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  • georgesong 8:33 am on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 39 weeks, , , , , gas works park, , , panasonic gh-1, , , 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


    • 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 10:51 pm on June 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1080, 720, , brooke fraser, , delirious, HD video, hillsong united, , , lumix, panasonic gh-1, , , , rain down, recording, , , , , , You are holy   

    worship setlist @ Q – 2010.06.20… 

    this worship posting took a little longer than i would’ve liked as i tried to do something different… i decided to record the worship on HD vid! hopefully when our daughter’s born she can see her mama + papa for the rockstars they truly are!  just kidding! 😉
    this most recent leading was such an immense blessing… to be leading on my first father’s day as an expecting dad!
    now that i lead once a month, i also had the luxury of having two midweek practices before the sunday we led. it definitely helped getting together midweek to just jam and have a time to hang with this talented group of players.
    am hoping to repeat this before my next time leading.
    and one of the songs that had been on my heart for quite some time was delirious’rain down“… though i feared that this song would seem odd to do in the middle of summer. but seeing as how we live in seattle, when we started this song, no rain… when we finished it was raining outside! how crazy is that?
    and for the optimal viewing experience, change the  “360p” setting to “720p HD“!

    anyway, available now for your listening AND viewing pleasure.

    worship @ Q – 2010.06.20 recording:

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  • georgesong 11:34 pm on April 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acoustics, , chapel, , doxology, , , , live recording, , panasonic gh-1, praise and worship, , , , reverb, sanctuary, , ,   

    vivien + george’s first recording/music video… 

    this has been TOO long in the making!
    vivien being a gifted and anointed worship leader for many years at her former church, ecc, and myself leading worship for the last 16+ years at my father’s church and then at quest (though currently on a sabbatical – will be writing more about this shortly)… we’ve always dreamt and talked about recording together.
    now with a baby on the way, we felt even more compelled to start (even if it’s as simple as this video).
    especially as we are in the midst of “dark friday“, this song rushed back all the wonderful memories vivien + i experienced when we sung this powerful song and how Christ is truly worthy alone to be praised for the sacrifice He made.
    praise God from whom all blessings flow… hope you are blessed: 

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    • SuJ'n 12:44 am on April 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You two are ridiculously cute.

    • LK 7:53 pm on April 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wow, gsong and viv! keep making music! 😀

      • Omma & Appa 12:54 am on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Praise the Lord!
        What a holy and gracious song you two sang.
        It touched omma and appa hearts deeply.
        Thank you, a-dle mama and gongju mama,
        Keep up the good work.
        Have a blessing Easter Sunday service.

        • georgesong 8:11 am on April 4, 2010 Permalink

          @LK: can you teach our child to paint as well? 😉
          @Omma & Appa: how cool is this?!?!? my parents read/comment on my blog! 😀 (better watch what i write…!)
          @joe: they do ROCK!

        • joe 10:20 pm on April 5, 2010 Permalink

          your parents are with it!

    • Dale 8:26 am on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      george that was beautiful. Happy Easter!

      • georgesong 11:23 pm on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Dale: mr. terasaki! much thanks for the kind words… hope you’re doing well in studies + life. miss worshiping with you! happy easter to you + your family!

    • Rach S 8:16 pm on April 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply


  • georgesong 2:20 am on February 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: australia, barbie, boxing day, cairns, chinatown, , coral reef, crocodiles, dim sum, din tai fung, dingo, g'day mate, great barrier reef, harbour bridge, hillsongs, kangaroos, koalas, land down under, lost, new year's eve, oceanic 815, oceanic flight 815, outback, panasonic gh-1, scuba diving, snakes, sydney, sydney opera house, townsville   

    where in the world… (part 8)? 

    are viv + i?
    g’day mate…” from the “land down under“: australia!!!

    what an amazing experience to have a christmas day breakfast in auckland, new zealand and then fly over and have a christmas dinner (at din fai tung) in sydney, australia! though flying on the 25th  felt like we only had half a christmas this year.
    and our plan to catch a christmas service at hillsongs unfortunately didn’t work out, since by the time we touch downed it was already early evening.

