parenting

Paris 2011, 10th Trip For C.

C. is truly a blessed child. I have been taking C. to Paris once a year in order for both of us to spend some quality time together during her vacation. Also I want her to have a special place that I consistently bring her to so that when she grows up, it will be a special […]

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travel

Paris here we come again

Kate and I are heading for Paris tomorrow afternoon. She is super excited about it. She tells me she is looking forward to time with only Dad and no one else. She is looking forward to the crepes, and going up to the Eifel Tower when we first get there. I admit that I thrive […]

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food, travel

Japanese does French pastries

This shop so far has the best French pastries and best coffee I’ve had in Paris and it’s created by a Japanese chef http://www.sadaharuaoki.com/ My favorite is all the pastries filled with mocha powder giving it a nice Japanese flavor to the classic French pastries.  The photo above is macha flavored madelline

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travel

Mid-life Crisis Coming Early

So the common theory goes that there are basic humans needs like food and shelter and once you fulfill these needs then there is love, follow by spiritual needs and I don’t remember what other higher callings there are. For my parents’ generation they struggled for 40-50 years for basic survival and the focus is […]

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travel

Parisians are just like Americans

Well I could safely say that I understand Parisian life a little bit more after running through to 140 metro stations, getting a hair cut, buying food at the local markets, going to shop at their farmer’s open air markets, biking around town on my bike for 30 days. Here is the recap and sorry […]

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coffee, travel

Finally, Good Coffee In Paris

I been having a hard time finding Italian quality coffee in Paris.  Most places that serve coffee in Paris serve very mediocure cafe creme and cappucino.  While in Paris, I’ve been listening to the http://coffeegeek.com/ podcast and making myself long for a good cup of capuccino. Until one day I stumbled on urbietorbi le bar […]

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exercise

Run The Paris Metro #8: town of Malakoff

Run The Paris Metro #8: 5.97 miles, 10 down 232 to go. The photo is of ligne roset, super high end ultra modern design.  They have a store in SOMA SF. I just finished running Metro line #13 which bought me to the outskirts of Paris to the town of Malakoff Getting to see the […]

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