Whenever I'm asked to describe Chinatown, these murals come into my mind. These murals describe not only the everyday life of Chinatown residents; they also show the family dynamics of Chinese immigrants. These murals were in Ross Alleyway, but they're not there anymore due to vandalism.
San Francisco's Chinatown is a unique neighbor to me because it will always be home. Even though I never lived in Chinatown, my family would always go to Chinatown for everything. Now that I'm older, I still go to Chinatown for everything.
Recently, I went to find a dim sum shop that I went to when I was young. I found the shop, but the shop was locked up and very dark inside. A elderly man was sitting near by, so I went up to ask him what happened to the shop. The elderly man then told me the story of why the shop was closed.
The elderly man reminded me of my grandfather because my grandfather would always tell me stories when I was little. Chinatown will always be home to me not only because of the memories, but also because of the people within Chinatown.