Bang Theory; Cameron and Jim makes learning English way more fun! 

What do you love most about your job?

Constantly surrounded by great food, the café’s nice ambience, friendly colleagues and supportive seniors and managers at PS.Cafe ASH makes it an enjoyable place to work. Even though I'm currently still learning English, which makes it difficult to communicate here, I love the opportunity of meeting people. 

What’s your all time favourite PS dish?

I love beef, especially pork - so St. Louis Ribs would be my favourite dish. Although I have yet the chance to try the PS.Burger, I can't help but drool over it because it smells amazing!

How do you spend your off days?

I don’t like staying at home, so I’d spend most of it outside - either for dinner at “Korea town” aka Tanjong Pagar or shopping around Town. I’ve got 2 friends from Korea working at PS as well, Amy and Bonnie, both of whom I would meet up occasionally. Other than that I would play soccer with my other Korean friends every Wednesday after work and last but not least, Karaoke!

What’s your best karaoke songs to sing lately?

Justin Bieber “Sorry”, Adele “Hello”, Sia “Cheap Thrills” and of course, K-pop songs.

Tell us about your favorite spot in ASH!

The newly renovated Attic bar & lounge area. I like the on going events here at ASH, such as Truffle Thursday and Saturday Night Diva, not only is the atmosphere lively, I also get to practice my Japanese by conversing with DJ Shigeki.

Anata wa nihongo o hanasemasu ka? (Do you know how to speak Japanese?)

[laughs] Hai, chotto! (yes, a little bit) 

If I weren’t at PS I would… be joining the Army, which eventually I still have to after 2 years. After that, I wish to study Hotel Management and Hospitality, hopefully somewhere abroad such as Canada where most of my Korean friends are. Although I’m not looking forward to the cold winter there! [laughs]

#PSMeetTheTeam : Ansari (Operations Assistant)

#PSMeetTheTeam : Ansari (Operations Assistant)

Designation Operations Assistant

Year in PS 25 years

Hometown Singapore

How did you start working at PS.Cafe

I started working as a personal driver for one of the directors in the early 90s; however, they needed someone to be in charge of delivery when the company began to grow in ‘92, that’s how I started working full time at PS and have stayed ever since. Has it been 25 years already? [Laughs]

What’s your most memorable experience in PS.Cafe so far?

Seeing how the company has grown and evolved through my years working here is definitely memorable. How they started from producing clothes, moving on to bags and accessories and now into F&B. I have been with them through the ups and downs, and those experiences are really what makes PS.Cafe feel like one big family to me.

How’s your typical everyday work schedule look like?

I start early at 5.30 am to make sure all outlets receive their freshly cut flowers and other deliveries. I think it is the best time of the day to deliver goods because the weather is cool and the roads are clear which helps shorten travelling time. After that, I’ll stop by HQ to check if there are things that need to be delivered to the outlets. I’m a planner so before I end the day, I’ll check with each outlet / kitchen / warehouse for things that need to be done the next day, that way I can plan my journey ahead and ensure that things get done promptly and efficiently.

That’s early! What’s your morning routine look like?

Everyday I wake up around 3.00 am and then will take some time to read the news. I like to know what’s going on around the world. I don’t normally eat breakfast, but black coffee is a must. Dawn is very peaceful because most people are still asleep. It is very important for me not to rush things before work, so I’ll take my time with my coffee. After that, I’ll take a cold shower to freshen up!

Do you listen to CD / radio in the car?

I listen to Radio Gold on most days, but weekends are my favourite time to tune in because they will play a lot of 70’s hits. From Celine Deon, Bread, Bee Gees, and so on. Jamming in the car is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. [Laughs]

What’s your favourite song?

There’s too many to mention, but off the top of my head would be Celine Dion & Bee Gees’ “Immortality”.

How do you spend your off days?

I grew up doing a lot of sports from soccer, cycling or anything sporty really, so I try to do that whenever I can. Otherwise, I will be at home resting and spending time with my family.

