• Spa

    【Golden Lotus Healing Spa】Korean style Sauna

    As a Japanese, taking a bath is a traditional custom, and this is something I really miss from living in my home country. So to fulfill my craving for taking a bath, I luckily found a suitable replacement where I found it is worth introducing. The name is 【Golden Lotus Healing Spa】. “Jjimjilbang” is a public bathhouse which got quite popular recently in Korea, where you will experience a whole wellness activity. Golden Lotus Healing Spa is “Jjimjilbang” in Saigon where you can enjoy many kinds of saunas and baths like the one in Korea. This place is more like a place where people get together and unwind and get…

  • Diary

    Where to buy Japanese goods in Saigon

    Japanese goods are gaining popularity in Saigon. You may notice this phenomenon by going to the street called Le Thanh Ton which is also known as “Japanese street.”  Le Thanh Ton street is the most famous street for Japanese restaurants. If you want to eat Japanese food, go to Let than ton street, and you will be overwhelmed with too many choices. There is no wonder by knowing the fact that estimated 9,000 Japanese people are living in Ho Chi Minh City, which is expected to glow. So actually it is not difficult to find places where you can buy Japanese goods in Saigon. I will introduce some of them…

  • 미분류

    Encounter in The Hidden Elephant Books & Coffee

    Is all of this a coincidence, designed or just happened? In my favorite café in Saigon, The Hidden Elephant, where I didn’t want to write a post, wishing to leave this place hidden. In the café which is perfect for contemplating, writing and reading, I was planning for Taiwan trip. After spending time one or two hours, a man entered in the café. A middle-aged man. Some people attract other’s attention from their entrances. Is it because each of them has a distinctive vibe so cannot be assimilated into space’s ambiance? He had a conversation with staff amicably and sat next to me. I hoped he is Taiwanese so I…

  • 미분류

    Thoughts in Broma Not A Bar – To Be a Hipster

    A few weeks ago, I said “I want to be a hipster.” It was a joke as I knew that I’ve never been being hip enough and will not be. But at least I tried, I tried to be a hipster. The first step was searching for information on hipster to get a guideline. I got some information on the most reliable website in the world, Wikipedia. So, Who Are hipsters? The definition of a hipster is “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.” You can imagine someone who buys clothes at expensive alternative fashion boutique which look like…

  • 미분류

    Thoughts in Whisfee cafe-bar in an old apartment.

    In this strange city, I am continually pondering on death. Not desiring death but being conscious of death. I won’t be here forever. This moment also will be gone as if it’s never existed. And I will be either. Then I feel an affinity with this city where I stay a while, where I live the moment as if I live for eternity. Do I feel at ease in this strange city as I have lived like a fugitive from familiarity? My family, society, and country. I have felt fear and distance from what I should have felt comfortable. The pressure that I should appreciate the familiar things which are…