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Oh TiVo, how you’ve failed me… I’ve been a pretty loyal TiVo customer for over 10 years. I originally got a Direct TV TiVo back in 2003-ish days, then later got a Series 3 TiVo HD in 2008 when I got married. My wife also became a big fan of TiVo, and we ended up being filmed for some commercials for TiVo in 2009 (just talking about different features. The videos …

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So bookmarks are nothing new. We as readers have been using them for quite some time in physical, tangible books to hold the place of where we stopped reading so that we can easily resume where we left off in the book. Maybe we had several bookmarks laid out in a book to keep the place of a specific story or passage of our favorite book. Technology has worked along …

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So I originally heard of “Invisible Children” way back in late 2005. A worship band that I was friends with had produced a video which was dedicated to the Invisible Children organization and used video footage of African children from a visit the band took to Africa. It was also a night where several organizations were highlighted and talked about, and they had one of the filmmakers there to talk …

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// Coming Soon: Double Trouble A little over a month ago, I made a fun announcement for my 5,000 tweet on Twitter. I had been holding off on the information for quite a while, as often times I ride the line between sharing too much personal information on the internet. But yes, my wife and I are expecting twins. At the time of this blog, my wife is currently in …

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I have to admit it. I’m a GLEEk (a fan of the show GLEE on Fox). Yes, it’s a show about high school Glee clubs. Yes, I probably did make fun of those same kids back in High School. Yes, I bought the first season on DVD for my wife for Christmas, but secretly wanted it myself. (Whoops! Hope she doesn’t read this…) My first time my wife and …

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UPDATE: CustomSLR will now ship out $125 backer’s C-Loop and Glide Strap products! So here I am in November 2011. I’ve been traveling and shooting photography quite a bit for my new job as a Community Manager at ASTRO Gaming. Taking shots of Pro Gamers, company booths, and just the interactions between the gaming audience at major events like Penny-Arcade Expo, E3, and MLG tournaments. I hear about a new …

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Someone recently posted on the ASTRO Gaming Forums informing us that he was licking his controller cable before inserting it into his MixAmp for a better connection… It so reminded me of the weird “viral” happenstance of my youth. It’s the classic example of how my fellow youth of the 80s ruined their Nintendo Entertainment Systems. Backstory: The NES had some inherit fault with it, where after about 2-3 years …

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Here’s an attempt to start up a new regular posting called the “Friday Music Confessional.” I’ve heard this guy Cee Lo Green’s music for a while. After his song “Forget You” (the non-explict version of his song “F*#($* You”) was performed by Gweneth Paltrow on GLEE, it seemed to blow up everywhere. I don’t think I get through a day without hearing this song on the radio. Now he’s part …

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Check it! My wife and I are on the videos for every TiVo Premiere box being shipped in the country (maybe even the world)! No, we’re not models or actors like my gaming buddies Rick Malambri or his wife Lisa Malambri, but this opportunity presented itself as more of a happen stance. My wife Joyce has an old high school friend who has been working at TiVo for some time …

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I’m not one normally that into sports, though I do follow most of the NBA and the Lakers (not really a band wagoner, my wife is from LA, so I have a reason to like em. =P). Here’s my prediction for the 2011 NBA Playoffs. We’ll see how accurate I am come June! Here’s to a great NBA Playoffs and to the Lakers 3rd Three-peat attempt!

So I got my Gmail account back in 2004 (6/23/2004) when it was still in the Invite only Beta stages. It’s been close to 7 years with a total of over 100,000 emails in my “All” folder. Google’s been constantly giving more and more room to Gmail users (Starting at 1Gb, jumping to 2Gb, and has still blossomed to the 7.569Gb I have today), yet I’m already using 61% …

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History of the Onza: So it’s been nearly a year from the first announcement of Razer‘s entrance into the console gaming market with two new peripherals for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. At CES 2010, they announced (and had a working demo unit) of the Onza controller, and a 5.1 surround sound headset named the Chimera. Both their products kept getting pushed back, and it wasn’t until January 2011 that they …

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I tried both Bulletstorm and Crysis 2’s demos yesterday. Bulletstorm was neat. Felt like Unreal Tournament meets Gears. Or a strange GoW in 1st person. The concept and weapons were different enough from Gears to make it fun. While the level was short, they made it so you can keep replaying the demo over and over again to improve your score. How do you do that? Well, the whole slogan …

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For those not familiar, PAX stands for Penny Arcade Expo, a convention of sort for gamers that was started by the website/web comic Penny Arcade. Starting in 2004, it’s grown every year, and even added a PAX East hosted in Boston in the Spring of 2010. For me, this’ll be my first PAX. I’ll be hanging probably with the ASTRO Gaming crew and a bunch of the Destructoid guys (BTW: …

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So I’m currently in the process of trying to restart my blog. Of course it takes compiling all of my old blog entries from…3 different sites, all of which don’t have an easy way to import into WordPress (I guess MoveableType would, but that site isn’t hosted anywhere anymore, and I don’t have the archive of it either). So I’m going through and manually cut and pasting 7 years of …

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Wow. Looks like most things work for this. This is amazing!!!

Well here goes the 2nd time trying to post this. Let’s see if I can. Since I don’t have an entry in this catagory yet, or have not really talked about this at all, I’ll share about what guitars and gear I use. // Guitars // 1999 Takamine EG-334 – This is my first guitar. Ovankol backs and sides, spruce top, all laminated. It doesn’t sound that great unplugged, but …

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blah, for some reason, my posts don’t always show up. I knew I posted those last two entries, but they never came up…weird… Anyways, just posting about Steve Fee’s CD again. He rocked the house at OneDay. On his CD he does a Jason Wade cover (If you don’t know who Jason Wade is, he’s the lead singer of Lifehouse =) ). The song is called Revolution Cry. When passion …

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Hah, posting from a lil tapioca cafe in Daly city called Eggerts. Neat lil place. They have some weird lil waffle….egg…looking things… (I guess that’s why they call it eggerts…duh). They also have internet access here in the cafe, hence how I’m typing this now… kinda neat. muhahahaha. We’re here (oh, Lisa, P.Sandra, John-David, Cliff, Joyce, Alli, and Bill (Alli’s dad)) cause we just came from eating at some Shanghai …

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Hey ya’ll (doh, I’m californian, really!), I just got back from OneDay. What an incredible experience AGAIN! hehe. I had the priviledge to go to OneDay back in 2000 as well, and this one was again a incredible time with God. As Nolan said, it was a little crazy the first day (saturday) with the rain, and the thunderstorms, and this californian and his 5 californian friends had to run …

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Oh, forgot to mention Texas… hahaha. Texas was very cool. Not extremely hot this weekend, which was all God. I woulda burned and died if God didn’t keep it cool as a testimony to His greatness. =) I once again must say the service in the midwest is hands down the best in the nation. We tried a Texas fastfood place called “Whataburger” and laughed about the name all Saturday …

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Well because my flight leaves in lesss than 2 hours! whooooo!!! I’m so excited. Did I tell you it’ll be my first time in Texas? The grand state that so many worship leaders come from…good stuff. Gonna check if my flight is delayed at all or anything while I wait for Ali and Terrence. Anh’s picking us up, hehe, poor guy had to wake up in the middle of his …

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Well in 31 hours I’ll be in Texas. Whooooo, first time. The journy to OneDay03 begins then. I’m excited. God, I ask you would bless the gathering we are going to have. Come in Your power and Your might. We want to be a generation set on You, with a passion for You that burns deep and bright. Visit us. In Jesus name…

Heh, I just watched Justin Lin’s, “Better Luck Tomorrow” and just wanted to open a dicussion on it. Anyone else watch it? Anyone else think that the character Ben, slightly resembles Koo? haha (I started thinking about it, and maybe it’s a combination of Koo and I, lol, I dunno, I’m weird). Pretty good movie, very interesting, and kinda dark. I’m glad to see MTV take a chance with it, …

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Heh, as if we didn’t get enough D&B last saturday (when the “kiddos” were going to prom), we’re going again today. Derek, Cliff, Lawrence (lisa’s brother), Lisa, and I are gonna head out just in a few minutes to do their power hour thing. Pretty much you pay 10$ for an hour of play. They give you a card where for that hour, you can do as many swipes as …

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Heh, well not really, the title just sounded cool and I hoped you would read it. I love Steve’s CD. Go buy it now!! Click here to buy!. It’s just super. 11 songs, straight from Steve’s heart to God’s, (but songs we can all love and grab on to as well). I’m kinda debating on doing one of them this Sunday (that What Else Can I Do song). This is …

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Wishing everyone a Happy Easter. A time of great celebration with our Lord, Jesus Christ. =) BTW: I just finished reading the 11th book in the Left Behind series, “Armageddon.” They couldn’t have done a worse ending. And the whole book was full of death!! I almost regret reading it, and think, maybe I should have just read up till the 10th book, lol. At one point during the series …

