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Jennie Lin
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Attended Barnard College, Columbia University
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I just... I mean... What the. This is amazing. Fulfilling a long book-lover dream. 
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Thank you +Bart Locanthi ! We did stop by Pearl, but only for a beverage. Must go find Goose Hollow because I love me a good Reuben!
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Living with hardcore Cantonese Chinese neighbors often means unexpected experiences: one-sided conversations in loud Cantonese, Chinese opera playing early on Saturday mornings, coming home to a make-shift chicken coop and chicken in the shared backyard, pungent odors of food at weird hours of the day... but sometimes it means awesome things like getting some homemade zong zi for Duan Wu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival.) She did say something to me in a stream of Cantonese that I didn't understand; I hope that they aren't important to the safe eating of the zong zi...
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Growing up in NYC, I am still frequently confounded by the street parking signs. Really enjoyed this article about a design firm hired to revamp the signs, from language to font.

One lesson learned? Helvetica, the font beloved by designers and also the look of all NYC subway signage, is alas "too nice" of a font for parking signs: it doesn't convey a serious enough tone! 
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Underwater swimming? Running deer shooting? Rope climbing! 

Also, I'm not quite sure what "javelin freestyle" is. Javelin and freestyle are not two words I normally would like to see together in the same sentence (everyone please throw in the same direction, please.)
 
Daily Chart Olympics: This list of discontinued Olympic events throws up some archaic delights. From the tug-of-war, to live pigeon shooting, over the years the roll-call of Olympic disciplines has changed substantially. Here, we show a selection of events that have, unsurprisingly, failed to survive the test of time http://econ.st/Nz61ud
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Plunge for distance sounds unpleasant. Club swinging on the other hand....
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A legit rock star visited Google today: Magnus Carlsen, the world's best chess player, holder of the highest FIDE ranking ever, and arguably best chess player in history thus far - oh, and he's only 23. Crazy.

In addition to doing a Q&A, Magnus played simuls against 10 lucky Googlers who responded to the email first. Unsurprisingly, he went 10-0 - the last man standing was a 2150-rated gentleman to whom Magnus awarded Best Match. While defeat was totally inevitable at the end for all the Googlers, Magnus played very graciously.

Also, not ashamed to say that I stayed afterward to get my photo taken with him :)

One of the most energetic, special, and fun visitor events I've been to at Google!

Not-so-random factoid: I counted only four other women in the room of ~180 people :T
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"A better croissant really can be good for all living creatures."

THIS IS TRUE! Saying nothing about Starbucks or La Boulange, but generally, a well-made croissant is a delicious, beautiful treat that can actually make my day better.
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From North Carolina last weekend: +Timothy Chou  and +Sam Morrell rescue a turtle that had wandered out onto the road. No shot of the turtle before Sam picked it up, but he brought it safely to the other side and Tim refused to actually high five him until he washed his hands.

BTW, I didn't know that this is how this new G+ feature worked! I snapped these individually, and voila - G+ Photos knew what to do with it :)
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I had no idea that +Amazon.com   has an exclusive deal with Playboy to publish historical interviews via the Kindle Store. This is actually really really interesting. 

