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Sign of Getting Old



Long shoe horn

Even if I am (somewhat) fit and have 31 Inch waist, I find it uncomfortable to bend over to tie my shoes.  Doing it sitting down is not helping too much either.  I remembered this long shoe horn from my grandparents' house.  I had to buy one for myself.  Now I understand why old folks own these.

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From My Personal Facebook Account



I only have 24 friends on facebook. I only keep close friends and family on my facebook. Some people have 400, 500, 1000+ friends in their facebook account. That's not how you use facebook. You cannot put hundreds of total strangers along with your family members. There is no way you can have meaningful relationship with 400 people at once.

Anyway, below is some of my old posts from facebook:

  • Working on an ultimate Star Wars movie for Labor Day. So, when I hit "Play" all 6 episodes will play back-to-back without showing opening & ending credits. But, should I start with episode 4 or episode 1? (my g/f said "Start with episode Geek").
  • (picture) With 5 times Grammy award winner Al Jarreau. At his kitchen. It was 1999. Long story...
  • (picture) T-Shirt ($3.00), Pants ($13.00), Glasses ($13.00 frame, lens, & shipping). Shoes ($45 - 4 yrs old). Homer Simpson coffee mug ($5.00). I had my hair cut 6 months ago ($14.00). And I proudly belong to no gym.
  • It's very easy for me to prove that I am not a racist. I just whip out the photo-album of my ex girlfriends. A Wal*mart version of Miss Universe going on there... (and special Olympics)
  • I should change my profile subject to - "Babies OK, just don't be crazy"
  • Some teenager boy asked me if I was famous. I said "no". He was pissed. He walked away and said "All I wanted was an autograph..."
  • thinking maybe I should start wearing vests as my signature look...
  • Sick of people stealin' my soda. I swear, I will put Viagra in my next soda, so it will be easier to find the culprit. "Will the real soda thief please stand up, please stand up, please stand up..."
  • Good morning, it's 7am. I'm gonna brew coffee and go to supermarket... :)
  • Making corned beef brisket (for one). No cabbage... cabbage was not on sale. :(
  • (pictures) I try to tell them that I can eat a lot. But people don't seem to understand what I mean by "A LOT". So, here is a picture album of a lunch last year. (38 sushis, 6 green mussels, 8 quail eggs)
  • You cannot be my friend if you have more than 400 friends. No hard feelings if I delete you (you will probably not notice anyway).
  • (picture) And they say I don't have good taste in music.
  • I bought a box of facial cleansing tissues. This is brilliant. Now I don't have to go wash my face. I just wipe as I watch TV. Let's see what other feminine care products I can play with.
  • (pictures) I was out to Costco to relax. You tell me, do I look relaxed and happy? I forget all about work and stress... shopping is good. Life is good.
  • Very tired and stressed. Going to Costco to relax (and to pick up a case of Red Bull). I guess I will eat out...
  • (video of Marshal Tucker) I met Marshall Tucker on Dec 2002 at backstage of Key Club (Hollywood). I shook his hand and took some pictures. Love this song.
  • finished grocery shopping at midnight. Just brewed coffee. Burning midnight oil and loving it. A lot of personal web projects to take care of. I'm a geek and I'm proud...
  • (picture of my mother) OK Mofos, my mother is now in facebook. Everyone chill... Say hello to my mother.
  • Yesterday one of my dates called. She said "I have a surprise for you. You will like it. Can you guess what?". So, I replied "You are a man?". She didn't like my joke. I thought it was pretty funny. Hm...
  • Last week I bought 6 pairs of pants, 12 t-shirts, & 2 pairs of eyeglasses. I am old, single, thin, and I like clothes. What was the single word to describe that? - OK don't tell me. :(
  • (picture) It took me 6 months. But, I am back to 30 inch waist. I look 10 yrs younger except for the age-spots.
  • ‎7am. I had absolutely no sleep. Can't wait to Monday so I can sleep at work. I figured, I might as well get paid for it.
  • Hates it when a girl posts her picture at but the picture shows two girls side by side wearing similar cloths. So, what am I to do? I cannot ask her "Are you the one with the hooters? or are you the ugly one?" - Quite the conundrum.
  • Going to see my parents. I'll be back around 4-6pm. God bless everyone.
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2 Radio Programs I listen To.



Do you guys listen to public radio station?

I listen to very little radio. 

Local NPR (National Public Radio) station is one of a few stations I listen to.

I listen to NPR station as I get ready for work in weekday mornings (I have a radio in the bathroom).  That's about it.

But, during the weekend, I try to catch 2 programs.  I usually miss them, but, sometimes I catch the show.  They are pretty enjoyable with coffee or tea.

They are This American Life, and A Prairie Home Companion.

I give you a little sample.

  • This American Life - Episode 401 "Parent Trap
    • From above link, click "STREAM EPISODE"
    • A good story about "Lucy" starts at 25:00 (minutes) - you can fast forward.
  • A Prairie Home Companion - "Guy Noir" (beow)
    • Guy Noir is a recurring skit (episode) they do every week.
Meryl Streep - Guy Noir Script - Part 1 of 2
Here's Part 2 if you are dying to find out what happens... Embarassed


I am having a rare weekend where I have absolutely nothing to do.  I am loving it. I will be super busy starting next week.

I hope you guy are having good weekend.

God bless everyone.

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Hello, hello, how are you doing? - I'm Back.




