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  • georgesong 7:49 pm on August 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: family, , , , in-laws, jumping jack, nesting, , , , , , week 40,   

    week 40 – and now, we w a i t . . . 

    we were told first-time moms usually deliver before their due date… well, i guess that’s not us.
    so now we just wait and viv will do some jumping jacks…

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  • georgesong 8:33 am on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 39 weeks, , , , family, gas works park, , , , , , shilshole, shilshole bay beach club, , ,   

    week 39+ reflections… 

    we were hoping we would have enough time to take a few more pics before our daughter arrived, so we headed off to some picturesque seattle locales.
    and the above pic is by FAR my favorite of the pics we took, as the weight of carrying a human life (literally) inside of you is worn clearly on viv’s face. 🙂
    through the day, she was (and continues to be) an AWESOME sport! i learn so much from her on how to enjoy the journey of life (not only arriving at self-designated checkpoints) and i look forward growing old and decrepit together with her.
    anyway, if you don’t see or hear from us for a bit, “K.I.T.“, “have a great summer” and “stay cool and don’t change for anyone“.  class of 2010 ROCKS!  😉

    FYI: useful tip #27 for a pregnant belly:

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    • leahklug 3:13 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      how cute! blessings on the upcoming arrival of baby girl song!

    • chris leong 5:04 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i love your hair, viv!! it’s super cute. 🙂

      • georgesong 6:25 am on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @leahklug: thanks zaff, can’t wait for you to meet her! 😉
        @chris leong: you’re the first person that noticed her hair cut! she was bummed no one noticed it (hard to when you have a basketball in your tummy)…

    • Sub 10:09 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You should put the nice pics next to the tongue sticking out one and frame it….haha… Good luck on the labor. Just hit George in the arm each time the contractions get bad. It will make ME feel better if you do….

    • Eugene Cho 6:39 am on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      she’s phat!

    • Daniel Azuma 4:57 pm on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      eeek!

    • Stella 12:26 am on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cute pics!! @BB Song: Stella yee yee can’t wait to meet you.

    • annie 6:21 am on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thinking of you guys lots. Praying for a safe and smooth delivery, healthy baby, mom and dad!! Can’t wait to meet baby Song!

      • georgesong 7:36 pm on August 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Eugene Cho: word!
        @Daniel Azuma: Might not make it on the 21st if this baby doesn’t come soon! 😦
        @Stella: We can’t wait for you to babysit her yee yee. 🙂
        @annie: likewise!

  • georgesong 4:03 am on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: drums, family, ncc, northwest community church, pastor lee bennett, , tony, tony song, , , , ,   

    worship setlist @ NCC – 2010.04.25… 

    this is a week late in posting… but last sunday was asked by my bro (the person who introduced all things ‘worship leading’ to me) to help him out at his church. since april seemed to have been the  month of worship and him being family, i accepted. actually, vivien + i accepted. she helped out with vocals and i helped out on the drums.
    another brutally early morning to arise and practice…
    a “songs from song” family kind of sunday.
    thanks to northwest community church (ncc) for allowing us to worship alongside them + to the elder “song” family for the fun times after!
    time to enjoy sleeping in again in the month of may!  😉

    ===========================================
    prelude:

    • hosanna (praise is rising) [key of G] by brenton brown & paul baloche

    opening set:

    • You’re worthy of my praise [key of G] by david ruis
    • awesome is the Lord most high [key of E] by cary pierce, chris tomlin, jesse reeves & jon abel
    • revelation song [key of E] by jennie lee riddle

    – hiya hiya (cast your burden) [key of E] by isaac g.w. balinda

     
  • georgesong 7:03 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , family, father, girl, mother, sex, shotgun, , ultrasound,   

    drumroll please! the sex of our baby is… 

    "just a few more months 'til i meet you world!"

    according to the ultrasound technician, and our baby being 22+ weeks along (2nd trimester) she’s 90+% sure it’s (More …)

     
    • Sub 8:47 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats guys! Hopefully she will look like Viv. heh heh.

    • Leo Chen 10:10 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats! She looks just like Vivien!!

    • Stella 10:17 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats! Finally can get some girl’s clothes.

