travel

San Francisco: Shoe Garden

I was playing tourist again in San Francisco and saw this Alamo Square Park Shoe Garden. It’s amazing how many little things I still have not seen in this greatest city (next to Paris) in the world. From sfgate.com: Alamo Square Park: One of the most photographed spots in San Francisco, thanks to the breathtaking […]

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travel

“I seldom leave the Mission”

I overheard a young 20 something dude talking at Ritual Coffee. “I don’t ever leave the Mission, maybe someday I’ll explore Berkeley” It reminds me of a Sex and City episode where the Manhattan Guy says to Carrie or Maranda that he ‘never leaves the island because everything is available in Manhattan, why do we […]

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travel

SF MOMA At Night

(you can click on the photo enlarge) I love the night scene in large cities.  It feels so alive, filled with the energy of human beings, full of lights and cars.  I’m on my bike over to the SF Metreon and looking at the sureal lights of the SF MOMA.

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inspiration

Playing Tourist In SF

if I don’t loose my curiosity and passion for what I am doing and where I live, I will constantly find jems and little moments of joy. My favorite spot here in the city   — nice shot. it’s important to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. on my way to and […]

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food

How to spend $120 at the farmer’s market

This Saturday, Kate didn’t have dance class so I actually got to spend Saturday morning with her at the SF Ferry building farmer’s market . I went in with $200 in cash and came out with $80. Pretty scary but the food is so so good. If you like yogurt, you must try to buy […]

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food

SF Tiramisu

I had a craving for Tiramisu and found this site that just reviewed Tiramisu in different cities http://www.heavenlytiramisu.com/frisco.htm I tried it at Trattoria Volare on Columbus. The Tiramisu was very light, fluffy, hint of alcohol, super yummy! Will have to try Steps of Rome and Stella Bakery tomorrow since I’ll be working late on another […]

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inspiration

Smack In The Middle of Downtown SF

I’ve always loved the city, I used to live in the Sunset, but that is totally different than downtown. I’ve made the plunge and put down for a 6 month lease in the middle of downtown at the Rincon Center.  Two blocks from the Ferry Building, a few blocks from Caltrains. It’s not the bridge […]

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inspiration

Places I love in the Bay Area

The calligraphy means “Bridge of Dreams“, done by David Furukawa-Chen of Shifuku Tea Co.  It has the same meaning in Chinese as well as Japanese SF Ferry Building – farmer’s market, great food and pastries Running to Coit Tower to get the best view of the SF Bay North Beach for the espresso drinks Milpitas […]

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parenting

Saturday at the SF Ferry with Kate

I love Saturdays at the SF Ferry Building, afterwards, we hit the farmer’s market in Castro Valley for some live electric guitar. Food, coffee, flowers, live music, suntan, people :-) Life is good on Saturdays. Kate enjoying a piece of bread from The Acme Bread Company while running circles around me Kate and I take  […]

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exercise

Finished first ever Bay To Breakers (0:58:54, place #752!!)

Update: Official finish time is 0:58:54, place #752!! (I’m in the Fun Runners division).  Some photo proofs they took while I was running Out of 31,246 people, 751 came in faster than I did in the entire race. I’m very proud that after only 3 months of semi-intense running and having never done any running […]

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food

Food fit for a king

Just came back from the SF Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. Now this is what you call a meal for a king.  Strawberries, mint leaves, cherries, apricot, asparagus, honey yogurt, pistachio nut, honey glazed walnuts, apple turnover, costata, cherry krisp (from Fog Hollow Farms) For breakfast I had some very yummie honey yorgurt from Saint Benoît […]

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exercise, running, san francisco

run: Hayes Ashbury

I had no plans for this Saturday’s run so I just let it flow.  Here was the route and it turned out to be really enjoyable. Folsom & 4th to Market & Larkin Log: 1.5 mile Run thru the Civic Center Plaza under the row of trees. Log .4 mile along Fell to Ashbury Log: […]

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exercise, running

Race: Cable Car Chase 2005

Finished the ANA Cable Car Chase this Sunday morning. Highlights: We didn’t get to really chase the cable cars, just chase a looked alike on rubber wheels. The biggest 10-12 block hill I’ve ever experienced on California from Drumm to Larkin, almost everyone near my pace level were walking the hills, it was a sad […]

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inspiration

Who Wakes Up The Earliest In Downtown SF?

I started running today at 5:20am down Ellis and Polk and to my surprise the prostitutes were already awake and working. I saw a total of eight along my run. When I ran back from Union and Polk one of the girls already got into a Taxi yelling her destination to the other girls. I […]

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