Friday, August 29, 2008

School Days

So week one of school done. So far I've been lucky enough to have people I know in all of my classes. The one I was the msot nervous about was my Holocaust and Genocide class, but I was lucky enough to have my friend Tony in there too.

My IS370 - Systems Analysis and Design group BRS reunited for group projects in IS475 - Database Implementation and Design. Which is nice since we all know each other and know each other work ethics.

BRS stands for Back Row Slackers. We came up with that name because we all sat along the back wall of the classroom. But we are far from slackers, we actually get our work done. I like my group we all work well together and so this semester should be fine. I mean we passed a semester long project together, we can handle a few smaller projects.

I've been working on staying strong and continueally being in the word and praying. I'm working my way through 1 Samuel which is a lot of fighting and war. I want to get to the story of David and his friendship with Johnathan and his struggles with Saul. I'll get there soon though.

This semester should be exciting and filled with new adventures. CCN is having their first ever meeting tonight where we will go over the goals and expectaion of this new club.

Change Collegiate Network- It's a group that focus on evangelism and spreding the word of God on campus and off. It's going to be exciting to how God uses people through this venture.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Have you ever just sat back and taken in the people that are around you and see how amazing it is that God bring a group of people together? We are all so different and yet we are connected through our Savior that brings us together.

Last night I was conversing with Taryn, she goes to my church and I realized last night that I really don't know a lot about her and her husband. I mean I knew they were into a lot of stuff when they met. But their story is just truly a blessing to know.

It isn't one of those things where I don't care to know what's going on with people I interact with, it's just that there hasn't been a chance to get to know people. I go to a church that is a "church in a box." We meet in an elementary gymnasium. We don't have a building, yet. We'll get one someday,

Every Sunday I'm at the elementary school by 8 am to help set up chairs, childrens church, and the stage. Then it's time to practice for worship, then church. Afterwards I stick around to help tear down. I don't mind helping but I feel that I don't connect with people at the church cause I'm so busy setting up or tearing down.

So it's nice to go to a small group and just talk to some people around my age and just take it in. Take in life stories of people like Taryn and her husbands struggles. It's encouraging. It's amazing how God can change a person life and use them for His ministry. I think I'll save Taryn Story for a PPT. With permission of course.

Prayer Request
My friend just moved to Las Vegas for Grad School. She isn't Christian and her car got broken into a few days ago. She's been living in hotel rooms until she can find a place to stay. They took two large suitcases for clothes, a keyboard, and over a $1,000 worth of sheet music.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Warped Tour

Warped Tour was a blast. It was really stupid hot out though. There were a few people walking around that looked like they had heat stroke. It's funny I think I counted three bands out of all the bands we saw that didn't swear while they were on stage. There was one band that every other word was a swear word and after awhile it just wears you down and makes you not want to listen to them anymore. But my roommate really wanted to watch their set, because it was one of the bands she knew of at Warped Tour. So I suffered through it.

Other than that I loved seeing We the Kings, The Academy is, Forever the Sickest Kids, Peirce the Veil, and Anberlin.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Such a Klutz

So today i got up at 5 am and drove back from the Warped Tour to play piano at church. I injured myself a lot today,  I smashed my finger in a piano bench, grated my finger, and slipped on rocks.
 Thats all for now. Warped Tour reflections tomorrow. 

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Big Foot has been Found! 

I still don't think it's real though. haha.

Getting Excioted

Tomorrow we leave for Warped Tour! Not to mention a trip to IKEA! I'm going with my friends Liz and Tiffany and it's going to be exciting times.

so speaking of music. Yesterday Brody talked about this band called Paper Route. Because of his post being so keen on people going to check them out, so I did.

I like them. They are very musical in their stuff and their website is very artsy. I'm finding that I'm starting to lean more towards indie music and not so much the scream rock that I use to listening.

But I like Paper Route and think that they are just awesome and you should check them out too.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


So this is something that was brought up in bible study the other night that I thought was pretty much the coolest analogy I have ever heard. 

It's a few days before Jesus is to be crucified and he's at the home of Lazarus, the man whom Jesus rose from the dead. While he's sitting in the home of Lazarus, Mary (Lazarus's sister) comes out with a small alabaster jar of  nard, a very expensive perfume that cost a years salary.  She takes the jar and pours it over Jesus' feet and then wipes his feet clean with her hair. 

