Wednesday, February 18, 2009

One more thing I like about San Francisco, Bay Area

Tokyo is always compared to New York. There are some same or similar things both in Tokyo and New York. They are almost always crowded by the people. People walk very fast. People are walking staring a point 10 feet front and ground. They do not appear to be friendly. They all are frowned. I do not know why. People speak very fast. These days around 20% of people are using cell phone walking so fast.

Either Beijing or San Francisco is not so different from Tokyo or New York, though in Beijing or San Francisco, people look a little more relaxed. Less tensed. All the cities are surrounded by concrete and steel. In my eyes, Tokyo is the worst. To feel a touch of nature, you need to travel either by train or by car for more than 2 hours from downtown, Tokyo.

I am not really living in middle of city, San Francisco, but I am close enough to it. Still I can enjoy ocean side and natures. squirrels are everywhere. If I drive 10 - 15 minutes to the foot of mountains, Pacific Ocean side whereas there are 6 mils trail for people to enjoy walking, jogging, bicycle riding, I can meet deers, even.

-Left My Neighbor Raccoon-

At night, if you stay up late, you may come across raccoons or skunks. In Tokyo, or at least in the area 60 minutes from center of it, you will never ever be able to experience these. This is another reason I love living in San Francisco, Bay Area.

-Below is 6 mile Trail-
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Giovanna Garcia said...

Hi Shaw

Thanks for sharing more about where you live. It sounds like you have to best of both world, close enough to the city and the ocean and the woods. :-)
Giovanna Garcia
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Thanks for sharing more about the different cities .. one day I shall get to the other three .. I've spent a few weeks in NY!

Being in the country near the city is the best place I think .. & your 6 mile walk looks lovely.

I'm just by the sea .. about half a mile & a quick block for me is down to the sea, along the front, past the pier & back through the town.

However we had a furry friend visit us last night when my friends were here .. a fox put its face up to the glass back door! Simond was bemused!!

Thanks for showing us more of your city & your Racoon neighbour ..

All the best Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

Shaw said...

Hi Giovanna, Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you felt my family and my neighbors closer than before.
Thanks, again!
Shaw Funami

Shaw said...

Thank you, Hilary, for your comment. It looks like you are living close to Ocean. It is nice. I lived in an island for one full month when I was in elementary school. I loved it. Fox was nasty neighbor. We need to keep them away!

Thank you, again!

Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne said...

Hi Shaw,

We have a new perspective of San Francisco! I remember the beautiful sights at oceanside and have seen much of the city, but never a place where there are squirrels. How cool! I can't wait to hear more!

Many Blessings....
Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

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Shaw said...

Hugo and Roxanne,

Thank you for your comment. There is no place like Bay Area in Tokyo. Convenience and excitment of city and relaxation close to nature.

I will definitely stop by your blog. Thank you for your invitation.