Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hello my friends. As I am writing this to you right now this morning today is my brother's birthday! He is now 16 years old and I am happy that is growing up. I also had to wake up super early this morning at 5am so that I could get dressed and be prepared before I leave this morning to my older brother's wedding down in San Diego. It's going to be a long drive down, my goodness haha. But hey, I got my music along with my bible. Nothing better than taking the Word of God with you on long trips or anywhere you go! haha. Well before I leave this morning I would like to tell all of you that I will be gone for five days and will be coming back next Tuesday, so I will be absent from doing blog posts on any of those days. But don't worry! Once I come back next Tuesday, I will be ready to post again. So please be patient with me. There are some upcoming activities that are coming these net few days (especially my older brother's wedding). Well this is goodbye for now my friends, but I will return to you next week, so be patient and have a wonderful Sabbath! I will have a Sabbath day as my own as well, so I will definitely be spending time with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yesterday was yet another busy day. Me and my dad left to Marshalls in the morning to look for shoes for my brother's wedding this upcoming Saturday. I was acting like a child like I always do in front of my dad because he tends to embarrass me sometime and I act like that so it makes him irritated, so he WON'T do embarrassing things in front of me in public. After we bought the shoes we went back home and I got my check that my friend Michael dad's who is part of my Church and me and my dad went to Bank of America so I can learn how to deposit my check. It really was not that complicated and now I know how to do it myself. Then as me and my dad were discussing in the car whether I would get a haircut or not, we changed our plans and I drove over to SuperCuts which is close to our house and I got a haircut there. Well, let's just say it was not the most pleasant experience nor the best haircut I have ever gotten. My told told the hairstylist there to cut it short on the bottom but leave the top with a lot of hair (that was not my plan). I always have it cut short all over my hair since my stepmom cuts it, but this time my dad wanted me to look nice for the wedding when in reality I looked hideous. I have never gotten a haircut as worse as the one I got yesterday. My dad said that he wanted to try something new and cool, but I didn't want that. I want to look like me, not someone else or "cool". I just want my haircut like it always has been, but my dad wanted me to have it cut differently for the wedding so I can look "better". I am never having my dad around when I am getting a haircut. Next time I get a haircut at SuperCuts, I am going to be sure to tell the hair stylist to cut my hair short and equal all over just like my stepmom has executed in the past. Now I look like a freak, (sigh). Now I can't wait for my hair to grow back. Short on the bottom and long on the top, that is just wrong to me. Anyway, we came home after and I was really unsatisfied with my haircut so my dad decided to take me back and get it fixed. After the finished product, I walked out and after I looked in the mirror, I saw that my hair looked like someone from Dragonball Z. If you don't know what Dragonball Z is, it was a very popular cartoon shows from the 1990s. When we came home my dad embarrassed me more by introducing me to the rest of my family in a wild enthusiastic way. He would be dancing like a goofball and all did was try to escape my dad's presence as well as the rest of my family that were participating in trying to humiliate me. My hair looked absolutely ugly, and it was sticking up like a wild porcupine. So I went in the shower to wash it off and my hair was back to it's same condition as it was before I got my haircut. That's pretty much how my day was yesterday. But each day is a gift from our God no matter how strenuous or easy it is, with His help and guidance, I can get through anything! Amen!!!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
As I was thinking about what was I going to do about my job and about where I was going to live the Lord showed me something in His Word that really calmed me down. It's in Psalm 27:14 that reads "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." I knew that the Lord was comforting me with that in His Word and I am so thankful for what He showed me! And while I was still thinking about where I was going to live whether it would be in Florida or here in California, I just wanted the Lord to speak to me and I was even asking Him with a humble heart. Then suddenly out of nowhere I heard a voice saying to me in my heart "Son, wherever you go, remember that I am still sovereign. You can keep asking people for a place to stay but nothing you do can alter my plans for you." I knew from that point on that I had my prayer request answered. God answered me and I knew it was from Him. I was just waiting on the Lord for an answer and I got my answer. I was comforted right at that point forward and now hearing from the Lord it was just making me even more happier. The Lord speaks through His Word but He also speaks through a small still voice, if only you will listen to Him and read His Word. Just pray about it also. He will answer. Now I don't need to worry about where I will live or what job I will get. I just need to trust the Lord knowing that He is good and that whatever He does is good all the time. Amen!!!