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Just ordered Steve Fee’s CD “Sacred Space” this week. (It came out tuesday actually, ordered it tuesday as well). It hasn’t come yet though. Lots of great songs on it. Out of like 12 songs, I haven’t heard like 3 of them, and the rest of them I love, and would love to incorporate into my worship when I lead. I jammed with JD and Helen today after worship practice …

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We are looking for Volunteers who are out of college to serve at OneDay03, May 24-27, Memorial Day Weekend. There are many areas where you could serve: Registration, Camping, Security/Patrol, Traffic/Parking, Food Service, Set-up and Tear-down. So if you are interested, please visit www.oneday03.com/volunteer.htm and fill out a volunteer application. The deadline to volunteer is May 1st and if you have any other questions you can visit our website for …

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“Are we in trouble??” is what one person in our congregation asked when they heard that our district superintended of the Assembilies of God was coming to visit (well and speak). No we weren’t in trouble, but rather he came with a very good message that talked about the Multi-Purpose facility that’s to come. If you haven’t heard, at our church we’re planning a expansion of the 2nd floor. We’re …

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Well I’m trying out a new webblog. This one is called Moveable Type. It’s availible as a download for web hosts and stuff, so I installed it on randallwongband.com. It works pretty nicely, sorta like Blogger or Xanga (just without all the annoying people on them). So yes, if you want to check it out, visit the link. So yeah, check out my new blogger type thing at randall.randallwongband.com (lol, …

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Well I just woke up and read some cool stuff in my devotional. I’m on like week 6 or 7, and it’s talking this week about Community. Community within church, friends, etc. Todays was pretty cool, because it talked about how we put on masks in life, and when people ask “How are you?” we always reply with “I’m fine.” While in reality, we may not really be fine, and …

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LOL. I’m on a Fantasy Sports team again this year for Baseball, so I’m getting warmed up to who’s who again (since I only follow once the fantasy league starts up, haha). Anyways, I’m just reading about all these players getting into brawls after getting hit by pitches. Sounded just like a hockey game, but cooler, lol. Here goes my players for this year (darn good team too). (buncha hot …

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Yum, just made some good tasting quesadillas. Though now I’m out of tortillas…I’ll have to get some more. Earlier in the week I made fajitas (who said I couldn’t cook?) and they were great. I bought a pack of 20 tortillas, and ate about 5 fajitas that day, and another 3 on Friday. The rest I just ate….I really like Tortillas…maybe I’ll get the 30 pack next time, lol. Our …

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Here are the words, let it capture you. Gosh, I want to use this for worship some time, but not sure when yet… What Else Can I Do But Worship Your love for me is a healing comfort for meYour grace to me is a matchless gift to meYour power in me is a mighty river in me At the end of the day with the setting of the sunAfter …

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Whoohoo!! as if the banner thing I made wasn’t enough, now I got a whole slew of OneDay03 materials to give out. I got a package on Monday night, not really knowing what it was, then I saw the Sixsteps label, and I was stoked. Inside was a new Sixsteps Records shirt (which I absolutely LOVE, hah, it’s so cool! and I’m wearing it right now, hahahaha), and a bunch …

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Whoa, weird. I was just checking up to see if there was any new updates for my Soundblaster Live! card. I load up Creative.com to SoundBlaster.com, and I see that big pic of Andy Hunter (He’s a Christian DJ guy, who I met a few years ago…). WEIRD!!! (Kristine/Switchette, Saw this and thought of you, haha, though it’s not Switchfoot (who’s album is AWESOME, good stuff!), but I know you …

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Well yesterday was a big long day. Didn’t do too much during the day (in fact, woke up close to 11o’clock, hehe). I went into work at 4:30 for my long shift till 1am. =P We were going to host 4 bands that were performing later that day over at Jubilee Christian Center. Those for bands are Audio Adrenaline, MercyMe, Kutless, and the Swift. Cool guys, all look like very …

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This is another Steve Fee written song, done in worship at 722 Beauty of Heaven by Steve Fee Put praise upon my lips new each dayAnd lift my feet up from the pit out of the clayAnd set me upon the rock of my salvationLet the rhythm in my heart that beats in YoursGive me a melody so sweet and pureAnd let it serve as a call to all the …

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So a lot of people are going to “The Go Show” tommorrow. It’s a christian concert with Audio Adrenaline and Mercy Me head lining, as well as Kutless and the Swift are performing. (BTW: Kutless is my favorite alternative band right now, heh, they’re wicked cool, and in terms of Texans, they rock my face off (more on that below). Anyways, just wanted to let any of the readers of …

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Here’s a site where it describes different kinds of guitar pedals and what they do, using the references of monkies…. current mood: kooky

So I was working on Tuesday night, and I’m helping a customer on the phone to get some hymns on CD. She was looking for three in particular. Bye Sweet Bye, Amazing Grace, and one other (my mind isn’t fully working right now…). Anyways, I was able to find 2 out of three (strangely it was Bye Sweet Bye and the other song, and NOT Amazing Grace…go figure). Anyways, they …

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It’s true. Don’t believe that dumb news that says “Young People are causing CD’s to go up in price, because they burn everything.” I was at work today, and two ladies were talking amoungst each other when I was checking CD’s for labels. One asked the other if they had heard this certain group or cd before. She said she hadn’t. She said, it’s ok, I’ll burn you a copy. …

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So I was gonna talk about guitars, specifically custom guitars. I bought some new CDs from Independent Bands recently, and included in one was a nice 15% off coupon on a custom guitar company. The company is Mayes Guitars and is run by John Mayes, a frequent goer of the Shane Barnard Project Forums (BTW: if you want some people to debate with, THIS IS THE PLACE! lol). Anyways, John …

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heh, I really did. It was to write down things that I wanted to post in my livejournal. Weird eh? anyways, yeah….employees who steal from Christian store… and are sent to BOOT CAMP! on the next Maury! Ok, lesse what’s first…. Merry Christmas! haha, that was like from last YEAR (2002). Uhm, yeah. Christmas was a blast. Got some cash, some Matrix clothes from the next movie, and got a …

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hahaha. I was just checking CMCentral.com (a chrisitan music news site), and someone posted this in their Q&A section: Q: Where did Rebecca St. James (actual last name “Smallbone”) get her stage name; why did she not use Smallbone?–Tyler A: Many artists record under a stage name, and the reasons are usually marketing related, as is the case with Rebecca. I guess the ad wizards (old SNL reference) at Forefront …

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Hrm, so when the heck is Wade gonna redo his whole webpage???? I’VE BEEN WAITING MAN!!! Do something cool with it, like we’ve never seen before….or yeah…something like that…but no poop. Anyways, this is a lil review of Wade Y Changsometangrungtoasitranleemungvistatristhahongstaves (yes, I really did have netscape open and typed all that from there, hahaha). Wade’s page…ahhh, the memories. He was the first one to introduced all of us at AACF …

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hah, well listening to bands like the David Crowder Band and Exit 10, it really wants me to have a band with a set group of musicians to play with. Ones who most of all love to worship, and also have great talent. So yeah, If you’re interested in being part of the Randall Wong Band, let me know, haha. =P I just downloaded like 20 new mp3s from Thad’s server. …

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Well that was a fun trip. Got to see a lot of things, and walked around a WHOLE lot. (about 4 miles each day I would think). A lot of crazy walking, and site seeing, and shopping, and eating.Umm, not sure if I have time to tell it all right now, so yeah. I’ll try and update it in a lil bit. =) Lisa visited me yesterday afternoon before work. …

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Well I’m gone to New York in a few hours. Leaving the San Jose house now. I’ll update in a few. I’ll call someone if I make it to Conan O’Brian or SNL! hehehe. Peace OUTSIDE!!  

