Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I think this year was completely different from last year just because there was different people, but it was great!
The highlight for me was Chris Tomlin's worship. It was really relaxed and free and just super good. I didn't really expect that from him, but God was totally there. I think he is a person that you have to see live because you just don't get the same effect when you listen to his CD's.
Miles Mcpherson was a pretty good speaker. He relates really well with youth and new believers, but I think I like Mike Pilavachi better....he really made you think in his sermons. Tree63's best worship set was on Sunday, that's when they played most of their better songs...hahaha, but like Milton said, they were pretty repetitive. I don't know if we are all just United fans, but there's nothing that can beat United worship leading.
Hawk Nelson has definitely gotten better. They just had a better concert in general. That's probably because they were actually in a concert hall instead of being the Sportex.
I bought a touque from Riley Armstrong booth, and when I purchased it, I looked at the name tag of the person selling to me and it was RILEY ARMSTRONG!! I was like....whoa!! What happened to your dreads?? And then I told him about how I remember him having a concert at the U of C a long time ago and it was only $5 and how he was the best "one man band in the land".
The Newsboys was really good too. The whole time, I just wanted to hear Breakfast, but they didn't play it, and the show was over. I was like...aww man....everyone was screaming and it lasted for like 5 mins and then the encore came. The famous guitar riff played, and then I heard, "Hold the milk, put back the sugar..." I was SCREAMING!! IT WAS AWESOME!! (arrrg....I'm trying to find a mp3 of the song right now, but I can't find one....UPDATE: THANKS JEN - High 5!)
Does the Newsboys' Lead singer, Peter Furler, look familiar to anyone??
On the right, is Peter Furler from The Newsboys, and on the left is Imhotep from The Mummy! Hahahaha....I thought they look really familiar especially the facial expressions from Peter Furler...hahaha.
I wished I remembered to bring my camera....now I don't have pictures of anything....bah! Next year....next year. Although I think I have to retire my car from driving because I don't think it can last!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
I listened to a couple of sermons today, and it has been very uplifting. I realize that it is tough being fed in our church, but I encourage you guys to perservere; to lift your head up and seek God. Here are three good sermons that I think you should listen to.
These sermons are from the Evolve Youth Church which is part of the Assemblies of God (US version of PAOC). It's amazing. They have a service dedicated to the youth. They even give out free cheeseburgers after their services and stuff.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
So after calling my friend and saying that I'll be over in 10 mins, I left the house, but I decided to take the long way (simply because I wanted to go for a ride too). So as I was driving around Lake Bonavista, I saw this house, and in front of this house was 4 golf bags/sets/carts and a big sign that said, "FOR SALE". Being the bargain finder that I am, I stopped immediately and went for a look. They were really old old clubs, but since I'm just starting out, I figure...meh...old clubs...I can learn on these and if I really get into it, I might buy new ones. For some reason though, I really like old clubs...I find them interesting...they're vintage!
So anyways....the best bag, he was selling for $50. At first I said $30, but he said $30 was too low and he suggested $40. I looked at my watch and saw that I was late, so I just gave him the $40. In hindsight, I probably could have pushed it for $30, but he was an old man...and he was stinky....my mind was confused by the smell...hehehe.
So all in all, I got 10 clubs, a golf bag (in an old, sorta decent condition), and a pretty good golf bag stroller for $40.
Do you think that's a good deal?
So next time anyone goes golfing, let me know and I'll join you guys.....fo shizzle!
P.S. I noticed after I bought them that there is no wedge, but I do have an extra 3-iron. Does anyone have a extra wedge?? Want to trade?? hahahaha
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
If you want your free bag of chips, click the link and print off the coupon. Ohh boy..I should definitely get points for this post!! hahahaha
Ok, that is all...bye bye
Friday, May 19, 2006
Holepuncher says that if 5 different people comment, then I will receive 7 points!
This is also kind of a check to see who actually reads my blog out there.
So calling all you blog spies out there, comment for the sake of commenting....even if it is to say hi. You've been reading all my posts. Don't you think it's time to give something back?
This week has been really tough....arg......
God, Help Please.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
I've never bought anything online before. The only thing I have ever bought was a hardcover book, and it came kinda damaged, so I was disappointed.
Since I was craving new music, I stumbled upon this website at work and I saw this:
I thought....whoa....I get a t-shirt and 2 cds for $30. Although these cds aren't new, it is still a couple of new cds to me, and the cd on the left is like a story book that songs go with so it should be pretty cool. I wanted a different design on the t-shirt (there are much cooler ones on the website), but meh...if it comes with the cd's that's ok. I hope the t-shirt fits. I got a medium, which is what I usually get, but sometimes the mediums are different sizes.
I kind of understand people buying shirts online, but I would only buy a shirt if it was really cool or really unique, and since I'm chinese, if it was the right price! :) hahahaha
Uh-oh....does this mean that once I start buying, I'll never want to stop.
I kind of want to buy an mp3 player again. The one that I've been researching for the longest time has come down in price and is on sale this week....
