Costco Korea: Now with Online Shopping

November 17th, 2015 by Kimberly · 1 Comment

I’d like to welcome Costco Korea to the online shopping world!  You can now buy a wide range of products through the website right from the comfort of your own home.  I have been wondering which Costco location would get online shopping next, and I have to say I’m not too surprised they picked Korea since they have such a strong presence there.

Costco Korea website now offers online shopping!

Costco Korea website now offers online shopping!

I have looked through the new Costco Korea online shopping site and have been impressed (and in some cases a bit jealous) with all of the products you can purchase through the new site.  There are a number of Kirkland Signature items that I’ve never seen in the UK.  In a lot of ways, it is very similar to the online sites for Costco US and Canada. uses the same basic layout as you’ll find at the other online shopping sites for Costco for the pages, including the product information pages.  You can tell that they aren’t fully up to the level of products that they probably will get to eventually (like all new online shopping sites), but there are still a lot of things to buy online.  Here are the shopping categories:


  • Digital / Appliances
  • Furniture / Home Decor
  • Baby & Child / Toys / Christmas
  • Sports / Fitness
  • Garden / Patio
  • Clothing / Fashion Accessories
  • Jewelry / Watches / Accessories
  • Beauty / Health
  • Tools / Life / Car
  • Food
  • Stationery / Office

As with all of Costco’s online shopping sites, the homepage features certain products or deals and has a “Hot Buys” section too.  There’s also a link to the Costco Korea Photo Center at the bottom of the homepage.  That same footer area contains information about signing up for a membership and the Samsung affiliated Costco American Express credit card.  The product detail pages have good sized images and full product specifications and information.  They do not have the ability to leave a product review yet.  I’m hoping this comes along soon, though I am still waiting for it to be added here in the UK too and they’ve been doing online shopping for quite a while now.

If you purchase something from and you find out it doesn’t quite live up to your expectations, the good thing is that you have two options on how to return it to Costco.  You can either ship it back to them or you can just return it to your local Costco warehouse.  This policy is similar to what you would get in the US or Canada.  I wish that was as nice but here we don’t have the option to return things to the stores, and that has actually kept me from making purchases through their online store on several occasions.  So I’m glad to see that they had the sense to implement the full (and correct) return policy from the beginning.

There are a few little tweaks that I think they need to make, though some of this could just be lost in translation when switching from Korean to English.  It is really quite hard to find the latest coupon book now.  The only link I could find initially to the coupons was by clicking on the link for Kirkland Signature in the footer area of the page.  However, knowing that they are referred to as “Costco Events” I see that there is also a direct link in the footer area of the pages.  I like how they have the link to the current coupons in the header of the page in the US and think that is probably the pattern that all of the other sites should follow.  Coupons are so very popular with shoppers that you shouldn’t make them hunt around your site to find them.

Er, what kind of moisturizer?

Er, what kind of moisturizer?

The other thing that might need some work is the English translations.  I’m not positive but it looks like they might be using Google Translate, or some other tool, to do this automatically, which is great for cutting down on a lot of  people time, but does make for some very odd and (I’m presuming) incorrect translations.  But then again, perhaps this isn’t a big issue for them, though I do know a lot of English-speaking expats are living in Korea and they love some Costco shopping too.  Luckily all of the products have images so you can get beyond the strange translations without too much of an issue if you know what you are looking to buy.  For the most part the search feature is okay but I know it isn’t finding everything when I do a search in English.  And by the way, they are using US English spellings and not UK English, for instance “color” instead of “colour”.  Here’s a translation that turned up on one of the hot buy items, a 30 piece set of Corel dinnerware:

  • 3 does not go well with a glass broken teeth without compression bits of mozzarella.
  • 3중 압축 비트렐 유리로 잘 깨지지 않고 이가 나가지 않습니다. (original text)

Yeah, I’ve got no idea what that is supposed to be saying but I’m pretty sure that translation isn’t spot on.  That’s certainly one of the more garbled translations but there are plenty of others too.  Clearly, this is a Google Translate problem and not directly a Costco issue but could impact the website shopping for expats.  It would take a lot of people time to fix this because I think you would probably need to revert to human produced translations, unfortunately.  The one thing I think they could fix though is that they use a lot of graphics with text on them and if they really want to have an English language version of the site, they should either avoid doing that or make sure that they have a translated version available that is shown to shoppers that select English as the language.

