OMG. History was made.
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This is about my favorite show, Maury.
History was made.  The first time ever!!

Let Maury himself tell you what just happened.  You have to see it to believe.  I don’t know about you guys, but this is significant.

This is the greatest TV moment in history.
Air date: December 29, 2017 – The last show of the year.

PureGuardian Humidifier, 2-pack
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I suffer from dry skin every Winter.  I try to use lotion whenever I can to relieve my itchy skin.  But, it’s not just an itch.  It also makes me feel self-conscious about my appearance.  I am paranoid that people might see my dry skin and skin flakes.  It’s gross to look at –  even though it’s my own body.  Using lotion all the time is a hassle, but it is what it is, I guess….

So, this time I will try humidifier.  Perhaps humidifiers will solve my dry skin problem.  Costco has this 2 pack humidifiers from PureGuardian.  There was $15 discount at the time of my purchase, so I paid $64.99 plus tax.  $32.50 each is the best price anywhere. 

I put one humidifier in the kitchen and the other one in my master bedroom.  I had them for a few days now.  And my dry skin condition had completely disappears since then.  But I am not sure if I am seeing the benefit of humidifier or if there had been changes in the weather.

I shall give it time and see.  I will update you.

Christmas Raffle – blendSMART Makeup Brush. $110 value
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Raffle is over – The winner is being contacted.

blendSMART has a Christmas raffle exclusively for my visitors.

blendSMART is a Rotating Makeup Brush that’s highly rated at Amazon and Sephora.  Costco is selling them for $69.99 each.  This set sells for $110 outside of Costco.  It comes with 3 brush heads (Blush brush, powder brush, & foundation brush).

I don’t wear makeup (sorry).  I will let the video explain it for you (below)

To enter blendSMART Christmas raffle, go to my contact page and enter your name, email address, and don’t forget to write “blendSMART” on comment section.  I will contact the winner on December 20 and announce the winner on my blog as well. If I don’t hear back from you in a week, I will pick someone else.

Visit below pages to learn more about blendSMART products and/or buy products now.  Good luck. 🙂

* I am not a professional raffle person.  I will do my best to be fair and accurate.  But, I do not take any responsibility for errors or mistakes.  So… don’t be hatin’

Christmas Moment
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I contacted my friend Friday (Dec 22nd) and convinced her to come out after work for a “Christmas experience”.  Both she and I get off work late. We are tired, but I told her that she will look back and cherish the moment – that we must force ourselves to create some kind of Christmas moment before it’s gone.

The entire night I played my favorite Christmas music in my car.  I picked her up at her work and went for a quick bite.  And we went to a coffee shop and enjoyed holiday flavored coffee.

Then we walked around the shopping center and took some pictures.  I struck a silly pose in front of a big Christmas tree.  Then we realized that my stomach was exposed in the picture.  We had a big laugh.  We kept looking at that picture and kept laughing.

We took a detour back to her work and looked at houses with Christmas decorations.  I took her back to work in three hours.

4 days later, I cherish that magic moment.  I hate getting old.  I hope we will all live young forever.  Enjoy your magic moments.  I will talk to you soon.

Wardrobe by Costco (5 items):  Cashmere scarf, Buffalo brand hoodie, Calvin Klein shirt, Buffalo brand jeans, Kirkland Signature belt. 

I will puke
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Video will start at 27 second mark.  This is Apple commercial – artistically done. But… Oh God.

If she pulls that out from her ear hole and put it in my ear hole… I will puke.  I don’t even use the same Q-Tip for both left and right side of my own ear-canals.  It’s gross.

Looking for Snack at Work
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I was working… then I had a sudden craving for some snacks.  I have cookies at my desk, but I wanted to see what else was out there.  This is what I saw.

Merry Christmas.

Costco Shopping – December 20, 2017
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I have the ham.  I am ready.

I opened the red wrapper to make sure the ham is being well kept in vacuum packaging.

Beef jerky is for the guys at the mail annex at my work.  I use mail warehouse all the time.  I get my personal items delivered. During the holiday season they get cookies and crackers.  But, guys like meat.  So, I will slap on a ribbon on top and give it to them.

There will be massive eating this weekend.

Merry Christmas.  Enjoy.

Hate calling cable company for discount
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It is a common knowledge that we should call our cable company and ask for better price.  With today's technology, a lot of people cut ties with cable providers.  So, when you call them, they must try to make you happy.