It's a 20gig mp3 player that plays divx, avi, wmv, and mpeg4. It's also a mpeg4 camcorder that takes 1.3 megapixel pics, and it's on sale this week for $287US. You can also output this thing on tv and the resolution is 720 x 480. Not to mention it's a USB host so you can plug your digital camera in here and upload your pics to make room for more pics. You can also play mophun games on it (which isn't a big deal).
Should I, or shouldn't I?? What do you guys think??
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I think talking to someone in the washroom is weird and awkward.
Today my boss' manager walked in and he decided to have a conversation with me. I was about to go to the washroom, but I just decided to pretend that I've already went and I was just washing my hands.
It's definitely weird talking to someone while they're peeing...it's not right. With guys, since there is a urinal, they just turn their heads to talk, BUT IT'S WEIRD!
Good thing I was washing my hands. Could you imagine if we were beside each other and talking.
I wonder if girls talk between the stalls??
ok that's all...
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I hate doing stupid work. It's totally useless. I just found out today that the guy that I'm doing this work for is leaving the company. I hope they don't expand his role to me because I WOULD ABSOLUTELY HATE IT!!!
It's kind of nice having a parking spot. I definitely wake up later and it's always a nice drive. There's never any doubt if you're going to find a spot and all you do is just casually roll in.
I need new music to listen to. I'm kind of tired of listening to my music. Maybe I'll go and download some today at work...hahahaha.
I hate expectations. It seems like in today's society, there are always expectations. For example, you're expected to go to school and get a degree and after you go to school, start work. I dunno if I want to work right after I graduate. I kind of want to go do other stuff. I want to do something that I really want to do. It's totally true that you have to find your own opportunities. Nothing is ever going to fall in your lap. I want to experience things outside of the normal and really get the most out of my youth.
I kind of feel like dropping everything and just leave. My parents would freak, but it would be so cool to just go.
Things I want to do:
1. Go to Hillsongs Australia - Maybe even enroll in their college?
2. Travel to Europe...see the cool sites.
3. Travel to Egypt...see the cool pyramids.
4. Become a ROCKSTAR!
I think I'm going to start writing worship songs. I've always wanted to do that, and I've written a couple, but those are usually spontaneous songs while I'm worshipping and I pretty much forget them the next day. The thing about writing worship songs is that you have to look at the motive of writing it. If you just want to write a song that'll become famous and be on the next Passion CD, then you should definitely not be writing songs. It's all about the heart man...hehehe.
I remember listening to Darrell Evans at Breakforth and how he become a songwriter. At first, all he wanted to do was get into the business and make really fantastic songs (who doesn't?), but he kept on getting rejected by Vineyard. Finally, he just gave up and decided not to try to force it in himself, but let God do the work. Before you know it, he was picked up by Integrity (which was the label he didn't want to get in to), but it opened doors for him. I remember him saying to give your dreams to God, and let Him open doors. That doesn't mean stop working, but rely on the fact that God has amazing things in store for you.
What's my dream?
My dream is to have a growing, deep youth group that'll go beyond the normal and do amazing things for God. My dream is to have super fantastic worship at church day in and day out, week after week. My dream is that our church will explode with people that are thirsty and passionate for God to move.
Whoa...this is a long blog...hehehe...time to go back to work!
Friday, May 12, 2006
Here's a pretty funny trailer of the new game.
This week is E3, which is an electronic gaming convention and so all the major companies have been showing off their latest and greatest. So far, from what I've been reading, Nintendo has been kicking butt...so we'll see if the Wii is really as good as they say it is.
For those of you that know me, I'm not the biggest gamer (I only enjoy playing short fun games), but keeping up with this stuff gives me things to do at work, and you never know when it'll come in handy for YAC...hahahaha..
This I thought was pretty interesting
Here's a screenshot from the new video game, Left Behind: Eternal Forces. Yup, you read right. It's a video game based on the Left Behind series. The is a real time strategy game where you join the ultimate fight of Good against Evil, commanding Tribulation Forces or the Global Community Peacekeepers, and uncover the truth about the worldwide disappearances!
· Lead the Tribulation Force from the book series , including Rayford, Chloe, Buck and Bruce against Nicolae Carpathia – the AntiChrist.
· Conduct physical & spiritual warfare : using the power of prayer to strengthen your troops in combat and wield modern military weaponry throughout the game world.
· Recover ancient scriptures and witness spectacular Angelic and Demonic activity as a direct consequence of your choices.
· Command your forces through intense battles across a breathtaking, authentic depiction of New York City .
· Control more than 30 units types - from Prayer Warrior and Hellraiser to Spies, Special Forces and Battle Tanks!
· Enjoy a robust single player experience across dozens of New York City maps in Story Mode – fighting in China Town , SoHo , Uptown and more!
· Play multiplayer games as Tribulation Force or the AntiChrist's Global Community Peacekeepers with up to eight players via LAN or over the internet!
This video game has actually gotten pretty good reviews from some critics at E3. I kinda want to buy it to check it out. Click the pic for a short review from the Kotaku guys.
There's my nerd news for the day....have a great weekend everyone!!
Sweet...today I get go out for lunch with my co-workers.....I love corporate lunches....they are always paid for...hahahahaha!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
This is the new Nintendo Wii (a.k.a Revolution - but not anymore).
