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But, we needed a place for Costco shoppers to say hi.
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Nothing's Going on - Nothing...



I haven't updated my blog not because I was sick, too busy or lazy.

I have absolutely nothing going on in my life.  This is good. This is how I would like my life to be - a life with no drama.  I just want to live everyday life happy and positive.  And I would hope tomorrow will be just as same as today.  Life is good.  Anyway, I didn't have much to talk about.  That was all.

I plan to go to Costco next week.

Shopping wise? I cannot think of anything else to buy.  I would like to buy a lot of stuff, but they are all luxury items, and I don't have much money.

I still practice guitar.  I love my new guitar. It's been almost 1 year, and it's been a dream.  I still cannot believe I own a real Les Paul, not a fake one.

I am not a good player.  I am very bad, but it's a lot of fun practicing.  Sometimes when I play, I try to dance like a rock star? When I do that, I really mess up my play.  So, I have to sit tight and concentrate.

NBA season started.
I missed the last episode of "Desperate Housewives" - :(
I wonder what happened to Susan. 

I've been listening to Christmas music a lot.

I still eat very good.  I eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day (Mon - Fri).  I don't eat red meat during the weekdays.

Now I weight myself at 156lb in the morning. (Remember? I used to be 164lb last year).  I stopped running, but I will start running again.  I still can do 10 chin-ups easy.

We have a new employee at work.  This young dude is so incredibly handsome.  He looks like a Calvin Klein model.  I am not kidding.  He just came from Ukraine, so he even has this shy and humble personality with accent.  Girls will go crazy on him (and some guys).

I am not the cutest guy at work anymore. Cry

Anyway...  really, not much going on.  But it's good.

I enjoy my coffee every morning.  I go to sleep with smile every night.  I love my bed

24 hours a day, my life is being pampered by (semi) luxury items, made it possible by Costco.  For that I am truly Thankful to Costco.  I cannot afford a lot of items if there was no Costco.  Or I'll have to look everywhere for special discount.  I don't have time for that.

Anyway, I'm here.  Nothing's going on... 

I'll keep in touch.

God bless everyone.  Please take care. 

Posted By john

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Sign of Getting Old



A definite sign of getting old (and grumpy)

Have you seen this latest viral video on youtube? (below)

It's about Cedu Pacific Airline's Flight Attendants dancing the emergency procedure.

This is the hottest video. It's been viewed about 7 million times so far.

But, I find this video FREAKIN' annoying.
FREAKIN' annoying... with a Capital "F"

I mean, it annoyed me so much that I had to write about it.

  • I try to take a trip somewhere.  I sit down in the plane and hope nobody would bother me.  And they blast crappy music in my ears.  That's FREAKIN' annoying.
    • I will not rattle pots and pans by your ear.  I will not whistle Yankee Doodle Dandy in the plane.  You don't blast crap in my ears.  Deal?  Sheesh~!
  • They go over the emergency procedures as a joke.  So, what happens when something actually happens?  Will people remember what to do?
  • About the girls and dancing? - Not cute.
  • And this is the the hottest video?  I would rather watch Dos Equis commercial

Freakin' annoying, I tells ya.   I am old.


For that matter, I hate "Flash Mob" of any kind.  People arrange time and place.  They would go to public places such as train station or super market.  And, with a signal, all those people would "Freeze" (stop moving) for a minute or two.  And that's supposed to be hip.  I find that extremely annoying.

"Hey, everyone, look at me.  I'm in public place and I am frozen.  Look at us, we are not moving.  It's strange huh?  Are we human or robots? Look at us, we are different.  We are unique.  Please love us."


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My Burger Ritual (sign of getting old?)



I'm not sure if this is qualified as a sign of getting old.  This is something I never thought about when I was younger.  I recently started to do this.

I like good burgers, but I don't like it when my hand smells afterward.  So, this is what I do.

I carry plastic sandwich bags in my wallet.  They are so thin that they don't take any extra space in my wallet.

When I eat a burger, I strategically place the sandwich bag in the napkins so my hand will not smell like onion.


See the plastic sandwich bag?

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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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