    30ft down under in the "land down under" - the great barrier reef...

    anyway, we had a great hotel right in downtown and were able to enjoy all of the incredible sights + sounds of this great city! so bizarre to be halfway around the world spending christmas… and yet such a blessing to have this opportunity! and walking a few blocks, we were smack dab in the heart of chinatown. and seriously… there were SOOOO many asians that several times, (More …)

  • georgesong 10:40 pm on January 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: auckland, campervan, catholic mass, christchurch, christmas eve, coromandel beach, fox glacier, franz josef glacier, hobbit, hot springs beach, interislander ferry, kia ora, lord of the rings, LOTR, mount doom, mount ngauruhoe, , panasonic gh-1, peter jackson, queenstown, rotirua, shire, waitomo   

    where in the world… (part 7)? 

    are viv + i?
    kia ora…” from middle eart… <errr> i mean new zealand!!

    viv had friends who rented campervans and drove around new zealand to better take in all of the majestic sights that were off the beaten path. so since we had 14 days here, we decided to do the same! we set off on our own driving/campervan’ing experience. and ‘incredible‘ doesn’t justify the beauty of this country (no wonder peter jackson chose to film all of the LOTR series here… he probably didn’t want to leave)!

    "my preh-shiiiiiisssss!"...

    glad i had practice driving on the opposite side of the road in europe (though i still had to get used to driving a big rv!). and versus france’s driving stats:

    • total distance driven: 2376km = 1476.378 miles

    – total spent on diesel: $572.66 NZD = $403.61 USD
    – total number of swear words dropped: (More …)

  • georgesong 5:53 am on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: atami, bullet train, hot springs, hyatt regency tokyo, ito, japan, konichiwa, naked, ohayo, ohayo gozaimasu, onsen, panasonic gh-1, sake, sashimi, sayonara, shizuoko, sushi, tokyo, , yakuza   

    where in the world… (part 6)? 

    are viv + i?
    konichiwa…” from tokyo, japan!

    i’ve always wanted to visit the “land of the rising sun“…
    wish the trip was longer but we had business to take care of so we had to make it short.

    "ohayo gozaimasui!"

    one of the many highlights of the trip: riding japan’s bullet train! i enjoyed the clean/plush and speedy ride to our first destination!

    first night was spent in ito city (shizuoka prefecture) at a SUPA BALLA (More …)
    • JJ 6:46 am on January 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply


      • georgesong 8:32 am on January 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @JJ: glad you finally figured out how to leave a comment! 😉

    • Bruce 12:28 pm on January 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      “(minus the fancy schmany electric toilet w/ seat warmer + bidet… why can’t we have this in the u.s.?!?!).”…..

      You Can! Check out http://www.spaloo.com for a US model- with heated seat and all the bells and whistles. You can buy them here: http://www.toiletbidetseat.com/.

      Great Pictures!

    • Sub 10:17 pm on January 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, yeah….you had a ball….You and Viv come home safely……………with my giftzzzz!

    • Rach S 5:17 pm on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You guys look so cute in your Japanese clothes. Did you sneak those in your suitcases? =)
      The blanket looks very cozy too! In your suitcase? =D

      • georgesong 3:54 pm on January 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Rach S: haha… considering the cost per night, we should’ve taken them! 😉

        • leahklug 10:40 pm on January 11, 2010 Permalink

          when are you getting back into sea-town? looking forward to catching up!

    • Joseph 6:07 pm on January 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      nice george… i want some ramen now! hot tub looks rather nice too… 🙂

      • georgesong 8:24 am on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Joseph: you can have all this too if you go to japan for your next web coding gig!

