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Singapore’s first cat cafe to open!
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If you’re a cat lover who just likes to be surrounded by furry felines when you sip on your latte, then you’ll be happy to know that Singapore will soon see its very first cat cafe.

Situated at Boat Quay, the cat cafe is named Neko no Niwa (Japanese for “cat garden”). No, it’s not quite a cafe where cats can get their brew – although that’s an idea – it’s meant for humans who like cats.

“We have a Japanese name, and we are modelling our cat cafe after Japanese cat cafes. So it will be pretty much like a cafe with cats around you,” said co-owner and self-professed “extreme cat lover” Tan Sue Lynn.

Tan says she and her business partner have identified more than 10 “resident cats” they’d like to have for the cafe, but have not confirmed the exact number.

“They usually need a bit of time to be absolutely comfortable in a new environment, but we are not able to tell how long they need,” she explained. “When you bring a cat home, (they probably) will hide in a dark corner and under the furniture. We want to ensure that our cats are past that stage and ready for visitors.”

Renovations are still on-going at Neko no Niwa, but Tan said she’s hoping to open for business by late November. We’re sure there will be good mews when that happens.

Credits: TODAY Online

Yeah, I’m SO gonna go there once it opens! Meanwhile, just so share some pictures of cat cafes around the world (especially in Japan) so you get how a cat cafe will be like:

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Purrrrr-fectly Good Times at Tom’s (Cat) Cafe, Hongdae 韩国

Here’s a recap of my March 2013 visit to Tom’s Cafe, a place filled with fat furry felines in Hongdae :D

Cat cafe Tom's cafe hongdae

The cafe cats awaiting your purrrrr-sure ^^

Get to know your kitties here, you’ll be spending a lot of time with each other ;)

House Rules Hongdae Cat Cafe

Cat house Rules

I’m guessing this says ‘Don’t disturb the cat, if it doesn’t want attention’ and ‘Don’t pick up any cats’. I did see a girl trying to pick one up, and it was most displeased (the board drawing is a pretty accurate depiction of the cat’s annoyance!).

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe

Drinking my entry fee, and there are no free refills

No official entry fee to the cafe, but you need to buy an (over-priced) drink. Which is fine, since you’ll be spending lots of quality feline time here. <And yes, that’s me, kinda bushed after one long day’s trek in Hongdae>

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe

Pussycat Pillow Parlour

This is a mini-parlour of sorts with kitties reclining languidly on a mound of pillows as cute as themselves ^^ Loads of folks trying to pat and take pics of them. So you need to wait for a right opening to squeeze in like a seasoned ajumma in a crowded train.

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe

Cat Gymnastics

The more energetic cats get to show off their athleticism to their adoring audience. What, no audience? Time to hop back down to the downy comforts of the pillow parlour.

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe

Love me, love my cat

Apparently cat cafes are a popular dating spot. It seems to be the standard practice for guys to try to lure a cat worthy of their date’s tastes. But foolish humans, you don’t choose the cat, the cat chooses you! <And no amount of toy-waving will bring them over!> :P

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe etui trove

You & me, against the rest of the world

For visitors coming in alone, never fear – it means more attention devoted to the feline goddess who deigns to smile on you that day

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe

Worship me. NOW!

My favourite was this b~i~g kittie who was more fur than cat. It emerged suddenly from a pumpkin plastic cave, and rolled over to demand instant adoration by the masses. I made the mistake of patting its tummy (sorry, I’m actually a dog-person, my dogs love a good belly-rub). Captain Cuddles was most aggrieved and swiped a claw at me. Fortunately it missed, and the rest of its human servants quickly patted him in all the right places to make up for my misstep *___*

Seeing the happy visitors and well-kept cats in Tom’s Cafe, I had a thought that animal shelters can set up pet cafes to house and showcase cats or dogs to potential adopters. Having taken in two shelter dogs, I know the anxiety and indecision that lies in adopting an animal you’ve never seen before. The cafe would provide a sustainable income for the shelter. And people might be more open to the idea of adoption, having spent more time interacting with the animals in a comfortable setting.

Metta Cats Animal Shelter Adoption etui trove

Baxter Boy, adoptee of The Pet Doctors Veterinary Clinic, Singapore

Imagine this sweet kittie in your neighbourhood cat cafe. Wouldn’t you just want to offer him a loving home? :)

Hongdae Cat Cafe Tom's Cafe

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Cat Cafe. Cats are served, not as sides, but as dining companions. 日本

MEOW MEOW MEOW

I LIKE TO HAVE TEA WITH CATS IN JAPAN BECAUSE I’M SHY

By Tomokazu Kosuga

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY TOMOKAZU KOSUGA
TRANSLATED BY LENA OISHI

Cat cafés are huge in Japan right now. As the name suggests, these are coffee shops where cat lovers go to sip overpriced lattes and hang out with an adorable smoosh pile of kitties. In the past five years, exactly 79 such cafés have popped up all over Japan. What’s weird is that the café cats aren’t expensive pedigreed felines like Persians or those other ones with the funny bendy ears, they’re just the everyday mixed breeds you might find in the back lot of your local supermarket, cats who, in the immortal words of Brian Setzer, “slink down the alley, looking for a fight/Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night.” Likewise, in the past few years, there’s been an explosion of photo books and DVDs featuring average-joe cats. If people are so fascinated by what are essentially domesticated alley cats, why don’t they just swoop one up from the legions of strays all over Japan and take them home? I’ll tell you why: because landlords in Japan are dicks.

