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Quick update. Sorry, I am busy

OMG, I am so busy.

I hope you are enjoying Memorial Day weekend.  I will not have any time off.  I will be working 10 - 12 hours every single day throughout the weekend (SAT, SUN, & MON).

I had a wave of 3 personal jobs that I couldn't refuse.  Who would turn away money.  And, you know I've been poor all my life.  So, I am happy to work day and night during the holiday weekend.  I will slow down sometime next month (mid June).

It's been 3 months since I got a new job.  I now work at a large company as a web guy.  I didn't know how to break the news about my new job to you guys, because I felt awkward (just like when I bought a house). 

Before, a lot of people found my blog refreshing because I was living in a small apartment, trying to save money, trying to find love... and still managed to share positive energy.  I believe I made a lot of connections with people in similar situation.  I now lost some of the major contributing elements that gave my blog its unique personality. I feel a little awkward about that.

For now, I will keep talking about Costco shopping and Costco products.  You may notice I spend little more money than before.

Anyway, my blog is about shopping... so let me show you some of the major purchases I made. (not Costco shopping)

Guitar:  PRS, Torero ($1080)
Earphones: Shure SE315 ($199)

I now have 3 decent electric guitars.  Ideally, I would like to have 5-6 electric guitars and 1-2 acoustic guitars.

I saw this super expensive earphones by Shure.  I wanted to know why they were so expensive.  Holy cow, they sound amazing.  I spend thousands of hours listening to music on earphones at work. This was a good investment.  They put listening pleasure to next level.

I need to get back to work now.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. I will talk to you soon.

 

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Early Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day came early for me this year.  But, why so early ??

PS. I know, I should to put away my Christmas decorations.

Valendine's Day 2013

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Back to Work

Happy Monday to you all.

I can NOT believe I have to go back to school, I mean, work.

I enjoyed a glorious Thanksgiving weekend.

I went to Costco twice this Thanksgiving weekend.  I ate 2 Costco hotdogs and 1 slice of combination pizza. I did a lot of shopping on Wednesday night.  I went to 9 stores Wednesday night when there were not a lot of people out  shopping.  I avoided Black Friday shopping altogether.

Most of all, I made so far the best turkey ever in my life.  The turkey was amazing.  I almost finished eating the whole bird.  I only have one block of breast meat left.

You can catch up on my Thanksgiving tweets (with pictures) here.

Merry Christmas!  Talk to you soon.

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Just Checking In - Get your turkey ready

Thanksgiving weekend is only 2 weeks away Surprised

Things have already started to pick up speed.  I am already little sad that Christmas will go away in 2 months.  Only 2 months!  I hope time will pass slower.

I do have a female friend this year (or two).  But, again, I will be home alone, baking turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Which is perfectly fine.  Baking turkey alone has became an annual event.  It's really fun baking turkey alone.

FYI: This will be my 4th straight Thanksgiving day I will be home alone.

And I love it when I receive greetings from my website visitors.  Please don't forget about me this holiday season.  I am thinking about doing a live video of my kitchen again.

A lot of things are different this year.  I may be invited to 1-2 Thanksgiving dinners.  I may have people dropping by.  I have a big kitchen now.  Baking turkey will be super fun.

I hope, one day, I will be invited to a Thanksgiving dinner from my website visitor from far away (different city, different state, different country ?)

Get ready.  We'll keep in touch.
Send in your turkey pictures. 

To me, November & December are 2 months of non-stop Christmas music, sentimental feelings, and absolutely nothing to worry about.

And a lot of Costco shoppings.

Good times.

 

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Kitchen Table (pic)

Here's a picture that's long over-due (for a handful of special visitors). 

Pictures of my dining area: 3 years ago and now.

2009

 

October 2012.  Flowers are cut from front yard.
Picture on the wall and the figurine are from ROSS (my other favorite store)

The previous home owner left this dining table and chairs (Thank God).

** I am expecting a female company in a few hours.  I bought 2 lobster tails yesterday at Costco.  I am so nervous, I'm gonna pass out.  Wish me luck~!! Innocent 

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(pic) Sunday Morning

I know there are handful of people dying to see my personal pictures.

