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Name: Jihaari Terry
Neighborhood: Oakland, in Adam's Point next to Lake Merritt
What's your favorite place to pick up women? I would say I'm more of a “girl watcher” looking for awesome outfits. I say something complimentary, like “Nice dress.” Only if they are engaging will I pursue their name and what they are up to. Temescal Alley has a lot of well-dressed babes walking through at any given time.
Where's your go-to date place? I'm really into doing something different every time. I have been to the Piedmont Cemetery after hours. If it's a proper date structure I would have to say Boot and Shoe Service is a dim lit date spot. Great pizzas and dessert. The service there is spot on too.
Where would you have your last meal on earth? My last meal on earth would have to be near the ocean, maybe as the sun is going down.
Who's your favorite quintessential local character? There's this 30 something Asian dude named Eugene Lee. He has been banned from Whole Foods for simply rapping too loud. He usually wears all white and rides his single speed around rapping to some headphone beats. I would say he has a pretty awesome flow.
What would you change about SF? Nothing, SF can do whatever it wants. I moved to Oakland. Actually, what happened to all the graffiti? I swear, I used to love driving from the Bay Bridge and seeing all the roofs look so colorful. Now it's just gray and brown and tan and white buff with an occasional mural. Dear SF, please do more art outside, illegally.
What are you up to these days? Well, I used to do art shows and throw roller discos in SF. I just finished curating a show at Oakland Surf Club. Now I'm working with my business partner, Amanda Beane. We are a sales team with a focus on facilitating growth through consulting, marketing, production, and merchandising. We mainly work with small businesses focused in craft-making. I also run a Tumblr called djdadjeans, which is about photography, fashion, and short stories I've written.
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