Hurray, on vacation!! I did so much studying for
Physics. And, the final went quite well I think!!! It’s crazy for
me to say that I know, but I really wasn’t that worried or stressed or
anything when I was in there taking it. Afterwards… I went
running with Dowdy (3 miles I believe, up Holt Hill) then went to
Richardson’s with Becca, Dowdy (her car) and Pawina. I got
a small, one scoop of Toll House Cookie (one of my favorites there!)
and one of Coffe Oreo. It was actually quite daring of
us, since she lacks carpermission sticker (legally it’s
fine, but PA is whiny). And please, nobody go and report this
infraction to Marlys or anything. I’d be quite sad since school
was out and we were done and everything.
Then, cleaned the room and packed madly and then went to fellowship
with the parents! I haven’t been since the long weekend and
before that, since last vacation. Yesterday, had a late-ish
breakfast and then went to Boston. We walked around Boston Common
and Gardens for awhile and then went to eat dim sum at Emperor’s Garden
in Chinatown. Later, went to Sports Authority at Shoppers’ World
where I bought a Nalgene (since mine is missing!), a resistance band
(so I can do the shoulder rehab at home without the use of the PA
training room), and a pair of Asics-2100s for only $50!!! Because they
just came out with the 2110s, the 2100s have been cut down so
much. It’s awesome
Today I led worship. I hope the set was good…. nothing too
fancy I don’t think, except for maybe the direct transition from Who Am I right into O Sacred King.
Drove to Wendy’s for lunch with Dan, Mike, Helen, and Jenny – twas
tasty. Hung around and talked with Joyce for awhile about
some things which was also good. Then came back and watched
Spiritually, looking back on these last 2 weeks, things have not
been smooth. No crises or anything exactly, but my faith has
sorta slipped a bit because of work and finals and Econ paper and
English papers and English in-class and all work crap. I’m not
proud of it, I’m not happy that I let go of God so I could grab hold of
grades (or attempt to). But this week, I dunno, I was more and
more aware of how, without God, my life is and would be really really
really completely empty. I have girlfriend, improving/improved
grades, success in Track this season yes. But… I was aware of
how when I let go of God, sin increased in my life. I talked
about feeling sick about myself… yeah, that was it. I dunno
exactly what God wants for me, I feel like He was showing me that,
since He’s always there and is constant and ever-mindful of us, I
should be investing myself more whole-heartedly and wholly into Him,
and ACF and CGC. I don’t think I can pinpoint all of the reasons
I sensed that – some are devos, some are feelings, some are the
feelings of self-digust I had for my deplored state (I’ve augmented the
word deplorable to be a more appropriate description. Sorry, that
was random)… I don’t know what it all means exactly or what God is
asking/saying. He’s been quite… quiet, quite… gentle in
expressing His opinion lately.
So pray for me for that. I’m praying for a lot of people as
well, in church (thank you everybody who shared today. I’m proud
of you for doing it), and out of church as well. Dunno why I
mentioned that, but I am.
Time for bed. Man I’m tired.
[p.s. a random survey has been completed below the song lyric]
for it’s the mystery of the universe
You’re the God of holiness
yet You welcome souls like me
01.) Name:: Gregory
02.) Middle Name:: Philip (John Hou-En)
03.) DOB:: 12/11/87
04.) Age:: 18
05.) Location:: Lincoln, MA
06.) Eye Color:: Dark Brown
07.) Hair Color:: Black
08.) Hair Length:: Getting somewhat long
09.) Height:: 5’4″
10.) Shoe Size:: 8, 8.5 depending on the shoe
11.) Glasses or Contacts:: contacts
12.) Braces:: a while back.
13.) Single or Taken:: Taken
14.) crush or love?:: With the girl I’m with or what I prefer in general?