    • leahklug 12:20 am on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      woohoo! congrats on baby girl song! glad to hear everyone is healthy and doing well!

    • joseph 4:33 am on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      @leo dude, i was just gonna say that!! congrats geroge!

      • georgesong 10:53 pm on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Sub: boo on you!!!
        @Leo Chen: i thought so too.
        @Stella: no “hello kitty” stuff. 😉
        @leahklug: much thanks, pastor zaff!
        @joseph: sah-lahng schekki-ya! 😀

    • annie 3:08 am on April 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      for those who don’t know, do not, I mean DO NOT, buy pink clothes for Viv junior. blue, blue, blue, TURQUOISE to be exact. ::-)

    • euni 9:33 pm on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ohhhh so exciting…precious~! she will be such a blessed, spoiled child =)

  • georgesong 11:45 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: american idol, austrlia, family, , , natalie, , sing, skillz, vimeo   

    merry Christmas (from “down under)… 

    though viv + i have had an amazing opportunity to share a Christmas breakfast in new zealand and a Christmas dinner in australia, we’re also reminded how much we miss our family + friends!
    wishing all a merry Christmas + kick-A 2010!
    and for your viewing pleasure, here’s a video (my bro recorded/sent) of my niece killing “hapy birthday, Jesus“!
    i almost cried watching this… she’s going to be famous!  🙂

     
    • Rach S 5:45 am on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Came back from Tacoma a couple of hours ago. You two were missed.

      N said at the parking lot of our usual pit stop [Starbucks] that she misses you guys.
      Make great memories, travel safe, and see you soon!

      • georgesong 3:26 am on December 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Rach S: yep, as great an experience this is, we realize how much we miss family! give our best to the kids and that we’ll see them soon!

    • ni appa 7:01 pm on December 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      how was christmas in summertime weather?

      • georgesong 3:27 am on December 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @ni appa: we had a christmas breakfast in new zealand and christmas dinner in australia… how incredible is that?!? 😀 wishing you + yours a merry christmas + happy new year, lawdawg!

  • georgesong 11:23 am on November 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adrian merryman, anoint, , cnn, family, , , http://onedayswages.org, , judas, microfinancing, nard, opportunity international, perfume, poverty, resources, thanksgiving, union church, waste   

    wasting resources…? 

    [*this was to be posted last week, but discovered that wordpress + twitter were still being unreachable while in china.]

    viv and i got a chance to vist union church this past sunday (an english-speaking church where we attend whenever we’re in hk). it was a good sunday for us to be there. much was heard and digested (spiritually and physically) and still gestating in me (mainly the spiritual things now).
    being away from seattle/home and our normal day-to-day routines we’ve sort of lost track of time… we’re no longer looking at clocks, outlook calendars, etc. and it’s weird but equally good for our soul! we find ourselves unsure of the day of the week or even the time of the month. that’s why it was both serendipitous and a bit sad when the welcoming pastor announced a thanksgiving feast/meal after service.
    thanksgiving time already?!?!
    has that much time passed?
    my stomach was like: turkey, cranberries, sweet potato and pumpkin pie… YES!

    BUT… it also meant the first time i’d be away from my immediate/extended family for the holidays and our time abroad will be coming to a close soon… 😦 (More …)

     
  • georgesong 11:52 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aunt, auntie, , cousin, esther, family, jim, october 23, ramborger, sophie, uncle, yae-eun   

    welcome, baby sophie yae-eun ramborger… 

    daddy's little girl...

    i can see it already... daddy's little girl! 🙂

    dob: 10/23/2009 (post is delayed b/c i was in nepal…)
    time: 09:04pm
    weight: 8lbs 1.7oz
    height: 19.5in (will probably be super tall, look at her dad)
    to: proud 1st time parents… papa jim + mama esther

    can’t wait to see you when we return!
    love,
    auntie viv + uncle george

     
  • georgesong 6:32 am on July 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cousins, family, ,   

    farewell party + cousins gathering… 

    hard to believe 2 mos have passed since i last posted anything. i think i’ll resolve to write more and not care how polished my entries are  (not like they were stellar to begin with) since many things have happened. i’ll write out of order and post some things from may and june.
    besides, i’d rather capture things when they happen, so i can look back at all the amazing blessings i have been given in my life and give thanks to the One who deserves.