Man, yesterday was crazy! Not in a bad sense, but in a fun sense haha. For the graduation party yesterday all the seniors (including me) had to sit in chairs and my friend Leslie who coordinated mostly the event and Katrina asked us questions. The first one was humorous just for laughs while the rest of them were for example: what challenges did you face in High School and how did you overcome then? Do you have any regrets? Each group sat on the chairs and answered the questions, I was in the second group. Only a couple questions were changed, but most of them were the same for all of us. After that we moved on to the next activity which was a game from our pastor. He told all of us senior to come up and sit on the chairs and asked the incoming seventh graders to come up. We were also celebrating them as well. There were at least two seventh graders assigned to each senior and their job was to take hair gel and style our hair differently. Whoever hair was best styled, those seventh graders would receive a prize. The crowd was telling the seventh graders behind me who were going to style my hair to make it into a mohawk or a fohwak. I am so glad they didn't! Whew! Hahaha. There was also gel that spilled onto my shoulder when the activity was in action, ew. But the prize went to these two seventh graders. After I went to the bathroom and washed the gel out of my hair in the sink I mingled with everyone at the party. I was just goofing off but then suddenly my friend Justin spilled pink juice onto me after I swerved into him doing a famous hand gesture that I do. I had pink juice on my right shoulder, the same shoulder where the seventh graders spilled the gel onto me. I went to the bathroom and second time and washed that off a little before it stained my shirt even more, but it's still pink. I now need to wash the shirt in the laundry again. It was a fun night that I spent last night and now today I am reading the wonderful Word of God. I have actually overcome my fear of men by reading what the Lord says in His Word. Now I don't have to be afraid anymore. Today is going to be a wonderful day of worship, reading the Word of God and spending time with Him. Amen.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Today was another busy day for me. This morning I forgot to have breakfast, oops. Then I was watching the soccer match between Germany and Greece, Germany won and they played excellent by winning with four goals, wow! Then after I had to wash my car which of course took time, but what took more time was that after that I had to clean the inside of my car with 409, a sponge, and paper towels. After that was finished, my next task was that I had to use to windex to clean my car windows. I only cleaned one of my car windows since it was covered with spit that was from my brother. Then I cleaned my front windshield. From whatever daily task I had to do today I know that it was for the glory of God because He is worthy to be praised no matter when! Day or night, let His name be proclaimed to the highest heavens that He created. Amen. And also tonight is a graduation party for all the seniors that have graduated, including me! It's at my Church building (Church is not a building, it's the group of people). I'm really excited but humble at the same time knowing that it's Christ that got me through High School and I was on the verge of dropping out of High School but He pushed me through and I am not a High School dropout. Praise the Lord!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
My dreams are too surreal nowadays. Last night I had a dream that I was at an amusement park, like Disneyworld, Disneyland, etc. And I was in the middle of the parade and it was coming my way. And somehow I found myself trapped inside these walls and they were closing in on me fast and I almost could not escape and there were knobs that I jumped on top with like some kind of acrobatic person (more like Jackie Chang!) and I climbed on top, then jumped down. It was a really long fall from the top of the wall to the floor and I don't know how I managed to survive it. I was able to escape through all of the walls but barely. Then my next dream which was suddenly after it, it was as if I was transported to my next location faster than light speed. As if I didn't notice that I had already switched locations. I was in a cafe kinda like Starbucks. And I was with my friend Austin, this girl that graduated with me from Irvington High School named Jinny Ya Yan and a couple other people. I remember I was talking with the person that worked there and her name was Rachel. She was talking to me about me getting a job there and told me to