June 20, 2018

Magicians Wanted

I signed up for some online courses that have turned out to be much more work than I had anticipated. Every time I sign in to do the next module, I try to find some shortcuts that will help me to finish everything sooner than later. In the end, I'm gonna need a magician to complete these courses before the summer ends.

Or I just need to get off Youtube and Blogger and start the next module. Greatest regret of 2018.

Thought of the Day: CAD
Song of the Day: J-Cole-Stir of Echoes

March 29, 2018

3! 4!

My mom told me she remembers how beautiful the weather was when I was born. It's been beautiful almost every year for as long as I can remember. Sunny sky in the 70s. Usually right around spring break, if not during.

My friends usually feel sad on their birthday as they turn a year older. For me, apart from the free drink from Starbucks and a nice meal with friends, I feel happy because it's a reminder of how good God has been to me all these years. My life is VERY good with so much to be thankful for. If only my life reflected more of that gratitude.

Thought of the Day: Kaiser
Song of the Day: The Cranberries-Linger (Acoustic Version)

January 15, 2018

Korean American Pride

I don't recall ever seeing any Korean Americans compete in the Olympics before. It's really exciting to see someone who looks like you on the outside but has many similar experiences on the inside go out in front of the whole world and show some amazing talent. Only 17 years old. Same age as the students I teach. Go, Chloe!

Thought of the Day: MLK
Song of the Day: 한희정-내일

December 16, 2017

Any plans for winter break?

Catch up on Youtube!

Thought of the Day: Burgers
Song of the Day: Wu-Tang Clan-People Say

September 17, 2017


I've never suffered from credit card debt before. I spent a couple of hours yesterday calculating how long it would take for me to pay off all my debt. Credit card debt, that is, not my student loans. Student loans are like a faithful companion; they will never, ever, leave me. Anyway, let's just say that I am really looking forward to 2018. I will finally have my car paid off and my salary should see a slight raise as well.

This morning, I read an article on a 42-year-old millionaire and his advice on spending and saving. My biggest takeaway from his wisdom was making a spreadsheet of your finances. I had done this when I first moved back to the states but stopped keeping up with it because my spending and earning patterns were fairly consistent. But now that I am in debt, I figured tracking my money again would help me restart my journey towards becoming a millionaire high school teacher.

I must say that the past month did not look too pretty. But I guess when you're at the bottom, you can only go up, right?


Thought of the Day: Soup Plantation
Song of the Day: Matthew Heath & Grady Griggs-Slow Down

August 4, 2017

Nobody Knows

but Jesus.

Thought of the Day: Salary Points
Song of the Day: Sam Cooke-Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

July 7, 2017

Devotionals for the Undevoted

I recently found out that Banner of Truth posts a free daily devotional from The Valley of Vision, a book of Puritan prayers and devotions. I recall my passionate days of promoting reformed theology and even giving a copy of The Valley of Vision to those who were remotely interested. The irony is that I never read the book myself except for a handful of prayers that sounded like they were reserved for the lips of holy people.

I've been going through the Psalms in my personal devotions, but my prayers have felt repetitive, dry, and pointless for a while now. Like one of my small group members once shared, it often looks something like "God, you know, you know, you know, thank you, thank you, thank you. Amen." I suppose that is one of the many reasons why the author of The Valley of Vision researched and wrote those amazing prayers. The Holy Spirit groans our heart, but it is nice to also have guided carefully chosen words that we can ponder upon and express to the Father who listens.

If you are struggling with conversing with God, I would recommend these accessible Puritan prayers as an addition, not substitution, to your prayers. They are definitely for UNholy people. Like me.

Thought of the Day: Amazon Prime Day
Song of the Day: A Flock of Seagulls-I Ran