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  • georgesong 3:07 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ada, congratulations, daniel azuma,   

    daniel + ada: now engaged… 

    now engaged: daniel + ada…
    congrats you two! been exciting to see your relationship develop… the Lord bless you guys in your engagement!

    congrats you two!
    been exciting to see your relationship develop…
    may the Lord continually bless you guys in your engagement journey!

     
  • georgesong 3:04 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , minhee,   

    one day’s wages: now officially launched! 

    one day’s wages: now officially launched…
    mad props to p.e. and his wife, minhee for giving birth to an important dream of theirs with the start of one day’s wages!
    check it out, investigate it and if you feel compelled join in…

    mad props + happy belated birthday to p.e. and his wife, minhee for giving birth to an important dream of theirs with the start of one day’s wages on october 20th!

    for more information, check it out here, investigate it and if you feel compelled, join in…

     
  • georgesong 2:19 am on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adventurous, , eat, hmart, jiuzhaigou hot pot, jjah jjahng myun, pig's brain,   

    craving for some good pigs brains… 

    then: eating traditional korean jjah-jjahng-myun in the beginning of october @ h.mart in seattle, wa (usa).
    now: eating traditional sichuan jjah-jjahng-myun in the middle of october @ a local family’s home in jiuzhaigou, south west china… CRAZY!
    [UPDATE] right now: eating sichuanese hot-pot @ a packed restaurant in chengdu, south west china with a nice cold coke… and “yes” that IS pig’s brain (just for you, peter + lotus!)

    then: eating traditional korean jjah-jjahng-myun in the beginning of october @ h.mart in seattle, wa (usa).

    now: eating traditional sichuan jjah-jjahng-myun in the middle of october @ a local family’s home in jiuzhaigou, south west china… CRAZY!

    P1000386

    will i get swine flu if i eat what’s below…?
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    • Daniel Azuma 6:16 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Mmmm… Braaaaiins… What else is going on over there that we haven’t heard? 😛

      • georgesong 6:51 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Daniel Azuma: things far too scary for everyone’s feeble minds to comprehend… 😐

    • RachS 12:58 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, I’m not showing the kids this photo.
      Did you nibble on them brains?

      • georgesong 1:39 pm on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @RachS: haha! viv + i were planning to freeze-dry and bring some back with us for them! 😉

  • georgesong 5:42 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: altitude sickness, , , emeishan, , huang long, jiuzhaigou, leshan, ni hao, shenzhen, , traditional tibetan outfit   

    where in the world… (part 1)? 

    are viv + i?
    ni hao ma…” from southern china!

    so far, it’s been:

    hong kong ->
    shenzhen ->
    chengdu ->
    huang long (here’s a pic right before i got some major altitude sickness… NOT fun) ->
    jiuzhaigou (here’s viv welcoming you in traditional tibetan garb! and the scenery… seriously breathtaking, will post more pics/vids later!) ->
    back to chengdu ->
    leshan ->
    emeishan ->
    shenzhen ->
    hong kong…
    • hong kong
      then off to the sichuan province (where the great 2008 earthquake had struck):
    • shenzhen
    • chengdu
    • huang long (here’s a pic right before i got some major altitude sickness/sweaty throat… NOT fun!)
      g, v + baba @ huang long (approx 12800 ft. elevation)

      g, v + baba @ huang long (approx 12800 ft. elevation)

      and more…

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    • sub 5:58 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice….you are actually documenting your travels….= ) Enjoy guys and see you in Jan. Don’t forget my present.

      • georgesong 6:41 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @sub: i have your tibetan mail order groom packed and ready to bring back to ya! 😉

      • sub 5:12 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        U suck. Return the man and get me a REAL present.

        • georgesong 5:31 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink

          @sub: c’mon… my dad reads this. you don’t have to say i ‘suck’… 😐

    • suj'n 8:31 pm on October 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like a blast! Be safe!

    • RachS 12:55 am on October 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great pics! Love the photo of Viv in tradition Tibetan clothes.
      Miss you both!

  • georgesong 4:33 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bellevue, chic sound productions, , http://ghkim.com, , hyatt regency, jane lee photography, , mike, rosana, , , st. james cathedral,   

    congrats: rosana + mike… 

    had the privilege of helping joseph with the wedding of these two cool peeps/dentists on 10.10.09…
    i have never been to an egyptian/chinese wedding before in my life, but can now cross it off on my ‘bucket list’.
    when joseph and i were in the bride’s room as she was getting prepped, i almost dropped my camera when i heard the mother walk in and begin to holler at the top of her lungs… i thought she had either burned her hand on a hot curling iron or something crazy extreme, i mean seriously, i thought someone died!
    then, the other women in the room began to join her in the hollering (about 1:00 min into the video) and i was sure hotel security was going to knock down the door any second to see if we were all still alive.

    now i know that screaming at times can help relieve tension (More …)

     
    • Suj 10:12 pm on October 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Have fun on your travels dude! Send a postcard or something…..don’t forget to get me a gift. Peace.

