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Posts Tagged ‘chinese’
Falun Gong Show: What You Need to Know About “SHEN YUN Dec 31 – Jan 8,” Playing at Our War Memorial Opera HouseThursday, December 22nd, 2016
Well let’s see. There’s this:
(I think it’s the 10th anniversary of this piece of service journalism, back when blogs were big.)
And there’s the Yelp entry.
Oh, a red, white, and green theme this year – how Christmassy!
And oh yeah, the government of the Unitary Communist State known as the People’s Republic of China just hates this show, so you can find a few “facts” from the propaganda arm of the PRC on the web, pretty high up in Google searches, as well.
IMO, one should be able to know a bit about this show afore seeing it, that’s all…
This same ad here seen right across the street from San Francisco’s Chinese Consulate?
Is this a mere coincidence?
And the poor red-eared slider is all, “No, not the box! Not the box again!”
And oh yes, EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOR GIRLS will run you, you know, 30-something thousand dollars a year. Times nine, Gentle Reader. Oh, twins? Then times eighteen. Welcome to Frisco.
Here you go, two recent political fliers:
A couple randoms on a flier say that Jane Kim doesn’t share their values, for better or worse, so fine whatever. That’s the English part.
But what about the Chinese part?
See the difference there?
Now I thought I could just drag this image into Google Translate for a second opinion but that don’t work. What do work, sort of, is simply pointing your phone at the Chinese characters, and then you get a translation like this:
And then the Google gives you a kind of summary.
Suffice to say, wouldn’t Scott Wiener want to disavow this kind of thing?
(ClearChannel cleaned up all this glass. which I hadn’t noticed, the next day, but this bus stop gets attacked often, oh well.)
Lemme just say I don’t understand/am confused by the following on this page:
“Community over Profits” [A Capital “P,” right, Comrades?]
“Because CleanPowerSF is not-for-profit…” [Our SFPUC is a not-for-profit?]
“Your choice will localize energy, create jobs and stabilize energy prices.” [Doesn’t PG&E “create” jobs too? “Stabilize?”]
“Small Premium, Big Impact” [Or Big Premium, Small Impact? Just saying.]
“SuperGreen pay the applicable Green rate plus an additional $0.02/kWh.” [SuperGreen – who dat?]
“That’s a small investment with big returns for the environment and the local community.” [Or extremely small returns?]
“Upgrade your service to SuperGreen…” [But it’s the same service though, right? It’s the same juice from PG&E, right?]
And what’s up with the rates for regular PG&E v. Non-SuperGreen?
So, best case scenario is that, after a monthly PG&E fee you gotta pay to NOT have PG&E, a “typical” bill will be $66.40, as opposed to … $66.40?
Note that I rounded the numbers there, to the nearest nickel. Speaking of which, why not round PG&E’s percentage up to 30%, you know, why not?
Hey SFPUC, your desks inside the windmill building in Civic Center cost $20 grand each? Hey, is that “sustainable?” Oh, yes, and no? Hey, how about financially?
So many questions about the CleanPowerSF…
A New Lunch Place in the Financh: TSUKIJI NO DONBURI-MONO from THE GRUBBIES – $200 for Sea Urchin and Rice?Thursday, October 13th, 2016
I’m taking things slow here. Peasant Pies is gone from 303 Sacramento. In its place is this joint with no seating. This is a real business registered with SFGov.
Now, check out the asking prices. If you want to go hog-wild, you can order UNI plus rice for $40 to $200(!) – click on the photo to see the prices. Is this meant for more than one person? IDK. I’m not sure how many servings of sea urchin gonads plus rice you’d get. Isn’t this a lot of money for lunch? (In mitigation, you can wash down your meal with a can of soda, for just $1 more.)
I’m not sure if they’re suggesting the seafood is flown in from Japan or if this place is just similar to a Japanese fish market. I’ll tell you, there was a Yoshinoya fast food donburi place what tried to make a go of it about a block away from here. They served inexpensive “beef bowls,” like something a taxi driver would eat on break. They didn’t last long.
But this place is different – it’s expensive, and all seafood AFAICS. It’s not at all on social media AFAIK. It’s terra incognita, foodies!
Have at it.
What if You Could Enjoy DONUTS, TERIYAKI, HAMBURGERS, and CHINESE FOOD All At Just One Restaurant? The Dream is RealWednesday, July 27th, 2016
It’s J Georgie’s en La Mision:
Here’s All What’s Left of 1994’s Giant “Gold Mountain” Mural at Romolo Place in North Beach – GraffitiThursday, July 21st, 2016
First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:
But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:
“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.
There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…