Saturday, November 29, 2003

Day 8?!


Oh it's only been six days since the last one.

But first things first.

Fortune Cookie #1: "You will soon gain something you have always wanted." 20 pounds?
Fortune Cookie #2: "If given a penny for every kind act, you'd be a millionaire." Ahh, so now I finally know why I'm broke.
Fortune Cookie #3: "Soon, someone will make you proud." I hope it's me.

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Point to Ponder: You were planned for God's pleasure.

Verse to Remember: "The Lord takes pleasure in his people." Psalm 149:4a (TEV)

Question to Consider: What common task could you start doing as if you were doing it directly for Jesus?

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Turkey Day


Another year, another feast at Doojin's house.

I didn't get to eat as much as I wanted to since my throat is not fully recovered, but it was way more than I've been eating for the last several days. Thanks to Doojin and his family for opening up their home and having (a lot of) us over. We had fun hanging out and playing games and stuff after. Getting my butt kicked with Adrian on Hell in a Cell by Brock Lesnar and Goldberg was fun. Those beasts.

And now, THE WEEKEND OF DOOM.*

*For people that work in retail.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

"Wow. That's impressive."


I went to see the doctor today (my first time, ever) and found out what I've been fearing: I have tonsilitis. He said it was one of the worst ones he's ever seen and gave me some antibiotics to take once a day. He also gave me a shot since he thought the symtom was severe. The last three days, I've been under so much pain. Everytime I swallowed something, it felt like my throat was getting ripped apart. After the shot and and taking down an antibiotic pill, I feel a lot better. The pain is still there, but the level has dropped by like 90%. My ass still sore though. Hopefully I should be able to eat tomorrow (Thanksgiving!). I still talk like Leonardo DiCaprio from What's Eating Gilbert Grape but that's okay. If I ever need to play a retard, now I know how.

Adrian and I should be starting Final Fantasy XI pretty soon. I already got my copy, now I'm just waiting for him. I think he's getting more people interested too, like Doosuan. That should be fun.

I'll be working this whole weekend, Black Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. And starting December 12 till New Years, that will be the schedule for the whole week. I'll only be getting one day off per week, and it can't be on the weekend. So that means no church for a while. Looks like Paul's gotta step it up and take charge for jr high. Remember, Paul -- this is all God's doing.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

The Friday Five


1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year.
(a) Move to a new apartment. It won't happen.
(b) Get a car. This probably won't happen either.
(c) Find another job. Something that doesn't deal with whinyass smacktards.
(d) Gain 10 pounds. So my total weight should be 87 pounds.
(e) Grow my hair out. It won't get that long in five weeks though.

2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again.
(a) Matt Wheeler. You red-headed bastard. I miss ya.
(b) Long Nguyen. Long Dong. I saw a recent picture of this guy on Friendster, and he actually has hair now. WOW!
(c) Kamala Winfree. She comes to church once in a great while for Christmas and stuff, and it's always awkward seeing her.
(d) My step sister. If my calculations are correct (and there's a big chance that they're not), she's 17 now. Probably getting ready to go to college. I wonder if she even remembers me.
(e) Sebyul Chun. Where the hell are you? I thought you wanted...

3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do.
(a) Make movies!
(b) Fight. I seriously don't know how to fight at all. The Wench can beat my ass all over Fullerton whenever she wants. But she's an Argentinian beast, so on to
(c) Ride a motorcycle. Forget cars. All I need is a rocket on my crotch and... okay that doesn't sound right.
(d) Write. REALLY WELL. Like bloody Shakespeare.
(e) Draw. REALLY WELL. Like bloody Alex Ross. He's friggin' amazing.

4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit).
(a) Give my parents half.
(b) Buy all those new homes being built near Amerige Heights and rent them out to the EM college people, for FREE. And save myself one, of course.
(c) Buy out more space near our church for parking space, and a gym.
(d) Tell Jake to go to hell, and quit my job.
(e) One word: JAPAN.

