Took the bus and subway once, and I definitely plan on learning the routes in the future. For now, I relish in the fact that the following are an easy walking distance from my place:
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
85 Degrees Cafe
Pepper Lunch (unofficial, but still the dish thing) & Eel fried rice
The Marina (WATER)
SAN DIEGO BEER
Yes. Even in another country, I still gravitate to all the Japan things. Doremon and Totoro are all over the place, here.