Monday, October 31, 2016

Murals in the City - Shannon St. murals

Shannon St Murals - Murals bwOn our way to Tselog, my good friend Dinah and I chanced upon this alley dotted with murals. The alley is called Shannon St.

It is hard not to miss it because of the colorful blasts it gives. The alleys just stands out while standing either on Geary St. or O'Farrel.  We checked it out and discovered more than just colorful art displays.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Filipino food in the City - Tselog on Jones St.

Tselog - Sign bwMy good friend Dinah and I went to Tselog on Jones St. for lunch before going to see the wonderful musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

I've been to Tselog's location in Daly City and enjoyed it but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they have a San Francisco location. I love it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Musical in the City - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Posters and People bwFirst, thanks so much to my good friend Dinah for suggesting to see this musical. I forgot if she had seen this show before in NYC. If she did, she must have really liked it to see it again here in SF.

Second, I absolutely enjoyed the show. This is probably one of the most demanding musicals, in the acting and singing department, I've ever seen. I liked it so much I might just see it again this week.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lunch in the City - Tartine Manufactory

Mijo and I recently had a wonderful lunch at Tartine Manufactory in San Francisco's Mission District. Overall, we liked the food and enjoyed the lunch.

We knew not to go there on the weekends and parking during the week was going to be bad.  After our lunch, we learned that the best time to go there during the week is during non peak hours. We'll definitely be back for more.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Creativity in the City - Market Street Prototyping Festival

This festival started, I think, last year. When I heard about it a year ago, it was a little too late so I missed it. This year, I almost missed it again.

I saw just a glimpse of it while we were on our way to lunch in SoMa. However few I saw, I liked. I made a mental note note to miss it next year. Great urban design ideas!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Weekend south of the City - Exploring San Jose's downtown

We go to San Jose often but we never stay and explore the area.  The past weekend, Mijo and I decided to drive down to San Jose and spent a night on the town.

San Jose's downtown is compact, walkable, neat and packed with sites that appeal to the taste buds, visually attractive and tickle the creative brain. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fleet Week in the City - Blue Angels and Columbus Day Parade

Fleet Week - Red White Blue bwOctober in San Francisco usually means great fall weather, Giants baseball and Fleet Week.

This year, we saw Fleet Week and the Blue Angels' air show from the Aquatic Park in front of Ghirardelli Square. I have absolutely enjoyed watching it. Bonus was seeing parts of the Columbus Day while walking in Fisherman's Wharf.