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Written by enoch

August 26, 2009 at 10:32 am

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excitement pwned

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pwnedthis entry might be a little cliche, but bear with me.

last week i had the fortuitous chance to fill up on gas for 2.27/gal while everywhere else were selling for 2.47 and up.  i was soooooo excited.  i twittered, which gets sent to my facebook as well, i bust out my camera phone and took pictures of the gas price tower thing where the gas station sign is.  i mean, i was going crazy.  i was ecstatic.  i was really running low on gas and was waiting an extra day or so to fill up on gas hoping it would go down and then i run into this.  it was as if fate had drawn my gas-guzzling suv into this shell gas station at that moment to quench it’s insatiable and expensive thirst for this liquid gold.

as i’m driving out of the gas station an on my way home with a smug, content, “take that, world!” look on my face, it hits me.  am i that excited to save 20 cents per gallon on some gas?  (YES!!!!)  ok, i am.  dude, i saved at least 3 bucks and some change on that one gas trip.  but then i thought about it.  why aren’t i that excited about Jesus?  He’s definitely worth more than the 3 bucks i saved right then.  doesn’t He deserve a twitter update?  (and an excited one at that).  and if i could take a pic of Jesus with my camera phone, i definitely would’ve posted it up on facebook in a heartbeat.  why am i not as excited about this person who is way bigger than discount gas?  that kind of put me in my place.  really put things into perspective.

excitement.  pwned.

Written by enoch

August 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

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dirty joke

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windshield wiperso i was coming out of church this past sunday and i see that one of my windshield wipers was up.  the other had a piece of paper stuck in it like one of those flyers people stick on your car.  but i was at church.  what could this be?  sometimes there are these korean businesses that like to stick things in your windshield wiper so that’s what i thought it was.  it’s funny because our pastor just gave a sermon about turning God’s house of prayer for all nations into a den of thieves and here someone put a flyer on my car windshield for advertising their business at church.  how ironic i thought.  until i saw what it was.

it was a sunday bulletin from another church.  i thought, “how jacked up is it if this church is advertising their church on the windshields of cars parked at another church?”  i looked around to see if other cars had it on their windshields too.  they didn’t.  which made me think someone was just putting the bulletin on my windshield to play a joke on me.  but it made me think about if churches were so desperate to gain new members that they would advertise in the parking lots of other churches.  man.  whoever did that, you don’t know this, but you could’ve started an inter-church war.  wow, it would’ve been pretty bad if i went up and talked to one of the pastors at that other church and started accusing them of advertising their church at our church.  dirty joke my friend.  dirty joke.

Written by enoch

August 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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mobile pics

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IMAGE_010 censored <- i saw this on the road a couple weeks ago.  i thought it was funny how a tae kwon do school is available for birthday parties.  i wondered what kind of birthday party that would be.  “hey son!  for your 25th birthday, we signed you up for tae kwon do!” or “we bringing tae kwon do to you for your baby’s first birthday!!”  interesting…

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k, this next one i -> took in  decatur.  today.  i couldn’t believe it!  2.27/gal!!!  plus i was running low on gas.  how fortunate!!  while all other gas stations around me were 2.47-2.55/gal, i see this miraculous gas station.  i thought for sure it was one of those old, run down gas stations that still have prices from like 3 years ago on it, but then i saw that it was open.  freaking awesome!!

IMAGE_013 <- this is my school hallway.  nothing really interesting about it.  i just wanted to take a picture of my school hallway.  that’s actually how i found the mysterious 2.27 gas station.  it was on the way to school.  i sat here waiting for one of the student services workers for a couple minutes.

