Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Throwback Blog: The Unemployed Like Me Has Expenses

Blogger’s Note: Throwback blogs are blogs from my past. I start posting past blogs reflecting what I wrote. It's like my "A Second Look" blogs for which I give myself feedback.

Today's throwback blog is titled The Unemployed Like Me Has Expenses in Sep 2011. Job searching was tough. I graduated with an AA degree in Accounting in Mar 2011. I blogged adults have expenses to live life employed or unemployed. I did my best living off my savings. Living with my parents helped. Life continues for the unemployed. Money is required to do our best.

Adults have expenses whether employed or unemployed. It’s very difficult to live without expenses. Take me for example. I live at home with my parents. There is nothing to be ashamed. I do my share around the house. I cook, clean, do laundry, wash dishes, and take care of myself to minimize my parents dependency. I have some money from my past jobs to spend for my family including buying groceries and paying for an occasional going out to eat at a restaurant.

I also have some money to spend for myself. I pay for my bare necessities, cell phone, gas, and entertainment. I do a good job controlling my spending. I’m very selective when it comes to spending for fun activities. I shop around for the best deals and cheapest prices.

The unemployed people living in today’s tough economy still has to live life: eat, wear clothing, drive to places, stay clean, staying in touch with people via cell phone and/or internet, mail letters, and more. The expenses are higher for those with children. Some money is spent when being with friends such as going out to a restaurant. An unemployed person can’t avoid friends just because money is tight. Friends are important during tough times.

The unemployed most likely has more time than money. Use the extra time wisely to prepare for your next job and be a better person. Try something new. Visit a new place. Continue searching for a job. A job doesn’t come to you on a silver platter. Spend your savings wisely. Good luck and continue living.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

My Tweets mysongoftheday

Here are all of the #mysongoftheday tweets I started in Nov 2012 to present. I song tweet during a present moment almost all of the time. I never think of a song consciously. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @inin61. Enjoy!

07/12/2016 2 Become 1 by Spice Girls

07/01/2016 Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer

06/09/2016 Danke Schoen by Wayne Newton

06/09/2016 Danke Schoen by Wayne Newton Live version:

05/03/2016 Automatic by The Pointer Sisters

04/27/2016 I Finally Found Someone by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams

04/27/2016 Somewhere by Barbara Streisand

03/23/2016 Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson

03/11/2016 Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

02/10/2016 Starman by the late David Bowie live in 1972

01/28/2016 I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song by Jim Croce

01/27/2016 Patience by Guns N' Roses

01/26/2016 I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

01/02/2016 I Yam What I Yam from the musical movie Popeye

12/24/2015 Opening Theme to GI JOE The Movie

12/20/2015 Bedtime Story by Jon Schmidt

12/20/2015 The Rain by Jon Hisaishi

12/11/2015 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins

10/26/2015 Remember The Name by Fort Minor

10/09/2015 Echo by Grover and Madeline Kahn from Classic Sesame Street

09/29/2015 Kind and Generous by Natalie Merchant

09/07/2015 For Once In My Life by Frank Sinatra

08/27/2015 Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham

08/04/2015 Diamonds by Rihanna

07/13/2015 Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

06/27/2015 One Of Us by Joan Osborne

05/29/2015 Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

05/22/2015 The Untouchables Theme by Ennio Morricone from the 1987 movie The Untouchables

04/29/2015 I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan

04/11/2015 Cuts Like A Knife by Bryan Adams live at Rogers Arena

03/21/2015 The Enchantress by Suzanne Ciani live at Northern Kentucky University AppleVention 2000

03/05/2015 Straight Up by Paula Abdul

02/17/2015 All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

01/17/2015 Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph. The song is the theme to The Benny Hill Show.

01/03/2015 My Love by Paul McCartney live in Sao Paulo, Brazil

12/21/2014 Something by George Harrison live in New York on Aug 1971

12/05/2014 We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions live versions by Queen

11/11/2014 Linger by The Cranberries

11/06/2014 Hold On Tight by Electric Light Orchestra

10/28/2014 Flashdance What A Feeling by Irene Cara

10/21/2014 Hello Goodbye by The Beatles

09/23/2014 I Only Have Eyes For You from The Flamingos

09/17/2014 Tick Of The Clock by Chromatics. Dark club, techno song for occasions: intro, suspense etc.

09/17/2014 Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees

08/17/2014 Hey Jude from Paul McCartney live at Farewell to Candlestick Park. He still got it at age 72.

08/03/2014 Theme song to Magnum, p.i.

06/26/2014 Cadillac Ranch by Bruce Springsteen Springsteen sings a song titled Cadillac Ranch for which the title is from attraction in TX.

