"It's amazing how people cuss on their blogs and manage to say that God had changed their lives. Hello?!? You think we will believe you?"
You can see probably tell from my the bible verse at the top of this blog I am a Christian. I try my best to follow what God tells me to. I know that I trip over a rock sometimes and forget to be an example of Christ. What made me write this blogpost? As usual I was cruising the internet during my "relax time" and came upon a blog on tumblr. Personally, I'm not a fan of tumblr because it seems more of a socializing network than a sophisicated blog for people to read. Anyways, the tumblr that I went on is by a person that I actually knew personally. His blog had cuss words and very provocative photos. I was really surprised because I never knew this boy was like this especially when I knew he was also a Christian, and his parents were also very devout. Let me define Christian for you. An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ. I guess this post is like a little reminder for all those Christians out there. Never stop believing and always keep your faith. :)
"You are my witnesses," says the Lord," (Isaiah 43:10)
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
I remember the summer before 8th grade we went to visit the UCLA campus with my mom's friends from Taiwan. I was pretty excited since I really wanted to go there especially since it is so close to home. The campus environment is so beautiful and peaceful. My brother took a picture with the Bruin bear a bunch of times, and we took pictures of the famous halls such as the Royce Hall. What really caught my eye were the stairs that you had to take in order to go to the upper portion of UCLA. There were over 150 steps, and when I climbed up I was panting and sweating at the same time. I did not know why those steps were there and thought to myself "why don't they just put an escalator or elevator?". My dad told me "These steps are here to resemble that long, rigorous process you have to go through until you reach your goal which in this case is UCLA (or any other goal). Each step represents a different obstacle in your life. And guess what? You are only the 60th or 70th step because you still have high school." While I thinking about what he said my mom's friend's son, Spencer, who just came from Taiwan was rolling down the hill next to those stairs. It is really easy to fall while chasing your dreams. Just lay down and start rolling not caring about anything. Keep on climbing even if you are almost dying because if you start rolling back down (which is really easy) all your hard work will be for nothing, and you will never see the reward at the top.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We often hear that middle school does not count. It's a time to make friends and learn Pre-Algebra. But for some reason it is the time when teenagers die to be popular and when hormones start to kick in. I know because I used to be one of them. And that idea really made my life shift. Now I know that high school is different. It is when you really make those life-long friends that help you endure through that four years. It is the four years that you use to prove to universities and colleges that you will be attending their school in freshmen year. It is no longer a game or a ride down the boulevard. It is a battle for straight A's and well...a healthy social life. A healthy social life does not mean to check your updates for Facebook, where you have over 500 friends (some of them you hardly know) , every minute or to constantly answer questions that don't even make sense on Formspring. It means to build close bonds with friends that you will keep in contact with until college. Friends that you can trust or even study with. I have a teacher who once told me work hard for four years, and have a great life later. I remember answering questions on yahoo answers and one of the questions was by a 13-year old girl. She said "All my friends have boyfriends. Am I weird not to have one because I don't want to grow up?". I answered "Youth is a gift. If you grow up, you will miss the times when you are single. Cherish your times now and save boy love when it is necessary. Start working on your personal dreams because love will still be there when you are older." I'm not sure if this post really makes you smile. But just a little inspiration:)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
A friend was very inspirational not because she saved some cricket during lunchtime but because she was willing to dedicate her time to practically "preach" about all the corrupt issues in the world. Her blog looked amazing with all the pictures and color. It wasn't the layout that shocked me however it was her posts that seemed to really have dug deep into all the problems that our earth is currently facing. Things such as paper-wasting, bullying, global warming. If you have time spend a couple of minutes to read her blog: www.poeticflaw.blogspot.com. It isn't just a blog full of informative facts. It is a blog that has a voice. Beauty in Every Flaw ( her logo)