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Cupertino 5K Jogging Path

Jogging outdoors is a event rarely happened in Seattle. When it does, many unreasonable conditions must be met: the the weather being nearly perfect: clear day and between 65°F and 80°F; asphalt or well paved paths; a loop, instead of … Continue reading

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iPhone’s Irking Ringtone

Like you, I got used to having my personalized ringtones. Also like you, I don’t want to pay for them. I have a large collections of songs and I don’t want to pay for a snippet of things that I … Continue reading

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Minimum Wages

I had three jobs that paid minimum wage way back then. I was a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant. I re-filled water, cleared and set-up tables, folded napkins, put up chairs after closing, etc. At closing, the senior waiter … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea

Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test. It takes less than a minute and there are only 8 questions. I always thought myself as a Power Napper. Given a flat or reclined surface, I can start snoring in less than a … Continue reading

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Poker Night

Never done before, I hosted a poker night for about 10 people. First thing was to secure the foods and drinks. Done. Then got to find a venue. Done. Next needed a bit planning. I decided to do Texas Hold … Continue reading

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Dad and I

I was always kind of proud when people said I look like him, since big brother was always said to look like Mom. When we found a picture of him when he was actually my current age, I realized that … Continue reading

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Return to Monterey

Sitting at a window table of Fish Hopper, a touristy restaurant, I watched a little girl teasing the waves. She was playfully giggling, with Daddy protecting her. Of course, both of them got happily soaked to the knees, with many … Continue reading

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To Tip or not to Tip…

When presented with the bill in a recent dining event, I was surprised to see a “20% service charge” as part of it. “What’s this?”, I asked the waiter. “It’s the service charge.” “Like the tips?” “Yes, we split them … Continue reading

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Switching to Mac

This MacBook Pro arrived. First time in my life, my primary computer became a Mac. For decades, there has been this teasing back-and-forth among us PC people and them Mac guys. The verbal jousting and teasing aside, I have always … Continue reading

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3 Days in Paradise

Imagine a camp site fire pit, where you gather up to tell stories and watch ambers glows warmly and spewing smokes up to the sky. Now imagine that pit 10 times the size of a football field. On our way … Continue reading

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