Well I wont’ go through all the boring Thanksgiving updates, nothing really excited happened. Just had dinner at my aunt’s place and saw my cousins. Ate some good dip, a lil bit of ham and turkey, and that was it. =P Did have fun over at Athony’s pad the night before though. Crazy stories and gifts, hehe. Just played that link that Alison had in her journal. (Captain Underpant’s Shooter). …

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Oh geez, I just took this personality test at http://www.humanmetrics.com/, and it seems right on the dot….I’m a hardcore manager with a stick up my butt!! My type is:ESTJExtroverted: 1Sensing: 33Thinking: 11Judging: 22 Supervisor Guardians [ESTJs] are squarely on the side of rules and procedures, and they can be quite serious about seeing to it that others toe the mark—or else face the consequences. They do not hesitate to give …

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Well today we had our thanksgiving potluck night for AACF. It was held in our weekly room, as we weren’t able to get access to someone’s house this year to hold it (the last few years we had it at Michelle Shih’s, but no one could supply us a place this year, so we just had it on campus. It made it easier to get to for most people. =) …

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Well I read some today at Berean. I saw a book that I’ve seen, maybe…20 times before at Berean, but never really picked it up and looked at it. It was a book that went through the events of Columbine. I read through parts of it, mostly the part where it talked about the life of Cassie Bernell. Some things I’ve failed to realize: The Columbine shooting happened April 20, …

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Well a few days ago, a couple came up to Teena and myself, asking about that group POD, why we sell them, and if they’re really Christian. We answered them about how they are Christian, and how their songs talk about God, and how often times in concert they talk about God, or thank Him for doing things. Well this couple said all this stuff about POD. That symbol that …

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I just ate 14 potstickers….mmm mmm good. I feel a little like Alison in that dream she had recently…hahaha. Ok, that was a cheap post. =D  

Well this week I got the latest packet from Sixsteps Records. If ya didn’t know, I help by being a Road Rep for them. Promoting their up’n’coming cds, word of mouth grassroots kinda stuff. (Oh, and if ya didn’t know, Sixsteps puts out the music of Passion, as well as the Passion Worship Leaders, Charlie Hall, David Crowder, and Chris Tomlin). Anyways, the latest packet was actually just some stuff …

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hah, well I think Fox was in on the whole “World Series Scam”. Yes, that’s right, I believe that the 2002 World Series was a SHAM! A SHAM I SAY!! The Giants should have won, but it was up to the MLB to write up an elaborate ploy to get people to watch through 7 games of the WS. So yeah, I think the whole World Series was made up, …

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Well I was reading the bible this morning, and I came across some interestng stuff. It made me kinda sad actually. I talked to one of my co-workers about it today too, and she said the same kinda stuff that’s in the bible. Here’s the passage. Marriage at the Resurrection 23That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24″Teacher,” they said, …

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Hah, dunno why I had that title. Think it was just because I was listening to a Third Day CD in the car on the way to the meeting. Well it’s WAAY past the meeting now, but yeah….hah. I came back, went to sleep, then woke back up, and have been working on things. Here goes some things that happened today that I’ll post on. 7:22, the bible study that …

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hah, well here I am before my work meeting. Gosh it’s early. I almost didn’t get out of bed. It makes it worse that I only had about 5 hours of sleep. But now atleast I sit around and get lectured for about an hour and a half and get paid like 10$ for it….heh. 

So yesterday was my birthday, and a lot of other stuff are coming up this weekend, but I’ll do a post about that later. The previous post about OneDay I wrote on a message board about 2 minutes ago, and just decided to make it a journal post as well. w00t. Cool. I’m stoked. TEXAS!! w00t. current mood: stoked

Hey, it was announced today on the OneDayLink, as well as on the oneday03 website (which I don’t have off hand right now, doh, go to 268generation.com though). It’s gonna be in SHERMAN, TEXAS!!! Whoooohoooo!!! I’m going to Texas finally!!! I just got off the phone with Lisa about…20 minutes ago, and I was telling her how they were going to say on the Link where it was going to …

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Provided by the Washington Post: • When moving outside, walk briskly in a zigzag pattern.  

Well I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately (err, that sounds redundant, doesn’t it?). And I thought this about my situation: Why am I being so stubborn and am almost to the point of giving up? I mean I didn’t lead worship this past Sunday, because I couldn’t play guitar. I didn’t lead worship today at fellowship, cuz of my thumb as well. But so what if I can’t …

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Bleh, I sprained my left thumb. It hurts. yeah…. Ok, back story. Saturday was our churches picnic. We played some softball. I felt pretty confident with playing since I was doing catch with a baseball just a bit early in the day, and was doing well. I haven’t really played baseball almost at all. I was scared… Now to fully understand that we have to go back about…16 years or …

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Agent Jack Bauer has 24 hours to stop an assassination attempt on a presidential canidate….but everything that can go wrong, is going wrong…. This is the big secret I had! I bought Season One of the hit Fox show, 24, yesterday at Costco. It was just 40$! That’s less than 8$ a cd! That’s 2$ an episode! whoooo. Anyways…yeah… I can’t say enough about this series. It’s spectactular! I’ve only …

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Ok, so I sorta stole the idea for my image from Lloyd’s webpage. He has a buncha cool look images, and I wanted mine to look sorta like them, so I took the basic ideas he used for it. Blur out the background a lil. Put some words overlayed in an opaqued layer. Use the burn tool a lot. And viola! It looked cool eh? Well visit www.jackenigma.com some time …

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Whoooo. I got a new “something” today at costco. It’s very cool, and I’ll take a picture of it, and show you all tommorrow hopefully, muhahaha! Tonight we had our first ever, Lifehouse, service at church. It went pretty well, despite it being really, really small. hah. Oh well, we had a good time of worship and prayer, and mainly kinda vision casting and stuff for the service. It should …

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Hrm, thinking of that Yellow Power Ranger death made me think of another person who passed away that I wanted to talk about in my journal awhile back. For those of you girls who read my journal (or weird guys, like myself), remember that show/soap opera on NBC called Passions? Well that little doll thing “Timmy”, the actor who played him died back in like August or July or something. …

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Hah, ok, one last entry for tonight. I was watching cartoons this morning, and switched to ABC for a little bit, cuz Fox was showing the A’s game (which they lost horribly in, poor Derek). Anyways, they had an episode of “Power Rangers: Wild Force” or some junk on. But the strange thing was that they had all the Red Rangers from all the different series they’ve had. There were …

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Well today was a long day. I didn’t really do too too much in the morning (besides laundry, whoooohoo, clean clothes is ALWAYS good. =) ). Anyways, I headed down for a long journey to San Jose once again. Today I went to Erica’s. She had a Birthday BBQ, and hung out there, ate some GRUB food, and played some DDR. Man, that food was so grubbin. I gotta find …

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Errr…that sounded dirty didn’t it? He didn’t really catch me changing….unless ya count that I’m forever changing, since we can not stay the same from one second to another….ANYWAYS…yeah… So anyways, Wade and I had an interesting conversation before I’m heading off to bed. Here’s some key conversational parts (BTW, WADE no longer has a cool webpage…it’s just a kinda random entry one (found at www.geocities.com/wadechan/)) Terrence, Wade, and I …

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I’ve heard that there are two situations that make interesting stories:When a extraordinary person is plunged into the commonplace and when an ordinary person gets involved in extraordinary events. When I read that in the begining part of the book, it reminded me of stuff Pastor Kevin says, haha. Anyways, isn’t that an amazing thought? I know not many of us (including me) are extraordinary people put into the …

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Hah, when I was at work, I was talking with a Pastor from a somewhat new church down here in Palo Alto about worship, and about new songs and such (he’s looking for whatever stuff is really new, but I couldn’t offer too too much, He did end up buying Shane Barnard, Matt Redman, and Darrell Evans upon my suggestions though =) ). Anyways, that just spurred me tonight to …

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Well today was an interesting day. After class I ran out to CompUSA and Target, because of the great deals I saw in thisSunday’s newspapers. Well anyways, at CompUSA I picked up two compact flash cards. Got the 64 meg ones, hopefully that’ll be enough for my camera that will come either this week or next. I can’t wait for that!! whoooooo. Should be really fun taking a lot of …

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…… Potstickers are delicious…. …… Ok, that was a weird entry  

Wow, it went really well. Worship that is. I usually don’t always think so highly of when I lead worship, but I really enjoyed it yesterday. I felt like it was really loud though, hahaha. Oh well, it makes it easier to hear myself I guess. We did a lot of songs yesterday, but it was fun, and I think people enjoyed it as well. I even saw some people …

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Ya know, I think we’re the only Christian Fellowship that I know of that uses a shopping cart to transport stuff around…I hope we never get caught, hah… BTW: I saw a PW’s (a supermarket near Berean) shopping cart in our store today, hahaha, I guess we’re really not the only ones…course Berean’s not really a fellowship Alrighty, BBL. current mood: crazy

Just getting things ready for tonight’s worship. A lot of stuff going on. We have two sets of stuff, one 15 and one 20 minute set (why do I feel like I’ve talked about this earlier….hrm…). Anyways, yeah, it should be interesting. I only have one kinda faster song, since we’re having a memorial kinda thing with more of a solemn worship-ish feel to it with it being the 1 …

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Wow, just downloaded this new client called Semagic. It works really well. It kinda looks like a whole email client, but it works just for LiveJournal entries. Well I’ve been on LJ now for over a year, kinda weird. I don’t have all that many posts, as opposed to some people, who I know have like a gazillion posts on this place. For a long while, I just posted once …

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Dinah and the Shechemites 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her. 4 And Shechem said to his …

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Read this article for a choke full of laughs and memories of movies from the 80s. The Karate Kid current mood: amused