contact her. She was Asian-American and I was just chatting with her and she told me that she was married to Austin, not sure if it was my good Christian friend Austin or it was another person named Austin that I didn't know. But those were my two dreams I had recently last night. It was interesting, because both of them had to do with life situations that are currently happening and had happened. I believe the first one may have been a close call with me almost getting killed last Saturday night in a car accident, since I was climbing those walls and barely making it out representing how close I was to getting killed in the accident. And the second one represented me trying to look for a job or getting a job. Not sure why I had these dreams, but I know that God does things for a reason. The Lord Jesus gave me these dreams for a reason and I am going to ask Him why and what do they mean in reality. It could mean what I have described above but of course the Lord's ways and thoughts are higher (Isaiah 55:8-9). That's what I wanted to share with you guys. But my dreams are becoming so much more surreal now they literally felt like I am experiencing reality now as I type this. That is how real my dreams are. Anyway's take care and God bless all you!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Today was yet another stressful day. This morning I had to go to the Ohlone financial aid office to turn in my student information sheet. I waited in line and when I came to the front I gave the man my form but he told me that I did not register for the selective service. I called my dad and he told me that I did. So I came back home and I got my form that had my selective service number on it. Then I returned to the desk and gave the same guy my stuff and he told me that I was all set. Later on in the evening my dad questioned me about my situation at the financial aid office and I told him everything went well. Then he asked me a question about the selective service form and I told him that I turned it in. He got mad very quickly because the selective service form was a paper that was important and that I needed to keep, but I gave it away. And what was worse is that it was the only copy and that I didn't make another copy of it, but I didn't know I was supposed to. It read on the paper that I should keep the letter. So my dad yelled at me, then I yelled at him and we argued. Then my stepmom came downstairs and told me that I was not supposed to yell at my dad like that when I knew I should have kept my mouth shut. It was not a good time for me. At the moment I started to pray and ask the Lord for His help. And I wanted to embrace His peace, love, and Joy as well. I have not been reading my bible as much, praying as much, or witnessing as much as I was before. Satan is started to mess with me and take me away from the Lord Jesus Christ. I feel like I am just separated from His presence. Please pray that I will get back on track with the Lord and that I will start putting my trust in Him even more in my life. I am starting to feel that the time of testing in my life has come and that I need to just trust the Lord and rely on Him instead of relying on my own strength. Knowing that He does things in His own timing, not on when I would like Him to. Just gotta keep trusting the Lord, knowing that He sees everything in my life and that He is good and that nothing is ever out of His control. Amen.
P.S. Also pray that I will get my selective service letter back tomorrow without any problems and I will give the person another copy of the letter. God bless all of you!
P.S. Also pray that I will get my selective service letter back tomorrow without any problems and I will give the person another copy of the letter. God bless all of you!
Monday, June 18, 2012
I remember God telling me in my heart one day about talking to people about His son. Because I was so afraid of men and I wanted to talk to people but was so afraid, then I heard the Lord tell me in my heart "Son, just have fun with it." I had no idea what the Lord meant until I just started having fun doing what I do and just enjoy it to the fullest. All I had to do was just witness but have fun with it and do it as something enjoyable, not something that I thought of as an obligation, but of something fun. I took the Great Commission and turned it into the Fun Commission! It's something that can be enjoyed and done by all Christians to spread the Word of the Lord. And once we just have fun with it, our fear of people just fades away. Now once I realize that, I can just get out into the world and share the Lord Jesus Christ with all of these lost people that need Him. Amen.
