Ari from Jaiden Animations

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우리 꼬맹이군 collection에 오래 기다렸던 Ari가 추가되었습니다.

11번째 생일 선물로 인형 사달라는 녀석이 주문해달라고 한 Ari – 이것도 YouTube Cartoonist의 merchandise.. (하나 또 배웠다…Jaiden Animations)

코로나 때문인지 2-3주면 온다고 하던 녀석이 결국 한달 좀 넘어서 -그것도 Spain에서- 날라왔다.. (봉투 뜯을때 잠시 긴장…)

Finally, another plush gift asked by 11 year boy’s birthday gift, Ari, the bird, arrived at here after ~3 weeks of delay (and it flew across the Atlantic from Spain…)

Another merchandise item from YouTube Cartoonist, Jaiden Animations (So I learned one more thing…)

2020.4

 

Soy Source Marinated Spam Rice Bowl

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As everyone is snuggling or stucked at home, decided to try something new things from YouTube as a ‘refresher’. Learned great 6 Spam rice simple recipes from YouTube (Simple Cooking)

Quick & fun prep with kids and now we cleared off one more meal..

온가족이 어우려져 지내는 생활도 이제 한달이 넘어가니 이것저것 새로운것 들을 시도해본다.. 갱상도 사투리 걸쭉하게 쓰는 자취요리신 YouTube에 나오는 간단하게 만드는 스팸 밥요리 6가지를 참고해서 만들어본 간장쫄인 스팸 덮밥…ㅎㅎㅎ

마 가안단하고 주김니데이…ㅎㅎ덕분에 또 주말의 한 끼니 해결..ㅎㅎ

2020.4

 

Baby James of TheOdd1sOut

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Every year, the little one at my home has always asked something unexpected as a birthday gift. (Last year he wanted to go to ski on no school Monday, so I had to take a day off and spent whole day of skiing in mid March…)

This year, he said he wanted some weird dolls from weirdly named site of TheOdd1sOut. Not surprising but what?!!

These are the Baby James dolls I bought for him at this boy’s 11th birthday gift 🙂 – character of YouTube cartoonist.. (one more still coming – delayed due to corona..)

All in all, I learned a new thing from him again – power of content on YouTube and also came to know one thing he watches regularly at YouTube..

우리집 꼬맹이군은 참 희한한걸 생일선물로 요구한다… 지 생일이랍시고 TheOdd1sOut이란 이상한 사이트에 가서 이걸 주문해달라해서 “뭔 11살 되는 남자 녀석이 이상한 사이트에 가서 인형을 사달란담?” 하고 주문한 인형 2개…

받고 보니 진짜 ‘지같이 생긴’ 인형이 왔다..ㅎㅎ (아직도 하나는 배송 기다리는중..생일이 벌써 지난지가 3주가 되어가는데 코로나때문에 배송지연..)

알고 보니, 자전적 이야기로 유명한 YouTube Cartoonist TheOdd1sOut의 캐릭터 인형…

덕분에 요즘 애들이 YouTube에서 뭘 즐겨 보는지 새로운걸 하나 배웠다…

2020.3

Sagging Gutter & Repair

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Owning a home – to be exact – owning a responsibility to fix a home, taught me one more thing – Gutter can “sag”. All of sudden from some point there were extreme noise of water dropping at the backyard deck so I looked up and found a gap between gutter and roof-end and found out gutter was getting flatter and separating from the roof..  another priceless moment 😦

After hours of research on web & youtube, finally found the right materials to fix and enjoyed the few hours of climbing up the roof and crawling flat on the roof with drill on one hand outside to plant the fixers. I guess kind of band-aided maybe for 2-3 years, hopefully…

봄부터 비가 오면 덱에 미친듯이 비가 떨어지는게 수상해서 위를 봤더니 물받이가 틈이 벌어져서 지붕에서 바로 물이 떨어져 시끄럽고 덱도 망가뜨리는 듯하여 위험 감수하고 시도한 DIY…

덕분에 몇 천불 지출을 delay하고 또 한 단어 배웠다.. sagging 이라고 하는구나… 한 아파트로 3층쯤 되는 지붕위로 기어올라 가서 후덜덜거리면서 경사면에 바짝 엎드려 고리를 끼운후 대롱대롱 한 손을 뻗어 드릴을 찔러 넣었다…

휴… 무서워서 내 생명 후덜덜거려 몇년 감수한듯 싶긴한데… 한 2-3년 정도 gutter 수명이 연장된다면 더할 나위 없이 좋겠다… 오늘도 결국은 홈디포 & 로스 승…

2016.5

Last DIY Project of 2014: Replacing Kitchen Faucet

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집은 빚얹어서 장만은 했는데, 장만하기에 급급했고, 월급은 많이 못벌어오는 하찮은 인생에 뾰족히 Moonlighting할 재주는 없고 해서 반강제적으로 시작한 DIY.