Well today at work we got in the new Chris Tomlin album. Even though it’s not supposed to go on sale until next tuesday, I snuck a copy out. whooooo. It’s pretty good, but I didn’t intially hear too many usable songs for worship. It’s different from his first, as it seems to have a few more “rockish” tunes on it, with fast breaks, and “air drops” as I call …

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Well I guess that statement isn’t entirely true, as I was the only one working on it, but alas, I was born in the year of the monkey by the chinese zodiac. (BTW: weird side note, anyone remember that weird “Zodiac Killer” back in the 80s? scared me a lot, haha). So yeah, I did some work on my webpage tonight. It looks alright, though I’ll probably be changing it …

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Haha, ok, weird title, but I’ll explain in a little bit. I dropped by Iggy Iguana’s today after work. I went back last Thursday as well, as they had some music night, and just picked up some food. Did the same today, and saw there were people in that same “music” room. Low and behold, I hear a voice I recognize and a person that I recognize. Speaking to a …

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Well lesse, this week started out interesting. My hours were cut down, by 10 hours! So now I only have 17.5 hours of work this week, booooo. Oh well. Gives me more time to do things during the day that I need to get done. I had to chance to record the song “Everything” by Lifehouse yesterday. It sounds pretty good on guitar. I haven’t recorded the vocals for it …

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Hah, well I just had a dream, but I don’t remember what exactly it was about. I’m gonna make a weird analogy about dreams though, hahahaha. Why is it that dreams feel like the game “The Sims”? I mean, in dreams, time passes so fast, and you can do like 45 things in the span of 3 minutes. It’s like the sims where it takes them 45 minutes to do …

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Man, KFC is so good, even when it’s cold!!! haha. Yeah, that’s kinda random, I know, but yeah…. Got a few minutes before I have to leave for work, so I’ll update on a little bit of things. Strangely, I got “scouted” or something at work. I helped some guy out to find a CD last Tuesday, and he gave me a call on Thursday at work, and wanted to …

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Well AACF (Asian American Christian Fellowship) has a newly designed homepage. It’s been awhile, but it does look nice. My props out to the person who worked on it. Included in the new page design, they decided to go with some YaBB forums, cool! They can be found here. It’ll prolly be one of my new daily hang outs as well, but it looks like it’s slow. Maybe this will …

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Chris Tomlin’s new album comes out September 10th, 2002, and it’s entitled “Not To Us”. I got a pre-release copy from work with just 5 songs on it, but it sounds pretty great. As I played the CD twice in the store last night (when I first got it) two people asked about it already! haha. So looks like it’ll be a great CD. People liked Chris’ voice a lot, …

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Those who have seen Men In Black II know Michael Jackson appears in a creepy cameo role. Jackson had turned down a part in the original, but after watching it he was strangely moved to tears and called director Barry Sonnenfeld and asked for a part in the sequel. Sonnenfeld said: “Fifteen months into shooting Men In Black II I got a message saying Michael Jackson really wanted to be …

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And how can I stand here with YouAnd not be moved by YouWould You tell me how could it beAny better than this Cause You’re all I want, all I needYou’re everything, everythingYou’re all I want, all I needYou’re everything, everything  

It’s been swealtering!! Like 99 degrees the whole week (today it was about 92 degrees I think in San Jose), but man, it’s crazy! I’m happy to have a fan here with me to cool the heat. I’m busy trying to work on some templates for my webpage and having fun with that. lalalla. It’s interesting to get back into trying to make a web page. I have some design …

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WOW. That’s all I have to say about this site, WOW. It’s SOOOOOOOOO cool!! http://www.thereverend.com/brick_testament/ Check it out. =) current mood: inspired

Hah, I have livejournal codes now too. So if any of you DEADJOURNAL users who are my friends want to switch over, let me know. In fact, I think I can probably just give one of you guys a code, and you’ll each get a code, that can be passed on to the next person. And if not, I have a few codes that I can give ya. If you’re …

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Hrm, well for some updates, I recently picked up some new studio equipment stuff (well not recently, but within the last 2 months or so). I broke down and bought a mixer. It’s a really nice one, I dunno if I talked about it earlier or not. It’s a Behringer unit, with 12 channels, 6 xlrs, whoo. And it has built in effects! So I can add echo, delay, reverb, …

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heh, I just happened to find a new website today when browsing. Check out http://www.randallwongband.com/willyoumarryderekdotcom/Just because it’s on the domain of randallwongband.com does not mean it’s by me….*cough* I’m innocent until proven guilty. I swear! Hah, guess I never really formally announced my webpage. I bought the domain of Randallwongband.com and my journal is hosted there now, via javascript (and it looks pretty cool like that too, though I might …

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haha, well this was a conversation I had today with my bud Patrick. Strangely, I decided to cut’n paste it to nate, cuz I was sure he’d have a kick outta it (it was first posted in his DEADjournal (http://www.deadjournal.com/users/naythenjung/). I’m reposting it here, for readers of my journal. =P EatsomeKorn987: do you know how much a rectifier is EatsomeKorn987: would you recommend getting a multi-effects board or just compact …

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Wow….that’s odd….. I’m sure it’s good for Korean Culture, but man, that’s ODD. Think about it. They’ve never been there before (not that that’s not impossible), but just the thought of asians in the World Cup, hah. It’s pretty strange to me, then again, I guess Koreans are a lot bigger than us Chinese people, that’s lame. =P 

hahahaha, the guys would kill me if I brought this into the house….would be cool though, hahahahaha. http://www.craigslist.org/sfo/bar/4140862.html

hahaha, ok, this is just WEIRD, but yeah. If you’re reading this, go to www.268generation.com. That’s the website for everything Passion. Their ministries, they’re worship sites, they’re conferences, etc. They have this thing called a random entry splash page. It has about 4 or 5 different settings that it can load to. The background colors and pictures change with the different entries. There’s green, orange, yellow, and blue. Of those, …

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Wow, weird stuff in the newspaper today. I was reading the San Jose Mercury News today, and in it they were talking about how the FDA is stopping imports of those Jelly Candies that we so love. Apparently, the candies/jellies have caused two deaths of children in the bay area, so the FDA is stopping places from selling it and shipping it. NO MORE JELLIES!! Man, I gotta find a …

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Hah, I dunno if I should announce this on here, but I bought a new toy! It’s a mixer (one of those things you plug guitars and mics into) and plug speakers out of to have sound. It’s a pretty nice one by Behringer. It was $229! (From $369!) and I can still return it within 30 days for a full refund if I want to. The bonus about this …

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Hey, if anyone is getting rid of DJ Equipment let me know. I just want prolly a turntable (well…I guess maybe two) and a mixer. I’ll use it through one of my amps or something. (Reminds me, I need to get that amp back from Janet for the recording). Yeah, and if you have scratch records, or just some beat tracks, sell them to me too. =P 

MAn that bathroom STINKS!!!! I smelled something funky, and I had to wash my hands. I chose the bad bathroom. I was like, man, who just took a dump, and it was Derek. His stomach wasn’t feeling well, but now it’s alright. =P SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!! current mood: grossed out

Check out this cool new Christian website, talking bout Christianity, music, and culture. Has news links too, whooo. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/

Well ladies of the world, it is a sorrowful day. Derek has a fiancee. Strangely he’s been hiding this from us all, and he’s to be wed in August. =( He just came back from there, where Betsy had his sports coat from the night before (from the boat dance). =Pmuhahaha.  

hahaha. Well after years of not having one, I’m thinking about having a new web page. I’m not quite sure what it would have on it, I guess what ever songs I write and create and the such….May be a lil while away, but hoping to get www.RandallWong.com hahahaha. Cool eh? 

Haha, man, I have found my lost love. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ahhhhh. They’re so good. Ok, Nuff said.