06/02/2014 Just A Gigolo by David Lee Roth

05/20/2014 Change The World by Eric Clapton

05/03/2014 Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil

04/12/2014 Preoccupied With 1985 by Bowling For Soup

04/06/2014 10,000 Japanese people sing #OdetoJoy by Beethoven

03/11/2014 Explosive by Bond. Bond is a female electric string quartet. First time I heard of the band.

03/08/2014 I'm On Fire by Bruce Springsteen

02/28/2014 We're All Alone by Rita Coolidge

01/25/2014 Blow Away by George Harrison

01/15/2014 This Used To Be My Playground by Madonna

12/07/2013 Brave by Sara Bareilles

11/23/2013 Oh Sherrie by Steve Perry

11/03/2013 Freedom by Paul McCartney from his Back In The U.S.A. 2002 tour

10/27/2013 Carry On by Fun

10/06/2013 Ren'ai no Saino (Talent for Love) by Chisa Yokoyama from Tenchi Muyo OVA

08/27/2013 Mad World remake by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews

08/27/2013 Mad World by Tears For Fears

08/23/2013 Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murry

07/09/2013 The Old Irish Blessing by Denes Agay. A choir sings it

05/15/2013 It's A Beautiful Day by Michael Buble

03/07/2013 Dream On by Aerosmith

02/03/2013 Do You Hear The People Sing from Les Miserables (with closed captions)

01/09/2013 Boom Boom by Big Head Todd & The Monsters. Live version.

12/20/2012 Last Christmas sung by Glee Cast

12/11/2012 Paradise City live in Tokyo by Guns N' Roses

11/28/2012 Personality by Lloyd Price

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I Blog, You Comment Jul 13, 2016

People are enjoying the summer vacation. There are fewer comments to share. Please continue sharing your opinions whether you agree, disagree, or telling me something new.

On the contrary, lots of comments for Instant Bullets Blog Jan 25, 2016. The majority of the comments said best instant bullets to date.

I agree with your bullet more hours to drive. Learn be repetition. Almost all drivers become complacent, being in automatic mode driving. Drivers need reminders. DMV should require training every x years to renew their license. --Todd Lamb, Toms River, NJ

We're human. Human makes mistakes when there are car accidents. I bet most of the time the cars at fault is a person who forgot something about driving. --Terrance Moreno, Lake Charles, LA

Want to get rid of bad drivers. Yearly tests to drive. Fail the yearly test. Wait one month. That's the way to motivate people to drive carefully. Drive good or lose your license. Oh, and more civil jobs. --phone49 via email

I'm 79 years old. I started learning the PC in 1999. I'm learning how to program Ruby. I don't want to be an old fuck. --Molly Haynes, Algonquin, IL

After getting my second heart attack, my wife urged me to get fit. I'm working out at the gym. My heart feels great. I lost weight. I sure wished I did physical training when I'm in my 50s. I tell my younger family members to live the present. Be physical now and for the future in the 60s and 70s. --Will Hamshire, England

There is a white board on the refrigerator. My wife and I are required to write a complement to each other once a day. It was hard work at first. It became easier as a good habit. The more we learned about each other, the easier it was to say something nice to each other. Don't take love for granted. --Clifton Aguilar, Cumming, GA

I require my kids to look at their faces when they brush their teeth. I want them to practice eye contact and develop self-confidence. --Eva Thomas, East Orange, NJ

Bay Area and former Bay Area people commented on My Thoughts On Urban Growth Driving On Interstate 880
. I blogged from San Francisco to Oakland to San Jose the regions are becoming Los Angeles.

There's the saying out with old, in with new. I see old buildings demolished for new apartments. I have friends and relatives eager to move to San Jose. There's a demand for housing. --Dat Nguyen, San Jose, CA

My family is moving out. Too expensive. My wife and I lost our jobs. --Cliff, San Francisco, CA

I used to live in Fremont. 880 is the worse freeway I have ever driven. --Ramiro Townsend, Jackson, NJ

I visited my sister in Mountain View during Easter. I see more areas being developed or redeveloped until retail/condo units. The new way of living: live near retail amenities within walking distance and live near public transportation. --Jodi Gibson, Dallas, TX

As a former NorCal, I don't miss the Bay Area. Too much traffic, too much people, too many jerks. --Vicki Mitchell, Camas, WA

I was raised in Los Angeles, CA. I visit San Francisco when I was a child. The stories and news I read about the Bay Area reminds me of Los Angeles. --Boby Burgess, Derby, KS

880 is the new 405. --Alan Chung, Los Angeles, CA

The tax per mile driven must be law in CA. The roads and freeways desperately need fixing. --Barbara, CA

