All posts by David Zhang

Don’t Peel Stickers Off the Fruit, There Is A Better Way

Most people peel the stickers off the fruit and then wash it. You need to understand that it is not easy to wash the glue off. Even though it is not a big deal to eat the glue (you won’t die from eating the tiny amount), I will show you a simple and easy way to guarantee your fruit will be clean.

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned


The title is a tongue twister but it is not as hard as getting a new Nissan Leaf. I thought I was good at getting a new car but I still messed up a bit this time. I was quick and efficient, i.e. I sent out the price inquiry email one day, and next day went to the dealership, did the test drive and got the car. However I was not well prepared, got an unexpected price increase and a couple other surprises. I am sharing everything about getting a Nissan Leaf (either lease or purchase), so that you will do better than me. I hope this video will save you time and money.

It is easier if you make a cash purchase because you only need to the compare out-door price. For electrical vehicle, there are some good reasons to lease, but then there are more variables to compare, thus you need to watch this video. I will talk about what feature/option you should get, how to compare the prices/terms, energy rebates, caveat, VPP pricing etc.

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Nissan Leaf
S Model
EV
Electrical Vehicle
Car Buying
Leasing
Car Dealership
Save Time
Save Money
$7500 Fed Tax Credit
$2500 State (California)
participating charge station
Discount PG&E Off-peak rate discounts
Quick Charge Port
fees
down payment
VPP Price
Nissan Employees
Business Associate Company Employees
D Plan
Online excel sheet company code
Online email code
Nissan Employees
NNA and Affiliate Company Employees
A/B/C Plan
Dealership Employees
E Plan
Free metered parking in San Jose
Nissan No Charge to Charge Program
Carpool sticker

Check out my previous new car buying tips:
http://youtu.be/NIY4qTu9e4Q

Four Mile Scenic Drive (Route) -On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K


A lot of people are saying this 4 mile scenic drive on the Hāmākua Coast is a must do drive. Well, if did not have the time or for whatever the reason you missed the drive, here is the virtual drive for your enjoyment. We recommend you driving there yourself because the video does not present nor justify the beauty of the route (it may seem to be boring), however if you never been there here is the video.
The road twists and snakes through a lush tropical rain forest lined with streams. Several stops allow for breathtaking views of the ocean and coast. You will be in and among a wide variety of trees.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

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Four Mile Scenic Route
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Hāmākua Coast
volcanic
Big Island
Hawaii
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w
Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/5ai4KDY7Bos
Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/cslTD1JtcGM
Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/jwyG-NvObI0
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/0LvWfV5aGs4
Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/D6pNF2ygqbs
Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/bT8DpVOROzo
Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Gt5jvvhJSow
Heiau-Pololu Valley Lookout-King Kamehameha Statue-On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/rVUOGVrgl_w

Very Special Grandparents and Grandchildren


All grandparents would like to have fun with their grandchildren, but my in-laws have a special way to do it. Starting with our eldest child, the project lasted 11 years including all 10 grandkids. However, the long term relationship will not end with the project,

I will also try to carry on to fostering relationships between generations as well as continuing this great family tradition to the next generation.

Please like it, favorite it, share it and leave comments, we would love to hear your suggestions or your own similar experiences.

You may also want to check other summer kids programs
DIY: The Cheapest Summer Kids Project With The Best Results
http://youtu.be/40NbhCLAbO4

An earlier summer project can be found here:
The Best Deck In The World
http://youtu.be/9TFT4BZcEJw

I try to make one holiday video every year, my previous videos:
New Year Reflections From Dr. Zhang
http://youtu.be/Uf0LGHHmkPU

Christmas Greetings From Dr. Zhang
http://youtu.be/vqfY0bUFUUY

How Can Dog Owners Save 1 Million Plastic Bags Per Year? Please share.


If only 1400 other dog owners do this, we can save 1 million plastic bags every single year. And why stop there? If we all joined together, we could save 5 million, 10 million, 100 million plastic bags each year. Help save our planet – one dog poop at a time. :)

Please support the cause by sharing this video with your friends and family. Thank you, you’re the best!

Our Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/13PoUrF
Our Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/1tzWSrd

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How To Unbox GoPro Hero4 Black & Connect to Smartphone in 5 Minutes


I am going to show you how to unbox a new GoPro Hero4 Black and connect the camera to a smartphone in 5 minutes. I will also show you some of the best and most useful accessories I have used.

GoPro’s unpacking instructions that came with the package are not that good, the first few minutes of unpacking is frustrating, I hope this video will help you save time. In terms of usage, this video provides the minimum you need to know, you can defer reading the user’s guide until later when you have more time.

Summary of Pairing the Hero4 and the Smartphone GoPro App
1. Open the GoPro App and select “Connect to Camera”
2. Press the “Add A New Camera” button
3. Select “Add Your HERO4″
4. Press and hold the Settings button on the lefthand side of the camera until Wi-Fi Mode appears on the screen.
5. Press the mode button to scroll down to “GoPro App” and press the Select button
6. Press the “Continue” button in the app
7. Select your camera from the list
8. Enter the pin number and select “Pair My Camera”
9. Create a new camera name and password
10. You should now see and be able to control the camera that your phone or tablet is connected to

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GoPro
GoPro Hero4 Black
Unbox
Unboxing
Unpacking
smartphone
app
camera
accessories
instruction
Pair Hero4 and Smartphone
Pair Hero4 and GoPro App
Wifi

our previous Hero3+ Black unboxing can be found here:
http://youtu.be/mXrKeHNddns

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Our Adopted Dog-First Vet Visit, Part 2

In Part 2 of our adopted dog’s first vet visit, the vet discusses more lab testing, vaccinations and basic grooming. Lab tests are for heartworm and various possible parasites. We learn more about heartworm and other parasites, fleas, ticks, ear infections, and gingivitis.

