Costco Shopping – August 3, 2011 / Christmas~!!
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I went to Costco after work.  I didn't buy anything fancy.  I am so poor.  I am trying to be careful with money.  But, look!  Christmas time is here.  I saw a lot of toys and Christmas ribbons at Costco.  "Here we go…" one lady said.

After Costco shopping, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond for some bargain hunting.   I bought a Yankee Candle (Christmas scent).

I came home past 9pm.

2 minutes after I got home, I got a phone call from The Marijuana Girl. She was putting her hamster cage together.  She wanted some help.  I was at her apartment for 1 hour. 

I came home and ate dinner.  Now it's 1:30AM Friday.

I will be happy if I get good 5 hours sleep. ZZzzz…

(vid) Neighbor’s Dogs
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My friend tells me that only grandmothers and dogs like me (not young ladies). 

I was just chillin’ with an older dog until the little guy came along and knocked me on my butt.

The white dog likes me a lot.  She goes crazy when she sees me.  So her owner lets go of her leash when she sees me, and the dog will charge at me.  But, this time, there was another dog getting on the banwagon.  haha..

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Costco Shopping – July 30, 2011
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I didn’t buy anything special today.

V8 juices at the bottom compartment are not mine.  I bought 2 cases of V8 last week.  My friend was impressed at my diet and she decided to follow me.

Doritos and turkey jerkies were incredibly cheap with special savings and coupons.  I saved $11.75 on them.  I cannot resist them jerkies.  They are so good.

Doritos had instant rebate – no coupon was needed

My Nephew
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I went on an Alaskan Cruise last week.

We all had super good times.  I still think about the cruise.  I have a small Alaska Airline model airplane sitting at my work desk.  I play with the model plane whenever I have time.

But, this story is about my nephew, and the lesson I learned.

My nephew was at the cruise also.  I think he had THE best time among all of us.  I mean, he lived my childhood dream.  He was very cool.  It was like watching a movie.

My nephew is 16 years old, tall, and fit.  He’s in high school football team.  As soon as he got on the ship, he started to look for kids at his own age group so he can introduced himself.  He made a lot of friends quick.

Looking back at myself when I was 16:
I was never like my nephew.  If I was at his situation, I would be too shy to introduce myself.  It would be too awkward for me to walk up to somebody and say "Hi, I’m John".  I would pretend that I didn’t notice the girls.  Or, if I see other guys, I would give them evil eyes or something… like I don’t care (sending negative message for no reason).

Back to my nephew:
On day 2 or 3, my nephew had a buddy.  Then the group got bigger.  He had a female friend as well.  At the end, he had about 10 buddies.

On day 6, when we were at Victoria Canada, I caught my nephew walking casually around the town with a girl from the cruise ship.  They looked so cute together.  I said hello to the couple.  The girl was from Florida (my nephew lives in California).

My sister said that, on the last day of the cruise, my nephew came back to the room crying.  Group of kids said final good-bye.  I can imagine the pain at that age.  I remember…

I looked up my nephew on FaceBook.  I saw a bunch of guys saying "I love you bro" or "I miss you, man".   He wrote "The best week of my life".  There were pictures of my nephew with girls as well.

I had a lot of fun at the cruise.  But, I keep thinking about my nephew.  He had a week right out from a movie.  He lived my dream.  It was beautiful.

Lesson I learned from my nephew:
Life is like a cruise ship.  We are all in the same boat and everyone will leave the ship soon.  We can get off the ship alone, or we can get off the ship with awesome memories like my nephew.  I still have some time left in my journey through life.  I am going to be more friendly and active when I meet new people.  I would like to be cool like my nephew.  Life will be more meaningful this way.

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I must get back to work now.  I have a lot of work backed up from last week. Talk to you later.

Costco Shopping
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Nothing Special – just a lot of vegetables and toilet papers. Embarassed

I went to Costco on my lunch time.  I went in and out quick.

I had a hot dog before shopping.   Then I saved the soda cup.  After loading my car, I got a refill for the road.

I am back
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Just so you know..
I am back from Alaska Cruise

The trip was a gift from my parents. I could never afford cruise like this. It was a once in a life time thing for all of us.

I don’t want to brag about it much, but it was fun. And I needed a vacation. I took a helicopter ride to glacier, I took a water plane ride to a crab house, and I ate a lot!

There was a group of Amish people at the cruise. I thought that was funny. Then I got “shunned” by Amish people. 🙁

I learned about Amy Winehouse’s death when I was in Canada.

I came home Sunday 11pm. I need to sleep and get ready for work tomorrow. Now I shall work none-stop until I die.

I am going to Costco tomorrow.

Can’t Go Wrong with Whispering Chorus (music)
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This blog is for lovers only. Kiss

I came to this conclusion long time ago that, for love song, you cannot go wrong with any song that contains soft whispering background vocals.

If a girl doesn’t like any of these songs, I wouldn’t go out with her.  Why even bother when she is that insensitive and dry?  hehe..

Here are a few examples of whispering songs from top of my head.  If you think of any other whispering songs, please let me know.

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This is my favorite. Ah~ the memories of the 90’s

Randy Crawford – In my life

This is my favorite song, but YouTube took this one down 🙁

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I love this song since I don’t know when.

 Dr. Hook – Sharing the night together

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Another oldie – This version is better than Sam Cooke’s original version.  You know why?  That’s right, because it’s got whispering chorus.  That’s why.

Mickey Gilley ~ Bring It On Home To Me

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Everyone loves this number

Gino Vannelli – I Just Wanna Stop

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I hope you are having a beautiful Summer (now that I picked out the make out songs for you).

Keep your eyes open for Christmas items when you go to Costco.  Christmas starts in Summer in Costco.

Costco Coupons – July 14 – August 7, 2011
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They are here

I clipped beef jerky, V8, and Garlic Chicken meal.  That’s about it.

CoQ10 (vitamin, from 2 makers) will be on sale.  I think I will pick up one bottle.

costco coupons July 2011

Costco Reusable Shopping Bags. Finally
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I finally found reusable shopping bags.  I’ve been looking and waiting for Costco shopping bags for over 2 years.  I finally found them!  Son of a dad, I found them.

The bags don’t say "Costco" anymore.  They have generic design.

They had 2 different kinds of bags.

  1. Insulated bag – $6.49 each bag.  It’s large.
  2. Old fashioned bags –  Pack of 4 (2 large & 2 medium) – $4.69/pack

The search is finally over.  I bought plenty.   Now I can start giving away the bags.  When I bring gifts or something to my friends, I tell them to "keep the bag."  And they love it.  Everyone loved the bag so far.  They are so practical.

I like insulated bag.  I always drive right back home after shopping at Costco because I worry about cold food items getting warm.  Now my shopping plan is more flexible, thanks to insulated bags.  I can go to other markets after Costco.  Also, I can eat out after shopping at Costco and don’t feel rushed.  I think $6.49 is a very good price.

One bag is little over $1.00.  The joy I get from giving away these bags is priceless.  They will use the bags and save environment.  It’s good.

Costco Shopping.  July 3, 2011

Costco Shopping Bag, New

These are regular shopping bag.  Large size in front, medium size in back.

Costco shopping bag insulated

Insulated Shopping Bag – Big and Practical.  I like it.

 This is the insulated bag.

Here’s a bag manufacturer’s URL