Tell us about your dream vacation

One day I would love to go back to Puncak, Jakarta (Indonesia). Even though it is cold up there but I like the view from the top of the hill, I think it is the best place to rest while enjoying a cup of coffee and eating freshly roasted corn.

 If I weren’t at PS.Cafe I would…

I can’t imagine myself working elsewhere.

Any advice you would give to people just starting on their career?

Be prepared that things don’t come easy, so you have to work hard and take your responsibilities at work seriously. Do not wait for instructions to do your work, plan ahead, take initiative and don’t be calculative about things like your job scope. So set your priorities. For me, at the end of the day, it is about working hard and taking care of my family and my extended family of PS.Cafe.

#PSMeetTheTeam : Elaine (Service Crew)

#PSMeetTheTeam : Elaine (Service crew)

Elaine is from our service crew at PS.Cafe, Harding. She's been with us for 1 year and her hometown is at Penang, Malaysia. There's a little story behind the red lipsticks she uses, read on to find out more!

Why did you move to Singapore?

It wasn’t planned, but I was looking for a new challenge and always wanted to experience working outside Malaysia. 

The only reason I moved to Singapore was because of PS.Cafe.

Tell us about your favourite spot in Harding

I grew up surrounded by nature and away from the city – I was lucky enough to be located at PS.Cafe at Harding because it is all of that and more. My favourite spot would be the alfresco dining area overlooking the tropical forest, especially when it rains. Whenever it is overwhelmingly busy at work, I’d take a breather outside just looking at the greenery - it helps calm me down.

What are the things you cannot live without?

Food! Everyone close to me knows that I love to eat. A distant second would be music - I like R&B, jazz and… K-Pop! Sadly I don’t sing or play any musical instruments.

Tell us about the lipstick you are wearing now - Do you have makeup essentials for work?

[Laughs] there’s a back-story to my signature red lipstick. To be honest I was never a makeup person but when I started working here, the Assistant Manager highlighted how important it is to look presentable. Right after that, I went makeup shopping and picked the brand Etude because I’m obsessed with anything made in Korea. I purchased a whole basic makeup set and a pink lipstick, I thought pink should be a safe colour for someone who doesn’t usually wear makeup. The next day I was wearing my new pink lipstick to work and the Assistant Manager commented that the colour didn’t really suit me. So I went to get a bright orangey-red lipstick, assuming that something completely the opposite would be a better match. It wasn’t. He suggested I try a darker red. I did and finally I found my signature colour! Now I wear this red lipstick everywhere and I've received countless compliments; some customers have even asked where they can get the lipstick. 

Alfresco dining area, Harding

Alfresco dining area, Harding

Red lipstick from Etude

Red lipstick from Etude

PS Caesar Salad with rosemary grilled chicken

PS Caesar Salad with rosemary grilled chicken

How do you spend your off days?

It's a privilege to have such a great team here at PS.Cafe at Harding, so even during our off days we would spend our time together. Usually either eating out or watching movies. Other than that, I spend most of my free time at my grandparents’ place in Jurong, playing with my nephew. My grandparents cook every weekend for us – home-cooked meals are the best.

What’s your comfort food?

Penang style char kway teow!

What was your last vacation and do you have any upcoming travel plans?

I went to Hong Kong last year and quickly realised that I’m not so much of a city person. It is way too busy for my liking. This year I am planning to finally visit Korea! Not just because of K-pop but I would also like to explore their rural countryside and try all of their local foods rather than just shopping in the city. Scenery and food are always what I’m after.

Speaking of food, what’s your all time favourite PS.Cafe dish?

PS Caesar Salad with rosemary grilled chicken – I would eat that everyday if I could!

If I weren’t at PS I would… probably be working as an accountant in some office back in Malaysia.

One thing you would like to pursue?

Photography. I like to take pictures of nature and landscape.

What’s your most memorable experience in PS.Cafe?

Earning 3 compliment cards from our guests in a month, building relationships with guests and colleagues, and lastly our staff party ritual with PS.Cafe Harding team – we’re very solid and treat each other like family.

You’re a very happy person; tell us what’s your mantra?

Be positive, keep smiling and surround yourself with kind people!