Posts by thevictorchen

How to Install a Dishwasher

Architect Series II Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, Ultra-Fine Filter, 43 dBA
So I found the perfect dishwasher at a heavily discounted price at Home Depot. Regularly, the dishwasher cost $989, but discounted over 50% to $499 + tax (free shipping), I couldn't resist the&... View Full Post

Boxed Water Is Better

Boxing Water, Rather than Shipping in Plastic Bottles.
At the recent 2015 AIDS Walk, hydration was key. Throughout the route, volunteers were passing out free water. But instead of the traditional water in a plastic bottle, they were handing out water ... View Full Post

AIDS Walk 2015 in SF

AIDS Walk 2015 in San Francisco
2015 is my first year participating in the AIDS Walk 10K in San Francisco. In fact, this is one of my first walks in San Francisco. The AIDS Walk has been happening for many years, so I automatical... View Full Post

Donuts Up On Pikes Peak

Top of Pike's Peak, 14000+ feet!
Pikes Peak is a unique mountain that extends up above 14000 feet (known as a fouteener). But you won't be required to hike up to the top. You can drive up to the peak of Pikes Peak. In addition... View Full Post

Visit to the Belize Zoo

Belize Zoo - Animals of Belize in their Natural Habitat!
On the advice of our transportation guide William from Belize Shuttle, we decided to delay our flight to Ambergris Caye to fit in a quick visit to the Belize Zoo. The Belize Zoo is located on the m... View Full Post

Sushi Sam's in San Mateo

Sushi Sam's in San Mateo, CA. A very popular japanese restaurant with a wide selection of raw fish to choose from.
Between the cities of San Carlos and San Bruno, downtown San Mateo has the best selection of Japanese restaurants. Scattered through mostly 3rd and 4th Street, ramen, sushi, and yakatori are some o... View Full Post

Fixing a Squeaky Desk Chair

A swivel chair, which can get squeaky at times.
One thing most households have is a swivel desk chair. With time, these chairs age and will begin to squeak. For many, this squeakiness can be tuned out. But for me, the squeaky chair has become to... View Full Post

Redfin vs Zillow vs Trulia

Redfin, Zillow, and Trulia reviewed.
Buying a home is a competitve and stressful task. In addition to simply finding the dream home in your price range, you need to consider other aspects. For starters, it is important to check know t... View Full Post

Love or Hate Coupons?

Coupons... you spend a lot of money to save money!
Due to my recent move from the the SF Bay Area's South Bay to Peninsula, my new mailbox has been flooded with clippable coupons! All the local businesses from grocery stores, hardware stores, a... View Full Post

Stanford Dish Hike

Me in front of the Stanford Dish on the Stanford Dish Hike in Palo Alto California.
The Stanford Dish Hike is the perfect hike or run for beginners. The route from is a loop and is approximately 4 miles. The route is entirely paved and in the hills of Stanford.... View Full Post

How to Cure a Sore Throat

Nobody like a sore throat!
One pesky aspect of life is getting sick. Nobody likes it, but it happens, and we all have to deal with it. One of my least favorite is the sore throat. For me, the sore throat is accompanied by th... View Full Post

Our Honeymoon to Bora Bora

Kayaking on the open water by the over water bungalows in Le Méridien.
For our honeymoon, we spent a week in Bora Bora in the French Polynesian Islands. The trip was June 11 to June 18, 2013. This was both our first time to Bora Bora and we did extensive research on b... View Full Post

Hives After Eating Meals

Red swells on the skin, also known has hives.
For the past year, I’ve been dealing with hives (also known as Urticaria) dotted throughout my body. There are definitely food items that cause a worse outbreak, but even having a simple home... View Full Post