5. List five things you do that help you relax.
(a) Sleep. Dur.
(b) Watch the waves at the beach.
(c) Work. HA!
(d) Drink Nyquil.
(e) Your mom! OHHHHHHHHHH.

Day 7


Hellboy looks great.

I'm pretty much okay, but the sore throat STILL lingers. It's putting a dent on my appetite (naturally).

Point to Ponder: It's all for Him.

Verse to Remember: "For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory." Romans 11:36 (LB)

Question to Consider: Where in your daily routine can you become more aware of God's glory?

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Day 6


I had a dream that I was in Korea. I watched a TV show, and David Choi was in it. He was playing some high school student (with the uniform and everything) and he actually spoke Korean really well. He talked like a gangster though, which I found hilarious. I visited him on the set of the show, and he got me a small part. I was about to go and tape my part when out of nowhere Andrew Hyum came out and offered to put on some make up. Apparently he was the make-up guy. I woke up before I had to face the horrors of Andrew's make-up skills.

I went to work, but came home early, around 4. I was okay in the morning, but as the day went by, the headache and the backache came back with a vengeance. I did get to rest a bit. I had to go back to work to close the store since the other guys don't have the keys or the access code yet. Freakin' noobs.

Nyquil, you're my last hope.

Point to Ponder: This world is not your home.

Verse to Remember: "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

Question to Consider: How should the fact that life on earth is just a temporary assignment change the way you are living right now?

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Day 5


I knew I was getting sick last night, so I went to bed really early, around 9. I woke up and looked at the clock -- it said 2:30. I was sweating and had the worst headache I've ever had in my life. It literally felt like someone was pounding my head with a hammer. And my body felt weak. Just moving my legs was painful. I tried going back to sleep, then looked at the clock again. 1:15. What the hell?! I guess I was hallucinating. No matter how much I tried, I couldn't go back to sleep. I wrestled myself for the next six hours, trying in vain to fall asleep. I finally succeeded around 7. Then woke up half an hour later. I called Tamara (the "manager") and told her I couldn't make it to work. I miraculously got up from bed and took an Advil. Walking around took so much energy, I thought I was going to faint. After downing the pill, I fell on my bed and slept for a couple of hours. When I woke up, the headache and the sore throat were mostly gone. Hallelujah! The rest of my body still hasn't recovered though. I should be okay by tomorrow.

Point to Ponder: Life is a test and a trust.

Verse to Remember: "Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won't be faithful in large ones." Luke 16:10a (NLT)

Question to Consider: What has happened to you recently that you now realize was a test from God? What are the greatest matters God has entrusted to you?

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Day 4, actually.


Missed another day due to... playing. Now I have the biggest sore throat in the motherfreakin' universe. Cruel, but fair.

Point to Ponder: There is more to life than just here and now.

Verse to Remember: "This world is fading away, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever." 1 John 2:17 (NLT)

Question to Consider: Since you were made to last forever, what is the one thing you should stop doing and the one thing you should start doing today?

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Day 3


I was going to post this link, but the Blogger people beat me to it.

I noticed that there are a lot of churches around here. I saw six, on my way home from ours, no less. So that's seven in a two mile radius. Granted, they were pretty small. The first church is right near ours, at the end of the street. The second church is on Gilbert, merely a block away, and seemed to be geared toward Hispanics. I saw many elderly people chatting in front of the third one, near Magnolia. The fourth church looked to be predominantly white, but there were people of all ages. The fifth one was on a little sidestreet by Dale. I saw parked cars, but no people. Guess they were still in service. The last one is near my apartment on Artesia, and it's a Korean church. A lot of variety.

Point to Ponder: Living on purpose is the path to peace.

Verse to Remember: "You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you." Isaiah 26:3 (TEV)

Question to Consider: What would your family and friends say is the driving force in your life? What do you want it to be?