Sunday morning pan cake breakfast

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First Christmas Gift - 2012

I received my first Christmas gift of 2012 from my new neighbor.

Story continues... :)

First Chirstmas Gift 2012

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Pictures of My Sausage

I hope my visitors will not get offended. 

I would like to share some personal pictures.  I have a picture of my sausage.

If you want to see a picture of my sausage...

That's right baby, it's a 14 inch Summer sausage.

But, seriously, there is something much better than a 14 Inch Summer sausage. Do you want to see what's better than a 14 Inch Summer sausage?

{C}

That's right, it's TWO, TWO 14 Inch Summer sausages.  YUM~!!

Oh boy, it was a stupid and pointless blog.  I was bored.

Have a nice day, I will keep in touch 

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Looking for a house to buy

I am officially looking for a house to buy.  I started to look today.

I've been saving and waiting.  I think now is time to buy a house.
I have almost perfect FICO score.  I saved enough for down payment.

For many years, I've been not eating things I wanted to eat. I've been drinking water instead of soda.  I was very careful with money.

When I become a home owner I will have to rent out at least one room.  I hope I make more money, so I can live alone.  I can't trust anyone to live in my house. 

Anyway, this will be my only blog about house shopping.

Maybe, one day, you will notice that backgrounds of my pictures are different. 
Maybe not :(

I wanted to find true love while I live in this small apartment.  That was my dream wish.  But, it's OK.  I'll just keep it positive as always.

I am so looking foward to 3 days Memorial Day Weekend.
Talk to you later.

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HEY!  Get off my lawn!  Damn kids.
Hehe, just practicing.

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Terrified - The Weekend of Horror

I was at my computer desk in the living room with the front door opened.   I like to open my front door so I can feel the cool fresh air.  Today is Saturday and everything was beautiful.

I heard some bird chirping close by.  Soon, one bird flew inside my apartment, it flew right by my head, and flew in to my bedroom.

Imagine the terror!  I freak out when I see bee.  Last week a lizard came in to my living room and I almost passed out.  This time it was a huge animal.

My neighbor, an old lady, told me that a smaller bird was being chased by a crow.  The bird flew in to my apartment to hide, and the crow almost followed in as well, she said.  Can you imagine that?  2 Birds?  A crow?

I grabbed a broom and slowly looked for the bird.  It was terrifying.  I finally found the bird.  I used the broom to chase the bird away, but that backfired.  This time I really lost the bird.  Now I had no idea if the bird was in my apartment or not.

So, I left the door opened...  and I fell alseep on the couch.

The old lady's granddaughter (early teen) woke me from the nap.  She asked me to look for the bird again that she would like to keep the bird for herself.  I found the bird inside the bedroom.  Oh, my God, it was disgusting.  The bird actually grew bigger while I was taking a nap!!

My neighbor with her granddaughter came in to my bedroom and we shut the door behind us.  The bird was flying in my bedroom.  This was a nightmare.   At one point both the granddaughter and I screamed like a little girl.  Then the girl saw me screaming like a girl, and started to laugh.  :(

Finally, the grandmother caught the bird with her bare hands.  What a trooper.  I think she's got pecked by the bird.  After a quick photoshoot, she released the bird.  It flew and reunited with the family.

I came back home and washed my hands like there was no tomorrow.

PS. Next day my neighbor told me that she faked being pecked by the bird to scare me even more.

Update: Next day, Sunday morning.

My other neighbor made me Sunday breakfast.  (I love my apartment.  I know a lot of people.)  I told her about the bird incident and we had a big laugh.  Then I looked at my neighbor's cat.  She was playing with what appeared to be a toy lizard.  And then it hit me.  Oh my God, not again.  Make it stop!

"Please tell me that is a toy lizard" I begged to my neighbor.  "Oh! not again" she complained, and she picked up the lizard with her bare hand. 

With her bare hand!!

I almost lost my breakfast right there.  Too much, man... too much in one weekend.

Look at that evil face...

PS. Did you notice those two animals have an exact same facial expression?  As if they shared a note...

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