Tuesday, 6 May 2014
From Where I Sip....
The cafe culture in Korea is huge. That's why, when you walk around Seoul, you'd see one coffee shop after another. A neighborhood wouldn't be complete without one, even if it's just a kiosk.
And just like any Korean, I also like sitting in coffee shops or cafes. But unlike any Korean, who usually loves to order iced americano, I prefer an iced cafe mocha! Ha-ha-ha!
All these years of living in Seoul, I must have sat down in hundreds of cafes. Why? Because that's where I update this blog, chat with friends, grab something to eat, read a book, write my essays, and most important, work overtime!
Yes, during my busy work days, I usually extend my working hours....at a coffee shop! That's why I always like sitting in a cafe that closes past midnight! I remember one time, at a coffee shop in my Hannam-dong neighborhood in the Yongsan District, I was so engrossed in my work that I lost track of time until...the crew told me that they were closing! It was 11:30PM! I got kicked out of a cafe! Ha-ha-ha! Too bad, that cafe already closed down; I liked their soft seats and tables. And of course, their iced cafe mocha in tall glasses!
During those hundreds of cafe visits for me, I sometimes observed what other people were doing, which gave me an idea. What about a series of blogs about them?
I will be sharing stories soon...from where I sip.