Wow! I just got an email from Dawn telling us that she’s getting married!!! My goodness!!! JUSTIN WAS WRONG!!!!! =P  

Well, the web site is in the works (hah, maybe I’ll come out of my shell of 2 years of doing web sites, and do this one), but we’ve come up with the best web site idea yet. Welcome to, www.willyoumarryderek.com! It’s a new website, that will host all the things about Derek Chan, his endless adventures in love, and yes….PICTURES!! Of him and adoring girls. We have the front …

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Hahahaha, if anyone know’s what that quote is from the topic, you rock. hahahaa. Anyways, I woke up this morning to a Owl uhh…not crowing, but like….”hooting.” And it reminded me of my childhood days, cause I used to hear an owl hoot just like that back in San Francisco. Kinda interesting. I wonder if all owls hoot like that then. Just an interesting thought of today. Also when I …

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Hrm, well I saw that Dead Cat on the road again. Except this time it was over in another lane….how strange. I wonder if it was still partially alive and “crawled” over there, or if someone moved it. Well…maybe I don’t want to know. Well I got a new phone today, and a new service provider. It’s a Motorola V60, and with AT&T service. So far, it works really good. …

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Hah, I had to write down things to post up, cuz other wise I would forget them. Anyways, here’s what I have down: Dead Cat in the Road – Hah…yes, right when I got off the freeway and turned left onto Meridian, there was a dead cat in the street. Didn’t looked smushed, just looked like it was hit, and was lying there. Kinda reminded me of my old old …

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Well, I tried to clean my phone today, and to do that I gotta take off all the screws and junk. Well I tried to put it back together, and it didn’t work. This was all about the last 40 minutes that I’ve been trying to do that, then I played counter-strike for like 10 minutes (did well too, hah, considering I haven’t played in a while). Anyways, I tried …

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Well I was in Atlanta last week for Passion’s Thirsty conference. It was very good. Umm…I may post my journals from it sometime soon, but it may take a little work, since I would do it with the times that I actually wrote them. Neat eh? Okie dokie. So now I’m back in the Bay Area, and man, I’m so messed up on the time. Atleast I’m not hungry yet. …

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Well today is Easter. The day in which Jesus rose again. Thank you Lord for dying for me, that you went before us for all of our sins. I wanna be held by you, just rest in your arms. Lord, be my strength and my guidance. Take my tears and give me a joy from You. I think back to a saying that I heard somewhere. “Never Lose the Wonder.” …

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Well as I was chatting on AIM today with some Sixsteps Reps, suddenly my screen just got darker and darker. I don’t think I was hitting a button or anything to do it, I think it was just the monitor. I tried restarting a couple of times, and nothing happened, I just had a black screen. I was kinda disapointed, as this was a nice monitor, and it lasted me …

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Hah, well I just got back from meeting up with David, the band, and some of my co-workers. Man oh man, what a funny night. I actually couldn’t get off work tonight, so I was working during the concert, but I did swing by afterwards (I sped off to the church from work, hahaa, never doing that again). Well anyways, I got to chat a bit with David, along with …

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LOL, I got more pictures posted from the contest. Check out http://web.archive.org/web/20020410150033/http://www.sixstepsrecords.com/can_you_hear_us_street_team.htm I’m #5 of the Crowd Pleasers! hehehe. How funny. Everyone enjoy that last pic with Tony Hawk 3??? whoooo!!  

So we went down to Santa Cruz to visit Graceland, cuz David Crowder and Band were gonna be there. Now I originally thought it was going to be a concert, but it ended up just being a service, and they were the guest worship leaders for the night. Ahh, it was still ok. I went around, and met and talked with all the guys, and got them to sign my …

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Well, I still feel sick. My throat still hurts, but I feel a little better. I have a headache as well today, but it looks like it’s getting better. Work wants me to come in tommorrow at 3pm till 9pm, cuz Teena is away having a meeting with Lisa in Bakersfield or something or other. Hopefully if/when I go in tommorrow, I won’t have a headache or be barfing on …

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Whooooo, this post is mainly for Lisa, cuz we like to save money. Anyways, Hollywood video has a printable coupon for 99 cent rentals until 4/30!!!! That’s like two months!!!! Whoooo!!!http://www.slickdeals.net/coupons/hollywoodvideo.pdf current mood: excited

I went to sleep at like 10pm last night. Slept well and stuff. Anh brought buy a heater for my room, one of those heat dishes, but as they installed it, it woke me up, cuz it has this safety buzzer, that if it’s not upright, it makes a loud buzzing noise. Ali also brought by some Niquil or something (nightquil? I dunno how to spell it). Awwww, so nice. …

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Well I’m sick. With 3 days till the praise night, and I have a cold or a flu. Man this sucks. =( We’re supposed to have worship practice right now, but not everyone’s here. I’m wondering if I should pop some ibuprofen or not. Good point: it makes me feel better. Bad point: Drowsiness and Lisa says taking medicine is bad for me. Well if you feel called to pray …

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Hahaha. Well I entered a contest about a month or so ago for the David Crowder Band’s “The Crowd” to win coffee with him and the band. Unfortunately I didn’t win, hah, but I get to see the guys enough anyways (saw them last sunday which I’ll talk about in a little, and probably in two weeks, the 26th). Hehe, anyways, for the fun info, check out http://www.davidcrowderband.com/jointhecrowd/winners.phpI’m the last …

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Ok, well in trying to find a wife for Derek Chan, Nate posted this on his deadjournal. I figure I should post it to, as we want to try and find him an availible woman. (man, if this every really really gets out, oh boy, derek may never find a wife, hah, this seems so desparate….erm…sorry). Anyways, here goes the message, this is written by Nate, hah. ———————————————————————— yeah that’s …

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It seemed long, and a little dull. My main job was doing product returns, so pulling off excessive amounts of cds, that don’t sell well, and putting them on a cart. After that was all done, I had to go through each and every cd and tape to make sure they have a upc label on it, for scanning, and make sure all the Demo CDs for listening, dont’ have …

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Well yesterday as I was on my way to work, there was a really, really dumb lady. I was in the left lane, of a 2 lane street. In the right lane there was a stopped bus for public transportation. I maintain my speed, and this red BMW in the right lane TOTALLY cuts me off right before I pass the bus. About two blocks down, she comes along side …

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This is the bestest site ever…. Check it out… If you were born in the 80s (or late 70s) or had your childhood in the 80s, you would appreciate this site. I’ll ask ya some questions first, then you can tell if you want to visit. =P Remember Nintendo Power? =)Anyone remember Wacky Wall Walkers?or “By the power of Greyskull, I HAVE THE POWER!!”or the 1990 Saturday Morning Hit, “Cartoon …

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Well, lesse what’s new. I bought a new printer last week. It’s a nice new color printer by HP, model 845c (lol, sounds like a Taylor Guitar model! hahahaha, ok…I’m just weird now). Anyways, I got it for just 64$ shipped!! Amazing huh? Check out www.slickdeals.net for the latest deals on things (that’s where I got that printer, as well as my 17 cases of soda for 37$ shipped, …

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Hrm, strangely, I feel that I’ve had this title for a journal topic before. Anyways, It seems like everyone’s been getting into the journal writing business. I guess it’s a way to express ourselves, and to let others know how we’re feeling. All I have to say is, I WAS SECOND!!!! lol. The first person I knew with an online journal was Joe from SFSU’s AACF, unfortunately, I haven’t …

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Wow, the 2nd day of his CD release, and we’ve already sold about 15 or more copies. We sold 10 yesterday, as I recorded, and I’m anxicously awaiting to see how many we sound today. Looks like the CD is doing extremely well. Well I found out today through some other Sixsteps Reps that Chris Tomlin did buy a Chet Atkins SST guitar. This story goes back a few …

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Well it’s Friday, sorta. I’m tired. I recorded with Erica today (first time she’s come in to record vocals), and it sounded really good. She did vocals for like 3 songs (Pour out My Heart, God of Wonders, and My God Reigns). They turned out pretty good, and my voice was better today, other than Nate commenting that when I sing My God Reigns, that I sound like a …

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Hi there. No, I haven’t died. If I did, you wouldn’t be reading this (or maybe you would, but I didn’t know there were computers connected to the internet in heaven.) Anyways, here goes my little entry. The CD project is coming along. We’ve been doing mostly recording for guitar, and some instrument stuff, and just started doing vocals recently. Tommorrow night we’re supposed to be working on some …

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Well it’s been a lil while since I’ve updated. The CD project is coming along. Still doing most of the guitar work for the project, and haven’t gotten around to doing the vocals yet. Still aiming for the April 1st release date, hehe. We got a drum set in our house now. Nate came down last weekend and dropped it off. All the guys in the house (well Derek, …

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Man, it’s like 8:30, and I need to head off to work, but it’s so early!!! ahhhhh. I’m gonna die going into work this early. *sigh* oh well. I’m feeling a lil down too, so it doesn’t make going into work early any easier either. I just wanted to lay in bed and sleep all day. hah! current mood: disappointed

Winter Camp is in a few days. I still don’t remember our speakers name for it. Pastor Sandra, myself, Lisa, and Reese are driving. John-David and I are doing worship, and I’ll be bringing up my Chet Atkins, whooo. I’ll have a lil fun with that, and doing backup singing, though I’m not that great at harmonies, I’ll have to figure something out. I’m not quite sure what range …

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Well from a friend named Wei, I found out today that you can have over 160 buddies on your AIM Buddy List. Check it out!! Whoooo. current mood: amused

And now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord, my soul to keep, That if I die before I wake, erm….how’s the rest of this go again? dern it….

