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 Fall 2018 Edition

MYSF Insider Tips

On Nov. 7, 2018, MYSF Graduates were invited to the Chinese Historical Society to learn more about the famous Chinatown neighborhood in San Francisco.  Tours were graciously provided by All About Chinatown, Wok Wiz and Chinese Cultural Center. These tours provided deep insights to MYSF participations to share with guests and visitors. 

MYSF Graduates hold delicious sauce made from China Live, a culinary and cultural destination in Chinatown.

MYSF Grad checking out historical Chinese garb in the Chinese Historical Society Gallery.

MYSF grad checking out all the food provided by local students at the City College of San Francisco's Chinatown campus.


On Oct. 3, 2018, MYSF Graduates went on a self-guided tour through the historic Japantown district. Japantown is a culturally rich neighborhood that encompasses a mere six blocks. This small community is home to many local mom-and-pop shops, some of which have been around for over 50 years! Visit Japantown and explore its powerful and enlightening people that call the neighborhood home, and experience some of these great sights, sounds, and flavors for yourself.

"Origami dress and shoes made by Linda Mihara using one piece of paper. An award winner at the 2009 CA State Fair for innovation"-

Carol High, MYSF graduate via #thisismysf

"You have to get the watermelon ice cream at Uji Time Desserts, soooooo good!"

-Jason, MYSF Graduate

"Japantown may not look like much from the outside but there is plenty to discover about modern Japanese culture in the many malls and shops."

-Patrick, MYSF Graduate

Pictured above is the dance group Sakura-ren performing the traditional dance Awa-Odori in the lobby of Hotel Kabuki. Sakura-ren was formed in October 2013 and performs all over the Bay Area. 

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