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Day 2


I forgot to do it yesterday. Oops. But first --

Fortune Cookie #1: "Panda Express celebrates 20 years of yummy."
Oh wait, wrong side.
"You are extremely generous and always thinking of others."

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Fortune Cookie #2: "Enjoy the lighter things in life, deeper joys will follow."

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Point to Ponder: You are not an accident.

Verse to Remember: "I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born." Isaiah 44:2 (CEV)

Question to Consider: Knowing that God uniquely created you, what areas of your personality, background, and physical appearance are you struggling to accept?

Uhh... how about "all of the above"?

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Day 1


I was cleaning up my room few days ago and noticed that I have a pile of Christian books that I didn't finish, and many that I'd never even opened. Now that I'm finished with Diary (my fourth Chuck Palahniuk novel in a row), I guess I could finish up the ones that I started. First on the list: The Purpose Driven Life. The author of this book actually suggests reading one chapter a day, so that the reader can "soak in" what he's read and reflect on it more. Fair enough. I can do one a day. Hell Heck, I could do the whole book at my deader-than-dead store. I'll post every day about each chapter -- it should help me out.

On to Day 1.

Point to Ponder: It's not about you.

Verse to Remember: "Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him." Colossians 1:16b (Msg)

Question to Consider: In spite of all the advertising around you, how can you remind yourself that life is really about living for God, not yourself?

Sunday, November 09, 2003

"I'll back you up. Unless it's you."


I suck at ping pong. I lost to J. Lo and Mina. I need to practice to cut like Smiles.

Andy's birthday party was fun. AWESOME food. And "Murder" was hilarious. Dustin was the funniest. He kept giving gangster looks to people (especially girls). And this one time when he was the killer, he kept trying to kill Andy but he couldn't, so he finally just yelled out his name and winked at him. Funny guy. I teamed up with Mark twice, but the first time people knew it was us because the others that were watching laughed when we looked at each other. But the second time we killed them all. Yessssssss.

Johny went to the bathroom and did a nice reenactment of the "pee" scene from Austin Powers.

Day off tomorrow. Finally.

Friday, November 07, 2003

"Not impossible, but inevitable."


The Wachowskis should have left it alone. I love the first Matrix, but the sequels don't measure up to that one, and I think they're pointless. Remember all the questions that came up after the second movie? NONE of that is answered in the "conclusion" of the series. In fact, it leaves so much room for a sequel, Dooj already thought of the title for it: The Matrix Resurrection. I like it. It keeps with the whole "R" theme. Of course the directors and the producers have said this is the last one and there won't be any more sequels, but we'll see.

All that made it sound like I hated the movie, but that's not the case -- I loved the action scenes. The gunfight with Seraph near the beginning was pretty cool, reminiscent of the "lobby" scene from the first movie. The best part is the 20 minute scene of humans defending Zion against the sentinels with Gundam-wannabes (oh the irony). And the final fight between Neo and Agent Smith, well, I just have three words for that: Dragon. Ball. Z. (okay, two words and a letter) I would rate this higher than the second movie and below the first one.

In short, action good, story bad.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.


I hate you.

You cuss so much you would make sailors blush. Where did you learn to talk like that?! I've never heard a girl say "bitch" 20 times in one day. What would customers think? Do you think you actually sound cool? If you cuss enough to annoy even me, there's a serious problem. So SHUT THE FUCK UP.

I'm finished with Ippo. After the "last" fight, I was literally drained. It lasted like five episodes! Great show.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

BARTSAD


What's with all these excellent commercials?

- Volkswagon Jetta -- kid with big right foot. Cool.
- Nike -- Michael Vick and Terrell Owens in CG. Awesome.
- Ratchet and Clank 2 (PS2 game) -- continuation of the commercial for the first game (which was also good). This time the guys use a "tractor beam" with fun results.

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Stooge


1. Man drops his cell phone in a toilet. Hilarity ensues.

2. Man exposes himself to school girls. Hilarity ensues.

3. Men compete for affection. You know how it goes.

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