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Reading Time: < 1 minute Chase (link here): First two rides = 50% off (up to $15 per ride). Use your Chase card to sign up for a new Uber account, enter promo code CHASE50, and take your first two rides by 7/31/17 SPG (Starwood preferred guest): this is target offer. I got it in the email, quoted below: Get

June 8, 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dumb mistakes using airline miles 1) Let it expire; 2) Spend it on hotels, 3) Let myself be the redeemer instead of my old daughter Serenity. Later found out I cannot add my younger daughter (<2) as lap child (the mile redeemed ticket does not have that privilege).

April 24, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I had opportunity being a Junior Achievement Volunteer at Northview Elementary School (Jennings). This is the first time I volunteer for JA, also my first time really being a teaching position at school. Almost 18 years I did some brief teaching (Abaqus finite element analysis) for some civil engineering graduate students. More recently I

March 9, 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute So here in Missouri, around February, is also the worst of the flu season. This year is the worst for a long time. I knew I got it at the New Year’s eve, and about 4 weeks later, I am not fully recovered. The problem was I had to work in the Saturday night/Sunday morning

February 22, 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute So far I went to 3, listed below. The rice bowl (Korean): yelp. Address below: 7895 Mexico Rd St. Peters, MO 63376 Thai Kitchen: yelp 3899 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Saint Peters, MO 63376 KiTARO Bistro of Japan: (website, yelp) 4551 Hwy K O’Fallon, MO 63368 I will add more as I find more πŸ™‚ Also,

February 8, 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute Serenity started 1st grade this fall. Same school. I have some ideas on first grade, mostly around the homework, “more serious school” vs. the kindergarten which has more play time. I learned from fellow parents last year when they talked about it after MFS (I volunteered there). Seeing is believing. Serenity now has been in

September 22, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute She has what she likes, you have what you like; Food is not something worth to fight about;

January 27, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have a need to exchange some euro into US dollars. I did some research online as I recall previously I did not have very good experience on this. Saw a few articles (such as this MSN one, and this independentTraveller one). They are relevant but not totally applicable, I think they are more geared

April 6, 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minute The BBM for Android and iPhone app collapsed (see TechCrunch article). Feel bad for those guys. Note my first smart phone is a Blackberry. It appears they got some serious problem with the scale of BBM on Android and iPhone app rollout. It’s possible the talent guys already left the boat. ..basically they put half

September 22, 2013

Reading Time: < 1 minute A few years ago, when I was a Java developer with a focus on JSF front end, one of my task is the paging of many pages of data, using Richfaces. Like many open source framework, Richfaces is a powerful tool, but it has its flaws (or limitations) if we don’t implement it carefully. Here

July 30, 2013
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