Fears:: failing. failing God, failing someone who loves me, making the
wrong decisions when it’s time to make the hard ones, or the right ones
(I’m honestly not talking about college; i’m thinking of more important
and bigger issues…)
16.) Screen Name:: HsusYourDaddy
::_**_:: School ::_**_::
17.) Where Do You Go to School:: Phillips Academy (the original PA)
18.) Whats Your School Mascot:: Gunga the Gorilla
19.) Whats Your School Colors:: Blue and White (Royal blue…)
Whats Your Favorite Subject:: Hmm… Econ this term I guess? None
of my classes this term aside from Econ were really great…
21.) Whos Your Favorite Teacher:: Ever at PA? Ms. St-Pierre, Mr. McGraw, Mr. Perry
22.) What Do They Teach:: English, English, Econ
Who Sits Next to You In Science Class:: Science class?? Colin
Calibrese on my left, and Veronika Kamenova on my left (or sometimes
::_**_:: Love Life ::_**_::
24.) Do You Have a Boyfriend/ Girlfriend:: Yes
25.) If So, Whats There Name:: Kit Harris
26.) If So, How Long Have You Been Together:: 1 month and 12 days
27.) Do You Have a Crush:: ?
28.) Do They Know:: I’m with her now
Have You Ever Broken Someones Heart:: Yes. maybe more than one, but the
most important one… i’ll never forget what i’ve done.
30.) Have You Ever Had Your Heart Broken:: yes.
::_**_:: Favorites ::_**_::
Animal:: Hmm.. Cats, cute ones. and those bunnies from the Wallace and
Gromit movie…. or the pink tooty muppets from the Manamana video.
32.) Color:: navy blue, hunter green, scarlet/crimson are good.
33.) Person:: Huh?! this is an unreasonable question.
34.) Subject:: History or English usually, depending on the teacher.
35.) Season:: Summer or Winter when it’s good snow and not gross.
36.) Holiday:: Christmas.
37.) Hobby:: Writing, piano, figuring out new songs, reading, singing
38.) Sport:: Track & Field, and then XC
Feeling:: the feeling when I know that I am right with God and that for
a single moment in my inconsistent and fickle being, I’ve got it
40.) Saying:: hm… “what the deuce?” or “you goose“
Word:: derno. i like the word obfuscate. i used to like juxtapose, but
it’s one of those disgusting po-mo or overused words that kids at PA
bring up when they’re trying to make a bad idea sound good.
42.) Month:: June… and December
43.) Clothing:: certain t-shirts, my Track jacket, certain jeans.
44.) Jewelry:: umm…. livestrong? class ring? watch?
45.) Food:: mom’s food. she is a fantastic cook.
46.) Snack:: ramen! or…. ice cream!
::_**_:: Friends ::_**_::
Best:: geez! Andrew and Josh for sure (freshman memories die
hard), and Becca and Dowdy (Kit’s in a different category). My 06
bros from TC.
48.) Daringest:: Hmm… when Dowdy and I want to eat ice cream, we can be quite daring…
49.) Funniest:: Andrew Yoon is funny, often when he’s not trying to be. Michael and Daniel are funny at church.
50.) Tallest:: ?? Marty’s pretty darn tall…
51.) Shortest:: Me… or if we count church people, then Annie!
Loudest:: I….. dont’ have tha many loud friends… when we’re in a
group, I can be kinda loud… it’s really kind of obnoxious.
53.) Shyest:: Becca and Gershy aren’t exactly shy but…. i dunno, that’s the best I could come up with.
54.) Smartest:: Umm…. ANDREW HSIAO and, to a lesser degree since I’m not as close with him, Dan Whalen.
55.) Blondest:: hrm… Kathy Kao
Craziest:: Almost all of my friends have a really crazy streak and at
PA, the stress/work/lackofsleep really accentuates
57.) Nicest:: i…. hm…
58.) Sweetest:: Angela Lin.
59.) Weirdest:: Andrew Yoon is most often the most weird so I guess he gets it.
Flirtiest:: This isn’t a trait I want to give anybody. I can be
that guy sometimes. – and, btw, if it’s not evident, i’m not proud of
::_**_:: Have You Ever ::_**_::
61.) Had a Wish Come True:: Yeah
62.) Had a Dream Come True:: A dream? like… a dream at night? I guess…? no…. maybe not.
63.) Broken a Body Part:: Toes i think, from stepping badly but nothing really.
64.) Fallen in Love: Yes. I think everybody knows this one though.
65.) Done Something You Regret:: Yes and I live with it everyday.
