1) Peanut butter and jelly bon bons at the launch party for Uniqlo’s new San Francisco store. So good! Guests were treated to tasty snacks from Mission Chinese Food, a performance by Goapele, and a sake toast. Happy to have a Uniqlo (the source of all my jeans) nearby now. 2) Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I have a weakness for objects that are the “wrong” size. I love miniatures and oversized versions of objects. 3) Just another Sunday night at the laundromat. Lost socks waiting to be claimed. 4) Jellyfish at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. No hearts, no brains.
1) Vintage telephones in my home. Sometimes I get nostalgic for rotary dial. 2) Afternoon ice cream break at Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco. Salted caramel and balsamic strawberry, my favorite flavors. 3) Hurry up do it now! Bell from a limited edition Curiosity Shoppe x Target collaboration. 4) Tater tots in balance. Phil’s Sliders, Berkeley.
I’m excited to be reading at an event that is part of the Asian Culinary Forum’s annual symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is: Exploring Asian & Latin American cross-cultural foods and experiences.
FOOD & PLACE: On the Geography of Eating
Sunday, September 23 | 5 – 7 pm
Women’s Building, Mission District | 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
Oscar Bermeo, Javier O. Huerta, Melissa Hung, Bill Gong, Barbara Jane Reyes and other selected Bay Area writers share their prose and poetry. Come hear their stories about the worlds of food in which we live and love, cleave and connect.
Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Ticket are $10 at the door or you can purchase them online.
Facebook invite (with author bios) here.
1) Walking in 90-degree weather, the familiar sights and sounds of Nathan Road, Hong Kong. 2) Breakfast for one, Hong Kong International Airport. 3) Vintage shoes, made in the USA, scored at the Retrofit Republic sale. 4) Flower girls retreat. They make their appearance a few minutes later.
This was released a few weeks ago by The Invisible Cities. Shot in Oakland by Seng Chen, and directed by yours truly, it was meant to be a quick project. The rule we made for ourselves: 1 day of shooting and 1 day of editing. The band describes the song as “about you, a car, and at least one other person in it.”
1) Sundays are for catching up on the New York Times, sometimes three weeks at at time. 2) How we watched game 7 of Celtics vs. Heat at a wedding reception. 3) I love food that comes on trays. Udupi Palace, Berkeley. 4) Surprise birthday picnic for a friend at a POPOS (privately owned public open space) on a rooftop in downtown San Francisco.