Basic economics. Government must respond to the demand in housing. I see more old buildings torn down and I see more governments enacting eminent domain. Silicon Valley, you asked for this, the government responds. Shut up the criticism about growth. --Jake Demott, Santa Clara, CA

I said it's harder for the older people to communicate with young people when I shared My Thoughts On Today's Young People

I'm a school counselor for 30 years. I've never seen so many junior high students be quiet during lunch. Everyone wants to be by themselves on their phones. Most people in groups sit around and stay quiet. --Grant Brown, Temple Hills, MD

I believe adults should be partially blamed. We have smart phones. We're quiet when we're with our phones. We're by ourselves with our phones. The children are using us adults with smart phones as examples how to behave. Hey, adults. Want your children to be normal social people? Then adults be and act normal. Put down the smart phone. --Edith Mendez, Melrose, MA

I'm 16 years old. I'm ashamed many of my peers are glued to their phones. I want to have a conversation talking about teen stuff like music, boys, and TV. My mom told me her youth was talking, talking, and talking. The youth today is don't bother me I'm on my phone. --Ana Mckinney, Chicago

It appears there are more boring people than I thought. Boring people expressed their approval on My Thoughts On Boring.

I want to correct you. There are more people living boring lives. You don't see them because, well, they prefer to live indoors being boring. Living a boring life is satisfactory. --Leslie Miles, Reynoldsburg, OH

Boring life is an easy life. Everything is prepared. Everything is in control. Anything drastic that happens I'm prepared. --Allen Hernandez, Brentwood, NY

I used to be a gang member. I take a boring life today compared to my past life. I don't have to worry about being shot, robbed, and beaten up. I'm settled down the quiet life. I'm in content. --"Gilberto", Miami, FL

Camping, operas, concerts, New Year Eve's fireworks, parties, I don't care. Yes, I'm boring. I'm good. --Marvin A.

My 20s and 30s was a wild life. I thought I enjoyed it. Now in my 50s, its boring life it is. I will savor every moment I wake up, eat my breakfast, do my daily routine until I sleep at 9pm. No more drama, gossip among my friends, arguments who should do what, bad dates, bad relationships, drinking, two accidents, missed flights, dishonest ex-boyfriends, etc. --Jenn F., AZ

I shared my Top Ten My Life Mulligans. They are better gym workouts, redo the year 2007, dropped out the bad classes attending De Anza, took my profits from the dot com boom, a second chance interview at Cisco, stopped taking Accountemps online classes to refresh my job skills and instead watch YouTube videos, made an effort learning the little stuff, started reading fiction books as a hobby earlier in my life, find a part-time job earlier in college, and graduated in Accounting at San Jose State.

These mulligans are crap!!!! --Floyd Robertson, Appleton, WI
Most of these are nothing. What a waste of my time. --Nellie Mcdonald, Longwood, FL

You have no life. Live a life making better mistakes. --iluvcookies via email

You're right. You haven't lived life. --Frederick Howell, Longview, TX
These mistakes are nothing. How about asking the woman you didn't ask out on a date? How about the first job you made a big mistake that cost the company an account? How about the vacation you missed? Get it. Big mulligans that could have changed your life. Not this crap dropping out of college, reading fiction books, finding a part time job. --George Gogood, Salem, OR

I rather make these mistakes than losing customers, two fender benders my fault accidents, accidentally setting my bed on fire, embarrassing myself in class, and much more accidents and [embarrassments]. Perhaps it explains why I'm lonely. Much simpler, less stressful mistakes to correct back in time. --Robyn, Pembroke Pines, FL

Five people agreed with me on Life Lessons Learned Playing Mahjong Riichi.

There's always going to be someone winning first place. There's always going to be someone winning last place. It's like life. There are winners and losers. --Jamie Nodoka, Seattle, WA

My parents taught me American mahjong. It's not Japanese obviously. The lessons are true today as I'm an adult. Life is not perfect. There are off days. Never stop learning. I always find ways to improve my game like my career. I learn something new everyday. Be calm. Good blog! --Alexis Carlson, Philadelphia

Go with the flow. If the flow is with you, make good hands. --Jonathon Rowe, Elyria, OH

I remember learning how to play Mahjong when I was a child. I was disappointed losing so many games I was fourth place too many times. As a college student playing online, I accepted losing games was how to learn how to play Mahjong and losing games is part of Mahjong. Someone has to be fourth. --Carl Willis, Olive Branch, MS

Eye contact is my favorite. I started making eye contact often when other players draw their tiles. . . . I started reading their faces. --Young Ng, Oakland, CA

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Accutane Day 2,713

My annual checkup was on Mon Jan 18, 2016. I requested the dermatologist for minor surgery to remove two bumps on my face. The first bump was below my left eye and the upper midface region. The second bump was on my temporal region to the left of my right eye. The dermatologist said minor surgery was not needed. The bumps could be removed by zapping with electric shock.

