Good Vibes Only at the Seaside Town of Capitola

In Capitola, California, a seaside town about 76 miles/ 122 km south of San Francisco on the coast of Monterey Bay, you can imagine you're somewhere in the Mediterranean! Look at these colorful houses! This picture was taken from the Capitola Wharf. The colorful houses are on the left. Only a few steps away from … Continue reading Good Vibes Only at the Seaside Town of Capitola

Wednesday Postcard: Alcatraz Island

Bonjour! This week's carte postale features Alcatraz Island, which is located in the San Francisco Bay! - Alcatraz is the Spanish word for pelican - This small island was once a fort and a military prison - From 1934 to 1963, "The Rock" was a maximum security federal penitentiary For more information: Alcatraz Island - … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Alcatraz Island

Watching Apollo 11 on the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary

Today, July 20, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Many celebratory events are happening this weekend, including special screenings of the 2019 documentary, Apollo 11. I’m not sure why, but coincidentally, the three theaters near me had the same showtime of 3 in the afternoon. Could it represent the three astronauts: … Continue reading Watching Apollo 11 on the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary

First Decathlon Superstore in United States Opens in Emeryville, California

I learned about Decathlon during my involvement with the Bastille Day SF 2018 event. I volunteered at the Kids’ Playground area, where the youngest guests got to play with Decathlon products, like Turnball, soccer balls, and badminton racquets. The giant sporting goods retailer, which opened its first store in 1976 in Lille, France, recently welcomed … Continue reading First Decathlon Superstore in United States Opens in Emeryville, California

Public Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco

On Monday, April 29, 2019, I attended a free, open-to-all Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris that was held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Along with the City and County of San Francisco, the French consulate in San Francisco, and Grace Cathedral, Ghiberti Center for Culture organized the event following the April 15, 2019 … Continue reading Public Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco

Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was an Hungarian-French artist born in Brassó, Hungary (now Romania). He gave himself the name Brassaï because it means “from Brassó." What I found fascinating about his black & white photography, recently featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was how Brassaï captured many not-so-pretty parts of Paris in the … Continue reading Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA

Did you know that arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias? Because I suffer from it, I admire those who aren't afraid of spiders. For example: People who eat them, like Angelina Jolie did while she was visiting Cambodia, where fried spiders are a delicacy Singer Billie Eilish, who … Continue reading Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA