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03
Mar
08

Numa Numa in Chinese

Numa Numa Dance

Well not exactly.
If you have no clue what I’m referring to, Numa Numa or “Dragostea din tei” by O-Zone was a major hit a few years ago abroad. It really came to fame here in the US through a viral video showing what a teenager with time, imagination, a smash hit and a webcam can do. And so we have the Numa Numa Dance.
You’ll know it when you hear it.

But anyways a smart animated video on Tudou has tranliterated the Romanian words into Chinese.
Now do the Numa Numa dance. You know you want to.

It’s Monday. Do it.

11
Jan
08

New Look

Why Not?
New Year. New Header. New Focus.

ABCPastor Header

What do ya think? Well it’s not much different from the previous header but the graffiti in the back makes it a little more urban. A little more me.

I’ve also added my Technorati Profile

14
Sep
07

random. threadless in chi-town.

a random update hailing the cool in chi-town.
one of my favorite tshirt companies is threadless. it’s a competition, it’s about design, it’s about the people, it’s about t-shirts, it’s a website, it’s now a real store in chicago opening today. since 2000 threadless has taken scores of t-shirt design submissions and have chosen 4-6 winners every week to be printed and sold online. the threadless online community gets to choose what design they like and even submit their own photos of the shirts they’ve purchased modeled in various imaginative settings for our bemusement.

threadless sept 14

threadless store chicago Threadless Store Opening Chicago

13
Jul
07

Redo.able

Time for a new look. WordPress released this theme just in time and just for me.
Well, at least I’d like to think so. It’s called redoable lite…how appropriate.

Like the new presentation? Now, if I can get the rest of this blog organized.

redoable theme

25
Oct
06

we’ve moved ! ! !

you might have heard rumors.
you might have wondered if we’ve dropped off the face of the earth. afterall, i haven’t posted for months! or talked to anyone for that matter. i admit, i’ve been a hermit.

well…here’s the facts ::
1. we’ve moved. we are no longer in the state of new jersey.
we are officially residents in philadelphia, pa.
(insert background music here…)
motown philly back again..doin a little eastcoast swang…
it’s been almost a month since we’ve moved into our new home here.
2. yes…we’ve also purchased a home. pictures to arrive soon. see the pre-move pictures here
3. yes…i’m part of the pastoral staff at the chinese christian church and center, my new church home and fam.

pastoral ministry is not for the faint of heart. it’s big. soooo big.
PRAY FOR ME!
there’ll be a dedication/installation service for me on Nov 5. So if you’re around…

i’ll share more later in another post about why cccnc and why philly. that deserves a separate posting of its own. i look forward to posting more about our journey here as it unfolds.

so yeah, it’s an exciting time. several months more or less in the making. we kinda just packed up and went. discover this new chapter in our lives with us. God only knows what will happen next. it’s time to dream the impossible, think of what has not been thought about. and MOVE!
stay tuned.

things that don’t change – postings of jayden. you’ll always have that.
i entered this picture of jayden in the babyGap casting call of the next gap baby model.
AHHHHH!

and check out this hilarious video of jayden – like a caged monster.

10
Aug
06

new jayden videos on youtube

more jayden

making noises


eating toes

18
May
06

my heart must go on. . .

season finales. 24…ugh. greys anatomy…argh!!! izzie…wut da? o meredith why? ok that was all too much for one single night of television…and nonetheless delayed by the presidential address.
the drama that is my life. dismal unpredictable weather. jayden growing up before thine eyes. and yes, the apple blues. how much can my heart take?

apple has shocked and awed. my technolust rages on. the new macbooks are the real thing. sleek and sexy. i really have to write more about my experiences of the gospel of apple one of these days.

i’m really ultra sad that i can’t make the grand event for the opening of our fifth avenue store in nyc. someone pick up a shirt for me….pleeeeeeeeze? sigh. if you’re in the city. hit it up. it’s going to be…so. clutch.

if you’re looking for a retreat/conference to attend this summer, let me suggest a couple that i will be at. not that my being there should incite you to go…uh you should go for you. for God. for something else but if you must, sure, for me…

1) new york summer conference. i’ll be giving a workshop on pop culture. hit it up. check out my updated bio. i’m such a dork.

2) i’ll be speaking for the chinese bible church of maryland next week. so i look forward to hanging with some of you guys there.

3) also in august i’ll be speaking at the familykeepers conference at messiah college

so yeah, lots definitely going on and keeping me busy. i most covet your prayers faithful friends.

some of you have want to know what’s been going on in my life. so here’s a brief sketch of what it is that i’ve been up to. the past year has been a real defining time for me filled with lots of firsts and neverfailing to be one heck of a roller coaster ride. but all in all – soul searching. i’ve been seaching for my soul. searching for my humanity. searching for some simple goodness that i can do for many many years. some of you know, i’ve been searching for a new home – a new church home. it’s been a year since i’ve graduated seminary. so what do i do with a mdiv? i don’t know still but yet God is still incredibly faithful and truly sovereign. he has perfect timing. more recently i’ve been looking at different churches and looking for God to grow my heart. some opportunities have opened and some have closed. i guess i’ll be “candidating” or “courting” some churches this season. it’s almost like speed dating but not. this has been a very grueling process already. my palms are sweaty and my knees rattle. i’m short of breath. today i scheduled a full marathon interview weekend with a church. a full three days of getting to know yous, theological grillings and so forth. i know some of you may attend this particular church. i will withhold names of churches for now. but dear friends, pray for me. bless your heart.

btw. new jayden video is up on youtube. i want to see my videos get viral!




abcpastor
[american born chinese pastor]
seeks to be that third place for those who are american born chinese [abc] in ministry.
[i]
here we may explore issues unique to the chinese church and doing ministry in that context
[ii]
expand the intersection of asian american culture and christian faith
[iii]
or simply expose what goes on in the mind of this abcpastor

this may be a bit ambitious or even naiive but i do hope that through the posts we can bring together different faith communities, passions for the advancement of the Gospel and the equipping of the body of Christ.

if you are an abc pastor or have any suggestions or would like to contribute to make this space evolve, just comment.

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