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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby 914 » 13 Sep 2008, 02:43

Ok I lied. Not in San Francisco yet as we haven't found that 95-100% house in the 'hood we want.

But at least out of Sacramento (big PHEW) and slowly inching west. That place was so hick (no offense, but we just couldn't get used to the backward lifestyle).

In the East Bay -- Walnut Creek.

Holla!
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby Buttercup » 13 Sep 2008, 02:55

914 wrote:Ok I lied. Not in San Francisco yet as we haven't found that 95-100% house in the 'hood we want.

But at least out of Sacramento (big PHEW) and slowly inching west. That place was so hick (no offense, but we just couldn't get used to the backward lifestyle).

In the East Bay -- Walnut Creek.

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Sounds fab. I've always wanted to go to 'Mellica. Maybe I've watched too many fillums, but... California!
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby 914 » 13 Sep 2008, 03:08

And the good thing is if you miss those little tremors, we get them here, too!

Felt a 4.0 one the other day and thought something crashed upstairs. That earthquake rush. Miss it!
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby 914 » 28 Oct 2008, 14:40

Thought I'd check in and update my coordinates.

New home owner in San Francisco. Finally made it here - my fourth city this year.

You got a nice city here. Reminds me of Vancouver, just bigger. And guns are legal. And a hotter mayor.
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 28 Oct 2008, 15:00

Maybe you should live in Waterford, that was founded in 914.
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Postby MiakaW » 25 Nov 2008, 11:11

snafu wrote:In San Mateo which is about 20 min south of San Francisco. There is a big ex-pat community here that my wife has become a part of so I still get a lot of Taiwan food and news :)


Really?? There are lots of Taiwanese food in S. Mateo?? Hmm... I would think more in Cupertino?? (which you are not far away from)

perhaps we should have a get-together for Bay area Forumosans.
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby MiakaW » 25 Nov 2008, 11:13

914 wrote:In the East Bay -- Walnut Creek.

Holla!


You are not far from me, I work in Oakland but live in Fremont!! :)
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby Mother Theresa » 25 Nov 2008, 11:52

914 wrote:In the East Bay -- Walnut Creek.

Holla!


I was born in Walnut Creek. :dance:

So was another Forumosan. We were born in the same hospital -- Kaiser Memorial -- although several years apart.

I haven't been back since I was 3, but I've thought of looking for a house out there instead of the Berkeley hills, which is where we're mostly looking. I understand it's warm and sunny out there, housing's cheaper, and you even have a BART line (which is more than they can say in San Jose). Do you like it, or is too small, provincial, slow and remote? (I'm not badmouthing the place; I honestly don't know and figure those might be some complaints.)

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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby tommy525 » 25 Nov 2008, 14:13

Walnut Creek is the premier small town in the East Bay bar none. Where Tiffanys has a store and you are likely to see Ferarri and Lambos and what not. Lots of expensive restaurants, etc. Its the hippist of the East Bay by far.
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Re: POLL - Forumosans not in TW

Postby 914 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:01

MiakaW wrote:
914 wrote:In the East Bay -- Walnut Creek.

Holla!

You are not far from me, I work in Oakland but live in Fremont!! :)

Hey MiakaW -

Guess you didn't read the post after that:

On Oct. 28, 2008, I wrote:Thought I'd check in and update my coordinates.

New home owner in San Francisco. Finally made it here - my fourth city this year.

You got a nice city here. Reminds me of Vancouver, just bigger. And guns are legal. And a hotter mayor.

I've left Warnut Creek and am now living in San Francisco. It's so expensive in this city it was a real reality check. I'm finally getting TV this Wednesday, after moving here mid-October. It's so expensive we were trying to cut expenses but I can't stand the silence anymore. That's also why I've been on F.com a bit more than usual these days. I need chaos in my life! Radio and internetz just don't cut it no more!

Tommy525 -

Is Warnut Creek really the hippest of the hip? It's nice and all, but I thought Orinda or Danville or Lafayette easily trumped WC in terms of chi chi-ness? Mind you, I haven't been to Lamorinda, but I hear they're ritzier neighborhoods than WC. Can you clarify?
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