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Spring Nights – The Sand (Sinchon)

8 May

“…a cool cafe to finish writing “Pop Song,” my great American novel, ojala. After visiting the puzzle cafe, My Secret Mate, I came across The Sand, but it was crowded that day. So, I sought it out this week after getting a recommendation. It was a good decision. I liked the spring time music, the dim lighting, the warm atmosphere, the large, floral painting, and the happy waitress who welcomed me as soon as I stepped in, as though she was aware of my upcoming arrival. The strawberry frappe was sufficient for a lackadaisical night or night of writing greatness, lol. “What makes for a cool cafe?” a friend asked me recently. She seemed slightly disappointed that I didn’t have a set answer. But there’s no checklist and practical protocol. There’s only a feeling. I have always been a “vibes” person. People and places give off vibes and if you can read them well, life becomes easier, less complicated. With so many things to stress out about, why not allow your innate senses to guide you on the more minor things? My motto in life…”

The Sand (Sinchon): FB photos & reviews

Directions to The Sand: “Walk straight for 150m. Turn right between Etude House & Paris Baguette. At the Y-junction, go left and head straight for 200m, looking out for both located on right side.” Pass Cafe Chloris and The Sand is on your left.

Sinchon — Puzzle Cafe

12 Apr

“… so I opted for the brightly blue painted cafe with the catchy title “My Secret Mate.” As I sat down and settled in, I quickly noticed that everyone was hunched over tables. A closer look revealed puzzle pieces and fingers moving them around. My first puzzle cafe was upon me. In addition to the clever name, the menu had appealing drink names, such as “Love Latte” and “Nutelle” and “Winter Wind Latte.” I opted for the last. The cinnamon and honey drink was served in a cute and colorful Totoro mug, flashing me back to my two years in Japan (Kochi-ken wa natsukashii, ne). For two hours I wrote my great novel (lol) while others put together beautiful puzzles. Maybe next time…”

Sinchon — Puzzle Cafe: FB photos & review

Directions: “you can find My Secret Mate down the back alley where CM’s Box is next to Hana” (will try to post better directions from station later)

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