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


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


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


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

Sunday, November 25, 2007


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 leads to suicide. Please pay attention to your kids’ on line activities.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

DeYoung Museum

This nine story building locates in the Golden Gate Park. There is an observation place on the top floor. Restaurant and coffee shop on the ground floor. It would be a nice place for hanging out with friends. Prince Charles and Camille attended the grand open two years ago.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bus stop

This modern style bus stop locates right outside the DeYoung Museum of Golden Gate Park.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Daughter no.2

Name: Fanny Age: 2 Weight: 26 pounds Qualification: Beginning to learn speaking Hobby: Drinking milk
Breaking news: According to the oil spill. All the beaches are close until the clean up has finish. (Picture location : Ocean Beach)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

19th Ave

N street car is one of the routes in Muni bus system. It serves the people of Sunset District.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Foggy day

Day light saving time has begun. “Fall behind” that means everyone set the clock one hour behind in the autumn. There were 15 hours behind Hong Kong time. Now are 16. The sky turns dark by 4pm. And it’s foggy too. It’s really depressing. Watch out for the “winter blue” which is very common here in the United State. How do you prevent that happen? Spent more time with people you like or do things you like. Such as play with your children, pets, see your friends (the ones who are positive), watch a comedy or even wash your car (detailedly).

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cheese pizza

The kids’ favorite food is cheese. Put some on the pizza or macaroni. Tasty and has good nutrition.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Golden Gate Park

My daughter and I went to the park Saturday afternoon. She liked to pick up the dandelions for blowing. I played with her too. It was quite a bit of traffic there.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

An open letter to our Mayor

Mr. Mayor Newsom:
I knew by the time you read this letter. You properly won the election already. Congratulation! As I mentioned it before, the parking fee costs us arms and legs at down town. We take Muni buses to down town very often. But obviously this system is not working very well. There are some routes have too few buses for too many passengers. And on the other hand, some routes are opposite. Let’s take #38 bus as an example (This picture was took at Union Square by2:56pm 10/09/07). The buses were full during most of the day on both directions. People wait at the bus stop for long period of time. And the eastbound #31 bus has a lot of empty seats before get into the down town area during the off peak hour. Mr. Mayor, please find some smart persons to manage Muni. And help the crowd who are waiting at the bus stop everyday.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sightseeing bus

Buy a day pass and it will get you to most of the interesting points. It’s cost more but not like the Muni bus that crowded. I took this picture at the Union Square. Outside the Macy Department Store.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Charity 11/04/07

There are some organizations would come to people’s houses to pick up the donate items several times a year. Like used clothes, used appliances, used furniture. Just put them outside the house. The staffs will come with a big truck. Everything will be gone. Clean up the house and be a charity at the same time.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Sunset District

My daughter enjoy go for walk with me. That day we went to a library, dim sum place and a market. We found the chocolate drink mix was on sale. Wanna grab two cans right a way but did not have enough cash. So we went to a bank’s ATM that we did not have bank account with. The ATM fee was $3. Wait a minute. We will save $4 by buying that drink but pay $3 to the bank? No way. I pushed the cancel key in no time. Ha,ha…

Friday, November 2, 2007

HSBC 11/02/07

I had my first bank account in HSBC when I was a kid. This bank grew up with me. Now it’s in San Francisco too. The staffs spoke our language. It’s reminded me the good old days. They have two branches, one in Sunset district and other one in China Town.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween 11/01/07

Once in a year trick or treating is over. We’ve got 20 pounds of candy and 8 pound of fruit. That right, fruit! Some of the Chinese neighbors did not have candy in home. They gave out fruit instead. We were glad to accept any gifts. My daughters’ costume were a blue wig and a baby suit.