Costco Shopping - June 15, 2013 / Bamboo Bowl


I went out early Saturday morning for Costco shopping. I didn't go to Costco last night because I was entertaining a lady friend.

I bought gas first when it was still early in the morning. Then I proceeded to shop.  I took my time looking at everything.  When you take your time, that's when you find good stuff.  I was hoping to find something.

I bought 4 more T-Shirts.  Bought some seasoned sea-weeds, a book about local history, etc..

Today's highlight was 14 Inch bamboo bowls by Island Bamboo.  These bowls are beautiful.  There were different colors such as red and green.  I personally liked natural bamboo color.  I thought $24.99 was a crazy low price.  So, I got one.  This bowl will occasionally come in handy.

Right after Costco shopping, I went to a local farmers market.  I found a bamboo bowl there.  With my naked eyes that bowl looked identical to what I just bought from Costco, no kidding...identical to my eyes.  He wanted $75.00 for just a bowl (no utensils included).  Yikes...

As soon as I got home I went online and looked up 14" Island Bamboo bowl.  I found the exact same bowls at Amazon for $46.00.  They didn't even include utensils.

And, finally, I went to eBay and found somebody selling this exact same product for $54.99 (free shipping).  I often think about buying stuff at Costco and selling them at eBay.  I guess a lot of people are doing just that.

Costco is the best, I tells ya.

Early morning shopping was fun.  This was the second straight weekend I went to Costco early morning.  Could this be my new weekly routine? We'll see...

Have a nice weekend everyone.

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Costco Shopping - Last 3 weeks


I am busy, but I never skipped Costco shopping.  In fact, I went to Costco 4 times lat 3 weeks.  Good times.


May 26, 2013 - Getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend.

Everything I put in the cart was super good.  Good stuff...

June 1, 2013

2 rugs are for kitchen.  Triangle shade sail is for backyard.

June 7, Friday

I no longer wear cheap t-shirts to work.  I finally replaced all my cheap T-Shirts with normal ones, so I look proper at my new job.

June 9, Sunday

One more shade sail.


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Quick update. Sorry, I am busy


OMG, I am so busy.

I hope you are enjoying Memorial Day weekend.  I will not have any time off.  I will be working 10 - 12 hours every single day throughout the weekend (SAT, SUN, & MON).

I had a wave of 3 personal jobs that I couldn't refuse.  Who would turn away money.  And, you know I've been poor all my life.  So, I am happy to work day and night during the holiday weekend.  I will slow down sometime next month (mid June).

It's been 3 months since I got a new job.  I now work at a large company as a web guy.  I didn't know how to break the news about my new job to you guys, because I felt awkward (just like when I bought a house). 

Before, a lot of people found my blog refreshing because I was living in a small apartment, trying to save money, trying to find love... and still managed to share positive energy.  I believe I made a lot of connections with people in similar situation.  I now lost some of the major contributing elements that gave my blog its unique personality. I feel a little awkward about that.

For now, I will keep talking about Costco shopping and Costco products.  You may notice I spend little more money than before.

Anyway, my blog is about shopping... so let me show you some of the major purchases I made. (not Costco shopping)

Guitar:  PRS, Torero ($1080)
Earphones: Shure SE315 ($199)

I now have 3 decent electric guitars.  Ideally, I would like to have 5-6 electric guitars and 1-2 acoustic guitars.

I saw this super expensive earphones by Shure.  I wanted to know why they were so expensive.  Holy cow, they sound amazing.  I spend thousands of hours listening to music on earphones at work. This was a good investment.  They put listening pleasure to next level.

I need to get back to work now.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. I will talk to you soon.


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Costco Shopping - May 17, 2013


Sorry, I'm very slow with my blog.   I am really busy.  I do think about this website every day.  I just don't have time.

Here's a picture from my Costco shopping - May 17, 2013.  After Costco, I went to ROSS.

I should blog about ROSS shopping.  I always go to ROSS after Costco.  And I always find something there.  I take my time and look at a lot of stuff. 

I think my ROSS blog will make my boring stories more complete.  As much as I love Costco, there are ROSS, Bed Bath and Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Pier 1 Imports, Tuesday Morning, and other fun stores that I enjoy.  And I enjoy Wal*mart as well - I don't care some people look down upon Wal*mart shoppers.  It is a fun store nonetheless.

Again, I am sorry that I am slow with my blog.  I think my schedule will get back to normal in mid June.

Talk to you later.

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Little Giant Ladder - Price Comparison


I bought a Little Giant Ladder from Costco for $179.99.   I didn't bother to compare price at that time.  It was my educated guess that it was the best price in town.  I did price check after I brought it home, just to make sure and to make me feel good.

The exact model name is -  Model 17, Type 1A

On their official website, they sell these for $259.99 with free tax and shipping

Amazon sells them for $249.99 plush tax and shipping

Costco sells them for $179.99 with free shipping (if you want them shipped).  I bought mine at my local Costco warehouse.  The ladder will fit in the back seat of normal 4 door sedans.

This is an incredible deal at $55 savings.  One purchase of Little Giant ladder pays for Costco membership.  And there is no shipping hassle. Honestly, I don't know why some people don't have Costco membership.

Once these ladders are gone, it will take long time to see them again at Costco.  Go get yours now.  Enjoy.

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No Costco Shopping - Again


I had a short day at work today (Friday). I came home around 4pm.

I drew up a shopping list - I was planning to go to Costco, Wal*Mart, ROSS,  Target, and Home Depot.

I enjoy shopping alone.  I weaseled out from a female friend who wanted to come shopping with me. Why ruin a perfect shopping night with a girl, I figured.  I guess I haven't met a true love.

I ate a light snack and took a nap before going out.  In my dream I shopped at a super Costco where toilet papers come in 70 rolls pack.

When I woke up it was 8:30pm - I slept for 4 hours.  Costco was closed!

So... no shopping, no girl.  :(

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Survivor - Last Night


Did anyone watch Survivor last night?

Wasn't that the greatest show in history?  My heart was pumping.  I replayed that tribal council over and over for hours. 

Take a walk Fillup, take a walk!

I have no regret that I've wasted all my life watching TV in the dark room.

Now I can die happy.  I shall go to Costco to buy a casket.


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