Big Big News & Announcement


(最初的光线)

dear folks and beloved friends,

from 22 November 2009 onwards, casual poet the store will stop operating and will be closed for an indefinite period of time, as we focus our effort on developing our label / studio, casual poet culture.

we would like to thank all of you (and i really mean ALL OF YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU......) for your sincere and real support over the last two years. it's been the greatest two years of our lives making coffee and washing dishes and having heartfelt conversations with so so so many of you. (this feels like a star awards moment!)

no, of course we didn't make tonnes of money running this little space. and yes, we washed countless dishes, went to the market like your regular auntie, bargained with vegetable-sellers, mopped and cleaned and worked 7-day-weeks sometimes, but you know what, we still think that it's worth it.

and if you ask me, i think it's the people we met that makes it worth it. you know who you are. thank you, i love you!

in the days to come, we will continue to support and promote independent culture in Singapore. we will be working as hard, if not harder, as before. we will continue to dream. we will continue to strive for magic.

in the next two weeks, feel free to come by our store to say goodbye to this little space. one day, if and when we find an even more suitable space, we will reopen the doors of our little cafe.

in the meantime, please look out for our exciting new projects!

(and yes, we will still be updating this blog!)

*

随意诗人咖啡馆将在11月22日过后无限期停止营业,我们将会把工作重心放在随意诗人文化工作室上,希望日后能够更专注于滋养、激发、推广本地与亚洲创意文化,让好文化好创意发扬光大。

我们真心地感谢大家一路来的支持与无限爱戴。

在这两年里,我们做过了太多不同的事。我们办过日文课、摄影讲座、旅游讲座、剧本演读会、音乐会、电影放映会、圣诞派对、迷你展览等等,也遇到太多有趣的人,包括律师、护士、导演、作家、诗人、DJ、歌手、艺术家、旅人。。。。

经营随意诗人这间店并没有让我们赚很多很多的钱,但却让我们亲身感受到了这些一天天累积起来的感动,而这些感动,都源自于我们所遇到的好人,包括你们在内。我们庆幸自己在这个小小的地方感受到了非常单纯、真实、毫无利害关系的友情(在外面的世界还有这样的东西存在吗?)而我们也确实在这里共同度过了一些非常微妙的时光。我们很珍惜。谢谢你们,让我们得到了这么多。

未来的日子很刺激,也充满着未知数,我们唯有闭上眼睛,然后一起拼了!

当然,如果有找到更合适更理想的地方的话,我们真的很希望能够再次打开咖啡馆的门,和大家一起分享好日子。希望你们明白,这不是终点,而是另一个开始!

请大家敬请期待一个更好、更棒的随意诗人文化!大家一起努力吧!

44 comments:

November 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM jonathanNG said...

OH.MY.GOD.

shocked beyond words.

November 9, 2009 at 6:03 PM Anonymous said...

:(

November 9, 2009 at 6:12 PM Anonymous said...

I'm sad to see your store go.

November 9, 2009 at 6:13 PM Renee said...

............... ok....... didnt see it coming.. but I still look forward to what will Casual Poet evolve into. Its been a wonderful and inspiring place, and I am sure that it will continue to inspire and motive people. And many more will benefit. All the best!

November 9, 2009 at 6:17 PM Edric Hsu said...

Really sorry to hear this news! But hope with your new focus, you could come up with even more exciting plans and news! Jia You, shopkeepers! And see you all again soon!
Hugs,
Edric

November 9, 2009 at 8:20 PM o8ight said...

i'm glad i managed to hit the store once. reopen soon !

November 9, 2009 at 9:28 PM eli said...

aww that's a shame.
i've always wanted to visit in the near future when i go Singapore(i'm currently in Malaysia). but it's alright. i'll keep an eye on the updates and the future projects that you guys will be doing in the future.
wish you guys the best of luck and may you guys be blessed!

November 9, 2009 at 9:40 PM jk said...

I just discovered you and you're closing =( - moomoomian

November 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM Anonymous said...

omg. always been meaning to go down and have a feel of the place but never seemed to get ard to. tis time i will. love your blog. don go away!

-ls

November 9, 2009 at 10:05 PM kite said...

it's a pity

November 9, 2009 at 10:31 PM luilui said...

