Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • A Visit to York Street Cafe at Embarcadero

    A Visit to York Street Cafe at Embarcadero

    With a mission to revitalize downtown San Francisco, Vacant to Vibrant focuses on repurposing unused or abandoned spaces into dynamic venues. Through community participation, these spaces metamorphose into vibrant locales that not only serve the local residents but also attract visitors from far and wide. While the BART ride over was surprisingly empty, the cafe…

  • Transforming our bedroom with new floating floors

    Transforming our bedroom with new floating floors

    When it comes to flooring, we had specific requirements in mind: durability, aesthetics, and compatibility with floor heating. Lifeproof checked all these boxes. Its engineered hardwood design means that it’s constructed to handle the daily wear and tear, while still maintaining the rich, authentic look of natural wood. We start off with one corner of…

  • Unforgettable Pandan Waffles at The Hainan Story

    Unforgettable Pandan Waffles at The Hainan Story

    If you’re looking for a unique culinary experience that fuses tradition with a touch of modernity, look no further than The Hainan Story’s Pandan Waffles. Yes, you read that right—pandan waffles! This delightful treat perfectly embodies the spirit of The Hainan Story, where the essence of Hainanese cuisine is celebrated and reimagined. These waffles are…

  • Fa Lun Gong folks are here

    Fa Lun Gong folks are here

    Near the Ferry Building, you may have noticed an increasing presence of Falun Gong practitioners in public spaces around our community. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual practice that originated in China in the early ’90s. Comprised of moral teachings, meditation, and exercise, it aims to improve mind and body. The…

  • The Handcrafted, Organic Dog Treat Your Pet Will Love

    The Handcrafted, Organic Dog Treat Your Pet Will Love

    Looking for a dog treat that’s as special as your furry friend? Look no further than MISHKA, a San Francisco-based boutique crafting gourmet, organic treats for your pet. Why settle for mass-produced, artificial snacks when you can offer handcrafted, human-grade goodness? Quality in Every Bite Founded in 2018, MISHKA believes that dogs deserve treats as…

  • Spotted Squid Game

    Spotted Squid Game

    What happens when these two giants — Sandbox VR’s virtual reality gaming experiences and Netflix‘s global sensation, Squid Game — of immersive entertainment collide in the same city? Can’t wait! Sandbox VR is located at 767 B Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

  • San Francisco’s Fleet week 2023

    San Francisco’s Fleet week 2023

    Thankfully the government shutdown is avoided. One of the most remarkable aspects of San Francisco Fleet Week is its Parade of Ships, hailed as the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Accompanied by the San Francisco Fire Department’s lead escort, a fireboat brilliantly shot jets of water into the air, offering an awe-inspiring…

  • Back from Hiatus

    Hey folks, long time no blog! I know it’s been a while since my last post, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on what I’ve been up to during my one-year hiatus. Firstly, my day job has been keeping me incredibly busy. I love the challenges and the rush, but it…

  • Car Break-In Crew Driver Dead in Police Chase

    Car Break-In Crew Driver Dead in Police Chase

    In a grim turn of events, a police chase led to the death of a driver who was part of a car break-in crew near the Palace of Fine Arts, as stated by the San Francisco Police Officers Association. The high-speed pursuit was initiated around 4 p.m. on Saturday by officers from Tenderloin Station. They…

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein Returns Home to San Francisco

    Got a moment to pause and reflect. The skies over San Francisco cleared up as if to pay respects, welcoming the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein back to her hometown on Saturday evening. The Senator passed away at age 90 in her D.C. home but chose to return to her roots rather than lie in state…

  • Fleet Week at Risk: Government Shutdown Looms

    Fleet Week is our annual homage to the U.S. Navy. It’s more than a spectacle; it’s a tradition that fills our city with pride. A potential federal government shutdown is threatening to rain on our parade—literally. The Parade of Ships and the sky-slaying Blue Angels could be nixed if the government doesn’t secure its funding…

  • Microsoft Unveils New AI Co-Innovation Lab in San Francisco

    San Francisco just solidified its role as a global hub for artificial intelligence (AI), thanks to Microsoft‘s newest initiative. The tech giant has announced the opening of an AI Co-Innovation Lab at 555 California St. The aim? To accelerate AI development and innovation across diverse industries in the Bay Area. This marks Microsoft’s second such…

  • Beware of Rising SMS Scams: My Recent Encounters with Fake USPS Messages

    I’ve noticed a worrisome trend recently—I’ve been flooded with SMS scams, many of which claim to be from the USPS. In an age where digital communication is so prevalent, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and not fall for these devious tactics. Speaking of Informed Delivery, I actually still don’t have that. I’m not sure how…

  • It’s raining heavily

    Almost everyday! Stay safe everyone.

  • Birdseed lady blamed for rats

    We’ve all encountered animal lovers in our lives—those who go the extra mile to make sure our furry or feathered friends are well-fed and taken care of. Most of us appreciate their kind-heartedness. However, sometimes good intentions can have unintended consequences. Such is the story of the infamous Birdseed Lady of Glen Park. And because…

  • Mikkeller Bar San Francisco Shuts Its Doors in October 2022: An End of an Era in the Tenderloin

    What a pity. Mikkeller has always been known for its great variety and was a fun place to hang out. The pandemic’s impact on local businesses is still unfolding, and it’s unfortunate we don’t know how it specifically affected this establishment. MIKKELLER BAR SAN FRANCISCO CLOSES OCTOBER 2022 The gastropub in the heart of the…

  • All Out SF on week of Oct 16

    If you’re free between October 16th and 23rd, 2022, do check out AllOutSF. Key highlights: Outdoors Day on Monday: Walk a portion or the entirety of the new SF Crosstown Trail on your own or with some of our special guests throughout the day. Small Business Day (Tuesday): Heading to these shops in Mission: The…

  • Central Subway opens in November

    Well at least a soft opening is coming. I wished the Union Square Station is connected to the Powell Station without having to get out of the fare gate. SFMTA announces November 19 soft opening for long-awaited Central Subway Muni’s subway service extension between Chinatown and Mission Bay in San Francisco finally has an opening…

  • Boba at Mission

    Boba at Mission

    In the vibrant Mission District, on the corner of 18th and San Carlos, lies a hidden gem for boba enthusiasts – Brew Cha. This quaint spot offers a refreshing break from the usual taco trail, inviting you to indulge in a world of creamy and inventive boba creations. The Ube Taro Latte with Oat Milk…

  • Rain season is here

    It’s been raining the whole day in San Francisco Bay Area. This is pretty unusual amount of rain! Remember the turn on the headlights when it’s raining. It’s not an option, it’s required by law to turn on your headlights when the visibility is low.

  • SF’s Downtown Rail Line Plan is now The Portal

    SF’s Downtown Rail Line Plan is now The Portal

    San Francisco’s planned Downtown Rail Extension, an expensive and controversial project that transit advocates view as a lynchpin for the region’s long-term needs, is set to be renamed “The Portal” when transit bosses meet next month. The proposed rail tunnel will connect Caltrain—and future high-speed trains—at 4th and King Street Station to the massive new…