Thirty-eight-year-old Norimasa Hanada, the owner of Neko no mise (Shop of Cats), Tokyo’s first-ever cat café, explains the problem: “Most Japanese rental apartments prohibit pets. The only ones that allow them are condominium apartments for families. This means that young, single-dwelling workers in their 20s and 30s can’t even think about getting any pets, despite the fact that they’re stressed out and are seeking comfort and companionship of some kind.”

It makes sense, then, that most cat-café fans are relatively young. More than 30 customers shuffled into and out of Neko no mise during the four hours I recently spent there, and apart from one lady in her 50s, all the other patrons were in their 20s or 30s (most of them female, with only three guys spotted the entire time). Another contributing factor to the cat-café trend is that Japanese people are chronically shy, to the extent that many can’t even hold a decent conversation about the weather with a stranger. The wordless, tactile communication of kitty cats is a great source of comfort for these high-strung, antisocial urbanites.

At Neko no mise, a few sofas, chairs, and tables were scattered throughout the café, which emanated a relaxing, feminine atmosphere complete with soft music. One wall was lined with a bookshelf full of hundreds of manga books. Apparently there are 14 resident cats at Neko no mise, and because it’s winter in Tokyo right now, most were huddled under the kotatsu (a traditional Japanese low table with an electric heater on the underside). Since the cats are obviously the kings of the café (and they know it), they seemed more arrogant than I’m used to. Some of them were skittish and jumped around every time a new person came in or walked out. I got the impression that unless you’re willing to stay for the long haul, befriending a café cat is trickier than desired, especially for an establishment that makes money off the illusion that patrons will be guaranteed some pussy lovin’.


There are a few different types of cat-café customers. Newcomers will be so swept up in the distinct atmosphere that they will just sit there stunned. It looked as if most of them had never had a pet cat or even touched one before and it seemed like they were struggling to come to terms with the unpredictable behavior of real cats while their fantasies of docile, purring balls of love were being shot to hell. In an hour’s stay, most could only manage to touch a passing cat just once. Many customers seemed like the shy, meek, silent type who were in need of a hug or two. Since these sorts don’t have the courage to go up to a cat and play with it themselves, they would read a book and sip coffee while they patiently hoped for a cat to come closer. It broke my heart.
Those who came in groups were generally cheerful and talked a lot, using the café as a place to catch up with friends. The cat factor was a bonus for them, and they grabbed the cat toys lying around and played with the cats quite successfully. The couples that I saw were either in new relationships or were still in the friendship stage, and were using the cats to bridge the awkward distance between them.

While I sipped my coffee in a room full of cats and cat groupies, I could slowly feel the soothing effects of the kitty café wash over me. Before I knew it, I was smiling for no reason and was so at ease that my eyes started to droop in a sort of happy stupor. Others must have been feeling the same numbing effects because occasionally the room full of people would fall silent as they stared at the cats’ every move.


Most customers stayed for at least one hour, but apparently some fanatics can last more than six hours. Norimasa told me that “while the average stay is an hour and a half, some regulars take a sick day from work and stay all day. They say that they’re about to buckle under the stress of their workload and need some time out. Some regulars come four or five times a week, while those who have become so mentally drained from work that they have taken an extended leave from their jobs come every day, seeking comfort and healing.”

Cat cafés generally charge a time-based fee. Neko no mise charges $1.50 every ten minutes ($9 an hour), and $21.50 for a special three-hour plan. Might sound like they’re overcharging, but maintaining a clean, dreamy cat environment ain’t cheap. The only way for cat cafés to survive is for them to maintain a high turnover rate and keep away the cheapskates who will otherwise undoubtedly stay for hours on end, nursing a single cup of coffee. Sadly, this also means that the regulars who stay for six hours end up paying more than $42 just to stroke some fur.

There’s a Japanese legend that says that cats become popular every time there’s a recession in this country, and it’s true that there’s been a huge boom in cat and cat-related-merchandise sales these past few years. Something about those pointy ears and tiny paws has a calming effect on the human mind. Or perhaps it’s the traditional Japanese culture of forcing people to behave like herds of sheep and act appropriately by carefully judging the vibe of every situation (what the Japanese literally call “reading the air”) that makes the independent, freedom-loving cat the perfect target of obsession. I know I’m making this all sound pretty sad, but like most cute things, it’s best not to think about it too much. Just stare into the hypnotizing eyes of the pretty kitties and let your troubles fall away. Purr.


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