Friday, December 12, 2014


Merry Christmas!  Wish everybody had a good Thanksgiving.  Time is marching on to the next Big Event and New Year.

Tomorrow, as you all may know already, is the Freedom West Holiday Celebration at the Rec Hall.  Even though it’s a potluck, don’t be shy even if you not come prepared because I assure you we have enough foods for everybody.

We haven’t had a Christmas celebration for a long…long while.  We all be happy just to see you show up and get acquainted with your Freedom West neighbors.  Click for funny photos and details.

Looking forward to see you.

David Tse
Your Pseudo-Board Director
Holiday Celebration Flyer
If you couldn't see it, it said:

Freedom West Homes I and II Holiday Gathering Potluck Celebration
Come join the fun! This is the time of the year where we all get together and share this special month.  Get to know one another.  Share a laugh or two

Raffles, Door Prizes, 50/50 Cash Prize, Christmas tree, lights, Special Recognition time, Photo and Video opportunities and Dancing with DJ Bruce Jolly.

When: Saturday December 13, 2014
Where: Freedom West Homes Rec Hall
820 McAllister Street San Francisco CA  94102
Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM

Bring your favorite dish/Surprise Cultural Dish/Desserts
Sign-up Sheets are available in the office
You may call in your dish to the office, “service for 20 people” if unable to sign up in person by call (415) 929-1011
On the day of the celebration please bring your dish to the rec hall between 3pm-4pm to prepare and set up in a timely manner and start to party..
The celebration is sponsored by: Freedom West’s Hospitality/Outreach Committee
Robbyn Boykins, Chair and The Board of Directors
Please note: The committee will meet on Friday December 12, 2014 between 10am-2pm to decorate the hall.  You are more than welcome to participate.  Hope to see you all there as we celebrate such a wonderful time of the year.

Actually I don’t understand what the middle of the flyer says.  I didn’t call in but I’ll make enough potato salad for at least 10 people.  My experience with potlucks is that people will over prepared with lot of leftovers.  Please come in to help finish up the foods.  Otherwise I would have to eat potato salad the entire next week.

I went 10am as said on the flyer (Friday) to help.  Door locked. Seemed like Robbyn and the Gang had done the works already.

I went back later 

and found Robbyn Boykins cleaning up

and the Hall was completely ready for tomorrow, me hadn’t done anything.  Thank you, Robbyn and the Committee.  Good Job!!

I tried to download DJ Bruce Jolly’s pictures in action.  But this is the best I came down with.
He's Bruce Jolly
Not Bruce Lee
Is he African-American?
Or .......Uh......
Sorry Bruce if none of them is you.

Nevertheless, DJ Bruce Jolly is no stranger to Freedom West because he did a 2009 New Year Party in our Rec Hall for George Washington High School alumni that featured, with my humble paraphrasing of that announcement: “lighting …and move to the music with DJ Bruce Jolly and party with food and Line Dancing until … for the countdown.  Bring Champagne, Sparkling Cider, or your favorite for the New Year’s Toast”.  May be we’ll see you again this New Year, Bruce.

Guys and Gals, Freedom West bought all these new chairs just for you tomorrow

So, come one, come all.  Looking forward seeing you.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hi Freedom West Friends and Neighbors,

Whoopee!  The Giants won again!   Click for all the game and hoopla pictures I took at the Civic Center.  Enjoy!

(next post - November Election next Tuesday.  I'll be the precinct election supervisor at the computer center)


Late afternoon, my D-5 Action compatriot gave me these election doorhangers

To hang by your doors (more on that next posting)

Walk down Fulton St.  They are building that fancy complex across from us.

They're laying down the foundation, me talked with shareholders

Where this guy said he couldn't conveniently get out of his vehicle

When SUVs like this occupying the loading zone

Me not done with my doorhangers, got to the Civic Center three blocks away, while more new constructions

Underway, also across from Freedom West from Gough Street

Quickly down Grove Street

Pass Symphony Hall on Van Ness Street

To the Civic Center Plaza closed-by.  That's why I love living in Freedom West, so close to all the actions, where people congregating

And park rangers writing citations on people who have no permit to sell

Early innings

Giants ahead 3 to 2

Flag waving

Everybody glue onto Jumbotron

Whoopee!  Girl
Don't you love his T-shirt?

Need food?

Giants 2 runners on base, on still couldn't score

Now the plaza really got filled, all the way to the curb

Food stand from the back

Sixth inning, struck out third Royal

News van all ready

More of them across from the Main Library

How about them sausages?

Hot dogs

And drinks

Across from Larkin Street

Guess he cared less about the game

I promised I'll trick-or-treat with him tomorrow night

Enough bathrooms for everybody

It's more comfortable here than joining the crowd

The cape crusader

We took this picture ahead of time to give the Giants more luck

While the crowd is still nervous

The truck that towed the Jumbotron

Eighth Inning

Giants got struck out

People nervous, Royals at bat

Bottom of the Eighth

The man couldn't bother to watch

Late, playground still filled with parents

Watching over their kids

Top of the Ninth, Giants struck out

Bottom of the Ninth, Channel 4 News cameraman all ready

Madison Bumgarner pitched

Down One

Down Two!

Oh No!  Gave up a big hit.

Last out, final pitches

It's a pop up!

Sandoval got it!


Big Eruption

Take the corks off!

Fireworks above City Hall

And More

Strike it all up!


Channel 4 News reporter talking to the previous camera man

People celebrating

What's with him?

More celebrating

Whoop it up

That a girl!

Smooch me up!

Trophy Presentation

Well deserved

Bochy's the man!

More Valuable Player

Delirious family going home

Join in this picture with us!

They mobbed me afterward

People filing out

Out to Van Ness Street, cars honking

And more honkings

How's this orange cowhand?

Crowds filed thru City Hall

Honkings on McAllister Street too, on my way back to Freedom West

Just across the street from us, they got on this pedicab

And whizz they go!  Celebrating

Back in Freedom West, the security guard said he could hear all the roars from the Plaza.  Good night.