Sunrise from My Room

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Photo of San Francisco from my room in Bernal Heights. Shot with the iPhone 7 Plus.

I woke up this morning and the sunrise was just absolutely fantastic. Now that I have my bike, I might have to ride up to the top of Bernal Heights park and snap some time lapse videos.

View of San Francisco from Bernal Heights

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Photo of San Francisco from Bernal Heights. Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

I went for a bike ride this weekend to test a couple routes for my daily commute. I think my favorite part was riding around Bernal Heights. While the hills are crazy steep, the views are fantastic.

That brings me to other news, I just picked up my new bike. I’ll write a blog post that dives deeper into the entire story, but I just wanted to let you know that I finally pull the trigger.

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Hanging out at the Facebook headquarters and playing with Oculus.

Today we made a trip out to Facebook to check out their campus, as well as take a peak at some of their latest toys. The new oculus is pretty damn sweet, and it’s a nice hardware improvement.

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First vlog about VR with the team.

Our team is exploring the VR space, and I wanted to document it with a vlog. I’m not sure if I can create video content every day, but I’m going to try to share our experience, ideas, and challenges.

Right now, I’m going to shoot it with my iPhone 7 plus. If you guys like it, I’ll use my DSLR and up the production value.

New Window Curtains

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My new window curtains, open.

As much as I like waking up to the sunrise, it’s nice to block out light for an afternoon nap. Also, I set up my xbox and projector in my room, so this is necessary for an optimal experience.

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Window curtains closed.

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Window blinds closed, just for comparison.

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Both window blinds and curtains closed.

Orens Hummus Shop and Boba with Annie and Julia

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Pulled beef served inside hummus.

After watching the sunset near Pacifica, we went to Orens Hummus Shop.

Oren Dobronsky, a technologist with 4 successful start-ups under his belt was drawn to the Silicon Valley, the epicenter of today’s technology innovations. Life in the valley was good, but one thing was missing: a big plate of creamy Hummus like back home in Tel Aviv, with fresh Pita & Mediterranean salads. A true entrepreneur, Oren decided to take matters into his own hands. With the help of his wife Nancy, an experienced restaurateur, the couple opened Oren’s Hummus, an authentic Israeli restaurant.

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Julia and Annie waiting outside and enjoying the evening weather.

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Seasoned fries with a lovely spicy mayo sauce.

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Chicken kabob dish with rice and falafels.

I thought the chicken kabob was pretty good. However, the rice was advertised as “basmati rice”… which felt a little unauthentic compared to some other basmati rice I’ve had.

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Annie and Julia posing in front of the chandelier in the restaurant.

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Boba at Teaspoon after dinner.

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Fresh mango smoothie.

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Annie getting her tea with tapioca.