My last gripe is about an annoying message I keep getting on the homepage about updating to the latest version of my browser (Chrome) even though I have the latest version.  This sounds like a bit of buggy code and is easy to get beyond, but still a bit annoying.

Every woman needs one of these, don't they?

Every woman needs one of these, don’t they?

Okay, on to more fun stuff!  One of the most expensive items I saw at the new Costco Korea online shopping site is, as you might expect, a big flashy diamond ring.  They’ve got a 7.48 ct diamond ring in a platinum setting with a mammoth price of ₩235,900,000 (that’s $201,901 or £132,810).  Not surprisingly, you can’t just pop that into your cart, along with some Kirkland Signature shampoo and a multi-pack of socks, so if you want this fancy ring for a special someone, you’ll have to call Costco Korea directly to actually purchase it.  This one wasn’t the most expensive piece in the special order jewellery section though.  That honor goes to a 78.19 ctw diamond necklace for a staggering ₩889,900,000 ($761,643 or £501,009)!!  Wow, someone could have a very nice holiday season with that gift, huh?

Regardless if you are looking for something that pricey and fabulous or the more normal Costco type purchases, it is great that Costco Korea now offers you the convenient option of shopping online.  As with all of the Costco online shopping sites, you’ve got to remember that you’ll find plenty of items online that you’d never see in the stores.  Happy shopping!


→ 1 Comment

Tags: Share

This Week at Costco – November 8, 2015

November 14th, 2015 by Kimberly · 1 Comment

This is more of a what’s new at Costco kind of post, instead of my normal bunch of reviews.  Embarrassingly, I’ve been trying to get this posted for several weeks now.  There are always lots of interesting new products at Costco, I think, these are just a few of the ones that I know about.  All of these are products that are new to Costco locations in the US, though the beer advent calendar might be available in the UK too (if not, it should be because I think it would be a big seller here).

German Beer Advent Calendar – Some fellow Costco fans gave me a heads up about this brilliant Christmas gift for the beer connoisseur in your life.  They found this collection of 24, 16.9 ounce bottles of beer on a recent/October trip to their Shoreline, Washington Costco location.   All of the beers behind the traditional little advent calendar doors are imported from Germany and they are all different.  I don’t drink beer, but this seems brilliant even to me.  This beery Christmas treat is $59.99, or $2.50 per bottle, which seems reasonable (I think).  I do love that it even has the little doors, just like a regular advent calendar, but instead of chocolate or something, it is a bottle of beer.  This probably won’t be around for much longer, so if you want one you should try to get to your Costco to pick it up sooner rather than later.

German Beer Advent Calendar

German Beer Advent Calendar

German Beer Advent Calendar - 24 different beers

German Beer Advent Calendar – 24 different beers

German Beer Advent Calendar - List of beers

German Beer Advent Calendar – List of beers

Bob Evans Side Dishes

Bob Evans Side Dishes

Bob Evans Side Dishes – I don’t know if these are available at Costco locations across the US, but a reader in Chicago alerted me to this new addition to his local Costco store.  It doesn’t surprise me that they would be in Chicago stores, because I remember Bob Evans restaurants being all over there.  You can get 32 ounce family size versions of at least some of the Bob Evans side dishes like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese.  These could definitely be a bit of a helping hand for the holidays, huh?  The family size packs at Costco serve seven, according to the packaging, at least, but your hunger may vary.  The mashed potatoes are made with real potatoes, cream and butter – yum!  The mac and cheese is made with real cheddar cheese too.  Aside from these two, I’m not sure if they have any of the other side dishes available.  I noticed that they also have mashed sweet potatoes, which would really be perfect for Thanksgiving, so I hope they have these at Costco too.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a ton of information available about this offering at Costco, but it is something to be on the look out for at your Costco.

