Saturday, June 5, 2010

The life of a boyfriend.

So, I have been in a serious, committed, intimate relationship for a few weeks now with this girl. Her name is Christina Yu. I don't know if you readers know her, or if there are readers out there, but who cares. Life is really good right now with her. She's fun to be with and she's fun even when I'm not with her. I haven't been in a relationship for about 6 years and it's pretty nice being in one again. It's going well. A lot of fun, a lot of drama, a lot of laughter, and a lot of sad times as well. But, we're chill haha. I'm learning a lot too. A lot about myself as I learn about her. It's interesting because I never thought that I would be in this situation or position ever, but here I am. It's amazing I gotta say. She's amazing. I thank God, I really do, because with Him leading me here, I wouldn't be here. On that note, I have to say that it really is hard to please God when your focus is not centered on Him. Now that I have a girlfriend, a lot of time and thought is placed on her, which should not be the case. God doesn't change for us, so neither should we towards God. In fact, I should be growing deeper and closer to God through this time.

Just wanted to update ya'll with some love because I rarely get time to update my blog anymore (the lady takes up too much time haha). I'll write to you peeps soon. Until then, stay safe.

Oh yeah, here she is.

Isn't she mega cute? ;)

Peace and love,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fast life.

So, to start off, Benjamin Oh, my brother from another mother, is backkkk. What's goooood!? So we all had our reunion yesterday and it was like he was away for 3 weeks. No biggie. It was great, seriously. I shall take you through my day yesterday. Did the usual, wake up, gym to do cardio, came home, and showered. Then I was bored so I went to Bayside to get Mark from the trio MBC. I picked him up and wow did it take long to get there. Traffic on the Belt Parkway, on the Van Wyck, on I-678, and all over Northern Boulevard. Nonsense, but I wanted to see Mark, so it was all good in the lovely hood. I stayed at his house a bit as he got ready to leave. (Mark has a really comfortable and nice white leather couch). Ask him about it haha. Left to go eat and we went towards Northern. We ended up at Mad For Chicken, obviously, for chicken. Got the chicken and fries mm. T'was yummy. Then we went to Paris Baugette? I definitely don't think I spelled that right, but whatever. A new bakery lol. Enjoyed some good talk time you know the deal. Man to man, bro to bro. Then we went to Modell's at Douglaston Plaza so we can check out sparring and fighting gear for our MMA vision haha. Waste of time sheesh. The Modell's in Kings Plaza is so much bigger and nicer. Wack. Went back to Northern to meet up Jason at Koryodang, where we spent like 2 hours laughing and talking mad loud haha. No control. This whole time we thought that Benjamin was gonna come to Flushing to eat Kalbi or whatever because that's exactly what he told me the night before when he called. But noooooo. He was going to Pho Hoai at Avenue U back in Brooklyn. Good game fellas. We got owned once again. So we rushed back to Brooklyn, and by rush I mean me and Jason were racing home haha. That was exciting, right Jay? Haha. Biggest smile on Jason's face everrrrr. Went to Viet and saw Ben for the first time in 5 months. Not much changed. It really felt like he was gone for 3 weeks or something. But, for him it was probably mad weird. Everyone came through after. Jungmin and Brandon came out and man it was like a big happy 90 family. The good old days man. Until the fights and arguments and instigating came out hahaha. Instigating... You know who was doing that lol. I missed them good days when we were in our youth times in the summer.

Currently, I am in Hunter College's Writing Lab. Two computers away from Christina because I am too lazy to move over. But, I'll move after I post this up. I'm not that lazy you know. At 4 I'm going to leave to Baruch to meet up with Brandon and then we're off to 32nd street to hang with Yejin! It's been too long chingu. It's seriously gonna be a great night. Nice weather too. Life is so good right now. Oh yeah, I realized that I'm leaving to Haiti in 4 weeks. Crazy no? I don't feel ready, but as the time draws closer, it'll become more real. Until then, SAYONARA!

Hi, Christina Yu.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drawing near.

I've been so bombarded with so much school work and other junk in my life these days that I've totally the most important thing in my life, my God. It's so funny, but more sad, how I can just easily forget and put aside the One that gives me life everyday. Not thinking and not thanking Him enough. But, finals is over and school is over. I'm really stress-free right now, but now theres no more excuses. I can't say that school is making me stressed out and making me so busy that I've been losing my focus. School is over now and I'm drawing near.

I'm drawing near to the throne of grace. A place that desperately wants us, but does not need us. God is calling me back to a place where I once worshiped with passion. I miss those days dearly. No more excuses, no more playing around, I'm back. The song, Heart of Worship comes to mind whenever I'm in these situations where I've been backsliding. "I'm coming back to the heart of worship, where it's all about You, Jesus." It's a great feeling.

