Goodbye in San Diego, CA, USA
I lived in San Diego from 2000-2003 when I was attending the University of California, San Diego. I came back with a lot of good friends this past summer of 2012 for a wedding and last goodbye to San Diego. This was taken outside of a suburban recreation center for the pre-wedding family and close friends’ celebration. It was catered with our favorite type of food from our favorite restaurant. See below for reference.
Place you live: I currently live in Taipei, Taiwan, but spent three years living in San Diego.
Place your photo was taken: Rancho Bernardo, just outside north of San Diego, Ca.
If someone was visiting, what must they do? California Burrito. From Lolita’s in Clairemont Mesa.
A perfect meal in San Diego? California Burrito. From Lolita’s in Clairemont Mesa. (Yes I just wrote that answer twice)
What is the best thing about your spot? The weather is the best thing there is about San Diego. Year around sunshine and a pleasant breeze without the smog of Los Angeles. And… California Burrito. From Lolita’s in Clairemont Mesa. (Yes that is a third time).
What is the worst? Aside from the areas where the college kids live, San Diego is a pretty conservative city. A lot has changed and has become much more gentrified since I left in 2003 (naturally).
A little known fact about San Diego? Top Gun was filmed 5 minutes from my college campus at the Miramar Naval Station. Every day at 10:30am, fighter jets screamed over the campus. It was a good alarm clock.
Where is your favorite place in the world? As much of a lackluster city San Diego was and still is, the point that anywhere with the right people can be great still rings true. I have too many memories of this place. So, as a copout answer I’m definitely sentimental about everywhere I’ve spent time, because of the people there.
Who are your three favorite photographers? I’ll pick friends, Ye Rin Mok, Patrick Tsai, Mari Kojima