Duncan Hines Premium Chocolate Baking Mix

Duncan Hines Premium Chocolate Baking Mix

Duncan Hines Decadent Premium Chocolate Baking Mix – I saved this one for last because it’s something I’ve actually tried.  Plus, not only is this new to Costco, but it is a totally new Duncan Hines product.  And it is brilliant!  This is a very clever multi-purpose mix that can make a cake, cookies, bars, and even pancakes.  All chocolate, of course.  On the back of the box, they actually have recipes for seven different items you can make with this one mix:  cake, chocolate chewy bars, whoopie pies, biscotti, pancakes, cupcakes, and cookies.  I’ve used Duncan Hines cake mixes for years and have always been quite pleased with the results.  My favourite is probably the dark chocolate fudge cake mix (which is what is in my cabinet right now), so this chocolate multi-mix is really perfect for me.  I haven’t used it for making a cake yet, but we did try out cookies and pancakes, both of which were outstanding.  Depending on what you want to make you’ll need to add things like water, eggs, butter, milk, and vegetable oil, which is all fairly standard for cake or brownie mixes.  The prep and cooking times will obviously depend on what you are making too, but this does make it just that bit quicker and easier to prepare a delicious chocolate treat.  Making the cookies was a breeze and we were eating hot, decadently chocolaty cookies in half an hour or so; made with Kirkland Signature chocolate chips of course.  You use one bag of the mix for each recipe but it does make quite a bit.  I think we ended up with between two and three dozen cookies and maybe ten pancakes.  I normally wouldn’t make chocolate pancakes, but this mix made it so easy.  I topped them with a squirt or two (or three) of whipped cream and some cherry topping and they made for a yummy weekend breakfast.  I think the pancakes would be great mixed with another one of my favourites: Nutella.  I haven’t tried the whoopie pies, but I’ll probably give those a try next, though I might have to come up with a couple of different fillings to sandwich between the two cookies.   I think this mix is ideal for holiday baking time too because you can use the big box at Costco to make four different recipes and save yourself a bit of hassle. I’ve got two pouches of the baking mix left and I am looking forward to picking my next two desserts to whip up.

You can find a bit more information, like the list of ingredients, at the Duncan Hines website; they’ve also got a couple of additional recipes too.  At Costco you get a box that contains four bags of the mix and the price is right around $7.50.  It’s quite a good deal if you like to bake but, like me, don’t mind taking a few shortcuts to get to the delicious treat-eating stage a bit sooner.  I was fortunate enough to get a box of this new baking mix hot off the production line from Duncan Hines, but you can find it at various Costco stores in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona, and California (here’s a PDF of stores where you can find it already).  I am hoping that it will be a big seller and Costco and Duncan Hines will make it available everywhere soon.


→ 1 Comment

Tags: Food · gifts · Holidays Share

Costco US Pre-Thanksgiving Coupons: November 20, 2015

November 12th, 2015 by Kimberly · 1 Comment

Start your holiday shopping early at Costco on November 20, 2015

Start your holiday shopping early at Costco on November 20, 2015

Costco US has a special savings books that starts on November 20 (next Friday) and the deals are good until they run out of stock apparently.  And even better, all of the deals are instant savings, so no coupons needed.  You don’t even need the book or app to get the deals.  Some of the deals are HUGE, like $1,200 off a television, but a lot of them are like regular coupons with a few dollars off of more normal purchases.  There are 100 coupons for deals in the warehouses (some of which are also good online) and then another 40 for items found exclusively at  That’s a whole lot of saving, but since they are only good while supplies last, don’t put off shopping for the things you really want or else you might miss out on them entirely.

As usual, I have uploaded this special Costco US Coupon Book PDF (or view it in the Google PDF viewer) (this is a PDF of what they posted online), or you can view it at the warehouse coupons on the website.  This coupon book does overlap the currently, regular Costco US coupon book, so you can make the most of your savings by getting all of the deals after the 20th of November.

I don’t even know where to start with this bunch of coupons because there are so many really terrific deals.  If you are at all in the market for a new television, these coupons look like your new best friend.  There are 17 different television deals in the warehouse and at and then two more deals on televisions that are only available through  So, nineteen television deals in all.   The biggest savings, $1,200, is on a really pricey Samsung 75″ 4K television with built-in WiFi.  It’s very lux and has a big price tag to go with, so you’ll definitely need the $1,200 break; a similar but not the exact same model at right now is $3779.99 but has a $500 discount currently.  In any case, there are plenty of more normal televisions for purchase with deals ranging from $700 – $40 off.  Most of the deals are for Samsung, though there are deals for five Vizio and a single LG television too.  If you like to be an early(ish) adopter, a number of these are 4K ultra HD, so you can get a TV with the latest and greatest.

