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Daisy Cafe - Kamakura

Even a NewYorker from birth like Jeff could acknowledge that there is something extremely hawaiian to Kamakura and that Daisy Café really feels like one of those in the north shore of Oahu, where the monster waves are.

Together with these two commercial managers from H&M, we walked under fall leaves and other wonders of Kamakura, as we have recommended to you many[1] many[2] many[3] many[4] times. Eventually, everyone felt a little tired and a lot hungry, so we stopped for a late lunch.

Daisy's Cafe [WEB] [MAP] offers a warm seat with a view. 

There is just something so American to it, that is hard to tell what exactly. The wood, the sofa, the door knob, the table cloth, the menu, the cups. Everthing and nothing, at the same time. Just very welcoming and nice for some chillax.

Very Hawaiian elements like empty cans of SPAM or an old iMac. Jeff explained us that SPAM is a super innovation from the US Army during WWII. They put meat in the can and cooked it, when the can was already closed. The troops could then have this protein and beat the hell out of the Japs.

In Hawaii, SPAM musubi is a common snack. Just like a nigiri, but with SPAM on top and nori around, instead of fish. Very weird. I can buy SPAM in the supermarket, but honestly I don't dare. In general, I tend not to like things that I cannot recognize (sausages, chorizos and the likes).

Ah Marie & Jeff. How nice day we spent ^_^ telling stories about Beijing (where Marie actually lived for years by age 18, moved by the motivation to learn mandarin, which she can still speak :O) or growing up in New York and the stress in there, much worse than the Swedish fear of darkness. Bottom line, there is no perfect place and there is no hell either. Just find a place you like and stay, till you get tired and change.

Life stages and apartments are just like clothes, I suppose. You use them as long as they fit. Either they grow big on you or you grow beyond them. So it's time for change. Till the next inflexion point.

Who cares about philosophy, when it's possible to watch this sunset. God bless Japanese fall.


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