Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 10/31/07

At first, my daughter did not want to go near those ghost decorations. I had to go touch them myself to show her they are not ghost but only decorations. Finally, she willing to stood a little bit closer to them. Here is the picture.P.S. There was a magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit when we were watching channel 7 Charles Brown Peanut cartoon last night. All of a sudden, we felt a shake in the house. My daughter asked me, “What is it?”. I said,” Don’t worry . It’s a earthquake.” Nothing fell down. Only the tv set was staking on the shelf. We’re going to move that shelf to somewhere else today definitely .

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween

Happy Halloween. Let go out tonight have fun.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fight for 10/28/07

I was passing by the City Hall last week. There was a gathering in front of it. These things happen very offer in this country. Everybody has something to fight for. That day was a bun of Blacks who live in San Francisco. They wanted more affordable housing, medical, jobs so on so on. The person who gave speech was well dress .I think he must be the leader. I got close to take some pictures, despite of those officers who were chatting at aside.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tourists 10/27/07

Every time, when I passed by there I would see a bun of people got off from a tour bus. Everyone doing the same thing---held up the cameras, shooting, and then go back the bus. It’s fun to watch people.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Jet Li 10/26/07

There is a Chinese Gong Fu gym in our neighborhood. Many American would come to attend course for fitness. It’s not cheap but they still have a lot of students. It means American accept Chinese Gong Fu. They even put up a sign of Jet Li’s movie poster to attract more business. P.S. I know a lot of you guys care about the situation in Southern California. The latest news is The Qualcomm stadium need to be clear. People were being told to leave. Some of them are Asian as well. Everybody go home with a tried body. The house stand there or not, depend on someone up there.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Red sky 10/25/07

I was cooking dinner in the kitchen yesterday evening. By chance I took a look outside the window. There was all orange color in the sky. I thought that must be a storm coming. I did not pay attention to it. Later on after watched the news, I found out that was smoke came from southern California. There were 1500 homes destroyed. I was hoping the homeowners better have insurance. So they can rebuild. But if they don't, they still can get the government aid after President Bush announced the area was the disaster area. This's at least it’s a beginning for them.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wildfires 10/24/07


This is the biggest scale of evacuation since the civil war. All the motels and hotels were full. People camped on the National Parks. And when the camp sites became too crowded. The park rangers had to use lottery to decide who could stay for another night. When some of the evacuees flee by plane, all they saw from the air was the smoke. Freeways were pack with cars. Pretty much like the scene during Katrina. I have a blog pal who lives in LA. She said she’s got a lot of blog pals sending regards to her. She’s safe right now, but we need to pray for those who still in danger.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Colorblind


Most of the kids do not care about skin color of their playmates. They would play together and chase each other on the playground. And it dose not bother them at all. But as time goes on, they would get affect by the people around them, and drift apart from the old pals. Some of them would forget the old play pals forever. Isn’t it sad? Don’t worry. The girl you see in this picture, her name is Melissa. Her mother is a very nice person. I believe their friendship will last forever.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Construction 10/22/07


I mentioned it yesterday about the structure of a building which will prevent to collapse during the earthquake. This picture showing the brown color steel frame which will buffer the impact of the earthquake.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

San Francisco Flood Building

The one with the Gap sigh is the Flood Building. It is locate on Market St and Powell St BART Station. It was over one hundred Years old and It went through 1906 The Great Earthquake and Fire. One of the few existing buildings during that day, all because of the steel frame modern design.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Potato Famine

Potato is our staple . Look at that price. I could not resist to buy many many bags. By the way, that remind me the Patato Famine in 1845-1851 in Ireland. The crops was destroyed by water mold, a lot of people starved to dead. A wave of Irish immigrant arrived to America. The country was not very prosperous at that time. They could not find job . Local people began to look down on them, it was not a easy time for new Irish immigrants.

Friday, October 19, 2007

UCSF


This building is the School of Nursing of University of California San Francisco. It used to be a French Hospital, because there were a lot of French immigrant live in our neighborhood. Nowadays, mostly Chinese, Korean and Russian immigrant living here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

San Francisco

This giant eucalyptus tree locate in Pan Handle San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Windmill 10/17/07


Dutch windmill of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, next to the Picific Ocean. It used to be being use as a irrigation for the plants in the park. But it's not being use anymore.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

SF Waterfront 10/16/07


Sunny day , good to have some suntan lotion.

Monday, October 15, 2007

San Francisco Visitor Center

There are a lot of informations in this center, very helpful staffs could speak several languages. It's locate on the Powell St BART station. Right next to the Cable Car turn around stop exit.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My Role Model

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger became my role model when he was elected.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The rain in San Francisco

It's rain season, don't forget the umbrella.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

San Francisco City Hall

There is a small playground in front of the City Hall of San Francisco, but most of the tourists are not interested in it. My daughter seen like it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fisherman's Wharf 10/10/07


They are my families who come from Hong Kong, the stores behind them selling souvenirs to tourists. The green street car was made in Italy in 1928 and was put into the service in 1936. The fare is $1.5, cheaper then cable car which is $5.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Transfering to a new blog


I used to post stuff in a HK Yahoo blog but I wanna be able to interact with more people in the world. So, here I am. The first picture for you.

San Francisco Fleet Week07