Dear Rebecca and everyone @ CasualPoet,

I really enjoyed the time at casualpoet, though I still wish I could have dropped by more often.

All the best in your future endeavors, and we are here waiting for the new CasualPoet :)

Thanks for everything!

November 9, 2009 at 11:41 PM m said...

我捉住了。满满的快乐。
谢谢你。

November 9, 2009 at 11:43 PM m said...

我捉住了。满满的快乐。
谢谢你。

November 10, 2009 at 3:04 PM Anonymous said...

hey rebecca,

sorry to see it goes... but looking forward to what's coming from you next!

cheers,
joe

November 10, 2009 at 3:45 PM la vie en l'avril voûte said...

你给我的不只是一个休息的空间,你给了我从未有过的慰藉。

谢谢你。

我们后会有期...

November 11, 2009 at 9:40 AM Anonymous said...

so many fun times, so much memories you guys have brought me. it's a pity, really, but thanks so much anyway for being such a source of inspiration. really.

November 12, 2009 at 1:31 PM Anonymous said...

): must you really! love you all and the dear little store a lot, aww... anyway all the very best for your projects, hopefully the store will open again!

-raq

November 13, 2009 at 4:23 AM Anonymous said...

don't go! i'm really sad this is happening. looking forward to more updates and new projects!

xx weifen

November 13, 2009 at 3:41 PM n said...

I'll always remember studying for my O levels on those wooden tables. Blue fairy lights,
the freezing aircon,
fries,
now I have no where to read.

November 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM Cookie Cutter said...

This is sad news and I'm mourning the loss of a cool indie shop. But I'm keeping my hopes up that you guys will resurface one day and continue the Casual Poet culture and legacy!

November 16, 2009 at 4:22 PM Ric said...

I enjoyed my lazy cold beer at the cosy corner by the window while watching the sunset on the busy chinatown street below. Life is good.

Thank you for this special space in this noisy city. :)

November 18, 2009 at 10:54 PM weeLee said...

OMG :(

im so glad i visited your cafe during my trip to SG last month... I fell in love with your cafe immediately!

anyway, till we meet again, do take care...

November 19, 2009 at 2:23 PM Anonymous said...

wow, i'm so disappointed. was planning to make my virgin trip to your cafe when i flew up to singapore next month! :( please open again some day.

November 22, 2009 at 12:40 PM 戴星星帽子的禾草 said...

this is the most shocking news i get after returning from a long holiday.
definetely miss you and this humble little place lots and lots, and hope to catch up soon.
All the best for whatever that comes!

November 24, 2009 at 1:55 AM T said...

Liked it when it was yellow, loved it when it was grey. Maybe someday again.

November 25, 2009 at 1:31 PM Anonymous said...

Just discovered you and thought I'd visit during my trip to Singapore in Jan... Keep the dream alive and hope our paths may cross in the near future! All the best!

November 28, 2009 at 12:33 AM wanga said...

我記得我第一次踏入隨意詩人的時候這裡還沒有中間的那扇窗.我記得那時窗沿上的盆栽,寫在桌子上的仲夏夜之夢,熱騰騰的巧克力,派大的地下鄉愁藍調,和那個慵懶午後射進窗子裡的柔和陽光.這裡有我好多回憶,謝謝你們陪我走過這美好的兩年.在所有人是以非的景色裡,我最喜歡你 =)

November 28, 2009 at 9:17 PM Noritaka said...

Sobs.... Alrdy thinking nice,comfy cafes are hard to find in Sg & counting my lucky stars I found this humble plc,then the bad news here...
Thanks thou for everything & wish u all the best =)

January 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM Anonymous said...

was thinking about bringing some friends over that day...but well, you must have your reasons for closing the place. 谢谢你开一间这么棒的咖啡馆。。留给我们很多的回忆。。

carmen

January 26, 2010 at 1:12 PM melissa chan said...

oh! so the first and last time i went was just before you ceased operations in mid nov ;( i fell asleep on the couch when i was there (because it was comfy)! hope you'll revive the place someday again...all the best XO

August 27, 2010 at 10:16 AM Anonymous said...

sigh, i just learned about your cafe and wanted to go down but your closed :( please reopen soon ;)

December 20, 2011 at 12:06 AM Anonymous said...

Just found out about this place and realized I'm 3 years too late to visit it... Hope you guys have plans to reopen!! :D please!

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