Sunday, February 12, 2006
reluctant preacher & love teacher

キリスト は, 私たちのために, ご 自分のいのちをお 捨てになりました。 それによって 私たちに 愛がわかったのです。 ですから 私たちは, 兄弟のために, いのちを 捨てるべきです。世の 富を 持ちながら, 兄弟が 困っているのを 見ても, あわれみの 心を 閉ざすような 者に, どうして 神の 愛がとどまっているでしょう。子どもたちよ。 私たちは, ことばや 口先だけで 愛することをせず, 行ないと 眞實をもって 愛そうではありませんか。

主 為 我 們 捨 命 , 我 們 從 此 就 知 道 何 為 愛 ; 我 們 也 當 為 弟 兄 捨 命 。凡 有 世 上 財 物 的 , 看 見 弟 兄 窮 乏 , 卻 塞 住 憐 恤 的 心 , 愛 神 的 心 怎 能 存 在 他 裡 面 呢 ? 小 子 們 哪 , 我 們 相 愛 , 不 要 只 在 言 語 和 舌 頭 上 , 總 要 在 行 為 和 誠 實 上 。

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

1 John 3:16

Since Valentine's Day is approaching, the youth worship service at my church is doing a series on "love". I don't know why, but I was asked to speak again at my church's youth worship service. My skills as an orator aren't anywhere near impressive, though compared to some speakers the kids have had, I'm relatively closer to them in age.

Anyways, it went OK. We'll see how many kids are paying attention next week as I try to convince them (or remind them) that real love is selfless and sacrificial; not the fake, immature, crap love they get from watching too much TV and teeny bopper movies.


family photo-tastic

After church in the morning, I met with my whole family at the UDub campus to take some family pictures. I had originally purchased the family photo session from GHKim Photography as a Christmas present for my mother, who's prone to complaining about a lack of family photos. Because of the bad weather, we had to delay the photo session several times until day... finally, the weather here in Seattle cooperated.

Jane, who I know from Jubilee and CoHi, was our photographer and she did an awesome job. The family had a lot of fun posing for the pictures.

After the photo session, everyone took a break to have bubble milk tea at the U-District's original (and IMO, best) boba-cha joint, Pochi Tea Station .

Got my usual... cold, green milk tea.

Keepin' it gangsta, Beacon Hill style.

Yes, the American mass media is right. Every well-dressed Asian male you see is involved in organized crime as probably a Triad or a Yak. How else would we be able to afford Kangols, buttoned shirts, AND milk tea with the tapioca? Otherwise, we'd just be drinking iced water in our wifebeaters and khakis...


Jane did a really great job doing my family's portrait session last December, even though we happened to pick a VERY cold day to shot. We were disappointed that we didn't get the option of selecting from all the shots taken -- apparently they edit their *best* and delete the rest. =P
But Andy and I booked them for our wedding so... we were satisfied still. Plus their prices keep jumping each year -- now better than later!!!
Angela- yah... I still gotta figure out what to do with the gift certificate, haha. ;)
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the facts.
name. Gar AKA "that Chinese guy" "Sleepy.McSleeping"
ethnicity/nationality. Chinese/American, 4th gen.
location. Sea-Town, WA, USA Kawanishi, JAPAN
occupation. less-cynical poor grad student
age. younger than you think, older than you know



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