집페인트 칠하기, 나무 자르기, 이끼 긁어내고 잔듸 씨뿌리기, 지붕에 올라가 gutter청소하기, 미닫이 문짝 다시 설치하기, 전기 아웃렛 교체하기, 세탁기 건조기 설치하기, 세탁실 장판 다시깔기, 냉장고 설치하기, 식기세척기 설치하기에 이어 올해 마지막으로 주방 수도꼭지를 교체했다.

사실 교체하고 싶어서 갈았다기 보다는 물이 새는 것 같이 수도꼭지 cartridge를 교체하려고 뜯어본 수도꼭지의 내부 부식상태가 심각한듯하여, 무심코 costco.com에서 질러버렸는데 사람써서 교체하려면 공임만 최소 200불 가량 줘야한단다…헐…-_-;

어쩔수 없이 연장들을 챙겨들고 싱크대밑을 기어들어가 낑낑, 쉽게 분리되어야 할 부분은 녹이 슬어 헛돌고+부품끼리 붙어버려 죽어도 분리되지 않고.. 어쩔수 없이 쇠톱으로 갈기갈기 뜯어가며 기존 꼭지 제거… 그래도 설치는 단순해서 다행… 암튼 last word는 – Thank you Youtube! 🙂 You thought me everything…

휴.. 내년엔 뭐가 날 기다리려나…-_-;

Forced into DIY fixing as I became a poor homeowner Dad who doesn’t have a nice paycheck and no special skills for moonlighting 🙂

Painting, Gardening, Changing the electricity outlet, Lawn seeding, Gutter cleaning, Installing dryer and washer, flooring, installing refrigerator, replacing dishwasher.. after series of this got into world of pluming 🙂

Originally intended simple cartridge exchange but found out lots of things are worn out after opening up the facet. So happen to order a new one form costco.com

Journey of back crawling under the kitchen sink… would have been a nightmare without youtube! 🙂

2014.12

 

Samsung Galaxy Note: DIY Replacing USB Charging Port

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So couple of days ago, my wife’s Galaxy Note was broken – whatever charging cable we tried, the phone hardly get charged – the only case it got charged was when I pulled the charging cable to extream southeast.. It was painful and inconsistent and not a sustainable way.. -_-;

So after some research, I found out, 1) this is not the problem of us only, and we had tons of folks who went thru this process, and 2) some folks do sell USB charging port modules on eBay.. The challenge was finding out the right part for Tmobile version of Note 1 – which is an extreme rare.. (it only sold for a short period with limited quantity)

Luckily enough I was able to order one from eBay, and followed all the directions from the youtube video below

– Open 9 screws at the back

– Open the surrounding cover (so painful!)

– Open 3 screws at the bottom and detach one module

– Open 2 screws at the mainboard

– Detach 6 connection cable points & 1 white line connection point & pull out mainboard

– Detach the white line connection from Charging port module

– Pull out the charging port & reconnect the line connection & all other cables and put back the screws and covers.

The biggest challenge was peeling out the surroundings case because I didn’t have that fancy plastic tool shown in video but I only have my nails as something similar (ouch!!)

With 1st try, it seemed working at first, but power supply seemed to be not feeding into battery.. so…after some thoughts .. I reopened it with hands & nails again (Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch!!!!), and found out the cable connecting charging port module to mainboard was not clipped properly.. 😦

Finally, rework after work, finally the galaxy note is back to its life.. 🙂

Gamble of $20 +pain in nails saved me $500.. but thinking this might have been done at one of the Samsung’s service center in Seoul with cheap service fee made me feel sad that I live across the ocean… I do miss that convenience…

Thank you eBay (and who sold this) & Youtube (and the person who shared the video)!

2013.5

David Lanz

갑자기 대학시절 한 참 많이 듣던 David Lanz가 떠올라 youtube에서 신나게 들었다…테이프 늘어지게 듣던, 질풍노도의 1995년 대학 1학년 어느 가을날 들이 문득 떠올랐다… 정말 옛날이구나.. 일요일 밤에 듣는 여러 노래 중 가장 좋아했던 노래는 예전에도 좋아했던 …. 이 노래가 아닐까 싶다..

그리고 발견한점 하나는 나름 David Lanz가 Seattle출신이라 자주 오네? 기회 있음 한번 가봐야겠다.