Hrm…can’t survive on just Safeway food. I need a Costco run soon! whooo, frozen food galore!! =) current music: Forever (live)

Well it’s nothing too big I guess, just scary for myself. Anyways, this is what happened. I went to go take out my Taylor (you know, the guitar I totally love), and took it out to play. I start playing it, and I notice some string-buzzing. (Ok, I just realized this may turn somewhat Guitar Techie, so if you don’t understand it, forgive me). So I check the frets …

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Doh, I have work in roughly 30 minutes, and have an ugly big pimple on my nose, and Ray’s in the bathroom, so I can’t brush my teeth or use my Oil-Free Face Wash. =P *sigh* current mood: moody

Well it was more of a nightmare, I’ll about it more tommorrow after work, eeek, just remebering it now as I almost go to sleep again. *sigh* Don’t want another dream like that… current mood: nervous

Well I finished up two songs tonight. Well…then again, “finished” is a term used lightly. As the bass, electric, drums, etc, parts aren’t done on it yet (as well as the vocals too, doh). The two songs I did tonight were “We Are Hungry” and “Pour Out My Heart.” Now the neat thing about these two songs are this, I decided to extend them a lil, by doing something …

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Wow, what a busy day yesterday and today. We’re busy doing returns about the whole story, because of Christmas. Whatever didn’t sell, we’re trying to sell back to the company that we ordered it from (which is kinda neat, thought they would just make us store it till next year, lol). Anyways, since I’m now in the music department, I was busy doing a bunch of Christmas returns. We …

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I forgot my devotional back in San Francisco!! argh! It’s really good, and it’s called, “A Godward Life” by John Piper. John Piper is a pastor of a church in Minniapolis, MN, and he speaks for seminars and such (as well as at OneDay 2000, where I got to hear him speak on Boasting Only in the Cross). Anyways, he has a lot of really interesting views on living …

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Wow, this post is mostly for Wade “Poopman” Chan, but check out Rivendell Music where a few of the top Christian acts record their albums. Check out the downloads page where they have a few songs (including one by Chris Tomlin that is on the album, but done RADICALLY different from the album version). Neato. current music: Beautiful Mystery – Caedmon’s Call

Why Hello there. I’m going to try to be posting a lil more this year. Hopefully through it all people will get to know my personality a little better and get to know me, in this weird internet world. Now I’m not really sure of how to do that, I guess just sharing with life experiences and showing my opinion on those kinda things. Well I’ll try to do …

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Well the recording is nicely on it’s way. I did the guitar tracks for “Our Love is Loud” though it’s not one of the original songs I picked, I do really like the song, and may include it with this AACF CD (if it doesn’t go on there, it definately will go on my own cd, hehehe). I figured out the chords a few nights ago when 722 did …

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! Hehe, yes the news is, that I bought the Chet Atkins SST model guitar. I bought it actually the week of Thanksgiving, that tuesday before hand I believe. It ends up that it was the same day that I recieved my Taylor last year (It was shipped to my parents house the tuesday before thanksgiving last year). I’ve been playing with it a lot, and I really like it. …

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Heh, sorry, I had to do a lil Star Wars spoof there. Today in my endeavors, I was on a mission to try and find a shock mount that would fit my new condensor mic that Lisa got me for my birthday a few weeks ago. I didn’t find one, and boy, the people there in the Pro-Audio section of Guitar Center are pretty dumb, I’m sorry to say… …

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Worked for my 3rd day today. (Third Day? hehe, they’re new album comes out in November, mark your calendars!) The first day I was put in cashering, 2nd was customer service, and today I did all recieving (where they get all the packages, and products, and sticker them and put them out). Not really sure which one I like best….probably customer service, or cashering. Each one of the days I …

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Hey there, I got hired for Berean today. Cool stuff. =) I go in for Orientation tommorrow morning. Wheeeeee! Praise Jesus!

Well off I go for an interview with Berean Christian Bookstores. I applied last Thursday, and wow, what a quick time for them to have me come in already. Awesome stuff. Lisa drove down yesterday to drop off some dress clothes for me, isn’t she sweet? She brought buy some pants, a shirt, and my shoes (hah, she bought 2/3rds of those!). I decided this morning that the khaki’s looked …

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Yesterday we had an old SJSU student, Jason Ma, as our speaker. He’s featured weekly on The Bridge’s talk radio show called SOUL on Sunday Mornings. He speaks mostly to high school students, but spoke really well and held attention great to us college students. He spoke of God the Father, and delivered a very good message about the misconceptions we have about God as our Father. Anyways, very good …

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Well doing a semi-montly update (well like a bi-weekly I guess, that means once every two weeks). We had a beach bash on Saturday with AACF. It was over at Seabright beach in Santa Cruz. Had some fun, played some beach volleyball, ate some GRUBBIN’ food, did some worship. About 15 people were there, including Lisa, who I brought along for the fun. The day was pretty good, except when …

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BBQ went well. There was tons of food. Michelle and Ryan made this cool fruit salad and used the watermelon shell as a bowl! it was so cool, till Wade broke it. Ahhh well. The main food was hambergers and hotdogs, and some kaluhua (dunno if that’s spelled right) bbq pork. The bbq kaluhua pork was a little strong, hah, didn’t burn out well. I also helped a guy named …

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Well some big news is that I got to see Charlie Hall again at an event called “Heal Our Land”. What a timely event named that. The pastor who organized the whole thing, actually started with that theme name 9 months ago, but only God knew of the incidents that would happen in America, just 4 days prior to the concert of worship. Charlie did an excellent job as usual, …

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Wow, big events today (well yesterday now) in New York, and Washington DC. The US was attacked by terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon. 4 Planes were hi-jacked, and were purposely crashed into bulidings. Two into each of the Twin Towers. One into the Pentagon, and one just crashed in Pennsilvania. This has been called the worst terrorist attack on US soils, and is being compared …

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Here goes some scripture I read this morning. It seems very timely for a situation that I’m going to. For the full detail of the scripture, read the first chapter of Hosea also, but I really like this 2nd chapter. Hosea 2 1 “Say of your brothers, `My people,’ and of your sisters, `My loved one.’ 2 “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I …

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Looks like the last update has been just about a month ago. Camp happened like a week after the last update, along with some other interesting facts, that I won’t totally go into, but I will say that good results came out of it. Camp was a good time, even if it was at Bethany, and people said they were bored all day. Fortunately I was swamped with things to …

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Well a few weeks have now passed since I’ve done this journal. Not sure of the last time I did one, but it was a while ago. I was in SF for a LONG time (from July 3rd, up until last night) and stayed at my parents house. There is almost no food there, but that’s ok, since most of the nights I went out with friends to eat or …

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Well some interesting things happened lately. And I haven’t updated my journal in almost a week! geez. Horrible. Anyways. Well here goes a recap of days: Thursday: Went out with Patrick and Sandra and went golfing at the Presideo Golf Course. Well not real golfing, but we went to the driving range again. Patrick won, and drove the ball the furthest (and he was even using right handed clubs! my …

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Well 4th of July passed (as well as my Dad’s bday (7/01), and my Mom’s bday too (7/4). We didn’t really celebrate it, but I got them stuff, hehe. Anyways, the 4th of July was a never ending decision making process. At first we were going to go down to my place in San Jose, since it was warm, and we could barbaque there (course it would be HOT too). …

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Found some cool chord progressions. I want to write a song now. Some kinda worship song (and I had some cool singable melodies for it too). Hopefully something will come of this, whooo. =) First God gave me lyrics, now He gives me music, cool. Now just to put two and two together. current mood: ecstactic

Hah, I don’t remember when my last journal entry was…prolly thursday. Pastor Kevin spoke well for his last Friday with us, before Pastor Sandra officially takes over. His message was a good one that I hope the Youth hold on to well. Eddie lead worship with Pat and Reese on guitars, and it went really well (well other than having to learn mostly new songs, but that’s ok). We went …

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Hah, that seems to be all I talk about. Just weird stuff that happens. Anyways, I woke up at 4 in the morning today, and heard strange noises, like people dropping sutff or hitting the wall or something. So anyways, it was kinda weird, cuz I was really awake, and wasn’t sure what was going on. Thought maybe it was burglars or something. I got this bat thing from under …

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Lol, most of you who read this have no idea to what that title in green letters means. =P It’s a guitar! hehe, big surprise right? Well I was at guitar center today picking up some Hot Rods (drum sticks) for the youth dept. and I stopped into the acoustic guitar room for abit. Now this Chet Atkins technically isn’t an acoustic guitar…but sorta is. It’s a hollow-body, meaning that …

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I woke up this morning, and it was nice and OVERCAST!!! Whooo!! I was getting tired of being around in 90 degree heat all day. It’s great to finally be cold in the house when I’m just sitting here, hehehe. Ok, that’s all, hah.