I think the coolest thing about this is the controller. It has 2 components and they have motion sensors to detect your movement it's really really cool.
Here's a clip of the Wii at E3. They are actually playing a tennis game. Could you imagine using this machine for first person shooter games like "House of the Dead"??
This would definitely be the console I would get, even though it doesn't have the nifty side things like the xbox 360 or the PS3, but it's soo cool compared with the other consoles. It's very original and the games look really fun too; especially if you are playing with other people.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
my mind has been all over the place lately. So much that I've been tired both mentally and physically. So yesterday I slept....and slept......I called in sick for work and I slept...
It's not like I had an overly long sleep (11 hrs), but it was still double of what I usually get. It's hard to go through the entire year without having days off....usually I would be getting those school breaks as well as the occasional skipping, but this year it's just been straight working. Also, since I'm a contract worker, I get no holidays and so whenever I take a day off, I don't get paid, which kinda sucks because I end up doing other people's work when they are on holidays....
I don't know what I'm feeling now.....there's a combination of everything, but the majority of it is being tired, frustrated, and kinda angry. Do you ever feel like you just want to scream. I want to scream. Either scream or punch something over and over again...but it can't be a pillow...it has to be something else.......like someone's head or stomach! :) hahahaha j/k
This is the time when I wish something awesome would happen. I had a couple of thoughts the other day during Saturday morning prayer.
Here are just some of my thoughts:
1. I think the leadership of the church needs to come together to pray as one body, and by leadership, that includes the fellowship leaders and basically everyone that is involved in church. I know it's difficult, but then we can support one another and strive towards one goal. It just seems like we are all on our own, and it seems like we are all doing this by our own strength, not God's. I don't mean hairy fairy prayers either. I mean full out, powerful, spirit filled prayers that takes a stand against satan. Prayers that declare our church as a battle field. To take back want was stolen from us and to advance God's kingdom. No more of this stepping back and waiting to see what's going to happen. Let's seek God and step forward. Let's go into battle....it's time for it. WAKE UP church WAKE UP! When's the last time we really prayed against satan? When's the last time we prayed for people in the church. I mean really pray (enpowerment, strength, spiritual gifts). Like the walls of Jericho, it feels like our church needs to scream, shout and cry out to God to tear down the walls. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS!!!
2. I've had dreams, maybe they are just my dreams, but they are awesome dreams. Dreams of YAC and us giving an alter call and having the youth step forward to answer God's cry. Then in the dreams, the people lay their hands on the youth and pray OUT LOUD and then there is just an awesome spiritual movement among the youth. I see the youth lifting their hands and just giving everything to God. Maybe it's just my dream, but wouldn't that be awesome...
I've been distracted lately. I've been completely lost and selfish. God is telling me to stay pure. God is telling me to be ready. To know His Words, to know His truth. Seek Him in prayer....it's coming soon, but are YOU ready?
Friday, May 05, 2006
Probably because there isn't much to blog about. There is this one thing though...
I finally have been spotted in the parking lot and I received a warning on monday saying that if I parked in the lot again, I would be ticketed and towed. They didn't tell me face to face, but they left a note on my car. I probably picked someone's spot that came in the afternoon, and to that person I say...."why are you coming to work in the afternoon?".
However, in a recent turn of events, my co-worker wanted me to do something for him while he is on vacation and to him I replied that I would do it, then I asked, "Do you drive to work?"
"Yes" he said.
"Do you park in the parking lot?" I asked
"Yes I do" he said.
"Can I have your parking spot while you are on vacation??" I asked
To this he replied, "You sneaky little _________, yes you can have my spot!"
hahaha....it's all about the neogotiations baby!
I just hope the security guard doesn't come and ticket and tow my car when I actually do have a spot...hahahaha!
I'm tired....I wish this day was over!! Maybe I'll go home early....like really early! hahaha...
Let's hope my finger is healed enough so I can play the guitar tonight.
I've decided that I'm not going to watch the NHL anymore....it just doesn't interest me after the early exit of the Flames. I might watch a couple of games when it actually gets to the stanley cup finals, but meh....
C'mon finger, don't bail on me now!
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
That's right, I'm having a baby...hahahaha j/k.
Today I was pretty late in getting to work, but the funny thing was that I just didn't care. So there I was just casually walking to work. Enjoying the blue skies and the cold crisp air.
My head has been hurting for the past week. It's not a constant pain. It only happens when I cough and the pain is in the back of my brain. Who can tell me what part of the brain that is?? I think it might be because I slept funny last week and it did something funky to my brain or maybe it's something else.
Last night was weird. I was starting to fall asleep when all of a sudden I couldn't move and it felt like my body was being dragged somewhere. I was fully concious, but I could hear myself snoring. It was like my body is calm on the outside, but my inside is trying to scream/shout out. That's happened a couple of times now. Interesting....interesting indeed.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
The video says it all...
Monday, May 01, 2006
These guys go around and they pull practical jokes on unsuspecting people. Sometimes these jokes can take months to plan. They do really funny things. Imagine walking into a best buy and seeing 80 employees walking around....hahahaha. Click the pic for the full story!
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