Written by enoch

August 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

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in the news

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Newshere’s my spin on what’s in the news this week:

favre signs with minnesota vikings – wow, are you serious?  honestly, i used to have respect for you brett.  i had a lot of respect when you retired the first time.  i had a little less respect, but still some respect when you retired the second time thinking you had learned your lesson.  but now…  what the crap has happened to you?  you re-came out of retirement.  really?  i mean, really?  brett?  c’mon.  you’re cray-see.

kim dae-jung died – you are kind of like the korean equivalent to john mccain, except everyone in the country likes you instead of just one political party.  escaping death a couple times and fighting for democracy in korea has earned you a permanent spot in the hall-of-respect.  oh yeah, and you won the freaking nobel peace prize.

vick signs with eagles – you know what?  i really like you michael vick.  i don’t care what everyone else says.  i think you learned your lesson, even though it was a really stupid and costly lesson to learn.  your crime goes up there with winona ryder shoplifting from saks.  i mean, why?  but still, if strong christians like donovan mcnabb and tony dungy have faith in you, i do too.  i hope you do really well to show everyone you really deserved a second chance.

tiger beaten in a major – go y.e. yang!  wow, amazing.  tiger said he played well, but just couldn’t finish his putts.  way to take advantage yang!!  it’s funny how you have only appeared on the pro tour 8 times and have won only 2 asian cup matches and yet you took down THE TIGER.  haha, he said he doesn’t look forward to a rematch.

lutherans to vote on ordaining sexually active homosexuals – martin luther would be spinning in his grave if he knew this was happening in his namesake’s denomination.  the pc(usa), the episcopals, and now the lutherans are having a vote.  i find it kinda sad that people are arguing about how to interpret the scripture on this.  people pro-gay are saying that their interpretation of Scripture is correct and is being attacked, while the pro-straight are saying that it’s all about the authority of Scripture.  if only you were alive martin luther…

Written by enoch

August 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Posted in social observation

i want to produce a movie

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alienso i had the chance to watch district 9 this past weekend.  i heard it was really good and it was getting good reviews and i kinda wanted to watch it but since i heard from people that it was really good, it made me want to watch it more.  to those that haven’t watched it.  it’s pretty good, not really good.  i don’t want to hype it up like other people did for me.  i’d recommend watching it, but there’s nothing that amazing about it.  i think i was expecting something crazy, but it was pretty much like a normal movie with aliens in it.

anyways, the movie got me thinking about the alien movie genre.  district 9, independence day, signs, the alien series, et, war of the worlds,etc.  you know, all those movies.  it made me think about what they all had in common.  in all these movies, the aliens are always uglier than the human race and their technology and weaponry is always more advanced than the human race’s.

i propose i produce a movie where the aliens are way more attractive than humans and their weapons are way inferior to ours.  think about it.  who are we to say that aliens in movies have to be ugly?  maybe it’s some kind of human pride that makes us believe we are the best looking beings in the universe.  but what if a movie portrayed an alien species that was way more attractive than we were?  i mean, i don’t even know what that would look like, but i’m sure someone could make it happen.  and you know how a lot of times our weapons are useless against the “superior” alien weapons?  what if our weapons were the more advanced weapons between the two races?  and that their weapons had no effect on us?  i would love to watch a movie like that.  i must say, it does sound like a comedy, but i’m sure we could work it into an action/thriller movie somehow.

who’s with me?  would you want to see a movie like this?

Written by enoch

August 17, 2009 at 11:09 am

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bad memories

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why-do-we-forget-things_1i am amazed at how bad my memory is at times.  one time, i asked someone what their dinner plans were 5 times!  the funny thing is, i was invited the same dinner!  yeah, that’s how forgetful i can be.  but i was thinking about it the other day and i realized that everyone’s memory goes bad, just some a lot worse than others.

think about it: every dream you’ve ever had loses a lot of its vividness, those events and situations that happened in the past that you swore you’d never forget are forgotten sometimes, the name of that person you just met the other day gets lost in the endless sea of names that is your memory, where you put your keys, your old house address, the name of the song that’s playing in hollister, we all forget.

i guess i say this to make myself feel better for forgetting so much.  it’s funny because my parents have the best memory.  if i tell them about something they need to do or something i need to do, they’ll always remember.  sometimes i’ll ask them to send me something or the next time they or i visit to give each other something and they’ll always remember.  which is good because i always forget.  i remember they used to get so mad at me because i would forget a lot of things.  i think they thought i was making excuses or they thought i was rebelling against them because i didn’t do what they said, but the truth is, i just forgot.  i tried to tell them, but i don’t think they bought it.  dah!!  stupid memory!!

Written by enoch

August 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

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