Service went well today. We did a lot of songs though, hah, and I had to practice them all right before service during worship practice (I knew all of the, but not sure if I played all of them before). Pastor Kevin had a very good message today on being Obediant to God. I felt like he was going to do a Altar call, but was sorta surprised that he …

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Well Pat and Erik came over late on Thursday night, erm, wait, I just read that I posted about that already….ok. Well the beach was cool, but REALLY cold, haha. We met at Janet’s place and then headed out to Baker Beach over by 25th Avenue. We played some Boggle out there on the beach and hung out only for about a half hour until some of us had to …

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Erm, sorry, I watched Chasing Amy yesterday (psycho weird flick), but still kinda interesting, but not as good as Kevin Smith’s other films (Clerks, Mallrats, and Dogma, thou I disliked Dogma). Anyways, Pat and Erik came over last night after being in a chatroom and saying for them to come down, hah. We just hung out and played guitar and jammed and stuff. Supposed to head up to SF in …

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Well yesterday it was Elisa’s birthday. Didn’t do all that much, but it was enjoyable. I met up with her at her place at like 1:45 (was early by 15 minutes, oh well), and we went to stonestown to do some shopping and to return something. I had told Janet and Justin I would be going to stonestown earlier, so I tried giving them a call, but Janet’s phone wasn’t …

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Well I don’t have to explain yesterday too much, since I didn’t do much, hehe. Today my plans are with an old friend, cuz it’s her birthday! =P I’m driving up to SF for today and celebrating Elisa’s 21st birthday (and supposedly she wants me to be the designated driver…uh oh). Blah, she told me she wanted to buy some drinks since it was her 21st birthday, whatever. Looks like …

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Ya know… Friends are really great. God has really blessed me with people who do care about me and who are totally willing to pray for me. Praise the Lord! I’ve poured my heart out to a few people today (well yesterday) and they’re all praying for me, awesome aint it? Anyways, just thought I’d share that. current mood: content

Psalm 24:3-6 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God …

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Whooo, another weekend update. And some nice juicy stuff to talk about, hahaha. Friday was a cool day. I didn’t do much, but it was still good. At Youth Group we had an announcement of a new Youth Pastor for the English congregation, and it was none other than our homegrown PK girl, Pastor Sandra Lim. It’ll be a good time for Sandra to grow and for us to learn …

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Wow. Cleaned up the whole living room and Bathroom….wondering about the kitchen, but don’t think it’s gonna happen (I hate washing dishes, ugh. And they’re not even my dishes to wash! argh). But the living room and bathroom are all cleaned. Looks really nice too. =P Ahhhhh, I’m tired. current mood: tired

Looks good so far. Things are running faster and everything. I’m busy installing programs and stuff, but things are going well. =) current mood: happy

Blearg. Time for a reformat of this old system. My HD has been acting up ever since I bought it, so it’s about time that I chunk this sucker and reformat. Hopefully it’ll fix all the problems. =) If not, grrrr, maybe it’s the video card I have. Been backing up all my files today with my burner. My audio recordings took up 3 cds!!!!! insane, course it’s all still …

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Well some of the youth are coming down to my house here in San Jose on Thursday. Wow, how cool =) I feel special now. Anyways, I’ll be doing some “House Work” with cleaning up and everything, and already have been. The living room is cleaner now, but still needs to be vacumed and stuff. Prolly will be cleaning for awhile, alas. =P DSL has been acting funny all today, …

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Ahhh, DSL was down most of this morning (well from 11am until about now, not techincally morning for most people….but usually morning for me, lol, j/k). Ended up playing StarCraft with some of my housemates over our network since the DSL was down and I couldn’t do anything else. Ahn chilled with us last night at the house after work. He came by to hang out and we went out …

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Hrm, after a talk with Lisa today, I think I’ll release a few of my songs/poems on this LiveJournal thingy. Enjoy, give your responses to me on AIM (WarbladeX) or leave a comment. =) Oh and of course these are as always a work on progress and never finished till I say so. =) “Beauty of the Cross” I’ll meet You at the cross, Lord Because that’s where You want …

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Whoooooooo, loooooooooooooooooooooong weekend here folks. I headed back to SF on Thursday afternoon, so you’ll get a nice 4 day weekend update (which feels like one of the longest weekends I’ve had in a long time, but enjoyable =) ). Thursday started out with prep’ing for the Grad Banquet at church the next day. We all got there around 5-5:30ish and started at around 6:30. We finished at around 9:30, …

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So my rents going up by 400$ (well for the house). So the new rent price per month will be 2600$. Crazy eh? This place isn’t worth that much, aiya. Blah, makes me a lil mad, but ok, whatever. =P Moved all the guitar stuff back from my car and the weekend and stuff. Having fun just jamming around. I wish I could write more stuff, like songs and stuff, …

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Had an interesting conversation with a friend today that I forgot to mention. She reads this sometimes and mentioned how she thought it was neat, since I used to think I kept things to myself or something, but now I have a journal. Just thought it was interesting. For those of ya who know me and read this, how do you think I am? I guess it was kinda of …

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hehe, Just got out of a crazy chat room that I started with a bunch of people from my church. Whole lotta people came in (think it was like 10 or 11 at the max). Crazy talk most of the time, which just proves how we’re all insane at my church. Saturday is looking cool. A bunch of us from church are going to Justin’s dad’s place in Concord to …

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Hah, ok, another weird dream day, and it invovles people from church again. This time Justin and I were on some weird island river thing and were swimming around on some river with all these trees and wildlife around and all that. I remember this one part where the current was going really fast and we had to duck underwater to avoid trees that were right above water so we …

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Hah, wow, I’m a sucker. Last night I fell asleep at 9pm watching X-files. I woke up at like 12pm, then went back to sleep until about 9 this morning. How pitiful. Seeing how I usually sleep at like 1-2 on most weeknights in San Jose, it’s pretty funny. Friday night’s “Sanctuary” went really well! I was kinda surprised, but I absolutely love the team of guys and girls that …

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dern it, Berean didn’t have it in stock yet. It’s offically out by Vineyard, but I guess Berean didn’t get in their shipment yet. They said any day now (that’s most likely 2 weeks, lol, knowing stores). Been doing a little rearranging of stuff around the house. Went out and boutght toilet paper and garbage bags today too, much needed stuff (since we were out of both, heh). Blah. =) …

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I may head out to Berean later today and check out Vineyard’s Burn Service’s latest cd, Never Looking Back. I truely enjoyed their first two releases “Your Love Reaches Me” and “The Burn Service”. Great cds with some awesome guitar and youth oriented stuff. =) Prolly see if that accompiment track is over at Berean also, not sure if it would be though. Reading through some Live Journals of Chris …

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LOL, what a weird dream today. Wont’ go through all the details (as with most dreams I don’t remember about half of it), but it ended with the ship my family was on crashing in the ocean, but I recovered my Taylor guitar, but it had teeth holes all in in, and I questioned if insurance would cover it, LOL. Long story, if you want to know about it sometime, …

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Gosh, that was a long weekend. Friday till now pretty much. Doh, my phone’s just about outta batteries too cuz too many people play games all day on my phone! Lesse…what all happened….Helped out with worship on Friday and stuff. Brought all my junk stuff (amp, volume pedal, stand, guitar) only used bout half of it though on friday (brought it all for worship practice for next Friday which never …

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Watching Fight Club. What an interesting movie. Still makes me think realllllly hard, because I don’t totally undertand it, hehe. Still remember the first time I saw it with Elisa, man was it EVER confusing, geez, didn’t understand it one bit till I talked about the movie after wards. Been playing a game called Black & White. Interesting game. Pretty fun, but crashes too often that I can’t really get …

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Well still nothing new going on other than. IM OUTTA SCHOOL!!! whooo, Summer has officially began (well it did like this morning), heheh. I’m ready to kick it down with some Mac & Cheese, but don’t think I have any butter…grrr, ahh well. Maybe I’ll cook(microwave) some lapchueng, gross I know, but I’m hungry, haha.

