Archive for February, 2009

Grateful…

February 25, 2009

…that I’m not allergic to hazelnut.  Hazelnut coffee and Twix is a delightful combination.

…for unexpected meetings, fruitful conversations, unrestrained laughter, people to love.

…for truth and coherence in times of BDFML.

Currently attempting to study for my Chinese exam.  It’s only two chapters but the amount of grammar we’ve covered is…mastodonic.  (Side note: it doesn’t help that I’m in a class full of Chinese people who, regardless of whether they are truly “non-native” speakers or not, have been exposed to Chinese in some shape or form all their lives.  It comes so much more intuitively to them.  Thank goodness there isn’t a curve in language classes…Or if there is, for my sanity I’m kept blissfully unaware.)

My linguistics professor (the crazy absent-minded brilliant one) extended our problem set deadline until…Thursday.  It was originally due Wednesday.  Only one more day?  :(  I’m still trying to decide whether this is a blessing or a curse.  On one hand I won’t be freaking out about it tonight as much as I would have been, but on the other hand I don’t know how much headway I’ll make on it tonight because of this Chinese exam, and regardless I’ll be freaking out about it tomorrow because I also have my CC presentation for which to prepare.  (Oh, yes.  I’m so excited to lead a two-hour discussion on Hegel.  Joy.)

In other news, spent most of the day today with the Japan kids.  Not everything (read: very little) went as originally planned, but I think it worked out well.  I feel bad because they were all so tired (especially the Kaz).

All in all the week is going surprisingly smoothly.  And fast too.  As fast and painless as it could be going, considering various given circumstances.  I’d like to think this is a testament to God’s mercy.

真希望...

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Amidst doing linguistics homework…

February 24, 2009

Some good reads and food for thought:

Anna’s latest blog post – “Thoughts On Relevancy”
Latest Tozer Devotional – “Christ In You

Stay Close

February 22, 2009

By Cory Asbury

I want to be Your friend
One who will sit and hear Your words
I want to walk with You
Down this lonely, narrow road
But God, You know my weakest state
You know how I need Your hand of grace
To come and pull me up to where You are

I wanna stay close to the fire in Your eyes
To the burnings of Your heart
I don’t wanna grow cold
So come and set Your seal of love upon my heart
A love as strong as death
‘Til I’m forever Yours

I wanna be found in the council of the Lord
With a heart that’s after Yours
I don’t wanna grow cold
So come and set Your seal of love upon my heart
A love as strong as death
‘Til I’m forever Yours

All-consuming fire of love
Come burn away what hinders love
‘Til I am only, only Yours
‘Til I am only, ’til I am only Yours

Twitter Free Friday

February 20, 2009

Today was really, really rough.

8:45 Praying there’s no work to do today at work.  I feel like death.

9:30 Head still reeling from recent events but strangely at peace with the world.  And myself.  Thanks God.

9:40 Everything is working out this morning.  Thanks God.

9:55 Babies.  I want one.  Or three.

10:33 Talking to Anna.

10:44 Konny says Anna and I flirt too much.  What…?

11:18 I would like to nap.

11:27 Konny just came in and gave me chocolate. Yay!

11:48 This day is so slow.  I don’t mind not doing anything but I wish the day would go by faster.  :(

11:51 PRINGLES STIX!!! OM NOM NOM NOM.

12:04 Anna just printed out a list of all of my Facebook friends.  AWLEKTIJSFDLKJSLOLOLOL it was accidental but still WTFLMAO.

12:05 12:03 PM Anna: WOW
so apparently
i printed out a list of all your friends
on fb
and this guy just came by
and wa slike
do you have a friend named bahmee kim
wowowowowowowow
me: what?!
Anna: how did that even happen
12:04 PM me: why did you print out a list of my friends?!
what?!??!
Anna: nono not your friends
i printed out your wall thread
apparently
and this guy was like
she has like 900 friends
i was like
OMG
and he was like
its fine
12:05 PM and he just delighted in the fact that you had so many friends

12:26 Good grief, the wind.

12:46 Good grief, people need Jesus.

13:06 Good grief, mood swing crash ZOMG.

