Alfonso Faustino: Motorola XTS 5000R: Three Years Of Ownership

Approximately three years ago, I took possession and custody of one of my favorite Motorola transceivers in my collection…the awesome Motorola XTS 5000R — the real XTS 5000R, which is intrinsically safe with a gas-pressure relief valve on the chassis… and an intrinsically-safe OEM Impress battery with a vent. Why is the Motorola XTS 5000R…

Alfonso Faustino: WildSeed Vegan Restaurant

It’s Sunday morning, 29-May-2022, and it’s brunch with mum at my new and favorite vegan restaurant, WildSeed, in San Francisco, CA. I am a flexitarian. My diet is 95% vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based foods for the year. I will eat chicken and fish. I pretty much cut out red meat from my diet, though, occasionally,…

Central Park Bistro

It’s Wednesday evening, 18-May-2022, and it’s dinner time with mum and sis at Central Park Bistro, in San Mateo, CA. This is our first time to the restaurant, and we really like the quality of food and the great service. It is a Mediterranean-fusion-style cuisine. My mum got the filet mignon. My sis got the…

Alfonso Faustino: Zachary’s Chicago-style Pizza

It’s Saturday morning, 15-May-2022, and it’s brunch with my mum and GF at my favorite pizza joint, Zachary’s Chicago-style Pizza in Oakland, CA. I prefer deep-dish pizza over the flats. I just love sinking my teeth into a thick pizza. I like to start with the spinach salad with balsamic vinegar. I don’t eat cheese…

Golden Gate Park’s Casting Pools & Angler’s Lodge

It’s Thursday afternoon, 12-May-2022, and it’s time for Dennis and I to work on our fly-casting at Golden Gate Park’s Casting Pools in San Francisco, CA. It’s definitely a nice and relaxing break from my daily tennis routine; and, the weather was absolutely splendid. Dennis wanted to prepare for his fly-fishing trip with his daughter…

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen: San Mateo, CA

It’s Wednesday afternoon, 11-May-2022, and it’s lunch at Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen in San Mateo, CA, with my acting classmate and another friend visiting from Greece. Did I mention I can feed on Mediterranean ALL the time? Well, I can, and I do — not all the time but most of the time. Of course, I…

Sultan’s Kebab Mediterranean Cuisine

It’s Monday afternoon, 9-May-2022, and it’s lunch with my mum and sister at Sultan’s Kebab Mediterranean Cuisine in Pleasanton, CA. Mediterranean food is one of my favorite epicurean genres. I can feed on it all the time. As usual, I started with the Lentil soup. Of course, I have to get my garlic and feta…

Alfonso Faustino: Yank Sing Dim Sun Restaurant

It’s Sunday late morning, 8-May-2022, and it’s Mother’s Day brunch time with my mum and sister at Yank Sing Dim Sun Restaurant in San Francisco, CA. Yank Sing is my favorite Dim Sum Restaurant. My father use to take us there in the 1970s for dinner when they were just a small hole-in-the-wall just outside…

Alfonso Faustino: Frank’s Shoe Repair

If you need your leather and/or suede items cleaned or repaired; or, if you have an leather project you would like to have designed and effectuated, check out Daniel at Frank’s Shoe Repair in San Francisco, CA. Daniel, not only cleans and repairs leather and suede items, but he is also an expert leather craftsman;…

Alfonso Faustino: Dunyā Bistro

It’s Saturday night, 7-May-2022, and it’s time to feed with my tennis acquaintances at a Mediterranean restaurant called, Dunyā Bistro in San Francisco, CA. We started off with the Combination Platter. We enjoyed talking about fly-fishing, tennis, watches, and jade. She really liked my 1946 WWII Vintage Leather Bundesrepublik, which ETERNITIZZZ made just for me….