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But, we needed a place for Costco shoppers to say hi.
I hope you enjoy the stay. Have a nice day.

Costco Shopping - November 2, 2013


Just went to Costco for gas.  Then I went inside to look at Christmas items.  And picked up some luxury items (things I don't really need).

Baking powder is for my friend who is a cat owner.

This is the only long sleeves shirt I will buy this season.  I have enough clothes.  I just wanted to treate myself with this.

Oh yes, my new camera is really making a difference in picture quality.  Amazing technology...  so easy and fun.

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Costco Shopping - October 27, 2013


I went to Costco yesterday (Sat) for gas and a slice of pizza.  I saw some nice Kenneth Cole jackets but I didn't buy one, because they were (somewhat) slim fit.  Shoulders and arms were little tight for me.  I needed some time to think it over. 

I thought it over and decided to buy it.

I went back to Costco the next day (Sunday) for Kenneth Cole jacket and to look at Christmas items.  I always watch for new items and one-time-deal stuff.

Gift Basket:

I found some girly gift baskets by Burt's Bees.  A gift basket like this can come in handy.  I may run out of time to buy Christmas gift, or maybe I would forget a birthday.  Then I'll just whip out this gift basket.  Girls like this kind of stuff.  If you are a guy, you should get one just in case.

Brie Cheese:

This was a third brie cheese I bought this month.   I tried both Kirkland Signature and Alouette.  Kirkland Signature imports Brie cheese from Normandy France.  Alouette cheese says they were made from authentic recipe. 

Kirkland Signature Brie cheese was clearly better for me.  But, I ate them when they were not fully ripened.  So, my assessment is not accurate (not fair). 


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New Camera


I wasn't happy with picture quality from my iPhone (4S).

I bought a Canon Powershot S120 ($450). It's a very nice pocket camera.  It has WiFi, 1080p HD video, and full manual control.  I shall improve my picture quality with this camera.

Below is a picture from this morning.  Happy Halloween.

*Buy Canon Powershot S120 from amazon.

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Costco Shopping - October 18, 2013


Oh, I got my flu shot at costco on Thursday.  My insurance covered $3.06.  I paid $11.93.

Below is from Friday night shopping (October 18).  I lost my receipt.

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Breaking Bad Marathon


I never watched a single episode of Breaking Bad before.

Then there was a hype about the show coming to an end.  They said Breaking Bad was perhaps the greatest TV show in history.

Then AMC started to air Breaking Bad marathon, starting with pilot episode - entire 60+ episodes.  The marathon started on Thursday.  So, I programmed my DVR to record everything.

I watched the entire series in 5 days.

I agree.  Breaking bad is perhaps the greatest TV show in history.  I am glad I didn't miss out on Breaking Bad.  I am also glad that I watched them in 5 days rather than following the show for 5 years.

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STD Test Refund Lunch


I test for STD every time I meet a new partner.  To me it's the only way.  (*I am not trying to educate you or trying to make my point.  What you do with your own life is none of my business.  And I respect your decision.)

On my last STD test, there was a series of mistakes made from my service provider that I had to go to the hospital 3 times.  I even received an email saying "Please come back for more testing" - Which made my heart drop.  Then I learned that they have misplaced my sample.

I was pretty upset, so I emailed the company.  I told them that they need to compensate me with money.  Then I blocked that event out of my memory.

Months later, they sent me a check for $109 (roughly 50% of testing fee).  I was satisfied.  That's the correct way to treat repeat customers.

I wanted to celebrate my winning.  So, I told my co-workers my story and invited everyone in my team (4 of them) to a lunch. 

I took them to our favorite BBQ place that we go frequently.  My co-workers thanked me for lunch and we all celebrated my good health.

They all laughed when I told them "I bought a deluxe package.  I paid for 6 STD tests and got free syphilis (test)."

Good times.

Later, our department boss came by.  He apologized for not joining us (I invited him also).  And he congratulated me for my good health.  :)

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Costco Shopping - October 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 - 2013


I went to Costco Five times in five days. (back to back to back, to back.. to back).  I went to 3 different Costco warehouses.

I spent total (about) $490 over 5 days.  But I should return a jacket and get $84 back.   Keurig Coffee was for my friend.  She gave me $35.  So, my total expense would be about $370.00.  Not bad...

October 1, 2013 - Tuesday.
Dropped by to pickup dinner, lunch, & etc.

Kale salad is pretty good.  It's a quick and fancy item to serve to my guest.  It comes with 2 packets of dressing.  Dressing is prettty good, but I may substitute it with something lighter.

I always keep some kind of frozen vegetables.  They come in handy.

October 2, 2013 - Wednesday

Had a hot dog for lunch with my friend.  No shopping.

October 3, 2013 - Thursday

My friend wanted some Keurig coffee pods.  Personally, I don't like Keurig.  I enjoy the ritual of making coffee.  Then I saw the belts I was looking (waiting) for.  I hope they will last longer than low quality Calvin Klein belts (from Costco, April 2011).

A bag of candies is for Halloween.

Potstickers and Naked Juice were sale items.  I saved $5.50 on them.

October 4, 2013 - Friday

On my last shopping (yesterday), I saw that we had Sonicare products on sale.  I did a quick research and went back to Costco the next day.  I saved $40.00.  It's a good deal.

If you look close, there is a round block of Brie cheese (Kirkland Signature).  I have a high hope on this cheese.  I will keep it for 2 weeks before eating it.

October 5, 2013 - Saturday

I visited my parents as a normal part of Saturday ritual which I cherish.  I brought a bunch of flowers and took them to lunch.  On my way back, I went to Costco to check out what they have in this side of the county.

I bought coffee, slice of pizza, and put gas. 

Then I made a mistake and bought a jacket.  I took it home and realized that I have the same jacket from Costco that I never wore.  It still had a bar-code on the sleeve.  So, I wil take this one back.

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Costco Shopping - September 21, 2013


Chocolate cake - no explanation needed here.

Ellen Tracy Hospitality Bath Towels (6 pack):

I bought 12 hotel/motel quality bath towels.  These towels are thinner than normal luxury bath towels.  But, they are pretty soft and decent.  Just like the name says, they are hospitality towels.  They are perfect for one time use for guests.  For example, if I have few guests staying at my house for a few days and take showers and such,  I can offer them fresh towel every time.

*I washed them towels before use.  They produced a huge lint ball size of a medium size watermellon (without sqeezing).  I shall watch and see if that's was the first time deal.  Maybe I will lose softness every time I wash, and they will quickly reduced into car wash rags.  We'll see...

Ellen Tracy Towels, Costco

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Costco Shopping - September 18, 2013


Picture for now... ZZzz....

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