Hawk of Achill

Check out the new Jameson Whiskey commercial. My cousin Kevin is the Art director for the ad. He's obviously really talented. Coolest commercial ever! Apparently, the Hawk of Achill is a real ancient Irish legend/poem about a man conversing with a hawk on the island of Achill at the edge of the known world. Crazy, …

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Goodbye Doormat.

WHOA. Last night was crazy. The winds in the SGV were unreal. I drove out to the westside for dinner in my Element... NOT the best car to drive in a windstorm with. Since it's shaped like a box, you could really feel the wind against the car. I might as well have had a …

Gold Level

I got it. Gold status for Starbucks! If I wasn't a pastor, I probably wouldn't have this. Sermon prep forces me to get out of the house and go to a public place to work (I get cabin fever at home). Starbucks, although by far not the best coffee, does offer many convenient locations. Now …

Enemy Territory

Tonight I enter enemy territory. I speak at USC's Asian American Christian Fellowship  tonight. Haha. I am a Bruin and I definitely bleed blue and gold (those have been my school colors for elementary/jr high, high school, college, and even Fuller's hood colors were blue and gold)... however, I have to admit I really like …

Ayako-san in LA

This weekend, Ayako-san is visiting LA! Ayako Kaino was our CRASH base leader when our Japan team stayed in Tono this past August. She helped host and manage all the different volunteer teams that came to the CRASH Tono base while she was there. Ayako is an amazing young woman who has a huge heart …

Boys and Beards.

Check out the new Boy Scouts of America ads... they're so weird!! haha. They're a little disturbing, but in a weird way, I also like them. They're 50% creepy, 50% genius. I really like these ads from the Boy Scouts in Canada... I recently learned of two guys in our church that were Eagle Scouts. …

Alta Dena Ass.

I saw an ass in Alta Dena. The other day, I was driving Fara back to her house and we saw the craziest thing... a small Mexican cowboy-looking man riding a donkey (or some sort of dwarf horse) to the Ace hardware store across the street! HAHA. No joke. He rode down the street on …

Sakurajima in the news

I happened to fall upon an article about active volcanoes on Yahoo news. They highlighted another volcano near Kagoshima, but you can also see Sakurajima in the picture! It's the smaller smoking mountain in the middle of the bay. Sigh... Kagoshima is beautiful. I don't know why, but I equate smoking volcanoes with beautiful instead …

Everything hurts.

I can barely move. My muscles are in pain. My ankle is messed up. My feet are full of blisters. Even my fingers hurt for some reason. We got back from King's Canyon at about 2:30am last night (morning)... a day early than scheduled. We hiked out early, but pushed our bodies to their uttermost …