Category Archive: San Francisco

Thoughts on Race and their Relationship to the Outdoors while Hiking at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California 

While hiking at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, I noticed the demographics of the hikers were mostly 90% whites and 10% Asians. I remembered a podcast I listened to exploring the relationship of race and the outdoors. The National Park Service has reported the lack of diversity in hiking, and when breaking down the numbers, the demographics for their staff mirror the demographics of the visitors, as well as volunteers: 80% whites, 5-6% Hispanics and Blacks, and 2% Asians.

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San Francisco Day Trip: The Historic Point Reyes National Seashore 

One of the most beautiful day trips you could take from San Francisco is to Point Reyes National Seashore. But if you have enough time to spare, I highly recommend to stay a… Continue reading

Upclose and Personal with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

I was that troubled water in the song, Bridge Over Troubled Water, but fortunately I’ve been provided with so many bridges in my life to help ease the heartbreak. Because bridges have that profound meaning in my life, I have added something in my bucket list—to cross (on foot) every bridge I come in contact with. You can guess that when I flew to San Francisco, I had one itinerary in mind.

A Foodie Weekend in San Francisco 

Trying to narrow down the world’s best foodie destinations is no easy feat. I have my own list of favorites and San Francisco is definitely in the top of that list!

“Huh! You like modern art?” @SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

I’ve never been a modern art enthusiast. I never understood how a chair with a sculpted hand on top of it is called “art” (just like the photo below from the Rhode Island… Continue reading

California dreaming: Stanford University

Stanford had me at hello! The dramatic entryway was by far the grandest of all the college campuses I’ve seen. The rows of palm trees on both sides of the street were so… Continue reading

Big thumbs up: why I “Like” the Facebook campus!

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work for Facebook. I have always admired Mark Zuckerberg and applauded his desire to make the world a better place. I even admire his… Continue reading