Around the neighborhood

Random finds at Costco

Found a Brewer’s Advent Calendar at San Francisco Costco.

Not the traditional Chinese mooncake I have in mind but why not? I’m up for chocolates for sure.

Dark chocolate mooncake

Around the neighborhood

Halloween in San Francisco

We didn’t do much for Halloween at all. Have been busy painting our kitchen even at night!

Spotted at Mission District.

Happy Halloween everyone!


San Francisco temporarily closed its only In-N-Out

The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed In-N-Out on Oct. 14 because employees were not properly checking for customers’ vaccination documentation, the burger chain said in a statement.

In-N-Out said it properly posted signs of local vaccination requirements but refuses to strictly enforce them.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” In-N-Out Chief Legal & Business Officer Arnie Wensinger said. “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business.”


Well, that’s unfortunate although putting that much burden for In-N-Out to do policing isn’t particularly reasonable either.

I’m surprised someone reported In-N-Out. Almost every taco place in Mission District don’t check either. The reality is this is too much a bother and restaurants didn’t have enough staff to just check vaccination cards.

I do bring mine along at all times, I’ll say I only get checked a quarter of the time.

Stay strong In-N-Out. You’ll be missed for the time being.


Clinton Kane held at gunpoint in Marina

What a crazy experience it must’ve been.

A popular singer-songwriter and TikTok star, in town to shoot a music video and documentary for his new album, says he and his crew were held up at gunpoint and robbed of their gear.

He and two friends had just arrived in the city Friday afternoon. After parking in the Marina District for lunch, Kane says he noticed men breaking into his car and stealing $30,000 in equipment.

Kane joked he was never going to come back to San Francisco after this experience. He will though be back in the city on tour in December and says he plans not to bring anything expensive and reminds everyone not to keep valuables in the car.


Just want to quickly remind everyone not to put valuables in cars especially if they can be seen from the windows of the cars. I heard so many cases of cars being broken into. Some crimes just involve a broken window which will cost money to repair.

I’m surprised Kane’s car is broken into in Marina in broad daylight though. Marina is one of the safer neighborhoods. Stay guarded.


Judy Chicago in de young museum

Forever de Young: A Judy Chicago Performance started October 16, 2021, between 5:45 pm and 6 pm.

de Young Museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Judy Chicago is an American feminist artist, art educator, and writer known for her large collaborative art installation pieces about birth and creation images, which examine the role of women in history and culture.


Cute SFFD building

Caught this gem at Mission Rock. What a cute building!

San Francisco Fire Department

Fleet week in San Francisco

Fleet Week SF happened in Oct 9 and Oct 10 of 2021. It’s exciting to see them back again. We didn’t have it last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The highlights are Patriots Jets and Blue Angels. It’s amazing display of air supremacy and a visual treat. I gotta let my ears rest after this event.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Heart shape.
Watching Patriot Jets.
Patriot Jets
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Walgreens to close 5 stores

The company said retail theft at its San Francisco stores has risen to five times the chain’s average.

“What I want people who commit these crimes to understand: your mother, your grandmother, your relatives, they depend on places like Walgreens and CVS and Targets where they have pharmacies to get their medications,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said. “So, when these locations close in a community, then the entire community loses.”

Walgreens already closed nearly a dozen stores in the city over the past two years.

NBC Bay Area
Location of Stores ClosingClosing DatePrescription Transfer Location
2550 Ocean Ave.Nov. 81630 Ocean Ave.
4645 Mission St.Nov. 11965 Geneva St.
745 Clement St.Nov. 153601 California St.
300 Gough St.Nov. 152145 Market St.
3400 Cesar Chavez St.Nov. 172690 Mission St.

This saddens me. The municipal government needs to do more to protect these businesses. Businesses will do what is profitable for them. Getting robbed just isn’t good for business!

Mission district residents will be affected by the closure of the Walgreens at 3400 Cesar Chavez St.


Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Singapore

I’m sad that Mr. Holmes Bakehouse closed down during the pandemic. I can only assume the business became one of the many casualties of COVID-19. They are creators of these Instagramable cup cakes, definitely sad to see them gone from Larkin St.

Interestingly they are still in Singapore.

Find them at:

9 Scotts Road
Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210

Daily: 8am – 8pm


Colors of Richmond District

I got a chance to visit the Richmond District. Here are some pictures.

I used to play these gachapon machines back in Singapore. They are here too at Genki Crepes & Mini Mart:

Genki Crepes & Mini Mart

New Lien Hing Supermarket has tasty fruits.

New Lien Hing Supermarket

Found a fabric shop at Richmond District. Fabrix has a great selection of textile and even leather.


This is where you can find all the Asian sauces. You can make a mean Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice from Richmond New May Wah Supermarket:

Asian sauces at Richmond New May Wah Supermarket

You can also find the much coveted pandan cake mix. We get these pandan sponge cake in Singapore and it’s hardly found here in San Francisco. These are from Indonesia!

Pandan flavors at Richmond New May Wah Supermarket