Wow, it’s been awhile. Nothing really new is going on. Have to send off my Cingular wireless bill tommorrow before it’s late, heh. Dorothy from Phil’s church came over today and we went out to Todai in Eastridge mall. Todai is a cool japanese buffet place. Pretty good, good sushi. Anyways, also went to that Winchester Mystery House. Always thought it was supposed to be scary or something, but was …

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Well looks like the days of Napster may be over. I tried looking for some stuff today and nothing showed up on ALL of my searches. So either Napster just isn’t working anymore, or they’re blocking a whole lotta stuff. Blah, oh well. I found some really good mp3s of worship stuff that Steve Fee and Candi Pearson did in their Big Stuf Band or Exit 10. Sounds really good, …

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I knew it!! Girls ARE Evil!!! Here goes the proof: Proof That Girls Are Evil 1st, we state that girls require time & money: Girls =(Time)(Money) And as we all know, “time IS money”: Time = Money Girls = (Money)(Money)= (Money)? And since “money is the root of all evil”: Money = ?Evil Girls = (?Evil)? Therefore Girls = Evil

Hrm, lesse what’s been going on since the last entry that seems like so long ago…. Lisa Lau got her license! But with a whole other lotta stuff that happened to her. Right after she went through all the trouble to get it (some cracked mirror, some brake light that was out, some other stuff, ugh) Anyways, right after she passed her license test, she was driving her brother’s civic …

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Hrm, still don’t know exactly what I’m playing tonite for worship. Ahh well. Guess I’ll just bring the Taylor along (probably what I’m playing). No other real cool updates or anything, pretty boring uneventful day, hehe. current mood: bored

Eeeek, went through 3 straight hours of gaming. Played from about 9pm till 12 midnight tonite of RA3. First my my computer hasn’t crashed in an extended gaming session in awhile, and man, did it feel good! =P Had about 155 frags, and 220 some odd damage scoring in 183 minutes. Not bad =) hehehehe. Couldn’t keep my 1 frag: 1 minute ratio though…ahh well. current mood: accomplished

Well let’s see, what’s going on today….Not much really, lol. Anh’s going up to Berkeley later tonite. We dont’ know why, there’s no AACF large group, guess he’s just visiting people *cough* weird. =P. Anyways, what else is going on….Lisa is taking her driving test today…Not sure at what time, but think she may have already taken it. Haven’t gotten a call or IM from her yet, so dunno if …

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Well tonite we had our last meeting for AACF @ SJSU. It was a semi-informal meeting and Ice Cream social over at one of our Staffers for AACF, Derek Miyahara’s house. He lives out in Campbell. Before the meeting we all met over at Joe West (the big tall dorm here at SJSU), and headed out. A few of us got really hungry, and left to get some Jack in …

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Mmmmmm, I love Jack in the Box…I ordered a number 4 the other day….meat upon meat…was just their Double Bacon Cheeseburger or something. I should try their triple….though it can’t compare to In & Outs 4×4!!! Hehehehe, I love that thing…I get it every time I go to In & Out now….if you haven’t tried it, GO TRY IT!! 4 stacks of meat, 4 stacks of cheese, mmmm. current mood: …

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Wow, nice product they have (avalon). Unfortunately they don’t have one in stock (not that I would buy one right now), but it certainly was nice. It riches the tones of the higher strings, but also the low strings, and everywhere…dunno really how to describe it, but I like it. Hopefully maybe I’ll get one this summer. =) current music: Better is One Day (Live) – Chris Tomlin

Ok well going to try out the Avalon U5 in a little bit, see if it’s really cracked up to what it is to be. hehehe. I’ll let ya know how it is when I get back. What a good study break, lol. current mood: jubilant current music: Psalm 145 (Live) – Shane Barnard

Hey, don’t mind me, I’m just a stranger, hehe. Sorry for never writing and everything. I’ve been a part of this egroup, well…ever since it was really still under egroups (and not yahoo, hah). Wow, coming up is almost May 20th! Almost a year since I met you guys and was richly blessed at OneDay (I keep saying that term, “richly blessed” but it’s been mostly for other people…but now …

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Hrm, ok, here goes my nice weekend update. Wow, college people are back! Justin and Clifford got back on Friday Night, Mel came back on Saturday night. I hung out with Cliff on Saturday, and went to go see The Mummy Returns with Lisa, and Ryan. It was an entertaining movie, but had to pay 10$ at the parking lot, but that’s ok, since Lisa got us in for free …

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Well Anh beat us all today in Laser Quest or what not. He scored like 600 points and got 2nd place (the 1st place guy worked there). I got 4th place after Davey. I shoulda done better, but weird, even though a guy was right in front of me, I couldn’t shoot him. Supposedly when you fire there’s like a second when you can’t be hit, so if you fire …

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Brent brought up a good point today in a reply that Musicianfriend sells then (at 539$, eeeep) but with a 45-day return policy. Course I would have to pay the shipping back…but I think I’ll wait until summer to buy one, ahhhh. Then all next year it’ll be doing camps and such and ministry to pay it off? lol. Anyways, it was kind of funny that Brent mentioned Musician’s Friend, …

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Skipped a day in this, whoooo. Guess nothing important happened yesterday. Still on the search for one of those Avalon U5 boxes…maybe I’ll try to stop by Guitar Center today and try one out if they have one. Would be very interesting. hehe. Anyways, think that’s about it for this update. current mood: bored current music: Passion 2000 (Rutgers Live) – Agnus Dei

Ohhhhhhmygosh, I want one of these Avalon U5 DI Boxes. Shane Barnard uses one and it makes soooooooo much of a difference. I want to try to go to Guitar Center tommorrow and check out how it sounds and everything. The retail cost on it is 595$!!!! Maybe one day when I’m rich I’ll get one, lol. Or all of you reading this can someday get me one for my …

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I felt like I’m in the mood for some old school worship, so I went into the old archives of AACF and pulled out some goodies. The songs we’re doing tonight are Light the Fire, Glory Honor Power, Psalm 121, Christ In Me, and Holy and Anointed One. Good stuff, hehehe. Hopefully if you read this you can come join us out in San Jose State University’s Student Union on …

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Well finally one of my friends signed up for LiveJournal.com, a cool site if I do say so myself. I can express myself a lot with it (even thou no one might ever read this, lol). But anyways, if ya want, check out his page at http://www.livejournal.com/users/Brentbass/ He’s a guy named Brent from the CGN (Christian Guitar Network) message boards found at www.christianguitarnetwork.com =) Other than that, I still gotta …

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Wow, 3 people are on my shoutcast server right now. How cool. Distrubuting music to the world. Once again check out my 24/7 (except weekends) Praise & Worship Shoutcast Server at http://64.81.57.221:8000/ Click the listen button and have WinAmp to start it up. current mood: ecstatic current music: Shane Barnard – Psalms – 11 – May the Works of My Mouth

Argh, I hate my video card or something. Whenever I play some games (like Quake3) it’ll just randomly crash my computer. Same thing happens in Counterstrike. I was doing really well in Rocket Arena 3 too, even though I haven’t played in about a week or so. =P Had a damage score of about 42, frags were at 23, time was only at 15 minutes. *sigh* stupid video card…. current …

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Mmmm, hash browns are the best breakfast food ever. Course I’m eating them at 3pm…dunno how that works, but it’s still really good. The only thing that beats Hash Browns hands down is Corned Beef Hash…mmmm, love that stuff. Ooooo, thinking about Corn Beef Hash AND hash browns…too bad I don’t have any Corned Beef Hash…doh current mood: hungry current music: Dwelling Places (Live) – Shane Barnard

Well let’s see, what else is new today…It’s Anh Troung’s birthday. Happy Birthday Anh! =P He wants to go with a few of us to play laser tag at some place, where they have like 20 minute rounds. Omigosh I’m gonna be tired, but I’M GONNA WIN!!!! JUST BRING IT!!! lol. That’s all in store for tonite. current mood: hyper current music: Sing Like the Saved (Live) – Chris Tomlin …

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Oh man, I just woke up from the absolute weirdest dream (well maybe not absolute weirdest…I’ve had some pretty weird ones, but it doesn’t match Elisa’s “Antlers” dream…hah). But this dream was just weird, think I was watching too much US Marshalls the other day or something. I was on the run from the cops or something, because something happened, and I was blamed. I only really remember the last …

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Hah, I’m pretty tired now. Been up listening to some cool mp3s from sjohnson615 on aim. He runs a pretty cool shoutcast server also that usually plays Shane Barnard mp3s 24/7. Check it out at http://c113358-a.clmbus1.ga.home.com:8000/listen.pls current mood: tired current music: Skillet – Your Name Is Holy (Sandy’s Server)

Hrm, wondering who would actually in their right mind ever read these posts…. I guess I’ll just keep doing them though, it’s kinda fun, even though they’re kinda out there for everyone to see, so I can’t ever put anything really really personal, hahah. It would suck if I was talking smack bout someone, or talking about someone I like, and they saw what I said…heh, note to self, never …

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The best place to find out about the 268 Alliance and everything about Passion. Passion is a organization that supports college students in bringing them together for doing the Lord’s work. I attended last years OneDay event out in Memphis, TN, and it was great! (I still have pictures from there too, if you’ve never seen them). Met some great friends there who I may see this summer in NY …

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention over the weekend I put up a cool winamp Shoutcast Server at http://64.81.57.221:8000/ Give it a listen. It’s 24/7 praise and worship (well when it’s up, which is most of the time, except maybe weekends). I don’t have a very big play list right now (only about 10 hours) because about a month ago now, I did something stupid and my hard drive with …

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Hehe, just sitting back and watching the Simpsons on UPN! w000t! What a great show. Now you guys all get to read about my boring life, isn’t it great? hehehe. I learned how to play Psalm 145 today, which is by a great guitarist/vocalist/worship leader from Texas, Shane Barnard. It’s a really cool song, with a neat chorus and great dynamics to the whole song. Ask me to play it …

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