On the way home from the gym tonight, I was listening to a sermon on Star 99.1 and the pastor said how you know when you're full of the Spirit when you are enjoying God, but when you're not enjoying God and living for Him, you're not too sure what you're doing. Those are the times you need to just sit back and think. The questions keep coming and you realize that you're not running at the pace you should be. That was me.

I'm running towards the prize and my eyes are fixed on You. An intimate relationship is needed. An honest approach as well. When I'm falling, I need to realize I'm falling. It's only then that the provider will provide. God, I'm coming back.

Pray for Haiti people.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stuck in the Moment.

Just some of the lyrics from a song by Justin Bieber that speaks my mind (Yeah, I like Justin Bieber).

You and I both know it can't work,
It's all fun and games 'til someone gets hurt,
And I don't, I won't let that be you.

Now you don't wanna let go, and I don't wanna let you know,
that there might be something real between us too, who knew?
Now we don't wanna fall but, we're tripping in our hearts and it's reckless and clumsy,
'cause I know you can't love me.

See we both fightin' every inch of our fiber,
'cause in a way,
It's gonna end right but,
We are both too foolish to stop.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Faith apart from works is dead.

James 2:14-19.
14What good is it my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clothed ad lacking in daily food, 16and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18But someone will say, "You have faith and I have my works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe-and shudder!

So, I have recently started to continue my quiet times and Scripture readings again. I have been reading and praying, but there is a difference when you genuinely and deeply read and pray and when you're just doing it for the sake of doing it. So, I have begun to really dig deep into the Word again and hopefully my prayers will be of the same intensity.

Previously, I was reading through the Major Prophets and before starting the book of James, I was reading Ezekiel. I guess the prophetic books made me get sad and down because of the Israelites in constant transgression against God and being in exile was no happy story. So I decided to jump into the New Testament which I haven't been reading for a long time (I love the Old Testament). So it's James now and it's doing me well I think.

The above passage strikes me because it is one of those topics that every Christian has fallen into, or is currently and continually in. We profess Christ, "Jesus is my Lord and Savior!" But, what happens when we go home? What happens when we're alone? Do we still worship? Do we still praise? What about when someone is in need of a little change? Do we help? Do we assist elders to cross the street? Do we give up our time and our energy for those that might need our "precious" time? A lot of questions came to my mind when I was reading this passage.

Verse 19 says that even the demons believe. What use is it if we merely just believe? There must be more to it than that if the demons and the devil believes. The works. The action that results from faith. That's what is necessary.

I am currently in this situation. This situation where I go to church, serve, but I'm not sure if it's real. I feel like I'm living this life out of duty as of right now. This whole year has been a weird detour in my life. Transferring schools for a few reasons, being home, and I'm not surrounded by a community of believers right now that can encourage and edify me. But, it's not other people to blame, it's myself.

James speaks to me today because in a few weeks, I'll be ending school, and then I'll be on break until my missions trip to Haiti. But, do I have to wait until Haiti to show my faith? I feel as if my church and I wait until the summer and until retreats to "live it up for Christ". What a problem. It's a messed up mindset, yet we all think like this. Real screwed up.

So I guess what I'm saying is, I don't wanna be complacent. I don't wanna be a bystander or a spectator. Living for the Messiah is not a sideline sport. I want to be a player, the MVP. I wanna do more than just watch, I wanna participate. I wanna be that guy, at the end of the game, the coach will come up to me and say, "Good job, son".

It's gonna be a great day.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Support me in my short term mission trip to Haiti 2010!

Friends, family, lovers, and whoever.
So guys, I am going to Haiti once again for the third time this Summer.
I am going to Haiti on a short term missions trip.
I have to raise all the money by myself in order to go on this trip that I have committed to.
I have committed my summers to go to Haiti and 2010 is no different.
As you all know, Haiti has suffered a huge earthquake so this summer will be a slightly adjusted agenda for my team and I.
We will be rebuilding Haiti physically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually.
Last year I asked many of you guys to donate to me. To donate as much as you can and want.
I sort of felt bad asking for money, but it had to be done for me to go on last year's trip.
I also thought maybe next year I can do something else.
So the time has come and I need to raise money once again to go to Haiti.
This year I have decided to give you guys something in return for your donations.
I have created this shirt and I am asking for donations from you guys.
The cost of each shirt is roughly $20.
I am asking that you guys could donate at the minimum $25 or more at your own will.
I will not be making that much from this fund event, so I probably will have to do something else as well.
But, if you guys would like to donate to me and receive a shirt, please tell me how many shirts you would like, sizes, and how much money you guys will be willing to give me.
I really need you guys on this and I'm asking for support.
If you guys cannot support me financially, please support me by praying for my team and I.

Thanks guys for your love,
Charles Chung

Check out the videos here and the rest of the info. Thanks.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Brabes is coming down!


He gets one whole post for him.

That's all folks.