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Kamakura and Cat Café

JapanPosted by Tim Wed, May 21, 2014 21:57:18
I went to Kamakura with Nyon. At the station we met Terui and the guide. We also met the guide's daughter who was a 3rd year student even though she's younger than me. I didn't find this fact interesting and forgot it pretty quick and remembered it just in time to include it in this post.

So what is this mystical place called "Kamakura"? Let's start with a definition. As we do in so many other cases we now turn to the prestigious Oxford Dictionaries for a definition.

"A limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water"

We now know the definition of "fish" so let me go on and explain what Kamakura is.

Kamakura is a place two hours by train from my home town. Kamakura is not only a place far from my home, it's also one of the few places that gives you the feeling of being surrounded mainly by temples instead of human beings. A thing that annoyed me was that there was an entrance fee on every single on of the temples including the giant Buddha statue (yes, we were able to enter inside the statue).

In the afternoon the Norwegian himself appeared on the scene. Obviously I'm writing about Finn who had the previous day been at the Norwegian embassy to celebrate the 17th of May.

I and Nyon decided to head back to where we belong (our homes) in the evening and left the others. We later, to the great surprise of the native population of some foreign, yet to be discovered continent changed our minds and went to a last temple for the day.

The day was a success in the way days became success's back in the good old days before the age of the e-book. Many amazing things happened this day and we were able to finish it of with something extraordinary which blew the minds of everyone present at the moment as well as all the future generations for centuries to come.

Let me now go on with telling you about my and Nyon's trip to a cat café in Inage yesterday. For those of you who lack the fundamental basic knowledge about cat cafés we turn once again to our friends at the Oxford Dictionaries. Unfortunately there is no definition on "cat café " to be found so we split it up into two parts.

"A small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. It is widely kept as a pet or for catching mice, and many breeds have been developed.
  • Felis catus, family Felidae (the cat family); it was probably domesticated in ancient Egypt from the local race of wildcat. The cat family also includes the ocelot, serval, margay, lynx, and the big cats"

We now have the definition of "cat" so let's go on and get the definition of "café".

"A small restaurant selling light meals and drinks."

I leave it to the reader to put the two definitions together and come up with a good conclusion. You can post your definition of "cat café" in the comments.

I can tell you this much, we met a lot of cats.

Afterwards we went and had lunch. After we had finished our meals we started studying. This may be unfamiliar with you the reader but this week is actually the first test week of this semester.

As you may or may not know depending on your educational background, it is almost impossible by any reasonable standards to study for any longer period of time before you need to take a break for taking pictures.

We went to the local game centre where we, not surprisingly found some purikuras. After a few shots we went back to the place we had originally studied at and sat down at a previously unclaimed table where we continued our studying.

The day was one of the better days even though I think the former day in this post is the one worthy to claim the title "Best Day in the Post".

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Posted by Dad Thu, May 22, 2014 05:54:29

What a story... :-)