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Costco Shopping - January 19, 2018

5th Costco shopping in 2018 - $32.23 (today) / $181.84 (this year)

As usual, I didn't buy anything special today. Boring..

I took passport photo today at Costco.  I have no plan to leave country.  I always keep my passport current just in case.

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Costco Membership Fee Increased. Time to downgrade?

I didn't know annual membership for Costco was increased in July 2017.  Since the fee increase took place 6 months ago, 50% of you have already renewed membership with increased rate. But, there are about half of us, including me, who didn't know about price increase.

$120 plus tax is $131.40.  In order for executive membership to pay for itself, You need to receive $65.70 on 2% rebate check (make qualifying purchase of $3,285.00)

4 years ago I spent $5,249.50 - My executive membership paid for itself and then some.
Last year I spent $2,929.00 and I just received a check for $58.58.  This check doesn't pay for my executive membership. In fact, I lost $7.12. I may have to downgrade my membership... we'll see...

I spend less money at Costco now.  I have everything I want (TV, Clothes, Kitchenware..). I don't have much more to buy at Costco except food items. It is interesting that I shop less at Costco now that I have more money.


Costco executive member 2% rebate check for 2017 purchases
(received January 2018)


Costco executive member 2% rebate check for 2013 purchases.
(received January 2014)

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I want to see Milky Way

I would like to see the best view of Milky Way Galaxy possible with my own naked eyes, preferably at some place in the continental US (48 states). I guess I will take a trip for 1-2 nights.  I am willing to spend x amount of money.

I can use your help.  Let me know if:

  • You own or know airbnb location where viewing of Milky Way is possible.
  • If you know places where I can go to view Milky Way.
  • If you know astronomy clubs you can recommend.
  • If you want to go with me or meet up with me there.
  • If you know of Milky Way viewing events.
  • If you have anything to tell me about it.

So far, all I know is that the best time to view Milky Way is Summer months centering July.  I have about 5 months (20 weeks) to get ready.  So, search is on.

The only picture of Milky Way I photographed so far.

PS. Next on my list is to see Northern Lights (Aurora) - This will require me to travel to Alaska or Canada.   After that, I will travel to Texas or New York to see Total Solar Eclipse in April 8, 2024.

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Costco News - Jan 17, 2018

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Costco Shopping - January 15, 2018

4th Costco shopping in 2018 - $5.46 (today) / $149.61 (this year)

Rotisserie chicken...  that's all for tonight.

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Here's the Real Reason Costco Will Never Stop Selling $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken

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The short answer is that rotisserie chicken is a “loss leader.” It’s a product that a store sells at minimal or negative profit expressly for the purpose of drawing in legions of customers hoping to take advantage of the deal. The concept works for the retailer in the grand scheme, because when customers come in for their chicken, they’re likely to also pick up extras to go along with the meal.

Read more from Time.com

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Back to work / Song of the Month

My song of the month
Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso - Sorte

There are some leftover candies at work, but we are now back in full working mode.  2017 was a relaxing year for me, except it ended with a bang.

I came to work and got my morning coffee. I set at my desk and played my favorite song of the month. Before start working, I looked at the other side of my cubicle.  The wall looked beautiful with morning Sunlight.  I can see shapes of leaves from a tree outside. It's hard to describe but that moment was personal and enjoyable. It felt like my whole life story was painted on that wall.

'Life isn't that bad'  I smiled as I sipped coffee.

Song of the month:

Gal Costa is one of my favorite singers. She's in her mid 70's.  She's still alive!!  As far as I am concerned, she and her duet singer Caetano Veloso are legends in Brazil and Latin music in general.

She sings in Portuguese and I don't understand a word she says, but I love this song so much it makes me want to cry.  It's just so beautiful.

If you liked the song, watch this video.  it's cute.  It's the same song live, from 1985.

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Costco Shopping - January 11, 2018

3rd Costco shopping in 2018 - $13.12 (today) / $144.15 (this year)

It was a lunch time Costco shopping.

I ate a hot dog first.  I should try that new salad, but I wanted some meat... and Pepsi.  Celery and spinach are for Vitamix juice.  I bought my Vitamix blender 6 years ago.  I still use it twice a day. Chicken BLT salad (2 pack) was for my lunch at work.

Sorry about low quality pictures.  I forgot to bring my camera to Costco.

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Woman Returns Dead Christmas Tree to Costco on Jan. 4

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A woman in Santa Clara, California was spotted returning a Christmas tree to Costco on Jan. 4. She returned the tree “because it [was] dead,” a shopper waiting in line behind her said according to The Sun, and got her money back.

“I can’t make this stuff up,” Scott Bentley, who took a photo in the refund line, wrote on Facebook.

Read more at:
http://fortune.com/2018/01/11/woman-returns-dead-christmas-tree/

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Costco Shopping - January 9, 2018

2nd Costco shopping in 2018 - $43.76 (today) / $131.03 (this year)

I went to Costco today for paper towels, sugar snap peas, minced garlic, and some salad for lunch at work.

Then I found this funky noodles.  It's Long Kow Organic Bean-Vermicelli Noodles.  You can do a lot of things with these noodles *IF* you have some basic cooking skill.  After soaking them, I would mix it with random vegetables, or I can put it in random soup.  It's a fun food product that I can enjoy once in a while.

The noodles are available at Costco Business Center website

Product detail.

  • Bean-Vermicelli
  • Noodles made from bean starch
  • Organic
  • Vegan, non GMO
  • Gluten free
  • Halal
  • 29.6 oz

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