Gas Prices are going up all over ...

Today I filled up at Safeway gas station ... one of the less expensive gas ... but it was over $50.00 ... Time for EV? May be.

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Safety and Quality First ... the rest will follow.

Interesting video.

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This is a nice breakfast.

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Add Audio to Your Website with Click It Audio

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Let me remind you that I am not a voice actor!!!

Click on the icon above!!!
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PSPinc Golf Tournament

July 25, 2008
PSP Invitational No. 1 at Lake Wilderness
July 25, 2008
PSP Invitational No. 1 at Lake Wilderness
July 25, 2008
PSP Invitational No. 1 at Lake Wilderness
We have held our first invitational golf tournament at Like Wilderness golf club back in 2008. We held few before that as an employee event but that was the first big event.

Since then we have held the golf tournament every year and now it is grown to be the scholarship event for University of Washington. This year will make the 11th event.

The tournament will be held on August 19 at Aldarra Golf Club ... We are now starting to gather sponsors. For sponsorship, please contact Joanne at 425-957-0808.

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Company Lunch Today

Today was a Vietnamese lunch.
Looks very healthy but lots of carb.
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CRM is not a dead word!
Free CRM Software for Small Companies
We charge $$$ for larger companies.
What is CRM?

Definition: "Customer-relationship management is an approach to manage a company's interaction with current and potential customers. It uses data analysis about customers' history with a company to improve business relationships with customers, specifically focusing on customer retention and ultimately driving sales growth."

What is this mean?
How can we make CRM to help your company grow or manage customers?
Isn't CRM another layer of "Things to do" for our sales people?
I rather have people making calls, not writing reports on CRM.

I hear you and I agree with you. CRM is a pain in the butt. But it is very necessary for people in your company to know who the customers are. For that reason we develop a CRM software for free for small companies. There is no obligation or cost. We are also developing many features on top of the basic CRM. It is free and you can try it our for yourself.

Free sign up at
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Do you want more feedback than a smile face!!!

This is the email they receive.
They can go on to write what they think anther convenience.
A new feature of an Opinion Stand just got realized today.
This feature give your customer a choice to write what they think ...
After a customer choose the opinion, the system will ask youth enter email.
We will send email to the customer where they can write what they think
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Can you tell where those images differ?

Image 1
Image 2
Can you tell where those images differ?
They say 3 ... but I can only find 2.
Oh, I found the third.

Very popular in Japan.

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It's Sunday ... So this is my post today.

Did you know Tiger Woods is ranked No. 6 in the world of golf?
Just two years ago, he was ranked 1,199th in the world.

I hope he keeps up.

Nike stayed as a sponsor ... but followings are some of the sponsors who dropped out.

Tag Heuer


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Ken Uchikura Newsletter Vol. 20

Ojyama Shimasu

Dear Reader,

The Japanese expression “Ojyama Shimau” means “I will disturb you” or “I will get in your way.” You use this to enter someone’s home. Basically, you are apologizing to someone for something you are going to do or you must do before you do it. The typical response to “Ojyama Shimau” is “Dozo” … It means please do what you need to do. I do not think there is such expression in English except maybe “Excuse Me.”

In business, you cannot always do what customers ask. You do your best but you know your best is not going to be enough. So, you think you should let the customer know from the beginning that your best is not going to be good enough. “Not a good idea.”

You always present yourself as an expert. And you must act and talk like the customer made the best choice he can make unless you know someone who can do better than you. In that case, you just tell your customer to go see that person. In many cases, customers know all you can do is your best and your best may not be good enough. But for those customers, you may be the last hope. In that case, you have a responsibility to do your best and comfort your customers by telling them that they are in good hands.

“Ojyama Shimau” also means one other thing. You say this when you have a better solution than the one people are talking about. For that you “Ojyama Shimau ” … “But I have a better idea….” I am sure a lot of time I shut people down … but I want to try allowing people to talk freely to me. That is what I am trying … please “Ojyama Shimau” anytime. I will try to listen.

You can subscribe from
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Opinion Stand Now Can Get More Feedback

You receive email with a link to leave comment.
You can leave comment here.
Opinion Stand now can gather user's email address and send him an email kink to leave more comment. This was the biggest request from our beta test users. We released this feature to accommodate our clients needs.