  • georgesong 2:35 pm on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bird's nest, caesar's home hotel, cantonese, capital, , forbidden city, great wall of china, imperial palace, lotte, mandarin, mandy and pandy, michael phillips, mutianyu, ni hao ma, night market, olympic, panasonic gh-1, rosetta stone, scorpions, seahorses, shenzen, silk street market, summer palace, the berlin wall, tiananmen square, tobbagon, water cube, wángfujing,   

    where in the world… (part 5)? 

    are viv + i?
    ni hao ma… (again)” this time from beijing, china!

    having aready been to the southwestern part of china, we had an opportunity this time to visit the northeastern part… the capital of china:  beijing (a.k.a. “peking” or “the forbidden city“).

    ni hao ma... welcome to "the great wall of china"!

    to be honest, i really wasn’t looking forward to going. i was hoping we could rest/stay longer in hong kong before our next scheduled trip to japan.
    but having gone, all i can say is: (besides being mind-numbingly COLD…) beijing ROCKED!
    of course, vivien was responsible for this (as she has/is/will continue to be the reason all things in my life ROCK :))!  it was awesome seeing her switch gears from speaking cantonese to mandarin. she navigated us through the streets as if we were locals! what an incredible skill it is to be multi-lingual!
    **SIDE NOTE: upon our return, i’m gonna get miss rosetta stone and learn some mandarin (maybe i’ll also have to look into mandy and pandy)! as is evident, china will continue to develop its global presence and will be a (if not “the“) dominant presence/force in the next 10-25 years. and Lord willing, we hope to return (and hopefully i’ll be fluent in mandarin!).**

    upon arrival, i really wasn’t sure what to expect. i remember being somewhat fearful of beijing/china. (More …)

    • Daniel Azuma 5:51 pm on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I for one find it hard to believe Viv would wear a “moth face” backpack…

    • annie 1:36 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m surprised the locals understood Vivien’s Mandarin. ha ha….. It’s very cold in Seattle too, temperature’s been in the 20-30’s….

      • Viv 4:22 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @annie: ha ha, me too. Two strangers told me that my Mandarin is good. I was like…hmmm….are you kidding…(didn’t say that). I guess you do what you have to, since I’m the only one who can speak some Chinese. 😛 I have to ask for direction so many times… Fun adventure…

    • LK 8:21 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      amazing photos, keep them coming!

    • ni appa 5:53 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Do you seriously get to ride a toboggan down the great wall? Now I have to go there.

      • georgesong 10:46 am on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @ni appa: yep, it was totally cool! if you go, let viv + i know and we’ll join you guys! 😉

    • joseph 11:51 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      where in the world are you guys @ now??

      • georgesong 12:46 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @joseph: currently in NZ, but we’ll be leaving tomorrow (Christmas day) to australia + the great barrier reef! merry Christmas to you + all!

    • lotus & peter 2:35 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Merry Christmas George & Vivien!
      Beautiful photos of your adventure! — lotus & peter

      • georgesong 12:47 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @lotus & peter: thanks guys! merry Christmas to you + yours as well! 😀

    • Stella 7:32 am on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Have a warm Christmas in Australia!

  • georgesong 3:54 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aix en provence, arles, avignon, avis, bible, bonjour, calanques, cannes, , côte d'azur, driving, europe, eze village, french riviera, gelato, guidebook, isla sur la sorgue, les baux, mademoiselle, marc chagall, marseille, mon ami, monaco, monsieur, , nice, nimes, old testament, opel, orange, palais de papes, panasonic gh-1, rental car   

    where in the world… (part 3)? 

    are viv + i?
    bonjour mon ami…” from southern france!

    using rick steves’ provence & the french riviera guidebook (a.k.a. our “other” bible in southern france), vivien outlined a tour de southern france via our avis rental car: an opel. definitely a different experience for me… cause when i vacation, i tend to stay in one hotel/location for the duration of the stay and take a taxi. the long, windy and scenic roads from town to town were pretty fun to drive.

    bonjour from hotel negresco in nice! le'g+v...

    not knowing what to expect for the city driving/parking conditions, it was crazy and stressful! the streets were SO narrow and often-times one-way and it was shared by cars, bicyclists, scooters, cats and dogs all at the same time! in most intersections, they had these roundabouts that were a bit confusing as well… and just required you to pretty much close your eye and jump into the circle of death and drive around until you find the right road to get off to! you just had to pay attention to the many arrowed signs and pray you chose the right one!

