You know when you played tag and you wanted to be it….oh oh, tag me, tag me! You end up just reaching out asking for the tag? I’m it!
Four jobs I’ve had in my life
- Ice Cream Scooper
- Restaurant Manager
Four movies I can watch over and over (hmm, I own the last 3 movies on the list)
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Princess Bride
Four places I have lived
- San Leandro, CA
- Danville, CA
- Santa Barbara, CA
- Hong Kong
Four TV shows I love to watch
Four places I have been on vacation (not many places, sadly)
- British Columbia, Canada
- East Coast
Four websites I visit daily (er, almost daily)
- Google News
- Yahoo -to check mail and fantasy golf stats (when I remember)
- The high school fellowship site
Four of my favorite foods
- Breakfast – sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, toast, bacon, etc.
- Japanese -but not the raw stuff, hate the texture
- Noodles -any kind
- My mom’s cooking
Four places I would rather be right now
- Sleeping in my bed
- Snowboarding on a snow-covered mountain somewhere
- On a golf course playing 9 holes (not in any shape for 18 right now)
- Eating with my parents or my grandma
Four people I am tagging to do this (no one specific, like how I was tagged)
- anybody who reads this and wears glasses
- anybody who reads this and is bored
- anybody who reads this and has a blog
- anybody who reads this and is procrastinating like me
Clicking random things on the screen to make a guy go crazy and destroy his computer is my idea of fun.
You have been a true friend,
You kept me company at night.
I’m sorry for my inattention,
Oh, how I have neglected you.
You allowed me
To express myself in ways I never imagined.
You opened the door
To a web of a world I had never known.
You changed me
Into a person I never knew I could be.
But when you turned away from me,
You left a hole in my heart.
What was I to do?
Dialogue was broken.
I could not post,
And no one could comment.
To revive the relationship,
The well of my wallet was emptied.
The cost, higher than normal.
But now, your name is restored.
Your domain, secured.
You are once again mine,
And mine alone.
I cherish our bond,
And promise my faithfulness–
From now, until
I come up with a better domain name.
Happy New Year. Wow, by my lack of posts, you’d think I moved out of the country…again. But I’m sure the little changes on this site is some assurance that I am still here. Thanks to all who prayed for my mom. She stayed in the hospital that night for observation. The doctors still don’t know what’s wrong, but she’s at home and doin her thang when she’s not in too much pain.
Got resolutions? Sure, every year. We’ll see how long these last.
- I should post more, since I’m paying for this space.
- I’ve been praying a lot lately, but I need to spend more time in the Word.
- Gotta get back to practicing in the park. It’s been a long time. Speaking of the park, I looked up one of the posts I wrote back in 2002 about needing to go back to the park and look what I wrote about what I wanted to be doing. That’s amazing how God has brought me to where I am today, even though I am not working on the forefront, I am definitely in the game.
The Donald: “You’re hired.”
Good eye, Johnny.
This must be the 2nd or 3rd time renting House of Flying Daggers and I finally got to watch it. The first time I rented it, the disc kept skipping. I still think it’s funny how the English and Chinese (Ambush From Ten Sides) titles have nothing to do with each other in these types of movies. And why didn’t someone tell me it was a cheesy love story? Well, who wouldn’t fall for an Asian Orlando Bloom?
I also started reading Memoirs of a Geisha. I remember when OJ was reading it way back when it was published. I was supposed to borrow it from her but the book never made it’s way back to SF. I’m excited about the movie, but why do they have Chinese actors playing Japanese roles? Couldn’t they find someone from one of those Karate Kid movies? Don’t get me wrong, I like Zhang Ziyi, but come on. I guess it’s kinda like Catherine Zeta-Jones playing an American. They just look like they fit the part.
