Jason and I spent the day in Japantown in San Francisco. It’s such a neat area, you really ought to check it out if you’ve never been. It’s compact, about 2 blocks near Geary and Webster, and it has a parking garage (this is key in San Francisco).

Jason had several meetings, so he camped out with his MiFi and during lunch we explored the shops.

I was able to get my nails done in the New People Building by Asako (Nail Art House). She is amazing and uses Calgel. I got a glitter gradation that won’t clash with my skating costumes; it is so sparkly outside yet subtle indoors, perfect!

Jason hung out and worked during my nail appointment, which turned out to be about 2 hours long.

Afterwards, we went back to a bonsai shop and Jason thoughtfully chose his first bonsai tree, a cute little juniper he named Kaiju – a literal Japanese translation is “strange creature” :)

He’s decided bonsai care and training will be his new hobby. He’s very excited.

On the way home we stopped by the Alamo Square Park so I could finally see the row of Victorian houses affectionately known as The Painted Ladies. I really thought there were more of them. Luckily it was a clear day and not foggy.

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