Just letting you know that I am back.
I had a busy 2-3 weeks.

I went to Costco in San Diego.
I went to The Sea World.
I ate 1 pound burger - they put my picture on the wall of fame.
I took a 5 day vacation.
I went to a street fair in my city.
I went to Costco in Valencia.
I went to Costco in Oxnard about 3 times.
I bought the cutest lunch-box at Costco (you know which one I'm talking about)
I ate out a LOT~!!
I gained 2-3 pounds in 2 weeks!
What else...

All that busy time reminded me that I am truly happy with my every-day routine.

Anyway, I'm back and I am well (I was not sick or anything).
Now I'm back to my normal diet and exercise routine.
I can lose 3 pounds in no time.

Talk to you later~!


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Finally Opened the Printer



Here's a printer I bought almost 2 years ago (September 2008).  I paid $50.00 with free shipping at that time.

My old printer died this weekend.  So, after 20 months, I finally opened this printer.  It prints good.  I am happy.

I went online and checked the price? They still sell this printer for $160 and up.

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Sign of Getting Old - Flowers



Another sign of getting old

First time in my life..... I bought flowers to decorate my place.

Check out my poor-man's dining set.

I hate to replace them.  I love my apartment, and I enjoy living here a lot.  But, I just don't feel the need to spend money on this apartment.

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Sign of Getting Old - LA Freeway



Another sign of getting old

Took place Saturday, March 27, 2010

I just finished a personal gig at Los Angeles and was on my way back to Ventura County.  I was on 101 Fway in Los Angeles County.  The Sun was setting in front of me.  I was minding my own business.

Then one slow moving BMW cut me off and started to clean his windshield with soapy water.  I was hit by his fluid.  That got me so angry.

I've been driving for 20+ years and I have a perfect driving record.

All my life, when somebody washes windshield in front of me, I would always cut him off and give him the same treatment.  That rich buger in BMW was going to get it.

I was ready to pay him back. I took my time and waited for the right moment.  LA traffic is heavy.

I followed him for about 4-5 minutes, and I got the perfect setting for me to cut him off in offensive manner and give him the squirt of justice.

I changed into the fast lane and started to pass him.

Then I took a look at the driver.

He was a young dude. 

I could clearly see that he was struggling to see in front of him through the glare caused by setting Sun in front of us.

The poor guy was only trying to clean his windshield so he can see better.

At that moment, I felt ashamed that I thought about paying back to this guy.

Using windshield wiper while driving is an annoying act.  But, people use windshield wiper because they try to see better.  They don't think about people behind you.  All they have in mind is "Oh my God, I cannot see"

Some people don't realize that people behind them will get hit by their washer fluid.  They are simply clueless, just like my parents.  They don't mean anything bad.

I believe my days of "pay back" is over.  I'm getting old.

I hope the dude in BMW reached his destination OK.

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I am John and I am an alcoholic (just kidding, but...)



Some people know me that I easily get excited at something.  That's how I am... I get obsessed.

I've been drinking wine lately.  Not a lot, but...  I drank wine 10 days straight. (half of cup here, a sip there...).   That's significant, because I normally drink 2-3 times a year (no more than 1 can of bear at a time - basically, I drink when I have to fit in with my boss & coworkers).

Last Friday, my neighbor invited me to her wine party.  So, I was there drinking wine and smoking cigar with a bunch of young people.

Then I found out that wind is good for my health.

I will be stupid if I don't drink wine every day Tongue out

More on this coming... pictures maybe...

PS. I've been doing so little shopping lately.  It's boring...  

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Sunday Mid-Day Shopping



I always go to grocery shopping late at night (around 12am).

But, today (Sunday), I thought it would be fun to do grocery shopping in the mid-day when all stores are packed... 

OK, I tell you why I went out shopping so early.  I didn't know when Trader Joe's would close.

I bought 4 bottles of Charles Shaw wines.

Also known as "Two Buck Chuck" these $2.00 wines are well known to have taste equal to $75.00 wine.  You can only buy them at Trader Joe's.

Charles Shaw's Awards
At the 28th Annual International Eastern Wine Competition, Shaw's 2002 Shiraz received the double gold medal, besting the roughly 2,300 other wines in the competition.

Shaw's 2005 California chardonnay was judged Best Chardonnay from California at the Commercial Wine Competition of the 2007 California Exposition and State Fair. The chardonnay received 98 points, a double gold, with accolades of Best of California and Best of Class.

Check out my wine opener - It was $5.00 at Linens and Things (purchased 4 years ago - used it about 3 times so far)

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Story I wasn't suppose to share - Christmas 2009



This story was never supposed to be shared.  This is something I did in secret.

On December 25, 2009, I woke up 6am and went to the public laundry room at my APT.  We have 3 washers and 3 driers there.  There, I put quarters on all the machines.  And I left a Christmas card.  So, the first person to use the laundry room on Christmas day would get wash and dry on me.

Of course, that card in the picture was from Costco.

A week went by.  And it was my turn to use the laundry room.
There, I saw this note.

I felt very good.  This happy feeling was definitely worth of money.  Actually, I spent so little money to have this much satisfaction.

I didn't even know who wrote that note, but that was the point, doing something to people I don't even know...

I don't believe the other person knew who I was also.  Because I just wrote "John".  I didn't give my last name or my APT number.

Merry Christmas~!  (2 months late, but...)


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