Moving on from televisions, there are lots of great deals on household items, clothing, and food.  There are a number of items that will be great for anyone celebrating the festive holiday season with parties too.  There’s so much in this book that I like, I’ll try to keep the list reasonable though.  I’m not going to go through all of the food items, but I will just say that if I were in the US I would be buying all of that stuff, well, except for the Taster’s Choice.

If you’re having a party, I have a few recommendations that I’ve made before but I will just quickly reiterate: the Reflections Cutlery and the Masterpiece Plates.  These plasticware items look like the real deal cutlery and plates.  I’ve actually had people think they were real and were appalled when I tossed them in the trash after a party.  The plates are sturdy and a decent size with a little silver band around them that makes them look like china plates that no one would want to clean.  In the Masterpiece package you get 25 cake plates and 25 dinner plates for $3.50 off, unfortunately there’s a limit of four.  But that should be enough to get you through a couple of parties and festive celebrations.  You can definitely get cheaper plastic plates, but these look nice and are more sturdy than most of the other ones I’ve tried or used.  The Reflections cutlery is similar nice looking with a “silver” finish, so that they do in fact look like real cutlery.  The best part is that even though they are plastic, the knife actually works to cut something aside from melting butter!  And the second best thing about them is that you can throw it away at the end of the party.  In the package at Costco you get 80 forks and 40 knives and 40 spoons for $3.50 off, but again a limit of four.  And finally, to round this out, you can get an instant savings of $2.00 off a big box of Kirkland Signature Napkins.  It looks like there are four packages of 260 napkins each in the box (1,040 napkins total).  I’ve not tried these, but hopefully these are a decent quality, like most KS products.  They do say “casual dining” on the box, so maybe you need to spring for something better to go with your fancy plasticware.

There’s a good deal for $25.00 off a 36 piece/service for six Mikasa Bone China Dinnerware set that I would also suggest; after the discount it is just $74.99.  You can get this in your local warehouse or online, so even if you miss it in the stores you can still get the deal online.  I bought some Mikasa bone china dinnerware from Costco (in the UK) a couple of years ago and love it.  I use it for my everyday dishes and put it in the microwave and dishwasher and it handles it all with grace and a big of elegance.  We have a plain pattern on ours but this has the “swirl” pattern, but the all white colour means it won’t be drastically out of style in no time.  I really like the durability combined with the lightweight nature of this dinnerware.  The set has three sizes of plates, two different bowl sizes, and a mug.  The term “mug” makes it sound bigger and clunkier than it is though.  It looks like this is just like my set and the two bowls are a big one for soup or cereal and then a small one that is perfect for fruit, snacks, or desserts.  I’m a big fan of our Mikasa set, as is everyone that has used it, and would suggest this for anyone that is toying with the idea of getting a new set of dishes.

I know that there has been a discussion on one of my old posts about the Calvin Klein tank tops that they used to have at Costco (which I and several others it seems all loved).  Well, in this book they’ve got a savings deal for $3.00 off a two-pack of Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Tanks.  I don’t remember the ones I have being labeled as stretchy, so I’m inclined to think these aren’t the exact same.  However, they look like a good replacement.  I like these better than a camisole because I need to wear a bra at all times when I am upright and these will actually cover the straps.  These are great for lounging around the house or wearing as a layering piece.  This time of year I like to wear them under sweaters because they give me a bit of extra warmth without being too hot.

The one last thing that I want to mention is the Apple iTunes gift card pack.  You can get $15.00 off a pack of four, $25.00 iTunes gift cards with these deals and that is an amazing deal.  If you know someone (and I’d be more surprised if you didn’t) that uses iTunes these are a great gift for an outstanding deal.  I’d also guess that these aren’t $100 in the Costco warehouses either, so you’ll be saving even more over the face value of the gift cards.  They also have a set of four, $15.00 iTunes gift cards available at; those are currently $56.49 (including shipping) but I’m guessing they might be having a deal with those too, though maybe not the full $15.00 off, I can’t really tell from the wording on the coupon.  And don’t forget, you can always get yourself a gift too!