This morning was not a good morning at all for me. My dad took me to this tire shop called American tires's to get my right tire replaced because I accidentally hit a curb last night. We arrived there and watched them replace my car tire and switched it. Then afterwards my dad took me to a Safeway near by so I could talk with the store manager about a job interview. I talked with the store manager and she told me that at another Safeway in the Fremont hub is where the interviews are conducted. My dad took me to that one and I walked right up to a woman and asked for the store manager Elaine. She told me that she is only available on Wednesdays. So we left and went to Home Depot because my dad needed to buy a new door handle for one of our bathroom doors after my brother broke it. Then afterwards we came home. But during this whole time from the first location to the next and when my dad was driving, we had our mini arguments and my dad was being precise and I wasn't. My dad has the melancholic personality and is a thinker while I am not. I am more of a feeler and more sensitive than him. But I am just struggling with a strong relationship with my dad. As of now, it is not going well. Please pray that the Lord will be able to get through to my dad and soften his heart so he can repent of his sins and turn his life over to Christ, please. God bless and praise the Lord!! He is good! Amen!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
This morning I got a call from my mom congratulating me on my graduation yesterday. I thought she was going to call yesterday but at least she called and congratulated me on my big accomplishment. I also left to the bank today to finally start my bank account at Bank of America. I was trying to understand what was being told to me as the personal banker Brian was telling me. I tried to understand the best I could. After I got my whole account set up, my dad had given me four $100 dollar bills to start out with for my new bank account. So me, my dad and my personal banker Brian, went outside to deposit the cash into the atm machine. I was learning how to cash in my money in the atm machine and how to use it. Now that I have $400 in my bank account I can withdraw money at any time now! And I am also getting a job soon. I have applied for a job as a courtesy clerk to a Safeway in Fremont and I am waiting for a reply for my job interview. I have cash in my bank now and all I have to do is get a job and I am all set for this coming year starting college! God is good and may His goodness shine throughout my life and everyone else who follows Him even though we don't deserve it. As Christians we are not perfect, just forgiven. Amen.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This morning was senior breakfast and I had a very nice breakfast with yummy pancakes and cold scramble eggs (I threw them away, they were nasty haha), but it was a good breakfast nonetheless. And today was also the last day for senior check out. I had to wait in a really long line that stretched from the library to about a quarter of halfway of the horseshoe parking lot. As I got to the front Mrs. Mintey (who was my counselor) told me that I had to get my past Sophomore English teacher to write 5 units on my check out form. Because apparently he wrote 0 instead of 5. So I went back to the cafeteria and just hung out there before I left to Mr. Phillips room to have him write 5 units on my check out sheet. After that I just walked around the school and just greeted people and also got my yearbook signed as well. Then when the lunch bell rang all the other classes returned to the classes while all the seniors (including me) just hung around. I left to the courtyard and met up with my friend Danny and his friends and just chilled there. I found them launching a blue water balloon in the air that was invulnerable to breaking. Eventually the balloon splattered but no one was injured or soaked. I then left and came home since I really had nothing to do (not true at all, I could have shared the gospel with teachers and staff but the Holy Spirit wasn't active in me at the moment). Please pray that the Lord would set a fire in my heart to share the gospel with everyone I meet, please. I really want this badly. I want the Lord Jesus Christ to be a active flame in my life and letting the Holy Spirit set ablaze in me. Praise the Lord my fellow brother's and sisters! Amen.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Man, the last day of school today. A lot of happy moments and a lot of sad moments. Seeing those friends that you are so close to and love so much departing on to the next stage of life, college. Then they leave and you never see them again, until a High School reunion that I assume is in 10 years. And we all come together sharing our stories to what was going on in each of our college lives and beyond. I thank everyone who has made an impact in my life believer or non-believer, these people are special and there is no reason for them to be left out. I love them so much, including classmates from my elementary school Weibel. They mean so much to me. And I will never forget them, they will be forever in my heart. For my service hours that I was so worried about, I finally had those covered. I was thinking and worrying about them from the beginning of last week but the Lord took care of them, and I thank and praise Him for what He has done for me. He is definitely good! Now all that is left, is checking out of High School this Monday and highly expecting graduation this coming Friday!!! I have passed Quest that I thought I never could, I have passed all of my classes from adult school and my regular High School classes. Now I am about to become a High School graduate. I asked the Lord that I just wanted to get through High School and He answered for sure! I am going to graduate! Praise the Lord! Now that I am on to a brand new start of life at a different school entering college life I ask all of you to please, please pray that the Lord will take care of me and use me to have responsibility for myself and for others. And for Him to use me passionately to share the Lord Jesus Christ with people on campus, staff and students. I want to start my college career with a bang knowing the Lord is awesome and that He does incredible stuff through us. Praise the Lord that I have made it through and that I will be continually pursuing Him always! Amen!