Month: March 2015


My dad has taken to me to the various Original Joe’s around the Bay Area since I was a kid. I was a bit concerned about going to the new Joe’s in North Beach. However, there was no need to be concerned. It was just as good as always. Read more →

Radio Show

When I was at San Mateo High School and the College of San Mateo, I spent many Saturdays listening to Sedge Thompson on West Coast Weekend and West Coast Live. I even went a few times with my dad to see the radio show produced in person at Fort Mason. To be honest, I haven’t listened much since leaving the… Read more →


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I always love going to The Castro. Cool films in a real movie theater palace. This time I saw Inherent Vice. Movie had its good and bad points but I was happy to have seen it on film here.



I’ve taken to having my Amazon orders delivered to my convenience store in Tsukui. It is just more, um, convenient to pick it up when I want rather than wait for the driver to come and drop it off. Convenience stores in the United States are not nearly as convenient as those in Japan. And shoe stores in the United States do not regularly stock my shoe size. I ordered the shoes I wanted and went to the local Amazon locker to pick them up.


Heidi's Pies

I often passed by Heidi’s Pies while growing up but I went there for the second or third time ever today. Happy my friend suggested we meet there. I had already ate at Santa Ramen across the street so I just had pie. My friend ordered pancakes. Next time, I’ll order breakfast, too.