Fly to Vegas for $39?

I just got an email from Virgin America advertising their $39 one-way flight to Las Vegas from San Francisco. That is the cheapest fare I’ve seen since college. Maybe I should visit Vegas again.

The Moat of Odawara Castle

I had once wanted to work in Japan, until I visited Japan the day after my college graduation. I did not enjoy my stay there. Nothing was spectacular, and Tokyo was too over-crowded for my taste. It was a lot more stressful to be in a Tokyo subway station than taking 4 science exams on…

Hot chocolate and “The Godfather”

So, what does this hot chocolate have to do with “The Godfather”? Well, this drink was ordered at Caffe Trieste, where Francis Ford Coppola wrote much of his screenplay for the movie. It’s a popular coffee shop in North Beach, frequented by old hippies and locals. It’s quite a noisy, old place with a jukebox…

Eco-elderflower cocktail at the W Hotel

I love W Hotel’s ultra chic bar, XYZ. I was here after work and I got a very light drink–Eco-elderflower cocktail. It tasted like passion fruit, yet not too sour nor too sweet. I enjoyed it, and the service was excellent. The atmosphere of this bar was very relaxing and it’s not as crowded as…