Mei-Ling Murray Proud Hapa
is immensely obsessed with whales
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
What are you up to these days? Coordinating immersion trips to Panama for dance artists to participate in dance exchange and global service. Performing with a contemporary dance company. Learning hula from Kumu Patrick Makuakane. Playing music with The Wound Lickers... That’s right, we’ll lick your wounds.
SF is... quite a dreamy balance of incredible food, contagious creativity, people with an innate “cool” factor, and natural beauty that makes you want to go on adventures all the time.
Where would you have your last meal on earth? NOPA. I’d have one of each item on the menu, and sample as many of their whiskeys as I could take.
Where's your go-to date place? My hump – check it out. Kidding. I’d have to go with Amnesia, a humble, cozy spot with great local music almost every day of the week.
Why do you love your neighborhood? Vietnamese sandwiches, ramen, and the best deals on fish and produce. Irish bars sprinkled in between. Green Apple Books, the Inner Richmond library, and beautifully unorganized Asian house goods stores.
Where do you go to relax and get away from it all? Kabuki Spa. $22 to be naked, quiet, exfoliated, and cucumber-watered for as long as you like.
What local merchant have you been meaning to check out? Drink Your Tea, a tea company created by a slack-lining dude from Hawaii who has sourced his tea leaves from China.
What would you change about SF? Allowing people to enjoy a bonfire on Ocean Beach without cops telling them to dump out their beer and leave by 10 p.m. There's no crime there, but there's plenty on 6th and Howard the cops could direct their attention to.