First day at the new job. First thing that went on was the Monday morning prayer meeting. It’s great. Who gets to go to work on Mondays and the first thing they do is pray? During the meeting, they mentioned that I was a turning point, going into full-time ministry. Even up until today, I didn’t fully realize that I have just crossed the line into full-time ministry work. I guess that phrase didn’t occur to me. Maybe because I’ve always thought that full-time ministry meant working as a pastor, youth worker, campus minister, urban or overseas missionary. I have to raise funds for my salary. People are more willing to give money to a someone who will be working oversease rather to someone who will be working mostly in the Bay Area, like me. But if you want to partner up with me in this ministry, feel free to donate, supply things that might be helpful for my job, or if you want it to count as a tax deduction, wait for my prayer letter. Want other ways to partner up? Invite me to make a presentation at your group or church. You can also help me pray for
- smooth transition for the kids I was working with
- support from my family as I share my career move with them
- good team experience, spiritual encouragement and growth as I enter full-time ministry
I watched Kingdom of Heaven this weekend. I agree with what Sacrod said about how there are huge gaps in the character development, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
From The Guardian’s news blog:
What are they? Have the Pokemon been spawning the love children of Astroboy? Have five boddhisatvas turned up in Beijing as strange little manga aliens?
No, they’re Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying and Ni Ni – the five official mascots of the 2008 Olympics, unveiled earlier today in a grand ceremony in Beijing…
Why do the Chinese always use dolls to market/promote events? Hmm…
I will miss watching the sunset over the ocean after work.
I’m still transitioning out of my current job since I have to stay on board to train new therapists for my cases. My last official day is next Thursday, but I’ll be starting the new job on Monday. So guess what? Next week will be a lot of work and commuting trying to juggle both jobs for a few days. Pray for energy.
I’m excited. Actually, I think my parents are even more thrilled to hear that I have a regular 8 hour a day job behind a desk. Guess they didn’t see 1 on 1 therapy as a “real” job. I realized that I’ve never had an 8 hour a day job before. I’ve never had my own desk or my own cubicle for that matter. It’s kinda weird to think of it in those terms. My friend (and now coworker) MaryAnn, told me to bring all my decorations. Funny.
I worked a half day today, which was great cuz I got to relax. The other half was spent catching up on reading all my RSS subscriptions. I like it cuz I don’t have to visit every single website, all the news that gets published is brought to me. I use Thunderbird since I use it for email as well, but if you want to try it out, I’d suggest something like Bloglines. I also found livemarks, which is a project to show del.icio.us bookmarks live. There’s a handy dandy Firefox extension called JustBlogIt that let’s me blog about things pretty effortlessly. Firefox? What, too cool for IE? That’s right. I should put up one of those images, but I think the pop up bar I have now is good enough.
I’m a little late, Open Office 2.0 is out. Finally, I can edit my resume without it looking all weird.
And I also found a lot of cool broadband tools. While you’re there, test your line performance. Or find out your IP address. A lot of people probably already know about this stuff. See, I’m not that geeky. Wait, I just posted about it, yeah I am.
Anyways, I did almost nothing today, which was a time of much needed rest. I gotta make sure I get my stuff done. Remember the milk.
Saturday night was TAD: Teacher’s Appreciation Day. We were tricked by the pastor’s wife (yes, the pastor’s wife was in on the conspiracy) into thinking that we had a youth worker’s meeting. Instead, we found ourselves in a candlelit room with beautiful decorated tables and place settings. We had individual name cards, menus and programs. The meal included an exquisite prime rib dinner, complete with appetizers and a variety of desserts, including dark chocolate of course. Attention to detail was evidenced by the availability of horseradish and toothpicks after dinner. The service was impeccable. I sound like a restaurant critic, but they deserve the credit. I’ve never seen my kids so well mannered (at least to us) that I wondered why I don’t see that kind of behavior more on Sundays. Continue reading
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I’ve been so tired these past two weeks. Is it because I work really long hours during the week or that I’ve been out of town on the weekends? I feel like I haven’t been home at all. Or maybe it’s because I switched to decaf coincidentally about two weeks ago. You’d think Peet’s is so strong that even the decaf should still have some effect, but I guess not. I definitely need to go back to the real stuff. I’m such a coffee fiend — someone get me something here.
