Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Some Memories Along The Streets Of San Francisco

Two years ago, I made a trip to San Francisco with my sister-in-law and her daughter. Our trip took us across oceans, it was a sixteen hour flight... oh, how I dread the long journey then.  I really don't like long flights but I simply love to travel so I got to bear with it.  Our purpose of going there was to enroll my niece into her college and I took the opportunity to "enroll" myself in the city as well.
 It was my first time going to the States and everything in San Francisco is an "eye opener" for me. 
Love walking along the streets in the month of August, cooling and nice!  
I heard that this city has the best weather  all throughout the year...
We spent a few days here to get everything done up for my niece.... 
The college seems to be everywhere.. at this corner, that corner...
All within the vicinity of the streets of San Francisco.... 
Well, I guess each year the semester starts around in September and those of you who are seeking hotels near Grinnell College, here is one hotel that attracts me.  This hotel has all the amenities that we need.  Check out their website here for more Grinnell Iowa hotels.
One of the hotels I have come across a moment ago.  Anyone fancy a bathtub just next to the bed?  :)
Back to the streets of SF, I notice that there are a lot of Asians there.   Most of them are from Hong Kong, China, Koreans and Japanese.  We feel that we are in our own country land... hahahaa....
The three of us stayed in a very nice comfortable room for a few days.... 
Well, I really would like to go there once again, if given an opportunity....
The sixteen hours flight does not deter me from going... 
All I have to do is to pop a "pill" into my mouth and close my eyes...
That is what I normally do when it comes to long and boring flights...
Any other suggestions to make a flight more interesting? :)


28 comments:

  1. I can't sleep even on red-eye flight. I just watch movies over and over or read. :P

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    1. I also read, watch movies... and time seems to pass by very slow... sleeping takes up more time. :)

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  2. have not been to USA lah.. and yes, i dread long haul flight too, and cannot sleep on red-eye flight too.. how nice if i really have Doraemon's Dokodemo Door, just step through and i am in my destination in no time~~ :D

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    1. Yes lor.. that one is the best for those who don't like long flights.. step in and step out to another place in just mere seconds.. how nice hor! Too bad Those only happens in movies.. :)

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  3. Try to pick those flights that allow you to arrive at SF at night. SQ and Cathay has those timings. Don't sleep on the flight, if you sleep on those uncomfortable seats will make you more tired when you arrive. Watch the movies and Running Man, then once you arrive you can just check into the hotel and crash, jet lag problem solved.

    That's how I do it. Works 4 times out of 4 so far :D

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    1. Aiyoh... young people like you ok lar.. older people if don't sleep will collapse upon arriving.. .hahahaa.. no more stamina and energy for the brain to work and for the limbs to walk.. :)

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    2. No la, that is the point, if you arrive at night and collapse, then you sleep normal hours immediately and no more jet lag the next morning ;)
      But then, yeah, you might need some of your brains to work to get through American immigration.

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    3. I see what you mean now.. yes, we arrived at night that time... but were still wide awake cos still not used to the time there.. 15 hours difference..

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  4. wah ,,,so nice! I think I want to go visit US at least once in my life. lol

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    1. Yeah, once a lifetime at least... go when school holidays la.. dont save so much money.. for what.. lol..

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  5. What pill do you pop? Care to share the name? I also dread long haul flights.

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    1. I take that dramamine or novomin.. both works... try taking a quarter or half..

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  6. Bring your laptop and time will fly by! I hope you get back to the states, maybe a layover will be near US! I would love to meet you!

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    1. An iPad might be better.. lighter.. last time I didn't have one yet.. so spent my time sleeping, eating and watching movies.. :) Yes, I would love to meet you too!

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  7. I don't like long flights too and lucky I am not too fond of travelling.

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    1. I love traveling... and that is only the setback... long flights.. sigh..

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  8. Nice.. Can afford to go so far.. The longest flight for me was to Tokyo only.. hehe..

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    1. You are so young and I am much much "bigger" than you in years.. hahahaa... last time at your age, I also never been to Tokyo yet.. :)

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  9. Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair..haha(says Scott McKenzie)

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    1. heheehe.. I know, I know... but now no one wears them anymore in SF... in the 1960s or 70s perhaps.. hahahaa..

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  10. I know what you mean about the long flight. It is torture for me because I cannot sleep on the plane. I was awake the whole time. But like you, I am willing to tahan if I can go to US again :)

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    1. That is what I tell myself... mindset tuned in to the excitement that awaits us there!! hahaha.. Tahan... tahan...

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  11. I always watch the videos when I fly..to keep me occupied.

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    1. Good that you can pass time like that... I prefer to read books most of the time..

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  12. I heard San Francisco is nice!

    I don't like long flight too, I went to US last 2 years as well and we got transited at Dubai, then to Canada. The flight is like one whole day! Tired!!

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    1. Yes, 24 hours if going to Canada.... plus all the transit.. but I took the Cathay Pacific to SF, it was 16 hours .. transit to Taiwan...

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  13. Hello.. Was it 2 years ago? wow.. time flies. SFO def has the best weather. I have been following your blog for a long long time (silent reader). Love your writings, your travels and esp FOOD postings! I try to balik kampong (Penang) every year, and indeed the travel time including transit, 20 hours is not something to look forward to. It is getting harder each year.. 'senior' You have a beautiful family. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hey Mo, thank you for commenting and sharing your information! Being silent, I hope you can drop me an email to break the silence.. hahaha... Let us keep in touch and hope we can meet up in Penang one day when you balik kampong! Yes, I remember going in 2012 August.. so should be around 2 years... :)

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