Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

2008 is coming


2008 Happy New Year, World Peace and No Hunger !

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Little geek

My younger daughter starting to interested in internet, she‘ll sit in front of a computer pretend she’s doing it. Isn’t it funny? My older daughter posted for a picture like this before. Their favorite web site is Curious George.http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/games/roller_monkey/roller_monkey.html"

Friday, December 28, 2007

Heather Fong

She is a police chief of San Francisco who is also the first female in this position. I admire her ability to lead the police department. It takes a strong person to be in this job. Keep up the good work. Chief Fong! http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?o=0&f=/c/a/2007/12/27/MNABU4Q5T.DTL

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Kwanzaa


Yesterday was the first day of Kwanzaa, it goes on seven days, people celebrate the African heritage, good food and gifts are part of the festival.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Mel’s Drive-in


The movie “Guess who’s coming to dinner”had a set at this restaurant. I love the 60’s feel of it, and the hours are long, you can go there almost anytime during the day and night. http://www.melsdrive-in.com/index.html

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas dinner



WE're going to have glaze ham for Christmas dinner. It’s easy to cook, just pop it in the oven for 2-3 hours, and then pour the glaze on the top, that’s it.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Shopping cart


You even can bring several kids has no problem with this shopping cart.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Backyard

This is my daughters’ private playground, it’s a small place but they love playing in it.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas tree (part 2)

We passed by a gift store on Clement St , found a Christmas tree with some owls , so cute!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Supermarket

The supermarket on 7th Ave has reopened, we were looking forward for this day over six months. Everybody was excited to see each other over there. I bought a piece of ham (8 pounds) for Christmas dinner.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas tree


The custom came from Germany. The tree’s sharp is symbol of the male, the meaning of the fertility. (This is our “Christmas tree”)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Santa Claus


My younger daughter thought that guy was a theft she tried to drag her sister away from there.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Buddhist nun

We ran into a Buddhist nun when we passed by the DeYoung Museum last Sunday, she was handing out the flyers to people. She invited me to their meditation class in Mission District, but I was wondering if she came from Tibet, she said no, she is from around. We took a picture with her.

Monday, December 17, 2007

By request

Some of the Blog pals want to see our Christmas gifts, alright, here they are. (Couple boxes already got open up, they are not include in this picture)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Crossing guard


You will find crossing guards outside schools in San Francisco, they are under Parking and Traffic Department and they are volunteers. Their jobs are assisting school kids cross the street outside the schools, and improve safety for everyone around. Look at this old lady, she still enjoying her job; we could not resist to take a picture with her.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Mom Song Sung to William Tell Overture with Lyrics

Pick up truck

Pick up trucks are popular in US . They can be use to transport passengers or large items. I borrowed this one from the “citycarshare”program. http://www.citycarshare.org/

Friday, December 14, 2007

Discount Store


They’re selling things came from department stores with a deep discount. I don’t know how they did it, but they were very popular. I liked to look around there, it became a habit to me.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hanukkah


People have different believes. It’s better to learn as much as possible while in the USA. There are eight days In December Jewish celebrate miracle. People would light candles and have traditional food. Children do not need to go to school. If you do not know what someone believes say, “Happy holidays.” (video) www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/600771/jewish/Menorah-Lighting-Guide.htm

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas gift


I want to thank my Hong Kong family for the gifts. My daughters like the gifts very much, that’s including dolls, stuffs for drawing and game toys. Daddy likes his big buck pen and I got a digital photo frame and pile of Hong Kong music and movie CDs. I guess you knew Daddy has a habit putting a pen in his shirt pocket, and I always have photo on my desk. It’s hard to figure out what people want for gift.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Post Office

There was a note left by the mail man said that we had a package in the post office, so next day morning I went there to get it myself. It’s 9 o’clock but the line was very long, I did not want to stand in the line, but thought about the good will from brother and sister, there was no reason to let the present sit in the post office for another minute, but the staff told me she could not find the box. My eyes got wide open, how could it be. and later on she said, “ Oh, I’ve found it.”, I had to go to another door to get it, when the door open, it’s a huge box, after I signed it, I moved it away by myself. It’s heavy, but I was smiling, because everyone there knew I just got a big Christmas present.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Masonry

I like this stone work in Golden Gate Park, it’s classic feel. I would look at it every time go to that tunnel.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Asian Art Museum

The Museum has more then 6000 collections, some of them have been listed in the protecting regulations by Chinese government. They can not been export anymore. The Museum is displaying jades right now. If you like ancient arts and crafts, this is a place to go. http://www.asianart.org/

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Bookmobile

Our library is under renovation, we can only use the bookmobile. It’s a compact library but it has everything we need except the internet computer. My daughter loves their cartoon dvds.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Picnic

The weather was relatively mild couple months ago. People had picnics on the grass in Golden Gate Park. They brought salad, sandwiches and wine. They really knew how to enjoy their lives.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Martin Yan



A world class Chinese chef Martin Yan is a well known TV host in USA. He likes to impress the audiences with his fast cutting skill when preparing the dishes. He also is a comedy actor. He visits the Bay Area very often. This picture of him and the staffs there was right outside the dessert place on Cement Street. My daughter tried to jump up for posting because it's too high on the window. http://www.yancancook.com/index.html

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Messy face

This time is Fanny. Oh my…..

