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It looks dirty if I blur out the picture.

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Chobani Pulls Yogurt Cups, Says No Recall


FYI: Costco sells Chobani yougurts


Greek-style yogurt maker Chobani has reportedly asked various grocery retailers in the U.S. to pull its yogurt cups from shelves over “isolated quality concerns” stemming from customer reports of foul-smelling, sour yogurt, which some customers have alleged sickened them.


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Tail of Irony: Slaps


I watched this race about a months ago.  Max Papis slapped Billy Johnson.  I didn't like what I saw at that time.  I thought that was messed up.


Then this weekend, unthinkable happened.  Max Papis got slapped by a girlfriend of another driver (not Billy Johnson's).  He's got hit very hard that it dislocated his jaw.  Nascar world is buzzing around this incident right now.  I am very interested in seeing what's going to happen.  There are a lot of people angry at this girl. (furious)

Anyway, I see the irony in this whole thing.  Maybe Max Papis started the chain of slaps that getting slapped was inevitable.


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Costco Shopping - August 23 & 30 2013


August 23, 2013

I didn't by anything exciting.  But I enjoyed looking at Christmas stuff.  This Christmas season will be over before we know it.  Please enjoy.

I cannot get enough of these hot wings.  

Honey Roasted Nut Mix looked interesting.  They were good.  I finished it in a week.  I like eating nuts at work.  It's a great way to pass time.


August 30, 2013

Bought 2 doormats (World's Best Outdoor Mat).  They were really good that I bought 2 of them.

I also bought a jar of Costco Mixed Nuts and a gallon of Orange Juice.

After eating a hotdog and putting gas in the car, I went to Wal*mart, ROSS, and Smart and Final. 

Good times... shopping is fun.

Costco Doormat

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Ful Backpack Review - It Cut Me (drew blood)


It happened in the morning of April 25.

As I put something in my backpack, I felt a sharp pain.  My backpack cut my hand.  This over 1 inch long cut drew blood.  Four months later, on August 25, I have a scar I don't think will go away.

I cut my hand as I pull my hand out.

Inside the Ful backpack, there is a Velcro with a plastic label.  I got cut on the corner of that label.  I guess it's a freak incident.  I wonder how many other people had similar experience.

I am scarred for life, literally, because of Ful backpack.

Costco Ful Backpack Defect

Ful Backpack's Sharp Label can Cut you

Cut by Ful Backpack


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Harvest Wreath Recall (letter)


Harvest Wreath is being recalled.

I bought it last month (July 30, 2013 Costco Shopping), and I haven't opened the package yet.  I would like to keep it, but I don't know anything about mold and how serious it is.  So I shall bring it back.

Harvest Wreath Recall Letter

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Garage Sale Find - Antique Teak Dresser


I heard a lot of people talking in the past about finding great antique furniture at garage sale.  I never knew this would happen to me. 

I never go to garage sale.  It's not my thing.  I never see anything good.

Today, Saturday morning, my friend and I left my house for local farmers market.  Then we saw a garage sale 3 houses down from my house.  My friend loves garage sale, so I had to stop by to be polite.

Then I saw this dresser.  It was faded and didn't look fresh.  It was huge, well over 6 feet wide.  I thought it was made out of some cheap composite wood. My friend told me she can make this dresser look new in 20 minutes and I should buy it. She said something about craftsmanship and dovetail joints... boring stuff.. ZZzzz....

I paid $60 for the dresser.  2 guys took the dresser to my house at no charge.  I thought it was a good deal... it was like getting a free dresser for price of a cheap delivery. It turned out to be a solid wood furniture.

After the farmers market, we dropped by at Home Depot and bought some teak oil.

And, check this out (picture).  This is the dresser after she spent 20 minutes on it.  Sorry, there is no before picture.

Then my friend begged me "Can you please search antique solid wood teak dresser?"

That's when I realized dressers like this easily go for $1000+ (usually more, sometimes less)

This is exciting.  I am born again.  I have seen the light.  I love garage sale.

PS. Later my friend explained that I don't see anything good at garage sales, because I go there too late.  That made sense.

Teak Dresser


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Costco Shopping - August 16, 2013


I didn't buy anything exciting.

I had fun looking at Christmas stuff though.

I bought 2 more peet's coffee.  I shall enjoy them while they have them.  I have a feeling that once they are gone, they will be gone for a long time.

Shrimp Salad and Chia bread were not for me.  They were my friend's.

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Christmas Time is Here


August 16, 2013

Christmas time is here at Costco.  I am very happy and excited.

My new job is much less stressful, so I will have time to enjoy this holiday season.  I will not spend a lot of money this year.  There will be no Christmas tree.  I am carefully saving money for next Christmas (2014).  I plan to buy a car with whatever the cash I saved.

Have fun.  Don't complain that it's too early for Christmas.  Don't be one of those people who complain, but be the person who enjoy Christmas in August at Costco.

Ah~~ four months to enjoy Christmas at Costco.

christmas at costco

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