10 March 2006

Awake for 21 hours and still chirpy...

It's funny, it's been about 18 hours since I last posted on my blog, and I've yet to sleep. Seems like I'm getting even worse at handling jet lag these days...


Halloooo...?


The whole night and morning was uneventful, but I met up with Kelly slightly after noon and went to this place called Haight. It's right next to Golden Gate Park, but I really couldn't be arsed to trek more than 5 km just to take some artsy fartsy shots. Maybe if I had more sleep, but not in the undead state I was in.

Instead, we nipped into a CD store called Amoeba Music:



Yes, it's HUGE. You can easily fit a football pitch into the building, and it's stacked wall-to-wall with CDs, records, tapes and DVDs. You can find almost anything here - there's even a bloody J-POP section! This is easily the biggest music store I've ever been to.

Looks smaller from outside


The district of Haight (I think it's a district, or a street) is decked out with loads of hippy, new-agey shops and stores selling funny T-shirts.

Nice Mustang!



Some stores have rather bizzare 'things' stuck in front of them:


There's this uber cool place there called Giant Robot. That sells a bunch of cool stuff.



Which is where I got this: a plastic wind-up Totoro that hops!

*Yay!*



Ok, time to pack up... it's about time I head home.

3 comments:

mel said...

omg that totoro is sooooo adorable!!! I want to play with it!!!!!!!!!

Chris Chong said...

It's mine! :P

max said...

Chris I've just obtained a mobile GPS unit. Garmin StreetPilot i-3. Nice n small, bang for buck. I remember you mentioned some GPS product testing at work recently.

Its been brilliant, very accurate so far, love the voice commands and dynamic re-routing. Finds and navigates to nearest hotels, ATMs, petrol, Boots store, etc etc. Sync-ed with PC and managed to uploaded the latest UK speed camera POIs too (around 8500+ cameras). Reception was surprisingly strong despite the Alfa's athermic screen.

Bit of G-A-S goin' on here... I hope this runs out soon tho.