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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Marshmallow Dreams Maids

Hello every Cutie, 

Today I have a super Kawaii interview with The Marshmallow Dreams Cafe Maid's! Today am talking to
Head Maid Keara Chan or as her Maids call her Manger or Mama Chan/ Kira Chan. Kyaaa- Wow that is a lot of nicknames!

Not only is Maid Kira super Kawaii , she has lived in Japan, while teaching English. After coming Home from Japan she decided to recreate a Japanese attraction of the cute Maid cafes based in Scotland and its starting to prove very popular already.  A cute set up with a small team of maids well there is 12 of these cutie's, that attend expo's and conventions around Scotland .

So Let's get to know more about the Marshmallow Dreams Cafe maids with Kira Chan! Yatta!
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Kira Chan,first off thank you for taking part in the Kawaii time interview!
Can you tell us a little about yourself and about staying in Japan?

Hi everyone! I'm a 23 year old Post Grad Publishing student from Glasgow. 

I lived in Japan for a year where I taught English. I stayed two hours from Tokyo in a lovely, rural area called Gunma. I was lucky enough to meet many friends and see much of Japan that most tourists don't get to see!

Okay not every one knows of these Maid Cafes are, So can you tell us what a Maid cafe is for those who have never heard of them?

Very simply, a Maid Cafe is somewhere you can go and relax while being served with kawaii girls dressed up as maids! Japanese love everything to do with France, and the idea of butler and maid cafes came from there. It is completely innocent and enjoyed by both female and males alike!
They usually serve basic comfort food decorated cutely.

Ah okay ! Did you go to a Japanese Maid cafe in Japan ,what was your experience like?

I went to a few Maid Cafes, and I really enjoyed the experience! As the rumours say, you don't go to a Maid Cafe for the food, but their sundaes are great! Sadly it is restricted to take photos in many of these cafes.

Okay so why did you decide- Japanese cafe maids and what was your motivation and inspiration?

I had always liked the idea of opening a Maid Cafe in Scotland because in the last five years cosplay has become very popular. There are a lot of events and conventions happening, especially in Glasgow.
I had planned to wait a few years, but after being asked my friend to run a Maid Cafe at Shiwasu-con last December, I realised there was a demand for a Maid Cafe in Scotland!

My inspiration comes from the cute maids in Akihabara and one of my favourite animes, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Ah! *nods* So how did the'' Marshmallow Dreams Maids'' get their name?

I was toying with different names, similar to Lolita dresses, which are always very cute and elegant. I wanted to use the Japanese word "yume" which means dream. My friend was talking about a song about Marshmallows, and the two just came together! Marshmallow Dreams! It sounds soft, fluffy and cute, just like our maids!

Kyaa that is way to cute! What is your set up like when you have a Cafe? And can you tell us what to expect from coming to see you and the maids at an event or convention.

We try to imitate the Maid Cafes of Akihabara as closely as possible. We greet the customers with "Okaerinasaimase, goshujin-sama/ojou-sama!" which means "Welcome home, master/ my lady!"
This is the traditional Maid Cafe greeting. We then seat our customers and tell them about our menu- we usually have three different types of cafe and three different types of tea. I make cupcakes for the cafe, and our maid Jamm-chan makes other cakes.
We decorate the guest's plate with a sauce of their choice, for example chocolate or strawberry. We then do a special "moe" chant over the food before they are allowed to eat it. Each maid will have their own moe chant to fit their personality!
While the guests are relaxing, we play games with them- such as Janken (Japanese rock, paper, scissors), noughts and crosses or a question game where they try and guess something about the maid serving them.
Once the customer has finished, we escort them from the cafe and bow, wishing them a safe journey home.
Our maids also say other things in Japanese, such as thank you!

Oh wow that sounds like so much fun! eee~
How many maids do you have on the team and what sort of customers do you get?

We currently have 12 maids including myself. I am very lucky to have so many cute maids on the team, each has her own distinctive style!
We get many customers- some know what we do, others want to find out. We have been visited by groups of friends, couples, and people on their own.
At our first event we had some guys who were very confused by what was going on! It's funny to see different people's reactions.

And Are you all dressed the same or can the maids wear other colours?

At the moment we all dress differently. The maids wear their own costumes, but we are working hard so we can buy a matching Marshmallow Dreams uniform for everyone!

Aww so cute - Can't wait to see these new outfits!
Do the Maids have characteristics and different personality when they are being maids ?

Yes. The maids have the option of being themselves or changing their personality. It's only natural to act a little different in that environment. Personally I act a lot cuter and more confident!

How would you like to see the Marshmallow Dreams maids cafe in say a year's time and then in 3 years time?

Our goal for a year's time is to have our matching maid uniform.
Three year's time is a long while away! But I would like to think we would be much more well known on social media, serve at many events and conventions in the UK, and hold our own regular cafe event.

Sounds like a good plan,Tell us what would be your ideal dream Cafe set up be ?

It would be my dream to have a Cafe decorated very cutely, possibly with a Hello Kitty theme! We would serve afternoon tea as well as traditional Maid Cafe food like omurice!
I would love to have a cafe joined together with a 2nd hand Japanese fashion shop, like Closet Child. 

Wow,well every one! There you have had a cute insight to the kawaii world of the  Marshmallow Dreams Maids!
It sounds like a super fun service that will be popping up around and about in Scotland's Events and conventions. 
The Team of maids all look adorable and I cant wait to see what creative and cuteness they plan to bring to the cafe events. And you guys do not need to wait long for the next up coming event this year in June. 
Event details found here!
However,  If you can not make that event then you can keep up to date with all them Maids on Facebook here  and they have their own website which is also found on this link here!

I hope you all enjoyed the Interview every one and hope to see you at a Marshmallow Maid cafe event soon!