With much gratitude,
I am happy to announce that Kick Back Cafe is able to celebrate
anniversary. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all
those who supported this cafe and shared the vision of the cafe.
Looking back at the year, I can't help but realize that it flew
by too quickly. At times it seems like it was an eternity ago when
cafe had its grand-opening, but it also seems only yesterday that
we first opened the door of this cafe to our customers. There have
been so many encounters with various people, as well as abundant
and diverse support received from a great number of generous people.
If any of you have even once greeted one of our staff in the middle
of the street while they were passing out fliers, you do not realize
what an encouragement you were to them. If any of you have come by
and dropped off snacks so that the staff could eat it on their time
off, you do not realize the effect it had on their hearts. There
were customers that came to live concerts at KBC religiously.
were also customers that came to our lunches so often that not only
our staff considered them family, but they also considered themselves
to be part of the Kick Back family. There is just not enough space
in this article and time left in this world to express the gratitude
that I have for each and every one who supported Kick Back in any
way, shape or form. It is because of this help that we are able to
celebrate this first anniversary.
I would also like to thank and commend the musicians that played
in a no-smoking and no-alcohol live-cafe such as ours. It is not
often that you find musicians that are willing to cooperate with
such an environment and I feel tremendously blessed to be able to
witness many supportive musicians who not only coped with this environment
but found it in themselves to enjoy it.
Many thanks go also to the neighboring shops around us, who graciously
welcomed our cafe as part of the city, and also invited newcomers
like us to participate in the renowned Olaho-Sengawa Festival. It
was an honor just to be involved in such a grand festival, but even
while the excitement having participated in the Olaho-Sengawa was
still prevalent among the staff, we were asked to participate in
another festival, only this time, we were asked to produce the festival.
This showed that despite our brief history as a cafe, our neighbors
were sharing our vision and cooperating with us - That meant a great
deal to us then, and it still means a great deal to us today.
With all that has gone on with this cafe, if it weren't for the customers
of Kick Back Cafe, not only would our success be impossible, but
also it would be meaningless. We owe our greatest gratitude to the
customers that visited us and this includes even those of you who
visited us just once. Without you all, none of what we celebrate
in this first anniversary would have been possible.
As we look back on the year, we want to constantly remind ourselves that it was
not us that achieved something, but it was you all with us that made this a success.
We look forward to improving our service and contributing in various ways to
this city, in hopes of expressing our thanks to you all.
As we embrace and celebrate our first anniversary, we look back at the past success,
but we also celebrate the hope and expectations that we have for the second year
of KBC. We hope that you will continue to use us and continue to enjoy Kick Back,
as we look forward to serving all of you.
Owner of Kick Back Cafe,