July 25, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen: we formally invite you to the grand opening of You Are Here Cafe.
You Are Here is a representation of many of our ideas, all rolled up into one. We didn’t just call it the Eatyourkimchi Cafe, or the Drink Your Coffee Shop, or the Talk to Me in Korean Cafe, because it’s not just one of our coffee shops. It’s something that represents both the EYK and TTMIK teams’ visions. Though, I did like the sound of “Talk Nasty To Me in Korean.” I’m just not sure how that’d work for marketing. Ha!
You Are Here, in one sense, is what you see when you’re looking at a tourist map. It shows you the world around you, how to get to the places you want to get to, but tell you where you are, right there in the centre of it: you Are Here. Since we know that a lot of you that will be coming to the coffee shop aren’t natively from Korea, we want this place to be your center point, where you gather your bearings. Start from here, then go out and explore.
You Are Here cafe is located in Hongdae, not in the bustling club district, but in the hostel area. If you’re visiting Korea, there are lots of hostels around the area that we set up our cafe. You might be confused, disoriented, even jet-lagged. Come to You Are Here Cafe and get your bearings :D
Also, what TTMIK and EYK represent is very much a middle ground. Hyunwoo and crew are teaching the outside world how to speak Korean. The Eatyourkimchi Crew are in many ways showing you different parts and aspects of Korea, to the outside world as well. It’s a middle ground, in some ways, an access point into Korea. You Are Here is that part of your journey’s map.
We plan on having lots of events at You Are Here Cafe as well. Hyunwoo’s language meet ups are going to be integral. Stop on by and hang out with a bunch of people interested in learning languages. Our Korean isn’t perfect: we’ll probably be there learning a thing or two as well, and we’d love to see you there.
When: Saturday, August 9th: 11AM-11PM
Where: 마포구 동교동 204-53 (Mapo-Gu, Dongyo-dong, 204-53).
What: Come hang out with us for the grand opening of the You Are Here Cafe! We’re gonna be there, serving you coffee and treats, and hopefully seeing some of you lovely Nasties!
For walking directions from the subway, check out our video here:
And here’s a map!
We’ve also opened up a bunch of different accounts for You Are Here Cafe. We plan on announcing secret items on some of them, and we’ll be posting videos – including a special new segment – on our You Are Here YouTube Channel. Make sure you follow!
Otherwise, if you’re gonna come, please let us know! We’d love to match your faces with your Nasty Avatars and Usernames, though I know some of you use different people’s avatars for your own. I’m looking at you, Shisus!