It was good to hang out with Julia and Benny tonight. I’m glad we’ve kept in touch (kinda) after all these years and it sure helps when you have mutual friends. Julia made my day when she mentioned how she liked this site and that she learned a little bit more about me just by reading some of my entries. I wished more people would take advantage of this internet thing and use it as a tool to keep in touch or just to communicate in a different way. I guess that’s why things like Friendster was created. I actually hate those types of things. Personally, I like the freedom and creativity of websites so I can write my own thoughts or participate in a conversation through comments. Hmm, ya think?
Talking to Benny about golf made me realize how much I miss playing. I haven’t gone out all year. I can never play on the weekdays because I spend so much time at that wretched place that holds my paycheck hostage until I do what they ask. As for the weekends, Sundays are shot and I’d feel guilty if I spent 5 hours on Saturday doing anything but cleaning my house, doing laundry or bills, or planning for Sunday school. I’m such a homebody. Man, I need to get out more.
Team America: World Police is funny, but crude. Would you expect anything less from the creators of South Park? Satire on our political strategy. Cheesy line: “I promised not to die, but I’m already dead inside.” I love it.
Didya know that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is in dictionary.com?
I’ve gone whitewater rafting before, but this time we ran the Middle Fork of the American River. It was terrific. If you look at the picture on the website, you can see how all the people in the boat (with the exception of the guide) is sitting down in the middle of the boat. That’s because in the Tunnel Chute, the guide gave the command to “get down” so we would put the weight in the center of the boat. That was only for a few seconds and we were called back to paddling immediately after the first huge drop. The water was sooo cold, but it was extremely fun. Thanks to Brad for a fun trip!
Someone asked if I would take the high schoolers next year. All summer long, they kept asking me when I would plan a rafting trip for them. Even the several weeks prior to the trip, I asked for a show of hands of who’s interested and who would go. But when it came time to turn in all the permission slips and money, not a single soul wanted to go. So you ask, will you plan a rafting trip for them next year? I say they don’t deserve to go. I don’t even want to plan the snow trip anymore. I just know that I’m going up.
As I posted before, today is officially Talk Like a Pirate Day. Play this game where you have to convert as many people as possible into piratey Pastafarians as you can before the time runs out.
Check it, I won! If you were wondering what that logo was next to the “random stuff,” it’s a link to Blingo. Use it as a search engine and you can win stuff. They said the prize should come in the next couple of weeks. We’ll see when I get it. Too bad I didn’t win an iPod shuffle like that guy who won 55 minutes before me.
The iPod saga continues with the nano. Too bad I don’t need a portable mp3 player. I live out of my car so I’m happy with my mp3/CD player and the sub.
Update (July 16, in the morning): Kevin C. Smith also has some outstanding photography.
I’ve been really bored with the radio stations around here. I need some new music to jazz up my life, no pun intended. I’ve been listening to different song samples on Amazon . What I find most helpful is the “explore similar items” link. It’s opened up a whole new world of artists to me. But I still need a place to start so let me know if there’s good stuff out there that I should be listening to. I’m pretty much open to anything right now, especially songs with good bass :)
At the moment, I have a dual monitor setup at home. I found out I have 2 more monitors at my disposal. I should go for the flight simulator setup.
Someone buy this for me. Do note that the item pictured there is not the actual item. I’ve been using the handsoap at a client’s house and I just fell in love with the smell.
I’ve noticed that a lot of the clothes that I’m buying don’t have tags anymore. Every thing’s just printed where the tag should be (even on my new underwear!) TMI, sorry.
Are you impressed?
My friend’s brother, Yee, is coming down for a wedding and he needed to borrow my guitar to play at the wedding. I needed some new strings and he just bought me this set and a short cut capo. Now I just need to learn how to use it.
Steve McCurry is one great photographer. If you can’t take good pictures, you can make your own. There’s something scary about the eyes.