13:09 Good grief.
Steven‘s status: “enjoying muchkins in the morn.”
1:06 PM me: MUNCHKINS!!!
1:07 PM Steven: yes.
you are.
me: I am munchkins?
Steven: yes.
you are.
me: oh.
ok
Steven: Oh wow
that makes my status really awkward then.
1:09 PM me: HAHAHAHAHHA
STEVEN CHOI
you are ridiculous.
Steven: Doesn’t it though?
1:10 PM me: yeah
1:11 PM and you spelled it wrong
Steven: OH WOW
I’m terrible!
me: lol

14:04 Ugh done with Tontie.  Back to Minesweeper.

14:29 I just beat my own all-time record on expert.  I think.

14:50 Wow, I am completely out of it.

15:24 Strawberry-raspberry-blackberry-blueberry cake (or was it a tart?) makes the world better.  At least for a little bit.  Happy 30th birthday Michael!

15:42 Good grief.  Nearly cut my tongue licking this envelope.

15:53 Barely functioning.  Konny made me green tea.  Thank you, Konny.

17:13 So wise.
5:13 PM Anna: i dunno
i always think time is grace

17:15 Leaving work now.

18:10 Confused, annoyed, irritated.  Bollocks.

18:43 Chilling in Lerner with Hiemann and Mariko. Good times catching up!  It’s been forever.

19:13 Was supposed to watch a 7:10 showing of Coraline with Vicky and Chris but Vicky never picked up…

21:30 Hiemann treated me and Mariko to dinner at Max SoHa.  Thanks, Hiemann!

21:53 Still congested.  Also had a very very minor allergic reaction at dinner.

22:07 About to fall asleep as I type this email for RCF.

22:34 Goal today was to be in bed by 11.  Success!  Good night.

Twitter Free Friday

February 14, 2009

9:20 Left my phone and my iPod in my room. NOOOOOO.

9:23 Saw my first MetroPCS ad in New York.  Oh, the memories (I used to work at a MetroPCS store)…

9:40 Guy with a Spock haircut just walked in the subway.  Sweet.

9:41 Our conductor just wished us a happy Valentine’s day.  Awesome.

9:50 Wow, just saw a newspaper with a huge MetroPCS ad on the back cover.  Did MetroPCS just get to NY??

10:15 Working at Lee’s desk today.  Ooh, empowering!  (Lee is like the head of the ACLU IRP branch in NY.)

10:22 NOOOOO LEE HAS NO MINESWEEPER ON HIS COMPUTERRRR.

11:14 Wow, haven’t had Starbucks in a while.

12:45 Pringles Pizza Stix are absolutely delightful!

12:49 Oh, I just realized it’s Friday the 13th…*Gasp*

12:55 Just picked up flowers that Irwin sent Konny.  AWWWWW!!!

12:59 Strangely I feel more romantic and mushy when I’m single than when I’m in a relationship…Maybe I just like seeing other people happy.

14:00 Just had lunch at Financier with Konny.  Prosciutto and mozzarella and basil sandwich!

15:05 I am so thirsty.

15:20 I fell asleep for a second and thought I was in my room.

15:55 It’s really hard to find a really good Minesweeper clone.

16:19 Playing Tontie.  Wow it’s been forever.

19:45 Calling my mama.  Time for FAFSA.

20:44 Called Joy who did not pick up.

21:05 Discussing housing and such for next year, yet again.  Ruggles???

21:30 Hanging out with the Choi siblings tomorrow!

22:46 Doing Chinese homework.  Yay for mindlessly copying characters.

23:12 Watching “The Office” and doing Chinese homework.  WIN!

Forgive Me, Gorgeous

February 10, 2009

Forgive Me, Gorgeous is my friend Ryan‘s one man band. And he is le awesome.


Ryan and me my senior year of high school.

Ryan’s a really cool guy and he can sing and play guitar.  He used to be in a screamo band called The Last Great Bridge Jumper. They were pretty serious about pursuing a career in music after high school but eventually disbanded and finally fell through after an attempted reunion over this past summer.  Leaving Ryan by himself once again.  As he writes in his blog: I once again began to look for something else. But this time, something new. Not an old strategy, or a revitalized idea, but something completely fresh. I started writing my own music. It fits best in the indie/folk genre, like Dashboard mixed with Jack Johnson mixed with Rocket Summer mixed with Manchester Orchestra.

Anyway, Ryan’s a great guy and really passionate about what he does. It’s been awesome watching him on his “journey” of sorts.  Please check out his stuff! “Volkswagen Commercial” is just very Ryan. And 2:56 in “One Unheard Message.” Good grief!

Check out his antics on his YouTube page as well.