We have adopted a dog from the shelter. About a week later we took him for his first vet visit. Well, we did not know if this was his first visit but certainly it was our first.

We recommend you prepare questions in advance and take notes during the visit (we would have forgot a lot of it had we taken this video). Sample questions are:

* Discuss your pet’s dietary habits. It is always helpful to briefly discuss your pet’s diet and feeding schedule. As your pet grows, nutrition needs change and if you are not sure about these, ask. If your pet has digestive problems, ask if there is anything about your pet’s diet that needs changing.

* Ask about dental care and grooming challenges. Good teeth and basic grooming both promote your dog’s long-term health and well-being.

* Bring records of vaccinations and any medications the dog has had. Even if you know the vet has the records, it is good to also maintain your own. Bring them to the vet every time and have the records filled out. This helps you to remember what has been done, when the next vaccinations are due and it is also handy if you change your vet.

* Tell the vet any health or behavior concerns you have, anything you’ve observed that you think might be unusual or you don’t understand. Do not hold back, as not reporting all the symptoms can lead to an incorrect diagnosis and your dog might not be fully helped.

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parasite
flea
ticks
ear infection
gingivitis.
heartworm
teeth problem
vaccination
medications
nail clip
vet
vet visit
veterinarian
ear infection
cough
dental work
tartar buildup
teeth
greenies
diet
food
treats
Vomiting
Upset stomach
Dental disease

The first part of this visit can be found here:
http://youtu.be/VurAnqUXiTI
http://allcutedogs.com/tips/rescued-dog/dogs-first-vet-visit-part-1/
http://fetv.com/dogs-first-vet-visit-part-1/

Heiau-Pololu Valley Lookout-King Kamehameha Statue-On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K


This video shows the Puukohola Heiau, the Pololu Valley Lookout and the king Kamehameha Statue. This National Historic Site is home to one of the largest restored heiau (temple) in Hawaii and is part of the National Park System. Heiau were sacred places of worship for Native Hawaiians, and Puukohola Heiau was a site built to fulfill a historic prophecy.

There is limited parking at the Pololu valley lookout, just park along the road as you come to the overlook. A great view from up top, but don’t miss the steep hike down into the valley. The ocean is magnificent at the bottom. You will miss the King Kamehameha Statue before finding it.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

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Puukohola Heiau
historic
Heiau
National Park System
temple
Pololu Valley Lookout
valley
hike
king Kamehameha Statue
volcanic
Big Island
Hawaii
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg

Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault

Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall

Hawaii Kauai Waimea Canyon-UHD 4K

Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K

Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Snorkeling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Dog’s First Vet Visit, Part 1


We have adopted a dog from the shelter. About a week later we took him for his first vet visit. Well, we did not know if this was his first visit but certainly it was our first.

We recommend you prepare questions in advance and take notes during the visit (we would have forgot a lot of it had we taken this video). Sample questions are:

* Discuss your pet’s dietary habits. It is always helpful to briefly discuss your pet’s diet and feeding schedule. As your pet grows, nutrition needs change and if you are not sure about these, ask. If your pet has digestive problems, ask if there is anything about your pet’s diet that needs changing.

* Ask about dental care and grooming challenges. Good teeth and basic grooming both promote your dog’s long-term health and well-being.

* Bring records of vaccinations and any medications the dog has had. Even if you know the vet has the records, it is good to also maintain your own. Bring them to the vet every time and have the records filled out. This helps you to remember what has been done, when the next vaccinations are due and it is also handy if you change your vet.

* Tell the vet any health or behavior concerns you have, anything you’ve observed that you think might be unusual or you don’t understand. Do not hold back, as not reporting all the symptoms can lead to an incorrect diagnosis and your dog might not be fully helped.

Tags
vet
vet visit
veterinarian
ear infection
cough
dental work
tartar buildup
teeth
greenies
diet
food
treats
Vomiting
Upset stomach
Dental disease

Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

Volcano-Steam Vent-Sulphur Bank-Lava Tube-Devastation Trail On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K

You will see the Hawaii Volcano National Park, and find the Jagger museum, see steam vents caused by lava under the crust of the earth. The Thurston lava tube was fascinating, we also visited the hidden underground tunnel and Devastation Trail.

At Sulphur Banks (Ha’akulamanu), volcanic gases seep out of the ground along with groundwater steam. These gases are rich in carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide — the gas that smells like rotten eggs. Some sulfur gases deposit pure crystals at Sulphur Banks. Other sulfur gases form sulfuric acid which breaks down the lava to clay. This clay is stained red and brown with iron oxide.

The Jagger Museum is named after Thomas A. Jagger, and it contains many exhibits and artifacts on volcanology. The Thurston lava tube is a tube through the earth that was carved out by a flow of lava many centuries ago, and you must go through a rainforest jungle in order to reach this spectacular natural wonder.

Devastation Trail is a trail that leads through an area that was devastated by volcanic activity when Kīlauea Iki erupted in 1959. Seeing the cinders made us realize just how devastating the volcanic eruption was.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

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Hawaii Volcano National Park
Volcano
Volcano Park
Jagger Museum
Lava Tube
Thurston lava tube
steam vents
Sulphur Banks (Ha’akulamanu)
Sulphur Banks
sulfur dioxide
telescope
view scope
Devastation Trail
volcanic
Big Island
Hawaii
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w
Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/5ai4KDY7Bos
Driving/walking Around In Kauai Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/cslTD1JtcGM
Akaka Falls In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/jwyG-NvObI0
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/0LvWfV5aGs4
Ancient Wonder: Petroglyph Sites On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/D6pNF2ygqbs
Lava Tree Park On Big Island, Hawaii-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/bT8DpVOROzo