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  • Authentic French Pastries at Maison Nico

    Authentic French Pastries at Maison Nico

    Maison Nico, (at Jackson Square, San Francisco), stands out as a beacon of authentic French patisserie. This cozy cafe, right opposite the iconic Transamerica Tower, has made waves with its exquisite range of pastries. The star attraction? We tried their croissant marron (chestnut croissant), which offers a delightful fusion of light, buttery texture and unique…

  • Saap Ver burglarized

    In San Francisco, Thai restaurant Saap Ver’s owner, Kobe Aukcarapasutanun, expressed frustration after a group of thieves burglarized his establishment. The thieves, failing to enter through the locked front door, smashed a large window to gain entry. They stole a register and a safe, leaving the office in disarray. Aukcarapasutanun, awakened by a call from…

  • Jollibee opening in Downtown San Francisco

    I’m excited over this! Jollibee, the popular Filipino fast food chain, is on the verge of opening its new outlet in downtown San Francisco. After a three-year wait, the 7,400-square-foot space at 934 Market St., previously a Payless store, is showing signs of life. Recent permits and job postings hint at an imminent opening. This…

  • Our Visit to the Letterman Digital Arts Center Lawn

    Our Visit to the Letterman Digital Arts Center Lawn

    We recently visited the stunning lawn at the Letterman Digital Arts Center, nestled in the Presidio of San Francisco, and it was an absolutely beautiful place. The beauty is breathtaking, with its meticulously manicured landscape and serene water features creating a peaceful oasis in the city. The lawn’s allure lies in its simplicity and elegance.…

  • Visit to the Historic Sutro Baths

    Visit to the Historic Sutro Baths

    We recently visited Sutro Baths in San Francisco. This remarkable site, now in ruins, holds a fascinating past. The Sutro Baths, built in the late 19th century by Adolph Sutro, a former mayor of San Francisco, were once the world’s largest indoor swimming pool establishment. Designed with grandeur, the baths featured seven different pools with…

  • San Francisco Restaurant “Healthy SF Fee” Scam

    San Francisco Restaurant “Healthy SF Fee” Scam

    In recent years, San Francisco restaurants have been under scrutiny for adding a peculiar line item to their bills – the so-called “Healthy SF fee.” However, it’s essential to clarify that this fee is not what it appears to be. Contrary to what some restaurants may claim, San Francisco does not have a “Healthy SF…

  • Crossing the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge

    Crossing the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge

    The Golden Gate Bridge, with its towering International Orange spires, stretches majestically across the Golden Gate strait, offering a sight that’s as breathtaking as it is historic. As we approached the bridge, the scale of this engineering masterpiece, opened in 1937, truly hit us. Chief engineer Joseph Strauss, along with Irving Morrow and Charles Ellis,…

  • Ghirardelli Square: A San Francisco Legacy

    Ghirardelli Square: A San Francisco Legacy

    Originally the home of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Ghirardelli Square was transformed into a bustling retail and dining complex in the 1960s to prevent its demolition. This clever adaptation, which turned the old chocolate factory into a hub for shoppers and food enthusiasts, marked Ghirardelli Square as the first successful adaptive reuse project in the…

  • Early Bird Gets the Croissant at Arsicault Bakery

    Early Bird Gets the Croissant at Arsicault Bakery

    Arsicault Bakery is a gem that demands an early visit. With doors opening to the aroma of fresh pastries, the wise arrive at the crack of dawn. Their acclaimed croissants vanish quickly, as eager fans line up, unwavering in their pastry pursuit. To enhance the experience, a stop at Breck’s for coffee pairs perfectly with…

  • Beautiful skies

    Beautiful skies

    I saw these mesmerizing skies above at the Chase Center The sky is adorned with cirrostratus clouds, which are high-altitude clouds that appear as long, thin bands stretched across the sky. These clouds often create a hazy veil that covers the sky, giving it a fibrous, streaked appearance, and are known for creating a halo…

  • Cruise Robotaxi Service Under Scrutiny

    Cruise Robotaxi Service Under Scrutiny

    CBS reports General Motors’ self-driving robotaxi service, Cruise, is in the spotlight for the alleged cover-up of an accident in San Francisco. California regulators are considering imposing a $1.5 million fine after a Cruise vehicle was involved in an incident on October 2, striking a pedestrian who had already been hit by another car. This…

  • Tsukemen at Taishoken

    Tsukemen at Taishoken

    After trying various ramen attempts in Mexico City, we found ourselves craving the authentic taste we remembered. Tsukemen, also known as dipping ramen, consists of two separate bowls: one with thick, chewy noodles, and the other with a rich, concentrated broth. The magic happens when you dip the noodles into the broth, allowing you to…

  • Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco

    Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco

    Back at home, we decided to visit Dandelion Chocolate in the vibrant Mission District. The artisanal chocolate factory’s along Valencia Street. Dandelion Chocolate was founded by Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring in 2010. These two chocolate enthusiasts embarked on a mission to bring high-quality, bean-to-bar chocolate to San Francisco. Walking into Dandelion Chocolate on Valencia…

  • Property taxes in 2023

    Owning a home in San Francisco, especially when it’s your primary residence, comes with its unique challenges, not least of which is grappling with property taxes. If you’re like me, the arrival of that annual tax bill can send stress levels soaring. Ad Valorem Taxes The assessed value is typically set at the purchase price…

  • Visiting Grocery Outlet

    Visiting Grocery Outlet

    We just returned from a trip to Mexico, where the vibrant markets of Mexico City left an indelible impression on us. Back in San Francisco, we decided to visit our local Grocery Outlet, curious to see how it compared with the bustling markets of Mexico. The first thing we noticed was the abundance of pozole.…

  • Waymo’s Self-Driving Car in San Francisco

    Waymo’s Self-Driving Car in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s vibrant streets just got more futuristic with Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar I-PACE. We booked the vehicle through Waymo’s app. Boarding is pretty straightforward, the car didn’t stop at where we indicated and we had to go to the adjacent block to board. There’s an interactive screen offers options including music selection. You can set…

  • Views from Bernal Heights and Dolores Heights

    Views from Bernal Heights and Dolores Heights

    Dolores Heights offers a somewhat more urban view, framed by quintessential San Francisco homes. From this vantage point, Salesforce Tower not only dominates the skyline but also becomes part of the neighborhood’s own unique aesthetic. Perched atop a hill, Bernal Heights Park is a local favorite for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle…

  • Foggy day at Bernal Heights

    Foggy day at Bernal Heights

    On a foggy day at Bernal Heights, the iconic San Francisco fog turns the hilltop into a surreal landscape of muted hues and softened features. As evening falls, the Salesforce Tower glows, piercing the fog with modern elegance, adding a sense of beauty to the gray.

  • 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…

  • It’s raining heavily

    Almost everyday! Stay safe everyone.