Monday, April 14, 2014

Walk-Off Wins

It's funny, but right before the game yesterday I was commenting to my mom about how we've only been to one walk-off win and how I was hoping we'd have extra innings. Turns out I ended up getting both my wishes...we headed to the 10th inning in a 4-4 tie game and won with a walk-off home run by Brandon Crawford. Truly an epic end to a great game yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Yay Beach Return

More foggy afternoons by the beach. I just realized this is almost the exact same scene as the beach picture I snapped last month. And once again we were trying to go to the boba place by the beach...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Grand Slam

Cardigan: Forever 21
Blouse: TJ Maxx
Skirt: H&M
Flats: Plenty by Tracy Reese

Nothing to do with this outfit, but last night Madison Bumgarner hit a most epic grand slam! I might have been running around screaming and jumping around the TV, but if you only knew how amazing it was to see Mad Bum hit a huge homer like that for the team, and on the first pitch swinging too. What an exciting game! It's awesome that the Giants are doing so hot these first few weeks of the season...hope we can keep it up!

For those of you who missed it, here you go:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Karl the Fog

What started off as a beautiful sunny day in SF ended in a dismal and foggy late afternoon when the fog rolled into the Sunset. My friends and I were chilling on a bench on the reservoir (where we used to run around in high school for PE, definitely not the business) when we spotted the fog coming in over the area. It's crazy how one day can be 80 degrees and the next back down to the 50s.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

30 Ballparks: AT&T Park

There's no denying it, I've left my heart in San Francisco...specifically AT&T Park. Last night was the opening night at home and also Hunter Pence Bobblehead night, so my mom and I hopped on the train and headed across town to the ballpark for the Giants vs D'backs game. Sadly we lost 3-7, but it was still a nice evening out. I've posted about AT&T Park many times but I thought I would share a little bit more about the best ballpark in America.

Located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, down by the SOMA/Mission Bay area, this beautiful stadium was built in the late 90s in order to give the San Francisco Giants a new home. Originally the city was going to build a generic ballpark for the Giants right in the city funded by taxes, but former managing general partner Peter Magowan stepped in and created a plan to privately fund and build the new home of the Giants. When you think about it, if Magowan hadn't stepped in, we might have had a pretty generic ballpark (like the Coliseum...makes me shudder to think about that). Through private funds, AT&T Park was built and opened in 2000. Throughout the years the ballpark has gone through a few names changes, including Pac Bell Park and SBC Park before finally settling on its current name.

Some unique and distinct features about AT&T include the famous Coke bottle and glove, McCovey Cove (where many splash hits are recorded), the seagulls that arrive late in the game, and Triples Alley. I also love the food at AT&T, where you have a variety of choices such as the famous garlic fries, crab sandwiches, fish & chips, Irish coffee, and so much more. Unfortunately the food is also crazy expensive; this is probably the only place where a churro is more expensive than the ones at Disneyland. Still, I end up shelling out the money for food at the ballpark, though I still can't bring myself to buy at $5 churro. I had been craving the famous crab sandwich in the off-season so last night, I finally was reunited with my favorite overpriced sandwich.

I'm terribly happy that baseball season has begun, and I plan on making many trips to AT&T Park this season. I almost forgot how exciting being at the ballpark is. There's simply no place like home :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Heavy Rain

Last night (or more accurately, early morning at 2am) I finished playing Heavy Rain, a psychological thriller interactive video game my friend recently let me borrow. I normally don't play games like this but it was pretty interesting. The story is very compelling and has a shocking ending that took me by surprise. Not gonna lie, it was pretty intense and stressful to play though because of all the fighting and crazy trials my characters had to go through, and I had to take a lot of breaks to collect myself throughout the game. Still, I wanted to know what happened next in the story, so I basically finished the game in four days. Not going to reveal any spoilers, but basically you control four different characters and play out the story of finding the origami killer, who drowns little boys and has recently taken a new victim. Depending on your actions and decisions, you can change the outcome of the story in so many different ways, and there are multiple ways the story can end. Thankfully I was able to complete the story to the fullest and get the happiest ending possible (not that the story is very happy to begin with), but as I said, it was crazy stressful and intense to play through. I came up with like five different theories on who the killer could be, but it turns out I was completely wrong haha. Probably not a game I would ever play again, but it was definitely an interesting and compelling ride.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Welcome to Pan Am

Did any of you guys used to watch that show Pan Am? It only lasted for one season but I really liked it, it's too bad it was canceled. On our scavenger hunt at the airport last week, we ended up at the airport museum at the international terminal which was pretty cool. They had a little bit of history of the various airlines along with some memorabilia. On an even more interesting note, they were having a private event for a new Irish airlines inside the museum, but my friend needed to access the museum in order to complete his project. Thankfully the girl at the front table let us in, so we got a chance to mingle a bit with the party attendees while also making our way around the displays. The mayor of SF was there too so we got to see him as he was exiting. Not too bad for a visit to the airport.