  • georgesong 3:43 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: accent wall, lowe's, master bedroom, painting, remodeling, sea glass, texturing, venetian plaster   

    finally can sleep in the master bedroom now… 

    before:

    after (color: valspar’s venetian plaster in sea glass from lowe’s):

    after #2 (color of accent wall: painted in “chocolate plum”):

    after putting primer on to prep the master bedroom… we began the arduous task of personalizing it. and wouldn’t you know it that vivien has the incredible knack for choosing the… how shall s say… the most “interesting” of choices?
    in this case, it was a technique called “venetian plaster“. this gives a marble-esque look and feel.
    it’s kinda cool that the more uneven and random you apply the plaster application, the more natural it looks like real marble (beats having to apply coat over coat with a paint roller). but you have to put some serious sweat equity to make this work. see below for the instructions from valspar on how to attain this look: (More …)

     
    • LK 4:51 am on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      very nice!!

      yes, we gotta talk about the painting. 🙂

      • georgesong 3:43 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @LK: how about a ‘venetian plaster’ insprired painting? 😉 let’s talk when we viv and i are back. thanks, LK!

    • lil 3:03 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      good job george! i need to paint allll the rooms in our house. so much work. can we hire you?

      • georgesong 3:44 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @lil: free lifetime of top pot doughnuts and i’ll venetian plaster your entire place inside and out and even your cars! 🙂

  • georgesong 7:20 am on October 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Colossians 3:12-17, community, , fame, God's word, grass is greener on the side, guest, host, http://eugenecho.wordpress.com, , power, , water the grass, wealth   

    have 56 min. 58 sec. to spare? are you a guest… or a host? 

    i can’t promise you wealth nor power nor fame (at least not until you send me a money order or payment of $995)…
    but if you take some time to listen to PE’s message on colossians 3:12-17 titled “things that build community” i can promise you a great message that will challenge and speak God’s words that you just might need to hear.

    i know it was for me.

    are we getting too comfortable at church and stuck in a “gimme gimme” mentality as we sit in the pews, fancy brown cushion-y chair (or whatever you sit on) and sucking dry a church and getting what we want/need from it and then claiming it lacks this or lacks that… or pointing out this fault or that to justify the need to move on to another church in hopes of satiating an insatiable desire? and if we keep doing this, won’t we eventually end up in a loop and back at the starting church? because what church will ever meet all of our lofty ideals?

    don’t get me wrong there will be some drop-dead theological issues that might be a deal-breaker… and if so, fine. then move on to a place where you can embrace the teaching and find connection to the church body.

    but if we would simply roll up our sleeves, take more ownership and actually care for the church/community we call “home/family” and are willing to acknowledge its flaws (that all churches have) and commit to being a host church would be the coolest place to be.

    can you spare a brutha 56 min. 58 sec… ?

    click here for the audio: things that build community or see below for the video (thanks randall!)

    The 10 contextual points PE shared: (More …)

     
  • georgesong 12:41 am on October 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , happy anniversary, marriage advice, ng, , , wedding anniversary   

    happy 1st anniversary, viv!!! 

    we did it!
    they say that the first year of marriage is supposed to be the toughest… and though there were definitely tough times it’s also been the best year because now my life is no longer just mine but yours as well, and i would have it no other way!
    you continue to amaze and teach me what 1 cor. 13 personified is. you aspire me to be a better husband, friend and advocate.
    i am truly the most blessed guy b/c i get to journey this life (and the world) together with you!

    i love you and am looking to celebrating as many more anniversaries as the Lord allows (and not making you upset!).

    (to those who’ve been married for > a year, you’re our heroes! please feel free to pass along any marital wisdom, tips and advice. 🙂)

    (amazing photos courtesy of our dear friends at ghkim!)

     
    • LK 6:31 am on October 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yay congrats you guys! 😀

      • georgesong 6:21 am on October 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @LK: thanks, lk! we still need to talk to you re: commissioning you for the artwork in our home!

    • lil 11:06 pm on October 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      happy anniversary! we have one more month until one year. hope we make it.

      • georgesong 6:22 am on October 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @lil: what do you mean “hope (you) can make it”?!?! of course you will! 😉 your marriage is like a box of top pot doughnuts… each doughnut (like a year) gets better with the next! 😀

  • georgesong 3:25 am on October 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: asian fit goggles, dealnews, MX XS O Frame, , oakley   

    asians rejoice!!! oakley has answered an… er, ummm, unasked prayer!? 

    discovered this from tim nguyen and dealnews.com:

    from oakley:

    MX XS O FRAME Asian Fit Goggles

    Designed to compliment Asian facial anatomy in both fit and comfort.

    There’s no age limit on breaking the laws of physics, so these youth-specific designed goggles take advantage of reduced cranial geometry to bring the protection of our MX O FRAME to smaller faces

    really?  i thought we had bigger heads which explains why we do so well in math/science, no?

     
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