    back to this post, though it always seems a logistical challenge to get everyone together, it’s great when the cousins are finally able to gather and share in meal/fellowship. last week we celebrated a few things:

    • my birthday
    • tony’s upcoming birthday
    • esther + jim’s pregnancy
    • tony’s work assignment in new york

    and seeing this cousins portrait, i laughted for about a good 5 minutes and as i looked in amazement at how tall jim really was!
    as you can see from this picture, he’s so tall that tyler could do nothing else but crawl into a fetal position and look away cause he couldn’t take it anymore.  i don’t blame the little guy…  maybe i should submit this picture to http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com! 🙂

    cousins family photo

    cousins family photo

    anyway, though it happen too infrequently, i enjoy family  get togethers.  looking at how much every one has grown makes me get all nostalgic and wandering down memory lane… (continue on if you want to hear me gush AND to see jim’s face).

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    • leahklug 4:58 pm on July 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      awesome. good to hear you back in the blogosphere. happy belated birthday, and i hope this year brings new revelation for you and viv. let me know when team song is free for a hiroshi’s visitation! 😉

    • georgesong 7:13 pm on July 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ the newly crowned “pastor zaff”: hiroshi’s… this week? to celebrate your awesomeness? 🙂

  • georgesong 11:42 pm on November 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: family,   

    welcome, lil’ ian park… KEEP FIGHTING! 

    ian park 

    my cousin sung tae and his wife, sara welcomed into this world their first child, ian park…

    now, let me go back a bit.  my life seems filled with many people who have kid(s), others who are expecting, and those trying to have kids.  kids convey such a sense of hope, innocence, goodness (not all the time, i know!).  there’s a couple at our church who recently had a scare and they thought they were going to have to deliver 5+ mos. into the pregnancy.  praise God, the baby is okay, safe and still inside.  mom’s doing good too!

    back to my cousin and his wife.  saw them over the thanksgiving holiday and several of cousins were trying to guess the expected birth weight for ian when he would arrive next year.  i guessed 7lb. 6oz.

    then, just like that… got a call from my cousin telling me i was way off of the real birth weight.   (More …)

     
    • Jennifer 1:56 am on December 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Nothing is more important than our prayers in such circumstances. I would pray vervantly for Ian. Please keep me informed of Ian’s conditions so that I can pray together with my bible study group in HK for Ian closely. Don’t lose faith in God, cos everything is possible in God.

    • georgesong 4:08 am on December 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for your prayers, Jennifer… will definitely keep you and others up to date.

    • Fiona 9:42 am on December 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Welcome to the world Ian. If your parents would like to keep a journal of your journey please come to http://www.momentbymoment.com.au/cafeprem
      This site was set up after the birth of our own daughter at 27weeks weighing 861grams or 1lb 14ozs Please know your not alone in this journey. Many travel the journey only a little and some travel far. No matter how long you travel it is still worth celebrating. This time in a premmie babies life is filled with what if and waiting. Try to see past all the equipment and see the beautiful baby that is there. It is a time that we don’t expect but try to enjoy Ian… I know that sounds strange but what I mean by this is take the time to talk to him and to read him a story he will know your voice and he will respond to it. Also dress him if you can because this can provide a bonding experience don’t think oh I will wait tilll he is older to buy him a gift make sure you grab every precious moment with both hands and cradle it in your heart.
      George just be there for your friends and let them know that you think of them. If you don’t know what else to do.. Do practical things for them get dinner for them on your way to the hospital or provide them with a basket of fruit or nibbles to have on hand when ever they get hungry.
      Please let me know about my website this can be a great way of communicating with others about Ian and I also have other information on my website so you can learn about premature babies as well. I also have a gift shop that I have set up since finding very little for premmie babies when my daughter Airlie was born.

      take care and lots of strength, growth and love to baby Ian

      xxx

    • georgesong 7:14 am on December 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      fiona: thank you for your timely words. i passed on what you shared, and the website to my cousin and his wife. it is cool to know that the internet allows people from all over to connect like this! and what a touching video you had online! God bless to you and your family…

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