Monday Mural | Found in San Jose

One day — a couple of years ago — on a stroll through the ‘Capital of Silicon Valley,’ I came across this mural beside one of the ‘light rail’ stations in the downtown area.  I’d like to call it the Diablo mural because this mural from San Jose, CA looks like … Read>>

San Jose’s ‘Christmas in the Park’

Christmas isn’t Christmas without gifts, Santa Claus and Yuletide carols. And Christmas in San Jose, California is incomplete without its age-old downtown festivities. Like a lot of other cities San Jose too gets all lit up and decorated to usher in the Christmas spirit but the icing on the cake … Read>>

Black Friday – America’s biggest shopping day*

The third Thursday of November might be a holiday for a good part of the US but the day that follows is a big event for an even larger part of its people. It’s the day that kick starts the shopping season and  it’s the day that America shops really … Read>>

A birthday party on San Jose’s Streets

Another Fourth of July came and went. This time we put the (US) national holiday to good use by attending a traditional Fourth of July Parade. We looked up the events happening in the South Bay (area) and narrowed it down to the one in San Jose (CA) conducted by … Read>>

Happy Halloween at ‘Happy Hollow’

In an earlier post about Happy Hollow Park and Zoo I had sworn that the name was appropriate for this place; with all its reds, yellows, oranges and greens, and lots of children, HHPZ really is a `happy’ place. Last Sunday, the park was a little more happier, celebrating Halloween … Read>>