There are still so many great deals that I didn’t mention, so definitely take a good look through these instant savings deals and save yourself a little money this holiday season, without the need to battle through the Black Friday shopping crowds.  With these pre-holiday savings you can sleep in the Friday following Thanksgiving and avoid all of the craziness.


→ 1 Comment

Tags: · Coupons Share

Guest Post: Experience with Costco Flooring Services in Houston

November 10th, 2015 by Kimberly · 1 Comment

[I’ve got a number of different posts about experiences with various Costco services.  A few of them are really dreadful, like most of the experiences with water delivery, and some of them are really great, such as with the cabinets.   The flooring services seem to be fairly hit or miss, so I am hoping this latest guest post will be a good way to get a bit more discussion about everyone’s outcomes using the Costco flooring services.   Bill, from Houston, TX, didn’t have a great experience, unfortunately, and Costco’s follow up on his issues definitely wasn’t impressive either.  It seems that the outcome of the services delivered are only as good as the local people that Costco has teamed up with, and sadly that doesn’t look anywhere near as consistently solid as their own customer service (of course their customer service was a let down on this one too).  After reading so many emails and comments about Costco services, I think they really need to revisit how they select the local services contractors.]

Wow, did we have an experience with Costco services flooring. The contractor was a great guy, based in Houston. Bottom line, he matched a local flooring store price in the end, but then later discovered he left out the cost of flooring in our entry way. Even though we specified a three day install because we needed to move around so many things in our house, and included this condition as a written footnote in our agreement, two days before work was set to begin he called wanting to accommodate his installer by making it a two day project. We agreed to the two day but that was before two things: the discovery that he had not included the entry way in the bid; and, the expiration of our cancel period.

Work was accomplished in two days but with a caveat. First day, they worked until 7:00 PM. Second day, they worked until 9:00 PM. They did not use any fill the second day under the vinyl plank floor and so our hallway bathroom is anything but smooth and level. We agreed to some price adjustments and moved on.

I love Costco. I’ve been a member since 2001 when they opened in Houston.  The local Costco store manager said he would contact the regional Costco manager…nothing.  Two emails to Seattle customer service . . . nothing. Very disappointing.   I still love Costco, but this is the end of any relationships through Costco with outside providers.

Bill from Houston, TX


→ 1 Comment

Tags: Guest Posts · services Share

Happy Eighth Anniversary, AddictedToCostco!

November 7th, 2015 by Kimberly · 12 Comments

That's EIGHT.  Eight blogging years!  Ha ha ha ha!

That’s EIGHT. Eight blogging years! Ha ha ha ha!

Today, November 7, means that I’ve actually been blogging about Costco for eight years.  It’s hard for me to imagine that it has really been that long.  I can’t believe that with Costco’s three thousand-ish  items that they carry, I could continuously find great things to write about, but it clearly is because I don’t even repeat myself all that often when I’m doing reviews.  Luckily, Costco keeps changing things up and getting new stuff in, so that I can keep sharing things with everyone.  Of course, there’s also lots of news to share because Costco has undergone a lot of changes since I’ve been writing my blog: new CEO, lots and lots of new locations, online shopping, mobile apps, and several new policies.

When I started my blog all those years ago, I was living in Austin, Texas and thought that no one but the friend that wanted me to write it and my mom would read it.  To be honest, I didn’t even really expect my mom to read it.   But over the years I’ve had millions of readers from all over the world, including plenty of places where there isn’t even a Costco location.  I can still remember the excitement I felt the first time I had a reader/commenter that I didn’t know from a state where I didn’t even have a relative.  I was amazed, shocked, and thrilled!  I really appreciate it when people take the time to email me, or comment on a post here.  I also greatly appreciate it when people take the time to write a guest post for me to share with everyone.  I’m both proud and humble that people take the time to read my blog and share their love of Costco here too.

I wrote my blog from Austin for a couple of years, and then we moved to London in early 2010.  So since then I’ve been writing about my Costco adventures in the UK.  Well, except for our six month trip to Sydney in 2013 when I got the chance to write about Costco Australia.  I’ve also been lucky enough to visit Costco locations in Korea and Japan.  I’m looking forward to visiting Costco’s new locations in Spain sometime too.  And when they finally get their new location open in France, I’ll be visiting that one too.  Thanks to all of our travels over the last couple of  years, I have been to Costco locations in five different countries:  US, UK, Australia, Korea, and Japan.  I’m hoping to get the time to stop in Canada on a trip between the US and UK so that I can check out a Costco Canada location at some point as well.

