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

June 19, 2017

Man With the Master Plan(s)

Summer School Plans
Plan A: Take Math course and add Spanish course at city college.
Plan B: Test out of Math course early and add Spanish course at city college.
Plan C: Test out of Math course early at city college and take Spanish course next summer.

Summer Vacation Plans
Plan A: Parents visit us this summer.
Plan B: Visit Snugs in NY.
Plan C: Visit Enoch in NC and his sister in DC and visit Snugs and Brian in NY.
Plan D (TBD): Plan C + Sam in NJ.

Proverbs 16:9 - The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

Thought of the Day: East Coast
Song of the Day: Childish Gambino-Redbone

February 25, 2017

This Math T-Shirt is Funny

and true!

Thought of the Day: Hollywood
Song of the Day: Eminem Piano Medley