Gio Cat Cafe in Hong-Dae, Seoul, South Korea

When I disappear for 8 days, I disappear rather excellently, must say so myself - this time I raked in all the cats from the neighbourhood. Beat that, hiatus comrades! Unfortunately I cannot disclose the method in which I was able to accomplish this, as it is a secret of the trade, but I believe one can sniff a clue from among the photos. Pun intended. I haven’t named them all but I plan to start with Stewie, Peter, Lois, Meg and move on to Rumi, Jane, Susie, Brianboy and so on.

Good golly, this cat cafe shots rank highest on Seoul photo pile – what a novelty experience! No no, this is not the first time I’m around animals, my mother did take me to the zoo regularly, in fact she left me in a basket there after birth and I was raised by Polish giraffes. To my horror, the hard drive with my Seoul (and Paris) photos passed away after the 10-hour flight, and even with repeated attempts at CPR (although I do think it’s the CPR that killed it) these precious shots were part of the very few I managed to recover. Why do I always have to learn the hard way that memories stored in bytes are fickle and must remember to back-up at every opportune moment… BACKUP NOW, PEOPLE.

Thank you to the FACE Magazine team for taking me to the cat cafe!

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53 Comments

  1. yes yes yes yes yes yes!
    so many cat! cat cat cat cat. xxx

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  2. Seraphina

    Oh my gosh I would love to go there! Too bad I’m allergic to cats :(

    Looking flawless as ever, Shini!

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  3. Joy.Y

    Shini, I got the same sentiments as you do… storing and bookmarking with your brain works so much better than in bytes. Kuddos to the catty shots!*luv

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  4. Oh how I’ve missed your post, I’ve literraly been checking this blog daily as for the last week I’ve had no life due to homework! Oh how i wish they had petcafes all over the world, i remember watching 2NE1TV and they were at a dog cafe and it was just so cute!

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  5. this is SO adorable. shini. haha! cat cafes are so hot in asia… but it’s bizarre to americans! hehe :) they’re so cute.

    xx

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  6. Woahhhh you let the cat perv under your skirt?

    I just can’tttttt imagine how you managed to lose your Seoul and Paris photos in your hard drive, was it an external drive you took with you? Maybe the system froze up in the air, or from high altitude. I dunno.

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  7. Such a fun post, love the piccies!

    …Not quite sure if the cat in the fifth pic is trying to sneak a peek or if you’re trying to kidnap him in your skirt…

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    That’s how I kidnapped all the cats CACKLECACKLECACKLE (<- why do I only see CAKE)

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  8. Jerlynn Heng

    awwww…..

    The yawning cat.. is just….too.. *yawn* CUTE!

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  9. i love kitty kats. i grew up with them all my life and always admire them. this is adorable. thanks for sharing.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  10. Cat cafe!
    Adorable cats!!

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  11. i have been planning a trip to this cafe since i got here but still haven’t made it there! it’s too bad about your hard drive, this is particularly hard to swallow for me since i had vowed to live vicariously throught your blog posts.

    love kitties. love love love kitties. – yours truly, future crazy cat lady

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  12. oh my… so much cuteness. i’m glad these little furballs look like they’re just fine, spoilt even. so i say: go, seoul cat cafes, go! xo

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  13. beautiful…. these pics are so amazing and the cats so cuuuuuuute ;D

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  14. lovely! xx

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  15. these cats are so adorable, absolutely lovely

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    x

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  16. Yoony

    A cat cafe!! I thought most Koreans think cats are scary…this is so genius.

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  17. I have heard about this place!! So amazing, a cat celebration!
    I love the photo of the finger stroking the kitties chin, he looks so happyyy.

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  18. now that’s quite something else. an experience to remember.

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  19. How cute!! I want the fluffy white one x

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  20. Beautiful pictures! Lovely cats…

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  21. Nela

    A cat café!
    What a wonderful idea! I’ve always wondered what kind of café it would be, if i owned one – now i know. Cats are the better people. Love your blog!!

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  22. Nothing like feline love. A cat cafe is such a darling idea!

    ♥, Jamie
    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  23. HOW ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! are these kittens, love this post, just had to leave a comment, Love that your blog has really large photographs great inspirational place ;)

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  24. Kari

    Aah! Imagine being a cat!! Wonderful :D
    Sorry to hear you lost many of your pictures, but this are great though!

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  25. Oh dear! So much cat in one place, it looks like a paradise for me – I am deffinetely cat lover :) Greetings!

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  26. I’m so sorry about your photos! That must have been devastating. :( At the very least I’m glad you were able to salvage some. The shots above are really good! And such cute kitties!

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  27. So sweet cats!!!!I love them!

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  28. I love the lil white fluffball having his chin tickled, what a cutie!

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  29. My English teacher used to tell us how she’d always backup her computer on communion Sunday because Jesus saves and so you! Haha.

    Want to kidnap fluffay grey cat!

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    HAHAAAAAAA good one

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    replied:

    Whoops, that’s one epic fail right there.

    ‘Jesus saves and so should you!’

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  30. Wow a Cat Cafe, never heard of it! Don’t think I will be getting out alive (I’m allergic to them), but it sure looks kinda cool!
    ♥ Mandy (and the name of my blog is: MENNEPEN)

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  31. Ohoohoohoo, so many kitties, I want to cuddle them all! What is a cat café I wonder… sitting around sipping coffee with cats? My kinda heaven.
    So sorry about the photos. That’s heartbreaking. A few days my phone died on me and with the collected information and pictures of the last year. I felt very tempted to write a ‘Don’t forget to synchronise’ post… x

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  32. That last picture is so adorable. I love photos of animals caught in mid-yawn; they look like they could be screaming, almost.

    If I ever make it over to Asia, a cat café is definitely on my list of things to experience.

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  33. Omg how cute is that! And they look so cute and healthy all of them! They must have a good time there!

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  34. My goodness, does that white fluffy cat make the best expressions ever or what?

    I must say I’ve never heard of these cat cafes before but I’m rather intrigued now. It looks like so much fun! :D

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  35. Shini darling… why are you trying to get that cat to go under your skirt? O_O

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  36. never peen to pet cafe
    beautiful photos

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  37. You are hilarious! How I love reading your posts- those cats are pretty cute too! Glad you could recover some of the pics! xx

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  38. I love these pictures so much!!!
    http://www.soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

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  39. Best pictures ever!! That white/grey cat is absolutely beautiful!

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  40. hipster cats love their chairs!

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  41. wow, cat party!

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  42. Crikey. One day. I WILL pay a visit to that cafe.

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  43. Hands down, THE best post of all time. Cat overload! I hope you bagged up that fluffy grey character x

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  44. love this cafe!

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  45. Love the photos! Your hair is amazing as well

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  46. new-to-me blog. such amazing photography & color. i can’t stop scrolling.

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  47. I love last picture!!! So funny!!!!! Prrrfect!!!

    xoxo
    GnD

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  48. ahahahahah this is great. what doesn’t s.korea think of?

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  49. cute cats. i love cats. but, i thought you have mentioned that you are alergy with cats??

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  50. Serena

    Ive actually never been to a cat cafe before, but I did hear a lot about it… It looks quite interesting!

    Love from Seoul,
    Serena

    http://nostalgicsenses.blogspot.com

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