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Audi Q7 After Snow Trip

9.5 hours on 80 to Reno President Weekend

It was quite an experience driving to Reno in the snow for 9.5 hours. There were quite a few irresponsible drivers who drove without chains causing minor accidents. The road was blocked due to avalanche and heavy snow. Some people took 13 hours to get there. Thanks to our “old faithful” Audi Q7 and Waze […]

Turbo Tax Premier 2018

It’s tax season and we’ve been using Turbo Tax since forever. Every year, we check Costco or Amazon for the best deal – Premier federal & State is the one we need to do our taxes. It’s quite easy and since we have almost the same types of deductions, it doesn’t take a long time […]

Apple iPhone XR and Trade Ins

Apple iPhones are getting very expensive, we’ve been buying used and refurbished 6’s for a few years now. This year, we have a friend who works for Apple and could buy for friends and family with 15% discount from the list prices, which is very nice. Even with the discounts + tax still costs $742 […]

Christmas and New Year 2018-19

As creatures of habit, every year we bought our Xmas tree after Thanksgiving, celebrate Xmas at our brother in-law’s and go to ski in Reno for New Year. This year we skied at Mt.Rose since it has many nice long green slope for Karen and Brandon due to knees injury from last year. The snow […]

Audie First Monsta X Concert

2018-12-01 – Audie asked us to let her go to Jingle Ball Concert to see K-POP Monsta X at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. She’s in High School this year and she’s been doing very well in school, so we let her but with a chaperone, and older college student. It’s Christmas season, it’s also one […]

Homall Gaming Chairs

It’s Holiday season, once a year, we give our children what they want for Christmas. This year, both Brandon and Audie wanted new chairs for their desks and Homall Gaming Chairs are what they got. They’re not too expensive, great looking and both of siblings love them. That’s all that matters.  

Necessity and Christmas Presents

It’s holiday season and the kids want to decorate their rooms. It’s time for us to spend money, once a year, this time. Audie wanted a white shelf and Brandon, a 32″ curved monitor and a gaming chair.  Audie claimed the stuff for the rooms are necessity and Christmas presents should be a different thing. […]

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