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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 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…