When I first sign up for Verizon FIOS, I was paying $130 a month for cable, internet, & phone service. After several years, my monthly bill is now $169/m.

I knew I should call them and ask for better price, but I hate calling cable company. So, I've been putting it off for a few years.  I am pretty sure that cable companies know we hate calling them.

Today I finally called them, now it's Frontier FIOS.  And they gave me $25/m discount just like that.  That's $300 extra annual income for me.

So… I lost $1000+ last several years because I was not on top of this game… because I hate calling my cable company.

I am the only person to blame on this.  I need to be more proactive.  I feel stupid.  I will not let this happen again.

I have a mild concussion.
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Update:

Doctor thinks I have a mild concussion.  The x-ray showed minor neck injury (not too bad).  But, my problem is the headache that will not go away (nausea & dizziness).

He prescribed me physical therapy.  And wants me to check with him in 10 days.  We are guessing I will be better by then, or else… (bigger issue)

Doctor didn't seem worried.  He thinks I will be OK.   Now I know there isn't anything horribly wrong with me. For now, I still have the headache.

I am OK.  I can still enjoy everyday life.  🙂

Merry Christmas. Happy holidays.

OMG, I’m a yuppy.
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After the accident, I had to buy a car ASAP.  So, I bought what I thought was the most boring & economical car.  I wanted my car to blend in with the rest.  It also had to be garage sale friendly.  So, I bought a Prius station wagon – a used one, of course.

I felt depressed and alone after the accident.  So, I bought some Christmas gifts to myself to cheer me up.  I bought a leather briefcase from Coach and a designer wallet from England.  They were on sale.

I texted my friend about what I bought.  Then my friend pointed out that I was a yuppy.

PS. I still have a headache. I have a dizzy spell also.  I am going to see a doctor tomorrow morning.  I will update you.

My cubicle – Christmas 2017
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I put up this decoration in my cubicle on Thanksgiving week.  Since then, every single day I hear people going “Oooh~!” “Aahhh~!!”.  It’s been super fun so far.

The Christmas tree with 800 lights was $10 at a garage sale.  I am the king of garage sale.

I bought the train, stuffed reindeer, and a red scarf from Costco.  Some things you just have to pay full price.

I’ve been playing Christmas music for last 2 months.  Christmast is only two weeks away.  I already feel emontional that the end is near.  I would like to enjoy more and share with more people.

Merry Christmas.  Happy holidays.

Costco Shopping – December 7, 2017
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I went to Costco for Eneloop batteries ($19.99 after $10 instant savings).  It was a quick in and out shopping.  As I was taking a brisk walk to the batteries, I passed by 2 sample stations.  Look what they gave me.  That’s a lot of candies. I was so happy.

Christmas is a few weeks away and, Costco is already taking down Christmas items as usual.  I noticed all the big items, such as big snow man, were gone.

Holiday season is coming to an end quickly.  I wish to enjoy more before it’s over.  I may be sleepy and tired.  I need to get out and fight traffic, mix with crazy shoppers, and stop for pumpkin spice coffee.  I shall enjoy this magic moment.

Happy Thanksgiving 2017 – More Pictures
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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

This is my 8th year baking turkey alone.

I have places to go every year.  I thank them, but I refuse to go.  Nobody, including my family, matches comfort and joy that I have when I bake turkey alone.

I want to bake my own turkey.  It’s so much fun.

One of my coworkers enjoys visiting my house on Thanksgiving day for a few hours.  Because I provide comfort and joy… a lot of good stuff to eat.

I just woke up.  I shall take a shower and start the day with coffee. I cleaned my kitchen last night and put some Christmas decoration on the sliding door.  Look at my beautiful kitchen.  I came a long way.  Remember when I was poor?  Now I feel awkward (guilty?) to show pictures, because I remember not having good things like these.

Life’s been fun so far.  But, one thing I envy the most is people who have family of their own.  You have the best gift.  It makes me want to cry when I see father and son walking together, etc…  It looks so beautiful and I wish I have that.

Happy Thanksgiving.  I’ll talk to you soon.  It’s magic time.  Have fun~!!

And, pictures of my turkey

Costco Coupon: Nov 28 – December 24, 2017
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Coupon book is out.

Coupons will be valid starting TUESDAY Nov 28th. Not the usual Thursday.

Check out current coupon book