Sunday, April 25, 2010


It smells like a skunk died outside my window.

So here I am, procrastinating like the pros do-I was youtubing. I came along this one interesting video, and it prompted my first attempt at being deep on a blog! Here it goes...

"Hipster"-off of urban dictionary:

"Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter (there is like this frickin essay on the definition of hipsters)...Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. "

While I was watching this, I couldn't help but think that the person singing it was somewhat of a hipster. Come to think of it, a lot of the Christian demographic, like, the ones that actually care, fit into the "hipster" category-tattoos, piercings, counter-culture activiy etc etc

Christianity, in it's beginnings, started off as a small movement with people that were rejected by the mainstream society of the day. These fishermen, tax collectors, and Samaritans were opposed by the leaders of the time, the Pharisees, who essentially blinded themselves to see something that would turn into this mainstream world-wide religion.

As Christianity has become this mainstream thing that everyone seems to know and understand, I can't help but feel that God is sending out another revolution through those who seem to be done with the idea that God is given in the form of a slot machine, and if you say enough prayers, maybe one will win you the jackpot and all of your deepest desires and wishes will be taken care of. Our society's current hipsters are embracing something that was the hipsters of a thousand and something years ago understood. I don't know about you, but I think that it's amazing to see how God is able to pull us back to His main message of love even at a time where Christianity seems to be at its peak. Hipsters are people who start a trend, and God is using these hipsters to start a new revolution.

I would say that is pretty deep and pretty awesome.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


happy pot day! sometimes i wonder what my blog would be like if I wrote only when I was totally baked...

i like unicorns.


Today I have officially become a part of the Carnegie Mellon Class of 2014! Well, I actually submitted my statement of intent to register (SIR) quite a while back, but I think, in my heart, I finally accepted the fact that, in August, I will be packing my life into a couple of boxes and shipping them thousands of miles to a completely new environment, one that is filled with Greek life, snow, and white people.

I'm still not exactly sure about the whole idea of pledging to a fraternity or sorority. I'm not too sure if I fit into the sorority "woo" girl, but I guess I am just being too quick to judge. I was looking at some of the other CMU 2014ers, and they all seemed to be really excited to pledge to a Greek group.

Honestly, I don't exactly see the joys of being in a frat/sorority. It all just seems like a glorified clique that happens to do community service on the side. IIIIIIIIIIIIII don't know. I watched a documentary about frats and sororities when I was taking a sociology class at DeAnza, and I can definitely tell you that I did not leave that class loving Greek life.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter!!

Today was baptism here at HOC5. I think every time there is baptism I think of two things:

1. My own baptism-I got baptized in 7th grade, and I think, back then, that I truly didn't understand what I was doing. A lot of times i think that I did it just to be on the worship team or something? Maybe I thought it was just a rite of passage to become someone at youth group. I also definitely didn't understand who God was and how He has truly affected my life. Well, I guess I still don't, but I definitely wish that I could re-do my testimony and add all sorts of juicy bits of my life after I got baptized. But I guess I can still do that now

2. Baptism kiddos (including me) always include snow retreat. This time there were 32 people that were getting baptized, and around 28 of them were all youth that talked about how big of an impact the last night of Snow Retreat was and how the worship was so moving, etc etc. It's so weird that I was actually used by God in an active way to touch people's lives with my gift. On top of that, I didn't care about anything that night, and I was HELLZAS tireds of everything yo. It is pretty surreal when I look at it in retrospect.

Well anyways, congrats (and happy birthday) to all those who were baptized today!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


It's a boy!!!

just kidding. april fools!

Anwyays, today marks the momentous day that all of my college decisions are done with. I guess it's nice to know that your choices are narrowed when all of those gosh-darn ivy-league schools reject you. No worries, I am not bitter. Go TARTANS (mascot for Carnegie-Mellon)!! or Trojans (USC)!! or Tritons (UCSD)!! I think I only get accepted into schools whose mascots start with a T.

Looking at this whole process from a Christian prospective, the main lesson that I learned was that God's expectations are definitely NOT what you think they are. It's definitely all about the trust, and even though it sounds easy in theory, it sure is hard in practice.

Now all I have to do is pick...which baby to abort.