Thanks to Lola Da's prescription of cheese-flavored popcorn, my boy was calm and relaxed throughout the flight from/to San Francisco. The weather when we arrived was somewhat cold as in LA but was more windy.
We stayed at the downtown area wherein we met a variety of nationalities: a Vietnamese taxi driver and quite a number of Filipinos working there.
Notable food was that of Tod's Steakhouse wherein we had a sumptuous dinner of the household steak specialty.
The famous cable car was there as well, which seems to have carved a niche in San Francisco. It will cost you $5 for a one-day pass so that you can tour the downtown area via cable car.
We opted to take the 3-hour Gray-line bus tour which took us around the city:
1. Fisherman's Wharf (although we weren't able to eat the invitingly creamy clam chowder)
2. Twin Peaks (we had a good vantage view of the whole city)
3. victorian houses
4. Golden Gate Park (my boy absolutely loved this one)
5. Gold Gate bridge (of course; we had a good view of Alcatraz from here as well)
I can describe SF as an Americanized version of Singapore (due to the numerous people walking about to their destination which, btw, accounted for almost zero obese people that I saw during our stay) and Philippines (due to a lot of beggars).
If I were still single and wanted to work in the US, then SF would be my city.