So, now a few statistics about my blog:

  • I have published 1,193 posts in the last eight years, that includes Guest Posts.  That’s an average of 149.13 posts per year and 2.87 posts on average per week.  I have always tried really hard to get 3 posts published per week, but sometimes I’ve been sick, on holiday, or moving (who knew that would happen so frequently) so I haven’t always gotten that done.  Of course, sometimes there is so much Costco news I need more than three posts per week too.
  • In the last eight years I have made right around 280 “This Week at Costco” posts.  In those posts I have reviewed well over 1,000 different products that I have bought at Costco.  I’m not sure how often I’ve repeated reviews but I think I’ve probably written about 1,400 or so products.  That’s quite a few reviews!  I try not to repeat reviews but sometimes they’ve changed stuff or I like it so much I feel like it needs to be repeated.  Hopefully, everyone forgives me for the occasional repeat.   Sometimes I do special posts to review products too, so those aren’t even included in my “This Week at Costco” post estimates.  But really, there are some things like the Kirkland Signature Men’s Dress Shirts that are so great, I want to make sure everyone gives them a try.
  • Over the years I have written about tons and tons of coupons.  I’ve covered the great savings that could be found in around 200 different coupon books from the US, UK, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, and Australia.
  • Across all eight years, I’ve published a number of Guest Posts and I am grateful to all of my guest posters throughout the years and really appreciate that they took the time to contribute to my blog. I love to share Guest Posts from readers that have something to share or want to help making a purchase decision for other readers by sharing their experience.  All of them were great and generated a good amount of discussion and hopefully the people looking for help or opinions got the information they were looking for.  I love having guest posts because it gives me, as well as all of you, a different perspective on Costco, their products, and their services.
  • In the last eight years, there have been a total of 13,269 comments by lots of different readers and myself.  That’s an average of 11.12 comments per post, which is reasonable I think.  Of course, I know that isn’t how it works, because some posts don’t even elicit a peep.  But there are some posts that generate way more than their fair share of comments.  For instance, the Costco Locations page alone has generated 3,079 comments.
  • In 2012, I was fortunate enough to be a small part of the CNBC documentary “The Costco Craze” as a result of writing this blog.  It was very cool and lots of fun.  I was a little worried that I was going to come off as the crazy lady who has a weird obsession with Costco, but they made it seem almost normal. LOL  Thanks to that show, I’ve gained a lot of additional readers.  And each time it repeats I get a few more readers too.
Since I have been writing this blog there have been some big changes at Costco too:
  • Certainly the biggest change was the new CEO that took over at the beginning of 2012.  Jim Sinegal stepped down and Craig Jelinek officially took over as CEO.  So far, so good after his first few years in charge.
  • There was a small membership price increase of 10% in the US and Canada.
  • In 2009, Costco US started accepting food stamps.
  • Costco released its first app for your favourite smartphone.  It’s very useful if you’re in the US, and I believe Canada has their own app now too.  I hope they’ll release specific apps for the other countries soon.
  • Costco updated their websites around the world.  For some it was just sprucing up the informational websites that they provide.  However, for the US and Canada this included major overhauls for their online shopping sites.
  • Costco rolled out online shopping through their Costco UK website in 2012 and at the end of 2013 they added an online shopping site for Costco Mexico.
  • Costco opened their first Australian location in 2009 in Melbourne.  At this point there are seven locations open in Australia, with another one opening later this month.
  • In May 2014, Costco made an exciting addition when they opened their first location in Spain.  Just recently they opened their  second Spain location in Madrid.

As always, I want to say a huge “thank you” to everyone that reads my blog and contributes their thoughts and opinions.  I appreciate all of the sharing, whether through comments, guest posts, emails, or sending me links and information.  Without all of you I really would just be that totally crazy lady who has an unnatural attachment to Costco.

I also have to say thank you to Costco for stocking all the fabulous products that I keep loving year after year and for always managing to find new and exciting things that I can’t wait to try.  None of us would love them quite so much if they didn’t have exceptional value with the best customer service and shopping experience ever.   Thanks, Costco, keep up the good work!



Tags: Costco in Blogs · General Share