    when in doubt... always head toward "centre ville"...

    driving stats:

    • total distance driven: 1234km = 766.772 miles
    • total spent on diesel: €106 euros = $158.73 USD
    • total number of swear words dropped: 11mutha F-bombs” 😐

    thank the Lord that there were so many things to ease my driving stress… paellas, poissons and pâtisseries, oh my!  😀

    the places: (More …)

    • Jeff Lam 6:45 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      George — beautiful pictures and fun commentary =). You’re brave for renting a car and driving for so long. What an amazing experience.

      • georgesong 7:16 pm on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Jeff Lam: i’m constantly learning that happy wife = happy life… and after reading your last few posts, you’re the real “brave” one for what you do day in and day out teaching. you ROCK! PS – happy “early” anniversary to team lam!

    • Daniel Azuma 7:31 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So beautiful out there! I’d love to see those Chagall paintings. Can’t believe even Viv was mesmerized. Glad you guys are enjoying this time!

      • david 9:09 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        dude. stop flaunting your european vacation. it’s 40 degrees, wet, windy, and flooded in seattle. boo! chris would like un baguette, s’il vous plait.

        • georgesong 7:18 pm on November 22, 2009 Permalink

          @Daniel Azuma: thanks, d. maybe you + ada can go next year? 😉
          @david: oui oui, monsieur!

    • Sub 11:09 pm on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice! But what with the downer info about Van Gogh? haha… Glad to hear you guys are having such a great adventure. Tell Viv to hang in there. She only has a month or so and she’ll be free of you….I joke! ps. Don’t forget my presents…(yes, one track mind)…

    • lilnova 6:24 am on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Still feeling envious….. Your trip sounds so amazing….

      • georgesong 7:21 pm on November 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @lilnova: i’m sure your “One really awesome trip: 5%” for 2010 you’ve budgeted will be a blast too! 🙂

  • georgesong 7:42 pm on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: annapurna, guide, himalayas, international porter protection group, ippg, kathmandu, maoist, namaste, natural hot springs, nepal, panasonic gh-1, poon hill, porter, sunrise, swine flu, tatopani, traveller's diarrhea, trekking, tribhuvan,   

    where in the world… (part 2)? 

    are viv + i?
    ma-ma-coo-sa from nepal!

    definitely a dream destination (more so for vivien + her love for outdoor adventure than i). the sights were spectacular and awe-inspiring… how could one look at it all and not acknowledge the Creator?

    the places:

    • kathmandu (1400m/4593ft)
    • pokhara (910m/2986ft) – a short 25min flight from kathmandu.
    • phedi (950m/3116ft) – starting point of our 6-day trek with a gazillion stone steps and insane incline grade!
      we were blessed to have our guide: manoj + our porter: kumar. over the journey they became more like family! while we had our hiking boots, performance gear attire, trekking poles and only carrying day packs… kumar wore nike tennis shoes, jeans, a button-up shirt, used NO poles and carried our 35lb. backpack through some sick terrain. he saved our lives (and our backs… literally).
      ** note: am thankful for international porter protection group (i.p.p.g.) and hope they continue to look out/care for the porters. and in the future, we hope trekkers will have enough porters for the gear they bring as to not overload/work and pose potential harm to them!
    • tolka (1790m/5872ft) – first night’s stay. having no electricity at this teahouse, viv + i, ended up going to sleep at 7pm! one of the most restful nights of sleep i ever had! only took going to nepal to find it. who would’ve thunk it?
    • ghandruk (2020m/6627ft) – imagine having this view while eating breakfast!

      momo having mint tea + traditional chapati bread

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    • SuJ'n 8:42 pm on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am insanely envious. I tried to get to Nepal in late spring/early summer of 2007 – but alas, my subletter had left before I could finish my Asia travels and my kitties were home alone.

