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  1. My kids have Motorola phones while my husband has a Nokia phone. My husband picked the Nokia because the OS updates come out faster for Nokia than for Motorola or Samsung. He is using Nokia as his work phone and it needs to have the latest updates to be compliant with company policy. He is actually thinking of switching back to an iPhone when android updates end for his Nokia or use back his old iPhone 7 Plus that I am currently using mainly as a YouTube player.
  2. The keypad system in my current community has a help/operator button so even if the firemen or medics don’t have the code, they could press that button for help and the operator can remotely unlock the gate. The gates have been damaged a few times by probably drunken drivers so if any gate was to be ever damaged by the fire department, nobody would raise a hue and cry.
  3. The first gated community I lived in has a security post by the gate 24/7 so it isn’t an issue. My current home is also in a gated community but the visitor parking area is not gated so the fire trucks and ambulances have easy access. All the gates have keypad so the firemen and medics can easily get in. Also if it’s an emergency and there is no one around to open the gates to the resident parking area, the first responders can always cut the lock to the gate control system and manually trigger the gate open switch.
  4. My lazy instant pot meal is three cups of rice, five or six chicken drumsticks, three cups of water, press the rice button on my instant pot and let it do the work.
  5. https://www.costco.com/costco-shop-card.product.10024438.html
  6. My hairstyle from preschool to 6th grade alternated between the “Boy Cut Short Hairstyle” and “Pixie Cut Short Hairstyle with Bangs” in link https://www.hairdohairstyle.com/short-hairstyles-for-teenage-girl/
  7. When they stink or my eczema acts up, whichever earlier. My washer is normal capacity so I can wash one thin queen comforter and two twin fleece blankets at a time. My dryer is large capacity and the three blankets would come out dry. My washer takes about 1.5 hrs per load.
  8. How is her stress level? Stress affects hair too. I have two bald patch after chemo and leave in conditioner helps. These are the two I use: https://www.amazon.com/Shea-Moisture-Strengthen-Restore-Conditioner/dp/B00MXD6GBY (I find this useful for styling my messy hair with my fingers) https://www.amazon.com/Weleda-Rosemary-Conditioning-Fluid-Ounce/dp/B00DCUVYWS ETA: I bought mine from Whole Foods, Target, Safeway and they last a long time.
  9. Does sound like spatial issues. My husband gets lost even with GPS, and is pretty much hopeless at any product user manuals. At least you have a natural sense of what can fill a space while my husband is hopeless at that too. While playing the piano might be helpful, string instruments might be more helpful. My clumsiness is more eyesight related, dancing helps.
  10. Not yet 😞 Tributes mark procession of fallen El Dorado firefighter off the mountain https://www.sbsun.com/2020/09/18/us-forest-service-escorts-fallen-firefighter-in-el-dorado-fire/ “...The El Dorado fire has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest since Sept. 5, when, authorities say, the pyrotechnic was set off during a gender-reveal at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. No one has been arrested or charged. District Attorney Jason Anderson said Friday that his office is awaiting reports from various agencies before deciding what, if any, charges to file. As of Friday m
  11. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/firefighter-death-san-bernardino-county-el-dorado-gender-reveal-party-fire/2365709/ “A firefighter has died while fighting the El Dorado Fire, which began during a pyrotechnic smoke device display at a gender reveal party on an extremely warm weekend in San Bernardino County. A cause of death was not immediately available. The firefighter died Thursday, according to the Forest Service. The firefighter's identity is being withheld pending notification of family members”
  12. I play DragonVale. It’s just breeding and racing dragons. I don’t think chinese culture on dragons change much from thousands of years ago. Chinese idiom 望子成龙 望女成凤 literal meaning is hoping sons become dragons and daughters become phoenixes, actual meaning is hoping children become successful adults. Many Chinese guys’ name contains the word dragon 龙.
  13. Spirited Away movie https://ghibli.fandom.com/wiki/Haku “Haku JAPANESE NAME ハク / 饒速水琥珀主 (Haku / Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi) SPECIES Deity, Dragon GENDER Male FIRST APPEARANCE Spirited Away”
  14. The Chinese emperors were regarded as descendants of the dragon 龙 which is why Chinese would jokingly say they are all descendants of the dragon. There are chinese dragon gods (the most famous is sea dragon lord 海龙王 and the most famous story with the sea dragon lord is Nezha) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_King and a Japanese dragon god https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryūjin Not sure how accurate the info is but the author gave a quick summary of the evolution of the Chinese dragon https://www.uindy.edu/asian-programs/files/dragon_presentation_outline.pdf
  15. Moved from childhood home to marital home. Relocate from Asia to USA. Moved from temporary rental arranged by HR to another rental. Moved from rental to current home. So four times with three times being within a year of relocating to USA.
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