Sunday, May 30, 2010

San Francisco Trip Part 4

sf chinatown

This is the last part of my trip! It started with some dimsum at Great Eastern Restaurant in Chinatown. It was very nice because we got a list of all the dimsum they have and ordered from there like a sushi list and they came to our table hot. Most of the dimsum I've experienced in the past wasn't hot or steaming when the cart came to the table, so everything seemed to taste a little different and better. My favorite was egg custard tarts! I've never had it so fresh before, it was the best.

sf chinatown

Afterwards we went on the segway tour. I had been looking forward to this ever since I found it and booked it. It was as fun as I had expected and I really wish I could get one for myself.

beach street
beach street
segway tour
segway tour
segway tour
segway tour
segway tour
segway tour
segway tour

We came upon a cute shop nearby the meeting place. I got a pretty pair of earrings.

gigi & rose
gigi & rose
gigi & rose
gigi & rose

Dinner at Anchor & Hope was very nice. We went for the sea urchin appetizer and it was so delicious~ I wish I could have had a huge bowl of it to myself.

anchor & hope
anchor & hope
anchor & hope
{lobster roll}

anchor & hope
{braised short ribs}


Before heading back home, we "happened" to be at a farmers market so we hung around for some goodies. (More about that happening later...)

Danville Farmers Market
Danville Farmers Market
Danville Farmers Market
Danville Farmers Market
Danville Farmers Market

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

San Francisco Trip Part 3

Bridge to SF

San Francisco

New People
{New People in Japantown}

Stare at the sun
{A cool store with different levels with eats, fashion, goods, arts}

New People

New People

New People

sou-sou
{sou-sou shoes}

mochi love
{Goodies from the mochi store, photo taken by Tare}

Kensington Park Hotel
{Kensington Park Hotel near Union Square}

SF <3

We spent most of our first night in San Francisco in Japantown. There were so many stores with cute stuff, it took a while to look at everything. I finally got to have Japanese ramen again and we also ate okonomiyaki pizza which was a delightful twist on the original. But the best part about being in Japantown was coming across a Pika Pika store. Ya know what purikura is? Sticker picture booths! It was so much fun I think we spent over an hour in there with only two booths and the decorating. An interesting discovery was that Tare is very skilled at decorating! He is much better than me. :D

pika pika

pika pika

It's always fun to go back through the pictures from a trip and organize, edit, and share.
I will be doing that for many days after my family leaves! I'm having a great time with them here. I miss them already thinking that they'll be leaving soon.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

San Francisco Trip Part 2

J's graduation was the first time I've been to a university graduation. (I never went to my own!) It was a major convocation so it wasn't too big, but it wasn't small either.

UCB Graduation 2010

UCB Graduation 2010

UCB Graduation 2010
{The graduate}

UCB Graduation 2010
{At the Greek Theater}

UCB Graduation 2010

UCB Graduation 2010

UCB Graduation 2010
{Beautiful day}

Monday, May 24, 2010

San Francisco Trip Part 1

We headed to Berkeley for the first part of our SF trip for my friend's graduation. It was my first time meeting an online friend! We've been penpals for around seven years so I was really excited to finally meet her.

berkeley
berkeley

We stayed in a cute little inn nearby the campus.

rose garden inn
rose garden inn

J took Tare and me around the Berkeley campus and it was quite beautiful. It was like a school within a forest!

berkeley campus
berkeley campus
berkeley campus
berkeley campus

We went to the top of Sather Tower.

Sather Tower
Sather Tower
Sather Tower
Sather Tower
Sather Tower

We also went to the UC Botanical Garden. It was a lot of walking in inappropriate shoes which I paid for at the end of the day.

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DSC03882
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DSC03885
{looks like a bird but it's a weird plant!}
UC Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden

I got some recommendations from another friend who attended Berkeley to go to La Med for dinner and Ici for dessert. Great food!

La Med
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Ici
Ici

More parts to come... :)