IRON MAN 3, hsjbjfnkgfnuhl;! ! ! ! ! ! !!!! !
SO FREAKING GOOD, RDJ is a beautiful, beautiful man. The end.
best line of the movie: “I just stole a poncho from a wooden Indian.” I died. it’s so embarrassing when you’re the only one who laughs super loud and long at one part yeah.. =P
lesson learned: man cannot rely on machine!!
So someone from my church at school shared this video in our group on Facebook, and I just watched it now. It brought tears to my eyes, seeing these people, my people react like this to the Word. I’m so moved, and wow, do I take the freedom I have here in the US for granted.
So basically the talking parts are sorta like “This is what we really need” and “Thanks to the brothers and sisters who fought with sweat and blood to get these to us” and “This is the book that we need most”
Feeling motivated to study the word often this summer!
I seriously love watching indie flicks on friday nights by myself… I love summer :’D
Day 302, I am not yet Nicolas Cage.
still, no? TRAGIC. a tragedy of all tragedies!
this is probably the best gift that my mom’s ever given me (besides giving me birth…)
As immigrants, my parents wanted a better life for our family and worked through so much to get where we are today. My mom sustained her and my dad completely while he attended northwestern for his masters in marketing. She balanced several blue collar jobs: cleaning, waiting on tables, etc. even though she used to be a professor at a top university in Beijing. She gave up her old life, one of which she worked so hard for, to support my dad in his plan for our family.
My mom came from a family of five kids, with a single mom as my grandpa had died in some war (I never met him). They lived in total poverty. I hear stories of my mom living on one mantou (the cheapest carb you can make/buy.. it’s like a piece of steamed dough?) a day and saving up a year’s worth of spending money to buy popsicles for her siblings. My mom is incredibly intelligent; with even very limited resources, she studied to no end and graduated at the top of her class in high school, then received a full scholarship for college. She continued to exceed and was offered a professor position to teach communications and broadcasting shortly after college. Sometime between then and the immigration to the states, she married my dad and had me (hey wassup). Then, they found Jesus and so did I. …oh and my siblings were born whatever ha ;D
I often feel as if I have failed my mom; both of my parents, in the sense that I feel as if I haven’t worked to my potential, especially in return for all that they’ve sacrificed for me. Today, we are fortunate to have all that we do… my parents have lived/suffered through a lot and yeah, they represent that immigrant- american dream story. We owe it all to God, only by His grace have we gotten through it all. I know I take so much for granted, but I am truly, truly thankful for my mom, for both my parents; my family, and all that we have unified in Christ.
Her humbleness and willingness to always give the best to someone else, her way of doing things to the utmost efficiency, her desire to grow in the Lord (I seriously get a bit teary when I see her reading her Chinese bible out loud, sometimes turning it into song). This is what I want to take from you.
Mom, you’ll never get to see this post (it’s really too embarrassing), but 我真的对你很感谢，我说的不够。I love you more than you know. How unfortunate that you’re in China right now, so I couldn’t serve you properly today, but see you in Germany in a month (Mao family Eurotrip f’sho).
Happy Mother’s Day today, and everyday~
ADFHJKSLGKL;’!!! I can’t believe it’s over!
what in the world, honestly :O
—- shoot, I’ve blocked all my nostalgic feelings for the past month or so in preparation for finals, and now it overflows.
I didn’t even get to properly say goodbye to most of my school friends, and sending Jiwan off back to Korea for the army was. the. absolute. worst. :’( I hate these sort of endings.
hey, can I just not have emotions? like that one fairly odd parents ep. when Timmy wished to get rid of his emotions, yeah that’s what I want because I’m just super sensitive right now; I can’t do life, why am I pathetic
oh, and screw good writing, I can’t write for crap no mo’.
After 14 hours straight of studying, I shall fall into a deep state of slumber for 2 hours.. I think I deserve it, and then resume :)
*edit: I actually slept for 5 hours. now I will fail my final.
uhm, so why did I decide to cram 27 lectures worth of material into one day, I’m not quite sure. 12 down, 15 left to go..
my 6th all nighter in 1.5 weeks, not cool, son.
this semester can end right now.
you know that maggie girl? yeah, I like her a lot.