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Testing Out Android Phone

I just got locked Samsung S8 phone for testing.
I have not used android phone for a longtime but it looks like a good phone.
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Opinion Stand on Old iPad Air

On old iPad Air ... you can only choose angry face.
Not a good review.
We now know the Opinion Stand will not function well on old iPad Air. I think currently, we need the latest iOS version to work properly.
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Mayumi is on her way to Japan.

Mayumi is on her business trip to Japan this morning. She will be flying to Vancouver for the connecting flight to Narita. But her first flight is delayed by 50 minutes and she might not make the connection. I wonder if Air Canada can boo her to another flight ... possibly by Seattle or Vancouver to Tokyo. I will keep you posted.

I will be the guardian for Tiny and Nano while Mayumi is gone.


Air Canada booked her on the direct flight from Seattle to Narita instead. Lucky for her!!!

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I bought unlocked GSM Galaxy S8

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Tiger is Back

Are you kidding me!!!
I am so happy to see Tiger win The Masters.

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Watching Masters


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It's Friday

I hate getting old.
The week two of April is almost over. We had many projects going at the same time. It was a busy week. I am starting to realize I need to wear reading glasses.
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Ken Uchikura Newsletter Vol. 19

Penny Wise And Pound Foolish

Dear Reader,

If you try to save money by buying something cheaper, only to find out later the one you bought was not like the one you wanted, you may have saved money but you really did not get what you wanted. You regret your decision to buy something based on the price alone. This happens a lot and you ended up buying the one you wanted in the first place. You actually could have saved money if you bought want you wanted to begin with.

That is a true definition of “Penny Wise And Pound Foolish”. But in reality, it's not that simple. Sometimes all you needed was the cheap product and it worked out fine. Sometimes, you buy the cheap one and then you decided to buy the real one and find out they are actually not much different. People including myself will not know which is the best one to buy. And since we usually buy only one, you will never know what another one would be like.

From the seller’s point, you want to sell your products at the highest price possible. But the higher the price, the harder to sell. How do you covey your value to your customers? Here are somethings people try;

Free shipping and free return. (Risk-Free Purchasing)
Referral program. (Many credit card company offer incentives)
Advertisements (Traditional Media and the Internet)
Trade Shows and Seminars

“Penny Wise And Pound Foolish“ is an advertising term for people selling products are relatively higher prices. Higher prices indicate that the product has something others do not. Unless you really have a product that has something of additional value, you need to make sure you at least make people think it has something special even though it doesn’t. That is what advertisements are for anyway.

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Opinion Stand

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Dog Stickers

Now I have a collection of dog stickers ...


I love them.
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Opinion Stand

You can check out the Opinion Stand at
Why do you want to consider Opinion Stand for your store?

(1) Opinion Stand is the only device that enables you to listen to the people who has visited your store but not purchased anything.

(2) You can see the trend of the people's opinion.

(3) Next version will allow your customer to send more detailed reason for their choice.

If you are interested having an opinion stand for your company to evaluate, please lte me know.
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Low Carbohydrate Breakfast

I really liked this breakfast this morning.

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Half a Round at Aldarra Today

Well, I hope this was the worst score of this year.
It was that bad.

Only good thing I that I walked 10,000 steps.

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Development PC Upgrade

We have upgraded two developers' PCs today. They are now using laptop rather than desktop.
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Ikinari Steak New York

My daughter was at Ikinari Steak in NY.
I guess they still have some stores open.
I really like Ikinari in Japan.
#IkinariNY #IkinariSteakNY

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Thank you, Steve.

Thank you!

Steve Greenbaum
Greenbaum Home Furnishings
Steve Greenbaum of Greenbaum Home Furnishings allows us to place our new product, Opinion Stand, in their Bellevue Store.

This will help us conduct real life testing of our products at real site. Opinion Stand is design t gather visitors' opinion. If you would like to test Opinion Stand at your store, please contact me.
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One Year Ago

I have let Pompom go a year ago today. It is one of the the saddest days of my life. I miss him a lot. I don't think I will get over ... I don't want to get over. I hope I will see him again ...
#PompomIsHere #PompomWasHere #PostInHeaven

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I will be one year tomorrow.

This picture was taken one year ago.

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Michiru and Cookie

Pompom left us about a year ago. But just before Pompom, Michiru at my parents' house passed away and recently Cookie at my parents' house passed. I have asked our resident artist to create images of those.

I miss them all.
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