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bus


There’s plenty of seats except during rush hour. If there was less density, the more I like it. That’s one of the reason I immigrated to America. Although, sometimes the buses were crowded. But when I think about the subway in Hong Kong, I am glad that I don’t need to be sardine fish anymore. One time I let three train pass by and people around me entered the train in a hurry. I was the only one remaining on the platform.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Black Friday

When everybody was doing shopping, I brought my girls to the library, but it was close. Oh well, let take a picture. This photo not bad, hah?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Hong Kong singers

George Lam and Leehom Wang will have concerts in San Francisco. Lam’s show is on December 8 and Wang’s show is on 23rd. Ticket price from $38 to $268. Every Hong Kongese who lives in USA will be excited about it.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Steep hills

The famous San Francisco hill streets are challenge to many people. If you go to Nob Hill better take cable car because it is too steep. One time, the city allowed some guys put tons of show on the hill street for X-game. All of a sudden, I have Stave McQueen’s movie in my mind…ha,ha.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Dessert bar

I used to hang out in a dessert bar when I was young back in Hong Kong, loved their fresh cane juice, sweet tofu and cold turtle soup. Who’s know? I found the dessert bar here in San Francisco again. This time, they did not have those good old day things. But they have western desserts and wi-fi.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Childhood

I found surprises about Fanny everyday, such as , first time call me “ma”, I had to respond to her right a way to let her know that she said it right. And “go, cookie, door” are her favorite words. That’s how kids learn, I think. This day I found her enjoy the view upside down. That’s only kid would do it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Laundromat

There are two ways to do laundry in this country. First, you wash it with your own washing machine in your home. Second, go to the laundromat and do it yourself. It’s cost US$5--$20. Depend on how much laundry you need to wash and dry. Self helping has an advantage which is no need to let people touch your underware…ha,ha.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

News anchor

Mei-Ling Sze used to be a Hong Kong news anchor in the 80’s. She left the station later on, when I came to US, I found her in San Francisco Chinese TV station as a news anchor again. It makes me feel like home.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Playgrounds

There are several playgrounds in Golden Gate Park. This is one of them. Look! Fanny is so happy playing there.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Library

I loved to go to library since I was a kid. I pursued the knowledge there mainly. Nowadays we have internet access in library. What a wonderful thing.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sunset District

The famous Sunset District is home of many Chinese American. There is a great demand of grocery stores. Is this sign big enough?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Turkey dinner


American must have cranberry sauce as side dish when they eat turkey. Just like Hong Kong people must have mash ginger when they eat steam chicken.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey dinner

Here are the ingredients for the Thanksgiving dinner. I will be busy on Thursday.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Messy face

Chocolate is my daughter favorite candy. I gave her one that day. I did not know how she’s been doing. Look, see what she’s done.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is on the fourth Thursday of November. Children learn the history of it during the early age. It’s a big holiday to American. Some take plane or drive a long way back home. Every family gather together to have a turkey dinner. Even the homeless people could eat a warm meal at the centers. Everybody loves it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jenny Tseng The Hong Kong Singer

Jenny Yan is the Hong Kong famous singer, going to have a concert in Reno this Thanksgiving Day. She’ll perform along with two artists who are from China and Taiwan. Talking about Jenny Yan, I’ve met her at DMV several months ago. My daughter and I were hanging around at the parking lot of the DMV that day. All of a sudden, there was a Japanese sedan drove up to us. Here was Miss Yan came out from the car. Oh wow, I could not believe my eyes. Obviously she noticed us too. I greeted her and she smile back and then went inside the building. We had business to do in the DMV too. I saw her sat and waited just like everybody else. I did not want to bother her so I watched her leave with her friend later.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Good Will Store

Good Will is a national nonprofit organization, which accept donation from household items to clothing. Treasure hunting in Good Will is my favorite activity. Sometimes I found things that unexpected such as a nice cow boy hat, a painting, a native Indian pattern coat. Today special is clothing, two dollars each. Hurry up.
P.S. Just saw a news on Good Morning America. There was a thirteen years old girl got cyber bully on my space.com leads to suicide. Please pay attention to your kids’ on line activities.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Crowd

The time was 12:30pm. Today was the first time we came to this library. It’s pretty quiet course is week day. There were some empty seats for internet service. So my daughter and I both had a computer to use. She played the Barney game and I got to up date the blog. One hour later when we walked out the door. We saw bun of school kids hanging outside. I guess it’s their test day. That why they left school early. Next time I will ask them.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sweet heart

I know everybody like to see my daughter no.2. Here is a picture for you.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Market Street

The commercial area of San Francisco is full of office buildings. I had business need to be taking care of so I brought them with me that day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Got milk?

The price of milk has been rising to double in the pass ten years. Let take our family for an example. We drink at least one gallon per week and we are not alone. It’s such a big business.