      • georgesong 4:19 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @SuJ’n: actually, you were one of my early influences! seeing all your travels to different asian countries gave me the travel bug! hope you get a chance to go to nepal!

    • lil 9:19 pm on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      good to see an update from you guys! safe travels.

    • leah 2:15 am on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      wow, this is AWESOME. thanks for the pics + update. feel better soon, and bring back some awesome adventure stories from team song!

      • georgesong 4:20 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @leah: thanks, zaff! started on some antibiotics and much needed bed rest… we’re both feeling better already.

    • Annie 5:28 am on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      awesome pictures!!! sorry to hear about the traveler sickness. get well soon and get ready for your next stop!

      • georgesong 4:22 pm on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Annie: dohd-zay (“thank you” in cantonese)… glad south of france + amsterdam will be a much more leisure trip than the rigorous trekking of nepal! can’t wait to see where you and siang go when you retire and travel the world in a couple more years! 😉

    • ni appa 4:29 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      dude, looks like you’re having a blast…why am i not surprised viv is embracing the traditional garb and you’re still in your trendy coats. 🙂 oh yeah, can you friggin get a facebook account and update us like the rest of the world does? wordpress is so 5 years ago, bro.

      • georgesong 9:49 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @ni appa: when we go to korea i’ll put on a han-bohk. and bah-humbug! facebook schmacebook… now hurry and get your marketing blog on wordpress setup! 😉

    • Sub 8:35 pm on November 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice! Don’t forget to get me presents. Yes, plural. If you find pepto, take it like every day. It helps to protect your stomach from any food caused stuff…..=)

      • georgesong 9:50 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        @Sub: great idea! i’ll take your current present + break it into pieces. i am buying a belt holster for a bottle of pepto… 😐

        • Sub 4:41 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink

          You break it, I break you! Have fun and have some delicious madelines and don’t forget the presents….one track mind? Yes.

    • Rach S 1:10 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great photos! Stay healthy! Looking forward to hearing about France and Amsterdam.

  • georgesong 7:44 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: hollywood schoolhouse, , , panasonic gh-1, phil, , , tory, videography, , woodinville   

    congrats tory + phil… 

    had a wonderful opportunity today to help out my dear friend, joseph jang shoot a wedding video (and not be a wedding singer for a change! ;)) for a fun couple, tory + phil.
    though it was gloom + doom rain/poop weather saturday, God really blessed these two lovebirds and provided them with an awesome day!
    they were such cool people and had such a cool story… and God’s hands upon their lives/their relationship was so evident.
    being involved on their special day was so nostalgic and reminded me of my wedding day (almost a year ago already!)… and how much fun vivien + i had.
    no wonder the ghkims (who shot our wedding), john + josephs (helped shoot our engagement), jane lees (who shot our engagement), leo chens + corey hages of the world love doing this! not to sound cliche, but it’s such an honor to help  a couple on their blessed day and to capture this moment so they can remember it for a lifetime!
    and as a special treat to the married couple, joseph was able to compile all the video shot and provide a SDE (same day edit) video for them to enjoy during the reception. the look of surprise/shock on their face was worth it all!
    so if you’re getting married (or know someone who is) and want a kick-A videographer give him a buzz!


    • Grace Kim 8:01 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What a cool wedding and a beautiful bride! Great job Joseph and George! I saw you trying to hide behind the column G. 🙂

    • georgesong 8:03 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ grace kim: i should ask you to teach me your ninja skills to be invisible as possible… either that or i should ask you to photoshop me out of that sequence! 😉

    • Hun 10:06 am on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      AWESOME, thx George for making all of the other company links invalid vs. ours. :]

    • Leo Chen 1:17 pm on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ahh…. good ol’ Hollywood School House. Nicely done Mr. George Song Videographer!

    • georgesong 6:42 pm on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ Hun: haha, thanks for catching that mistake for me, i’ve corrected the linx.

    • georgesong 6:43 pm on September 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ Leo Chen: that’s right! no wonder that placed looked familiar! i saw pictures of it on your site! 😀

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