San Francisco. I love everything about the city (well maybe except for its vehicular system).
I was born there, raised there for a while, and even peed on the street once. Yeah, we were at the laundromat with no restrooms and I was four with a bladder that didn’t accommodate my body to not leak out liquid for 5 hours. Well, can anyone? Apparently my Aunt Son Fei could. Unless she pulled a fast one on me and the people around us. Or a slow and painfully disturbing one…hm…I, along with many others, prefer the timely option.
I was able to go back to San Francisco last Saturday and visit the old neighborhood in North Beach. Tammy, Mel, Janice and I got to show Jenny around San Francisco considering she had never been up to the northern regions of the Golden State before. We hit up the Golden Gate Bridge, Little Italy, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square. I was hoping to fit in Chinatown and Union Square, but the hours zoomed by and not enough was left for us. It was extremely fun to be with wonderful company and enjoy the cool, crisp air of the Bay.
One day, I’ll probably live in San Francisco. That’s always been a long dream of mine to move there. But for now, I’ve fallen in love with Los Angeles. San Francisco will hold a special place in my heart. It’ll be extra special every time I trek up north.
This is Amy Hu signing off for July 26th, 2009.