Saturday, June 25, 2011

We're Gonna Change the World Pt.2?

And so Lodi Missions Pt.2 is in 2 days and I'll be heading back up to cuse tomorrow. Its different this time around because I actually planned on going and not pull a last-minute-show-up-outta-nowhere stunt like last year. Sometimes the best decisions you make are ones you make spontaneously. Definitely true in regards to my choice to do Lodi last year.

I'm expecting great things. I've been praying for the past month for a story, a scenario where I can depict the heart and essence of the camp. Being an (amateur) filmmaker and all, the story is everything. Just me and my faithful little Handycam that has pulled off some crazy projects (sisters nights). I still don't know how I'm going to do it but I know like last year, its just gonna hit me. I'll be sleeping over at chubling's place and leaving in the morning with her siblings and friend. Guess its almost like a roadtrip, a road once frequently traveled.

On a side note, Final Cut Pro X just came out this week. It would be awesome if I could somehow get my hands on it but my pockets run shallow at the moment. Maybe just maybe something miraculous can it can just pop up on my computer. Back on track, its always around this time where I bring myself back out of the desert. So far its been pretty dry, spiritually, since I left cuse. Once a servant always a servant. It holds true as I've been itching to be active in church again. Wonderful opportunity granted so I'm gonna go enjoy the next week. Its only been 1 month since graduation but I already feel nostalgic packing to go back to cuse. I think this proves how much of an impact cuse has had on my life. As much as I bash on the University in my previous post, KCS made my day. I'm just glad to be able to continually serve even after graduation. I'm ready to be blessed and hopefully be one to those around me as well.


Bible Progress - Psalm 39

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

#imissthe90s #generationY #thecircleoflife #technology

I admit, I recently got hooked on to #. I'll call it the twitter effect. Not too long ago I reactivated my twitter account and actually did some work on it. I made the account like 2 years ago when I had nothing better to do. I thought it was useless back then. Now I kind of regret. Like I said, I admit I'm hopping on the twitter effect bandwagon. Its crazy how fast news can travel around just by using a simple #. I'm following most of my interests from Nintendo to Bon Jovi to Cultofmac to Sportscars and twitter is definitely more useful and addicting than it was. I'm probably a late bloomer to get into (or get back into) twitter.

Basically most of my summer has been revolving around "The Big 3" of social networking: facebook, twitter, and tumblr? I go on facebook to check up on friends and see what crazy yet amazing things they're doing over summer, twitter to follow up with the latest current events, technology, games, and tumblr just because I have nothing better to do and I have to admit, some of the stuff you find on tumblr is pretty clever. I haven't even used AIM in like 7 years yet I still feel like I'm connected with people that I haven't talked to in a while. Its crazy how technology has improved human relationships. Improved, but degraded is much more appropriate.

You've probably read posts like this numerous times before but heres my view. I'm obviously biased in my opinion because 1) I grew up in the 90s (aka the best decade) and 2) I really don't like the next generation of kids that are growing up in the new millenium. While the 90s were all about playing superhero outside and actually physically playing with our friends, kids these days play online. I may have had 10 friends I used to play with all the time in elementary school but its rather minuscule compared to the 11 million friends that kids play with online these days. They don't know what it is like to actually "wait" for something, just one click does everything. Its actually pretty sickening to see elementary/middle schoolers with droids and iphones. What the hell do they do with it? I got my first cell phone sophomore year in high school, and it was a regular flip phone. Aside from all the confort and leisure (and idiocy) technology has brought upon "Generation Y", the one thing I can't understand at all is the lifestyle of these kids. Every time I walk into a mall theres always a groupie of youngins thinking that they own the place. Thank you Carousel for you're over-18-past-9pm-rule. The way kids treat each other, their parents, the words they use, the inappropriate connotations they know...sickening. The amount of time they spend online, the number of "friends" they have, the raging hormones that lost control...#smh.

We're all slowly but surely contributing to the circle of life. The 90s will hate the 2000s and they'll hate the 2010s, the 20s, the 50s...every new decade it recycles. If anything does change its how quickly we can talk about it online. I think I've learned to accept it.


Bible Progress - Psalm 5

Monday, June 6, 2011

Yes, No, and Wait for it...

Oddly enough, I finally have a busy week. Its kind of sad that I haven't had one since like sisters night -.-;;

Anyways, I'll be busy this week with interviews pretty much all week long. Its strange how much I wanted replies from job applications while in school and I never got them. Now I want them to stop replying. I've had 3 interviews so far this summer and more to come. Sadly though, its always the positions you just apply for the heck of it that'll reply but the positions that you really want, never do.

So by end of this week I think I'll have 6 interviews under my belt. I've gotten offers from them but I had to deny. I couldn't see myself doing the job. Strangely enough all the interviews were for business positions. Not my strong point per say but never lose an opportunity to learn new things. I got the chance to "work" for a day 1-8pm last friday at a company called USIS to see whether or not I'd be qualified for the position. Honestly I didn't enjoy it at all. I definitely cannot see myself doing something business related for longterm. I think I'd rather work at a Starbucks for the moment.

Wayne came down to go apartment searching the other day and we were talking about it. I'm pretty much going to the interviews  for the interview's sake only. I want to rack up as much interview experience as possible, tackle all the hard questions, and be prepared when the real opportunity calls. Currently I stand unemployed but excited to find out where I will end up job wise, life wise. Right now I've taken the opportunity with National Geographic who is looking for a Production Assistant. Its crazy how "fitting" I feel the position is because its pretty much exactly what I want to do with my life. We'll see. I've learned not to get my hopes up too early and count my fishes before they hatch. I'm still praying but who knows. To be continued in later blog post!

God answers yes to prayers and gives you what you want, he answers no to give you something better, he says wait to give you the best.


Bible Progress - Job 22 :)