What San Francisco taught me

The Golden Gate at dusk

To those who are fortunate enough to experience San Francisco, it’s easy to catch the city’s infectious energy. This city is proudly photogenic and individualistic. Creativity is found everywhere–from the people  entertaining you on your bus rides across town, to the genius concoctions in novelty restaurants and cafés lining Victorian pastel painted houses.

This city is fully alive.

View of the city from USF campus
Divisadero street art

San Francisco taught me that life can be anything you want it to be. Whoever you want to love–love them fiercely. Whatever enthralls you to your bones–push your own limits and create a new project for yourself. I truly believe everyone is creative, they just don’t know it.

Experiment with your senses. As an international city, every type of food you can imagine is probably right around the corner. There is always something to do and see. I’ll admit that I get bored doing the same thing for too long, so I love the opportunities the city always offers (my favorite was the celebration of India at the Festival of Chariots in Golden Gate park).

Go fall in love with San Francisco!

Today’s lunch special


It’s a rare case, but sometimes I can’t always eat pizza & pasta. I decided to whip up something different with what I had in the fridge between my classes, & this meal turned out accidentally amazing.

Prepare: cut half a small garlic clove into tiny pieces to add to the chicken for flavor. Start by sautéing cut veggies of your choice with an ounce of oil olive. In a separate pan, grill a thin piece of chicken until cooked.  For the cheese lovers like myself, add slice of brie to melt across the chicken. I love combining rucola (arugula) to my meals as well for a healthier component.