Now this is a woman that gets it.  The Disciples were mad and wondered why she didn't just sell the perfume since it was worth so much money. She understood what it was that Jesus was trying to tell the disciples that night. He was predicting his death and sacrifice and Mary was anointing him for his burial. She was truly worshiping Jesus. 

That night, do you think the disciples truly understood what was going on? Did they truly worship Jesus and gave all that they have for him? What do you think they smelt like as they left Lazarus's home? 

They left smelling like flesh. What did Mary smell of? She smelt of true sweet perfume of worship. 

I want to be that person that leaves, not smelling of flesh but of all of sweet perfume of Jesus' Grace. 

I'm sorry I couldn't explain it in a more cool full of details way. I was just so moved by this revelation. 

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm diggin it.

I have to say. I like the new layout. What do you think?

So I havn't been adjusting to the new place very well. I can't sleep and it doesn't help that once I lay down this painful coughing session happens. Then when I do somewhat fall asleep I wake up again with the painful coughing session.

So the last few nights I have been averaging 3 to 4 hours of sleep. Not fun. especially when you have to do childrens church and your falling asleep to them wreaking havoc.

Oh and in random news. I'm getting a cat in two weeks! :D

Friday, August 8, 2008


There are a few things that caused me to sit in awe and say wow lately.

 1st was something that I learned in bible study. In Revelation 5:6-13 John talks about how he sees a Lamb that looks as though it had been slain and yet is standing in front of the masses strong.  When the lamb picks up a scroll the mass all bow down and sing a new song. All people sing it, people in Heaven, on the earth, and the people in Sheol. 

Jesus is that Lamb and when the Rapture happens and Jesus picks up that scroll, all will sing and truly worship (that's a whole other post).

Next was this album


Is AWESOME! I recommend you go get it. It's free and well worth the 5 minutes it takes to download it. 

Next is the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. I'm not just sayingit cause I'm chinese, but the mere fact that each piece had 2008 people performing in it. It's just a mix of technology and art is AMAZING!

Picture from m&c

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Little Behind

So Randy Pausch past away last week. He was a Computer Science Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, that passed away with pancreatic cancer. I watched the video of his "Last Lecture" and it was enlightening. I recommend watching it. He was a great man.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I didn't think it was Possible

I got even more sick. I beginning to think I got it from my boss who is sick also, more than me! I stayed home from work yesterday and tried to get some more rest, but ended up unpacking more stuff. So I didn't get much rest or any better.

So I have a prayer request for you prayer warriors out there.

I kind of know this girl that I see maybe 2 or 3 times a year. Everytime I see her, she looks skinnier and has more cuts on her body. I keep a picture of her when she was "normal looking" to remind myself to pray for her. It's scary to see her now. I'm also concerned about how she's living her life. She says she's Christian, she has these awesome Christian tattoos, but she has videos and pictures of her getting drunk and doing things that are quite a bit concerning.

So if you can keep her in your prayers that would be great. I know that she has struggled with eating disorders and cutting but it's been almost a year now and she's not looking any better. Friends try to reach out to her but she doesn't listen or communicate back. When we saw her last it was when some friends were in town and they have voiced concern for her too. Please pray that she will be able to turn her life back around. We are confused about this, because there isn't a reason that we know for her to act like she is. She has a family that cares a lot about her.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lake Tahoe Music Camp

So I'm finally settling down enough to write a post.  LTMC was a blast. It wasn't as bad as we were afraid it was going to be.  The counselors had their differences, but since it was our third year working together we were able to get past all the issues and work things out. 

I had the older girls again and they were a blessing cause I got really sick this year and they took care of me and themselves. 

So here's just a quick run down of the week. 
  • I got sick
  • Got attacked by a kayak
  • Showed off my sound gear knowledge 
  • Got bit by a Spider or something funky
  • Rocked the lip sync with a 80's mix and a small clip from the Rite of Spring. (random I know)
  • Had the best skit ever (it was a musical, video soonish)
  • Rocked out as an old person
  • Sang my "My Heart Will Go On" one too many times. :P 
  • Broken windows
Here's some pictures!