Greetings, About John

Hi, I am John. Thank you for visiting.

  • I created this website in 2008 – and I never stopped blogging.
  • This website is my hobby. I don’t make money from it. I enjoy having a small audience. Costco is one of my favorite topics, so I talk about Costco often.
  • I try to represent single people living alone.
  • I was poor all my life until 2012.
    • Some of my visitors remember when I used to be poor and happy. I have so many pleasant memories from the time I was poor. Being poor was not bad. Back then, going to Costco every Friday was such a joy.
    • I am financially better now, but not wealthy. I became a homeowner in 2012 and moved out of the government-subsidized apartment.
    • I am worried that my pictures will trick you to think that I’m rich, or you may think I am arrogant. But they are only pictures. Don’t let pictures fool you.
    • I want you to know that my root is humble. I am still not comfortable talking about my improved financial situation. But I am the same guy from 10 years ago. I enjoy value meals at Wendy’s, and I can sleep on the floor.
  • I live in Southern California.
  • I am a single, straight male. I live alone.
November 17, 2004, My Studio Apartment. Eating Dinner and watching 9 inch TV. I found that easy chair (in the background) at the dumpster. The temperature inside that apartment often went over 100 degrees – sometimes for 72 hours straight. We were not allowed to own an air conditioner (government-subsidized apartment). All my dinnerware and silverware were second-hand.
  • I am not young. I work with co-workers 15-20 yrs younger than I am.
  • I worked for UPS for 2 years (a long time ago). I was a sorter. I used to remember hundreds of zip codes. I had to sort 1025 packages an hour.
  • I enjoy going to garage sales.
  • Photography and computer are the specialties that I perform at the professional level. They are also my hobby. I also have an accounting background.
  • My third hobby is the guitar, but I am terrible at it. I cannot play a single song from start to end. But I enjoy guitars.
  • I have an AS degree in photography. I photographed hundreds of weddings and events. I have met some celebrities as well. Once my picture was published in Billboard Magazine.
  • I’ve been using a cheap point-and-shoot camera for this blog for over 10 years. Then my cheap camera broke In September 2021. So I started to use an expensive camera.
  • I also have a BS degree in Computer. Currently, I work for a large company as a web developer.
  • And finally: If you have Airbnb and have some free time to spend with me, please contact me from here. I would like to experience how people live an ordinary, boring, everyday life. I can help you with chores such as moving furniture, cleaning the rain gutter, feeding animals, harvesting crops, taking your family pictures, helping you with computers, helping you with basic web design skills, serving customers, walking dogs, going to Costco…

I’m just a normal guy who makes a fair amount of mistakes. Please don’t take things personally. Correct me when I make a mistake.

God bless everyone.