Dear sisters, I'll interrupt my Gosireh post and write briefly about my cafe-B trip today. As you know from IMX's announcement and bb's blog, cafe-B is having a sale till it closes its location by end of this month. I didn't really expect much as I find cafe-B is a very plain shop by Japanese standards. You see, the decor in Japanese stores or restaurants usually have a lot of characters, even for the most simplistic or minimalistic design ones. Maybe IMX wanted to present BYJ as a theme in cafe-B, that would explain the very ordinary decor and menu. Of course to us fans, as long as we see HRH's face, does the surroundings really matter?
black & white pictures from posoku
Speaking about surroundings, this logo really had me fooled last time. You see, cafe-B is actually to the right of this sign, but the red arrow logo is pointing to the left? :)
Maybe there were a lot of customers yesterday, so 2 big signs were hung pointing to separate Entrance and Exit. I looked in through the glass windows, there were less than 20 people inside. Of course being a 'sign-abiding' person, I still followed the Entrance sign, but it led me around the building and back to the front! So I made a big round and still ended up entering through the Exit door!
Inside, you can see long tables are lined along the 3 walls displaying some Korean drama DVD sets, BYJ's Image Album, some photo books, Brokore magazines and posters. There are not too many varieties but a lot of quantity on each. A few sisters were strolling and perusing casually, chatting to each other. A few kind ones even stopped to tell me what some items are :)
Hehe, this is really a 'sign' day. As they have posted a 'no camera' sign, I was kind of nervous if I should take any picture. But then I noticed the other sisters had their cell phones out clicking away! So I followed suit and started clicking too, but you see, I was very nervous so please forgive my shakey hands. bb has posted all the large and clear pictures LL took yesterday. (BTW princess, I really want to know how you always manage to take pictures of shops, restaurants or public so freely? I always miss so many nice Kodak moments because I worry that someone will come up and break my camera!)
I quickly glanced through the items and the prices. These are mostly old BYJ merchandise that we already bought, of course the prices are amazingly good now. Cloudnine came later, so we met up and had coffee in the nearby Shibuya Mark City Terminal.
Regardless of whether you love cafe-B or not, whether you are a frequent patron of it or not, it is an end of one memorable BYJ landmark. Sayoonara cafe-B, thank you for serving the BYJ fans in the last 2 years. We do hope that there will be a 'new and improved' you coming soon :)