I Am Elite Four
It’s better than a Members Only Jacket. Proudly show that you’re one of the hippest and best Pokemon Trainers in the Kanto region with this stylish hoodie from GameTee (£29.99).
Uh wow. I really want this… :(
Some other stuff I’ve done this past month.
The CHROME one is really funny to me because it’s honestly very unlike me — but I gotta fit the needs of the people who ask, right? Haha. Can’t always do what I wants.
While I was working on the artwork for “Don’t Try”, I listened to the song on repeat and I really really like it! So give it a listen! :)
Just submitted my B’ARCH thesis proposal to the people up above so that I can get some professor who likes me enough to take me under their wing…
I think I’m so terrified of having not having a good thesis because I love what I’m doing… I didn’t think that my Thesis would lead me to Philadelphia, but I’m back in Philadelphia.. Whoooo!
I’m sure this will be me next semester though.
There’s this really incredible series of instagrams from NK and it really blows me away, … really breaks my heart to look at these images…
I don’t know what’s going on here. I’m willing to bet that a lot of these photos are staged for this white journalist on his smart phone. I don’t know how these Koreans feel in these photos as they perform, march, study, whatever. Maybe they’re happy. Maybe they’re angry. I don’t really know.
Americans really hate North Korea. Communist country, nuclear bombs, crazy dictator, I don’t know. Media eats it up.
But man. All four of my grandparents are from the region of North Korea, you know? They all risked their lives to make it across the border. I imagine that in an age where the hostilities between North Korea and South Korea worsen, their hearts are burdened with that dream they once had at the end of the Korean war… when they thought that surely, the separation would only be temporary. Surely, reunification would happen soon. Surely, they’d be able to live to see Korea as it once was…
"I’ve been running on the race track for so long that I don’t even think I’d know what the finish line would feel like.”
When I really think about how much our modern society values physical appearance, I want to throw up. The negative impacts are so so so clear. I see plastic surgery on every other korean girl’s face. I see pro-ama / thinspiration tags on tumblr. (Look it up, you’ll want to cry.) I see girls and guys with cripplingly low self esteem. I see countless people looking towards diets and weight-loss regimes as a means of self-validation.
I just want to scream, at everyone, at myself, CUT IT OUT.
I know something is wrong with me when I’m filled with fifty shades of envy for every girl I see, because they have some physical feature I do not have. I know something is wrong when I look at girls and guys and size them up by the way that they look. I know something is wrong when I subconsciously and consciously make acquaintances and friends based on how they dress or how they look.
It’s not ok. This is not ok. This is really not ok.
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Sam 16:7 - when Samuel is looking for the Lord’s newly anointed.
As Christian brothers and sisters, we really can’t give one another validation (or lackthereof) on our appearance. Because that’s what EVERYONE around us does. That’s what the world looks at first. We can’t do that. We need to preach the truth not only to ourselves, but to one another so that we can fight together. Because we know the truth - that we have value as sons and daughters of God, and that’s the bottom line. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less…
—ICM VBS Medley
My Recording: Philly ICM VBS 2013 Medley—-
At the request of Kate Lee, I recorded the offering I did last year that was essentially an indie-fied version of two of our VBS songs that we were really blessed by as a team.
This took me longer than expected… I’m not very good at recording… So… Please excuse the low volume, I’m not sure how to fix it? Ahhh… And also please excuse the shoddy guitar playing, ha. ha.
My mind is spinning.
I’m all confused.
I’m feeling sad and afraid
and kind of angry too.
How can I be strong when everything is going wrong.
God give me strength and help me to find my way.
I’ve gotta think, think, think,
Think about the goodness of you, my God.
Because I know, know, know
No matter how I feel
I gotta trust in you.
I wanna trust in you.
I am somebody because God loves me,
I’m accepted just the way that I am
His love is higher deeper & wider
You and I will never understand
I was unexpectedly very blessed while singing “I am somebody”… Maybe you can hear it, I got really into it. Haha.
Enjoy! (Download here if you are so daring)
Some of my poster designs as of late.
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
it is all worth it.
this too shall pass.