Individual interviews are now available for $0.99 and it looks like they will release interview bundles in December with intriguing names like "Killers, Assassins, Revolutionaries," "Moguls," and "Coupling."
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The Guardian's daily live blog of Olympics action has been my favorite daily read since the games started two weeks ago. Interesting coverage of many sports, funny tidbits from social networks, and that delightful Guardian wit and humor... 
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  • Google Inc.
    2007 - present
  • New York City Department of Education
    2004 - 2006
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San Francisco, CA
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New York, NY - Manhasset, NY
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Native NYer now living in San Francisco.
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  • Barnard College, Columbia University
    2000 - 2004
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One of the few independent bookstores left on Long Island! The bookstore is split into three sections: a children/teen area (with books and toys), a cafe, and a room with the adult books and non-book gift items (candles, stationary, random goodies.) The adult book section has a limited selection: they'll definitely be carrying the big hardcover fiction and non-fiction releases, but they may not have that specific older paperback book you're looking for. They will happily order it for you, but I wouldn't say that Dolphin is your one-stop shop for the serious bookworm. The cafe is great: they use Stumptown beans!! I think they must be the only cafe on Long Island using Stumptown. Their barista knows how to use the beans as well, making some nice espresso drinks. Nice little bookstore with lots of things to browse and look at. Support your local booksellers!!
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I have been a facial client of Marlo's for the past few years and she is great! The Light Fantastic is this warm charming salonspa in the Haight. Marlo is the owner and proprietor of the place and she cares about it. Tucked behind the front area of salon chairs is a quiet, serene room where facials and waxing are done. This isn't a big fancy spa, and I kind of like it that way: the salon is cozy, personal, and has character. Marlo is an extremely skilled aesthetician. I had previously been nervous about getting facials because of poorly done extractions, or bad product, or just plain indifferent aestheticians. Marlo really cares about her clients and their skin and makes sure to customize the treatment to the individual's needs. The Phytomer products she uses are the real deal. Marlo has a great personality and is so easy to chat with; she's also just as happy to keep quiet and let you bliss out on the heated bed. She's not pushy about products, but I have started using some Phytomer products after seeing results from my facials. Easy online booking, and parking in the area isn't too bad (try Webster or Waller.) PS. Marlo does great eyebrow waxing too!
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Dr Jih-Lih was my doctor for many years growing up, and even though I've moved to San Francisco, she will still see me if I need medical attention when I'm back in New York visiting my family. Her specialty is in allergies and, to some extent, pediatrics. She was my primary care physician all through college and treated my finicky allergies. She has a kindly bedside manner and because she sees so many allergy patients, she has tremendous experience in this area. Hours are good, though she does see many patients so getting an appointment for a non-urgent need can be challenging.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Dr Khoo has been my primary physician for the past 6+ years. I am fortunate to not have had any major medical issues in that time, so I've only had to see Dr Khoo once or twice a year for my annual check-up. She has a large office on Geary Street (street parking on Geary isn't too bad if you have to drive there.) She recently brought on an RN to her team as well, which makes for lots of care when you come in, even for your regular annual. Dr Khoo offers pithy, well-informed care and guidance, and I appreciate that she's very straight forward with her answers. I don't need to be best friends with my doctor, or want her to be super chatty or social during my visits: I want available, timely care from a professional and that's exactly what I get from Dr Khoo.
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I became a fan of Les Cent Culottes four years ago. Living on Polk Street, I had passed the storefront many times but for some reason never really went in. When I finally made my first visit, I was hooked. I actually came in first to get a personalized bra fitting: I had terrible/unhelpful experiences at department stores and hoped that a local neighborhood store would be a better. I wasn't wrong: the women that work at the store are very experienced and well-versed in all things under garments. Finally, after years, I'm buying stuff that fits!! Their Polk Street store is stocked full of delightful lingerie and bras, ranging from the basic daily wear to your more luxurious/fanciful/flirty pieces. Do know that the bras you find here will cost you more than Target or Macy's: Les Cent Culottes specializes in high-quality French and European brands. I think the least expensive full-priced bra is around $70. However, these are great bras that fit fantastically and, when taken care of, will last you a very long time. There is always a rack or two of items on sale, where you can find items 20-60% off. Twice a year, they have a more expanded sale (one of the times is, appropriately, Bastille Day weekend in July!) I sort of love and hate Les Cent Culottes for spoiling me: I happily spend more money on nicer bras now and can't really imagine buying cheap-o bras anymore. I love the personal, friendly service you get in the store: no more department stores for me!
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So glad that this is my neighborhood spot. I am selfishly reluctant to review it, as it may bring more customers into their small space... Halu is not your traditional Japanese place. It brands itself as an izakaya, so no sushi here today (or tomorrow.) The menu has your classic yakitori selection, as well as a nice list of larger carb-happy entrees (ramen and donburis) to round things out. Their ramen soup base has meat in it, so no vegetarian-friendly ramen options: you'll have to stick with yakitori. The decor is cluttered with Beatles paraphernalia, and I don't mean that in a bad way. I've been to Halu over a dozen times and am always spotting something new ("was that John poster always here?" "Hm, I'm not sure...") The space is small and seats can get filled up quickly, even on weeknights. Large groups will have a difficult time. It's worth the wait, though: put your name down, go around the corner to Steins on Clement for a beer, and wait for them to call you. A word of caution: it's a small space with a small operation. Sometimes they will close on random days. Best to check their Twitter account to see if they're open.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Dr Felton and his team have been taking care of my teeth for 6+ years now. I've referred many coworkers to him because he's fantastic. Conveniently located in "The Dentist Building" in Union Square (450 Sutter), he has a bright, tidy office with great views of downtown (that you can even see when lying back in the chair...) He has several dental hygienists that do all of the cleaning work: Nikki, in particular, is super nice and does her job very well. Dr Felton mostly swoops in after your cleaning to check in on you, read your files, and do a quick inspection himself. Robert is the office manager and he is very organized and has a great memory: making appointments and getting follow-ups are very easy with him. 3 years ago, I was at a juncture where I could take all four of my wisdom teeth out, or wait to see if they would cause me additional pain. Dr Felton went to great lengths to present me my options, walk through my current condition, and left it entirely up to me whether or not to get surgery. At no point was he pushy about getting me to have a major surgery. In the end, I decided to have them out and Dr Felton referred me to a great oral surgeon; despite not doing the surgery himself, Dr Felton and his office followed up with me to see how I was doing post-surgery! I've been fortunate enough to not have to have any major dental issues, so my twice-a-year visits to Dr Felton are for routine cleanings. I don't dread going to the dentist at all!
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reviewed 6 months ago