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    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…

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    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…

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    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…