The zapping treatment was cosmetic surgery performed after my annual checkup. There was preparation applying a cream on the two bumps. There was an option of injecting a liquid to minimize pain from the shock. I said the injection wasn’t needed. The zapping broke open the bumps breaking apart the oils as explained in lament terms. Scars appeared after the cosmetic surgery. The dermatologist gave me a sample size bottle of Celacyn gel to speed up the scar healing. I applied the gel three times since Jan 18. The pic above shows the first scar remains. The second scar is completely healed.

There is a third bump on my forehead above my right eye clearly shown. It looks like cosmetic surgery can remove the bump. I delay the zapping treatment because money is tight. I have no reason to get the treatment immediately.

I mentioned in past Accutane blogs my acne scars have been healing. The acne scars stopped healing months ago. I see no more areas of my face clear of acne scars after I shave. I see less dead skin on my razor. My nose still has the occasional blackheads and whiteheads.

I stopped applying Tretinoin cream because money is tight. I can’t afford another tube. The dermatologist recommended Epionce Lyric Tx cream for which she gave me samples bottles. I apply the Epionce Lyric Tx every three days on my nose, my cheeks where the acne scars are, forehead, and temporal regions. The Epionce seems to be working. Acne appearing on my face continues to be rare.

Finally, I asked the dermatologist about my callus on my feet. The dermatologist recommended Kamea G exfoliating foot cream. The cost was $20 for a 4oz tube. Expensive. I gave it a try. The dermatologist told me to apply two times a day. The second time was applied at night before going to sleep. I wore socks after I applied the foot cream. The foot cream combined with the pumice stone removing callus worked. I discovered there are cheaper foot creams in drug stores. I try a cheaper foot cream when I’m out of Kamea G. I stopped applying Kamea G during the summer because wearing socks at night kept me too warm. In the meantime, I remove callus with the pumice stone only.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016


Call it nineteen-ninety-nine. Call it one-nine-nine-nine. Call it nineteen-nine-nine. Call it one-triple nine. 1999 is the year 1999. 1999 was a good year. I worked at a good company. The economy was booming. My hobbies were at a high peak. I was happy in my mid 20s.

Was I really happy? I can't change my past. I can change my opinion about my past. The short answer is yes. The long answer is no. I was a person who was at the top of the world. I was a badass. I was a person who knew everything. Obviously, I knew almost nothing. I was a typical 20s person who recently graduated college working full time. I took life for granted. I took the easy route to success. I didn't make new friends. I experienced an overabundance of good luck. Playtime continued. I failed to control my fun. 1999 was ignorance bliss.

I'm a mature and wiser adult today. I'm not the person I was in 1999 today. The 20s people I see today reminded me of my 20s which included 1999. Every time I see 20s people I say to myself: "There's a 1999. It's okay. I hope they learn from their mistakes. I hope they change." I changed. I grew up. I'm the happiest person I am in my life today. I mean it. I'm working hard to be happier.

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Monday, July 04, 2016

I Celebrate My Independence Soon

Today is Independence Day in the United States Of America. The Americans celebrate our independence when the thirteen American colonies became a new nation leaving the British Empire on July 4, 1776. One of these days I'm going to be independent making my own choices, living a consistent life, controlling more of my life, and being more proactive. The bottom line is freedom.

I'm working intelligently to be independent. I'm strong. I'm brave. I job search two times a day every weekday. I learn new skills when I'm not job searching. My current personal projects are learning Python and HTML5. I also stay active. Boredom is a motivation killer. Boredom defeats the reason to live. I workout at the gym four days a week. I fulfill household chores such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. I sleep well. I read books. My last book was 1984 by George Orwell. I minimize watching television, eating junk food, and visiting my social media.

My independence is not if. My independence is when. I promise to myself and I promise to everyone my earned independence is exciting. I can say my next manifesto includes an exciting independence.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

The Best Time To Be Alive Is Today

I walked in the medical aisle the last time I shopped in a grocery store. I saw over the counter drugs. I saw first aid bandages. I saw creams, ointments, and lotions. There are more goods to help a body heal from common ailments. Moreover, prices for these medical goods are cheaper and are more effective in the past. Some of these medical goods were available with a prescription only years ago. Medicine has been making progress helping us live longer, recover faster, and reduce pain. Furthermore, taking care of the body has been making progress including dental care, eye care, grooming, bathing or showering, and maintaining a clean living environment.

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