The San Franciscan Tourist

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My auntie from Singapore came to visit, thus forcing my inner tourist to come out.
 Sutro Baths at Lands End.
 The lone rider.
 My inner dark side was laughing.
 Seal Rock
 Even the mightiest of them all stumbles. :(
 Ocean Beach from The Cliff House
 The Legion of Honor
 Best friends since grad school.
Palace of Fine Arts

Foodie for a day

Friday, September 28, 2012

Some odd months ago, Katrina took me out for lunch. Lunch turned into my very first foodie experience. My stomach was very pleased by the end of the day. 
First stop, PLOW at Portero Hill
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Seasoned Potato Pieces are my favorite.
 HWY 280. One of my favorite drives.
 SMITTEN in Hayes Valley
 Liquid nitrogen made my Honey Nectarine Ice Cream. Yummy.
TASTE in Hayes Valley. You're not an official foodie till you've taken picture of everything you eat.
 Chrysanthemum Macaroons 
The professional foodie.
Now its my turn to do what I do best, getting lost in nature. Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park

Right before Lucy decided to commit suicide and ruin the rest of my day :(

En Route to Hong Kong

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Hong Kong has got to be one of my favorite places to visit. I love everything about this place, the food, the people, the crowds, the shopping; the list could go on. More importantly, a whole lot of my family resides in Hong Kong. I love coming here to see them. I can't wait to go back.
0100 Boarding from San Francisco to Hong Kong. Goodbye fog!
1100 Hong Kong. Ting Kau Bridge.
 1300 Tin Shui Wai: My new home for the next few week. 
Sheung Shui. Back then, everyone in this city had the surname Liu. The people who snuck over here from China (right behind those mountains) were automatically given the name Liu. 
My only "grandparents". My grandma's sister. <3 <3 <3
This just the small scale of parked bicycles. If you head into the downtown region, you'll see hundreds and hundreds of bikes piled next to each other. How do they even find their bikes in the end... 

The faces of Hong Kong. I got many weird looks for doing this. 
 Grandpa with a Mohawk. Right on! 
 Mandy survived the crosswalk! Look left. look right, look left again, look right again, and pray you won't get run over. It's a dangerous place for all pedestrians in Hong Kong. 
 Auntie Kam Lin 
 We need supersized vita soy here in the States. 
 Baby cousins
This is Hong Kong's version of a food court. I love that it's open till late night. I wouldn't mind coming down here for a midnight snack.
 Chinese food. Hell yeah!
 The lonely ride home. 
 How cheong fun is made.
 Fish market
 Hong Kong is definitely the place to go for food. HK is becoming a melting pot nation. They have a large variety of food: American, Japanese, Korean, French, Traditional & modern Chinese food, Middle eastern, and so much more. I don't think my taste buds can handle it! 
 Flower Market Road. A long street dedicated to just plants and flowers. 
 Its not Hong Kong until you're lost in a crowd of people. 
 Ladies Market. Just the block over. Where all the tourist go shopping and get ripped off. Luckily for me, I know exactly the places to hit for shopping. 
 Goldfish Market. Another block over. Where you go to find your next pet. Everytime I come here, I always want to bring home a new puppy. Or several bunny rabbits. =D
Somewhere in Mong Kok. Look at all those public light buses. Those buses gets paid by the number of trips they do. They will start the car before you're entirely on the bus; careful not to lose a limb. 
 On our way home after a long week. We got lost earlier and had to look through my camera for a map. The little mistake of entering from the wrong station would led you somewhere else. 

More photos coming soon. I just need to go through them. It's very hard to decide which one to use.