Lyft Hotspots: “Drive Happy” with $5 rides in San Francisco

June 26, 2015 / 1 comment

With “HotSpots”, Lyft continues to find ways to make their car sharing service less-expensive and more accessible.

Here’s 9 reasons you should choose to stay at the Bay Bridge Inn in San Francisco

June 25, 2015 / 0 comments

I’ve stayed in dozens of cheap hotels/motels in my life; a line-up of Motel 6s, Econo Lodges and America’s Best Value Inns to keep the cost of accommodations low on vacations.

NBA releases ‘Geeked Up’ Golden State Warriors championship t-shirt

June 21, 2015 / 0 comments

I’m a big fan of the Geeked Up t-shirts that the NBA puts out from time to time.

How I used Meetup.com to find friends for my Chinese mom

April 27, 2015 / 0 comments

My mom has lived in San Francisco for over five years. Despite her being in Chinatown every single day of the week and somewhat outgoing personality, she still struggles to find like-minded Chinese friends in the city.

R.I.P. ‘The Bold Italic’ closes up shop, ceases publication

April 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Even though I found The Bold Italic of the last couple years annoying, I never wanted them to shut down as the online magazine announced today in a short post:

New York vs. San Francisco: No contest when it comes to the DMV

January 8, 2015 / 0 comments

Here’s another point for New York City in the “San Francisco vs. New York” debate. The Department of Motor Vehicles in New York is approximately 5x better than San Francisco’s. 

San Francisco Favorite: Taqueria Cancún’s super tacos!

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

Taqueria Cancún has the best tacos in San Francisco.

New York vs. San Francisco: The population density between the two densest cities in the United States

December 17, 2014 / 2 comments

Despite San Francisco being the second-densest city in the United States after New York – it always feels empty when compared to New York City.

Fuck Chinatown? Why don’t we know the San Francisco racist tour guide’s name yet?

November 3, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s been more than two weeks and I still haven’t forgotten that idiot San Francisco tour guide that spewed out hateful comments during the Chinatown portion of her bus tour. 

Vegetable Pakora Nepali version

The Best Vegetable Pakora in San Francisco is at Red Chili in the Tenderloin

August 15, 2014 / 0 comments

Vegetable pakora is a battered vegetable appetizer found on Indian/Pakistani menus.

The aptly-named ‘Good Hotel’ isn’t great nor terrible

August 10, 2014 / 0 comments

I just spent three nights at the Good Hotel. This review is going to write itself.

Where was the first blue bottle?

Where was the first Blue Bottle Coffee Co. location?

June 10, 2014 / 0 comments

As I was listing out recommendations for friends visiting San Francisco, I remembered that they enjoyed coffee, so I included some of the bigger name artisan cafes in the city. Of course that list included the Blue Bottle

Valmar convenience store wants 2AM liquor license

May 30, 2014 / 2 comments

When I first arrived on Valencia and McCoppin St. in 2005, the area wasn’t as developed as it is now. In the last decade plus, the Mission district has been booming and continues pushing north into the area

The Mosser Hotel in downtown San Francisco

The Mosser Hotel Review

May 26, 2014 / 0 comments

The Mosser Hotel Review Based on location, customer service, amenities, and a lower pricepoint,  The Mosser puts up a strong challenge to The Donatello as my favorite* hotel in San Francisco.  

Goodbye, Flax

May 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Flax, the funky art supply shop off Valencia and Market is saying goodbye. Flax is being pushed out by a nine-story, 160-unit condo building with parking lot that is set to be developed in that space

The Fashion Stylingz of San Francisco’s Chinatown

April 17, 2014 / 0 comments

One of my favorite local sites, The Bold Italic, posted a story today about the fashion stylings of the Chinatown set in San Francisco. The author, Valerie Luu, wrote

Sarah Slocum has a punchable face with or without Google Glass

March 27, 2014 / 0 comments

I know that a good chuck of the 14 of you that read this blog will be shocked and appalled by this post, but I feel strongly about this: Sarah Slocum has a really punchable face. 

Castro crosswalk rainbow design

Rainbows! Castro to remain tacky as fuck

February 22, 2014 / 4 comments

Are you holding out hope that the Castro will someday pull itself out of the early 1990’s? That maybe one day, San Francisco’s historically gay district will grow up and won’t be as tacky and unfortunately campy as it has been the last decade plus?

Market and Gough St.

San Francisco: Market St. & Gough St. back in 1889

January 4, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s an image showing the corner of northeast corner of Market St. and Gough St. in my neighborhood. The first image is from 1889, the second one is present day/recent.

Disrupt bathroom graffiti with options, God

November 20, 2013 / 0 comments

The insanity of Dreamforce begins

November 18, 2013 / 0 comments

SF Transportation Options

Getting Around: San Francisco’s Diverse Transportation Options

November 13, 2013 / 0 comments

Being new to New York, I am being constantly asked to compare New York with San Francisco. However, being just four months into it, I always reply with some version of “You can’t really compare the two”. That said, there are some things I miss about San Francisco; my mom, my friends and the weather…

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