Category: San Francisco

Easter in San Francisco

Had a fantastic long weekend in the west coast; it’s been months since I’ve been and I missed it so dearly.  Much chillier than what I expected (i.e. shorts + tee weather), but given that it was in the bay area, I suppose in hindsight I’m not too surprised.  Went around doing some sightseeing that I never previously got to do, and also partook in my first official food truck event!

Sightseeing Highlights

Golden Gate from the Marin Headlands

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go

I’ve been labelled many things before, but mostly recently: a jet-setter.

There is no shortage of travelling opportunities at work.  For me, it’s living out of a suitcase for upwards of 80% of the job.

Since growing out of visiting Disney Princesses at the Magic Kingdom and annual “treacherous” rides on the Maid of the Mist/skee-balling for psychedelic top hats & oversized sunnies at the Midway, I haven’t been doing any leisurely travelling.  Needless to say, business trips really help fill the void.  It also gives you extra brownie points while your besties are raving about surfing in Hawaii, lounging in the Dominican, or riding elephants in Thailand.

While it’s true there are those not-so-glamorous places to be temporarily relocated, it’s always an experience that you’ll never forget (for better or for worse).  After-hours are a great way to venture the city; sneak in some shopping, sightsee, pay a visit to a local dive you saw on Triple and feeling right at home in the vicinity of other tourists.  Being a “Road Warrior” opens your eyes and sheds light on how small of a spec you really are, and how much of the world has yet to be seen.

Here’s a glimpse of my adventures in 2011…

CHICAGO ;

The day I broke my 2011 New Years Resolution... *sigh*

SANFRANCISCO ;

Go Giants Go!

Om-freakin-noms @ Tomi Sushi (Santa Clara)

Yoda's got my back... LOL @ Pier 39

Kumamoto's, come to mama!

Welcome to Sausalito

Shoes off! @ Gochi (Cupertino)

Dreamforce @ Saleforce.com

PALOALTO ;

"The Barn" aka Stanford

Google-Galore: Cycling @ the Campus

MONTEREY BAY ;

Monterey Bay Bound

Having too much fun rebelling against the "Do Not Touch" sign

NAPAVALLEY ;

En Route

Follow Me!

Castello di Amorosa

Wine Country

I don't have a clue about vino, but this Castle Food & Wine Pairing... oooh baby

Hahah, Grape Mascots @ Castello

LOSANGELES ;

Storm Trooper @ Hollywood

0 to 167 km/h in 7 seconds... @ Six Flags Magic Mountain

Santa Monica Pier

End of Route 66

NEWYORKCITY ;

The Boat House

Autumn @ Central Park

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Promenade @ Brooklyn

Brooklyn Skies

Grimaldi's: longest wait for pizza EVER.

Chrismukkah @ The Rock