66.) Tripped and Fell in Public:: HAHAHAHa no not in awhile but oh boy it stinks when you do.
67.) Sang in Public:: This morning at church. Last friday night.
68.) Cried in Public:: Yes. More often than I like.
69.) Say hi to someone you didnt no?:: By mistake yes. Being random? Yeah that too.
70.) Been in a Car Crash:: Multiple.. maybe…… 5.
::_**_:: The Last ::_**_::
71.) Thing You Did Before Getting on the Computer:: watched Syriana with my Dad (bootleg DVDs)
Person You Yelled at:: Errr… i think Becca Johnson. It was an
instant of insensitivity and defensiveness!! I’m really sorry.
73.) Person You Were Nice To:: hahah this is weird.. I try and be nice generally.
74.) Person You IMed:: Viv Ho, Becca Johnson, or Lily He.
Time You Cleaned Your Room:: Uh, I cleaned my dorm room on Friday
because it had to be spotless before I left. BUt my room here at
home is now really really messy cuz I brought back clothes and such.
76.) Song You were Listening to: Obsession by
David Crowder. This song really captures it, captures the pain of being
so down that you have no hope ahead, no vision to guide you. I
love this song, almost as much as I love Everything by Lifehouse.
77.) Television show you watched: No TV but…
78.) Movie You Watched:: I watched 2 movies todaY! I saw The Constant Gardener and Syriana.
79.) Time You went to the Movies:: Over break maybe? No, scratch that; a group of us went to see The New World. It was disappointing, but luckily, we sitll had a good time!
80.) Time You Cried:: Last week…. we’re not gonna get into it, it’s pretty much the same complicated issue(s).
81.) You Took a Shower:: This morning before church.
::_**_:: This OR That ::_**_::
82.) Coke OR Pepsi:: (Cherry) Coke
Tall OR Short:: I’d prefer to be tall if that’s what you mean.
I’d prefer the girl to be my height (aka short) yes it makes me
84.) Flowers OR Candy:: candy. i’m a guy, sorry.
85.) Math OR English:: ENGLISH!
86.) Blink 182 OR Sugarcult:: wth… blink 182 i guess? i’d rather have so many other bands ….
87.) Mickey OR Minnie:: Mickey Mouse.
Middle School OR High School:: This…. is odd. High School, I’ve
done so much better in High school in every respect.
89.) Good OR Bad:: umm, good. i may be forceful and strong-willed but no bad thanks.
90.) Single OR Taken:: Huh? Well… i prefer TAKEN when it’s right… that makes sense yes?
::_**_:: Word Association ::_**_::
91.) bead:: of sweat. running, working out..
92.) bed:: time. which is usually midnight or later during school.
93.) sexy:: no comment.
94.) phone:: call. which have been more numerous since i got a cell phone this summer.
95.) tough:: stuff, what many people are going through
96.) neato:: something i never say.
97.) leather:: shoes.
98.) weird:: what most people at Andover are.
99.) so:: how’ve you been?
100.) easy:: schedule – what i’m hoping for next term!
101.) test:: of my patience, willpower… i dunno, life? faith?
102.) nerds:: most of us at Andover
103.) falling:: … what I’m hoping not to do this break or next term.
104.) air:: freshener? dunno, i can smell scented oil in the house.
105.) hot:: head – what i can be if i don’t keep a check on it.
::_**_:: Random ::_**_::
106.) do u sleep with a stuff animal:: well, here at home there’s a stuffed animal cow we bought in spain.
107.) do u like snowballs:: haha yes, especially when the people I’m pelting don’t have gloves
108.) are u in school:: VACATION!
109.) do u like to swim:: sure! I like snorkeling too.
110.) are u funny:: I think so, I can be quite clever, but i’m not comedian.
111.) wut do u think of water:: water’s…… important.
112.) are u a blonde at heart:: hahah no
113.) have u ever been to maryland:: yeah, visit colleges.
114.) have u seen “Chasing Liberty?”: WTH kind of question is this? no i haven’t, and odn’t plan to.
115.) are u happy this survey is over:: Actually yes, i’m quite tired….. man, i statred this ilke….. 20 minutes ago.