I love various kind of foreign foods, including Mexican food taco. I ate my lunch at Rubio's. We used to eat in this place quite a lot when we were in Pasadena. There is another Taco Del Mar restaurant nearby the hotel. So taco, taco, more taco. Wonderful. This device is new. After you order the food, take it with you. When your order is ready, it vibrates to remind you. I saw this in several restaurants now.
My goodness, this is really shown on TV? I can't believe my eyes. It is fun to watch though. It is a reality show for prostitutes in Bunny Ranch brothel. The show even has scenes of actual sex activities.
This brand of shoe is listed at $39.99. At local store, it is on sale for $15.99. With buy one get one half price deal, it is $7.99. So how exactly this shoe costs? 3 bucks? I believe it is the case. The cheap labor factories in China get just one tenth of the money in the chain.
It was quite some walking! when I was on the way back, I was really hoping a taxi, and luckily got one eventually. This is the part US sucks. It is a tourist scene, no food/drink stands? no taxi? Those are good business opportunities. View Larger Map
Ain't we so used to bullshitting in these days? Take an example of media coverage of current US presidential election, and global economic recession. Do they really know what they are talking about? Also back in China, these talked on TV about house price, stock market. Those are really bullshit.
The current ("New") Palace Hotel (opened in 1909) is an historic hotel located in San Francisco, California , at the SW corner of Market Street and New Montgomery Street, immediately adjacent to BART 's Montgomery Street Station , the Monadnock Building, and across Market Street from Lotta's Fountain . It replaced the original Palace Hotel which stood at the same location from 1875 until it was destroyed by fire on April 18 , 1906 , as a result of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake .
See the sign? The TV in the hotel is not HD ready for sure, since the quality is still just as analog. "SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / BCN) ― Bay Area residents watching broadcast television on CBS 5 and other stations Tuesday evening may be surprised by a minute-long interruption of their nightly programming to warn them about the upcoming switch from analog television to digital television. "
In PuDong airport gift shop, I saw one fine wood bead bracelet made by 印度小叶紫檀. The price is CNY700. After I saw the price, I smiled. The sale asked me why I was smiling. I showed her my bracelet. It is exactly the same quality and same style made by the same wood. The price is around CNY80. The flight is UA858 direct from Shanghai to San Francisco. As I was told, the seat is not roomy for transatlantic flight. After 11 hours' flight, I was back to US. Last time I left US was 2005. Many things happened in these couple of years. The sky is still crystal blue, and the air is still refreshing. However, the economy in US is really deteriorating. The old buildings. The homeless on the street. Right after landing, I came to office. I managed no sleep for 24 hours on the first day. Chao, more to come.
After the interview, the passport and visa are send through EMS. You can choose to let EMS send to your home or office, or pick up on your own. I chose to pick it up on my own. I was misled by the info the invitation materials lawyer gave. On one document, it mentions the post office is conveniently located across the street of Consulate, which is not! It is located one subway station away. The address is No. 915 JuLu Road. I searched on Google Didu, and got misled again. The spot is marked totally wrong. It is located right on the north of JingAn Temple Station, but on the map, it is marked at least 600 block numbers away. The 50CNY fee is paid on spot.
The most important thing is the official invitation letter from US. There are many other supporting documents, such as family photo, marriage certificate, bank saving, income tax receipt, to name a few. Based on my experience and guideline from company, those are optional, but prepare and bring along just in case. Another important item is fee - remember to pay 904CNY in any CITIC branch. I did see someone on hot spot realized he didn't pay the fee, especially after hours of waiting in the line! To apply for a visa in Shanghai, first I need call to make reservation. The call is pre-paid. I got my reservation number and scheduled time. Both are useless. Only the date is important. On that day, I arrived the Shanghai USA Consular. It is conveniently located nearby Metro #2 West Nanjing Road station, and surprisingly on 8th floor in the Westgate Shopping Mall. First waited outside in the line. Squeezed in the elevator. Another waiting in the line in elevator lobby. After reservati