Category Archives: personal

Please Stop Saying: “Worship Pedalboard”

There aren’t a whole lot of things that make me roll my eyes, but the term “worship pedalboard” is one of them.

I think the effects pedal industry has reached a serious saturation point, where everyone is going for that same sound, using the same combination of boutique pedals, the same grey gigantic expensive digital delay pedal (if you have the matching reverb processor, minus 100 points!), with that same volume pedal front and center.

They’re just pedalboards, folks. If you primarily play at church, that’s fine. But what you’re stepping on is a pedalboard…not a “worship pedalboard.”

Part of me just feels like there are a bunch of rich Christian kids out there who who’ve gotten hooked on this hobby and they’re just so happy to be doing God’s work. Take away their pedalboard, and they will lose their identity…

I don’t know how to end this post/rant.

Rich Mullins – Homeless Man

Rich Mullins. Right up there with Mr. Rogers as one of the few people in history I’d wanna meet if it were possible.

I’m not a fan of every single one of his songs (mostly due to stylistic preference). But of the few that I do like, they are some of my favorite songs of all time.

I still remember hearing the news about his passing. It was me, my brother and my mom. We were in central Florida at the time for a violin music competition. We took quite a handful of road trips like  this, and wherever we were, we’d tune in to the local Christian radio station. And that’s how we heard about Rich’s tragic car accident.

This little segment interviews a lot of the people whose lives Rich touched, and it’s pretty evident that he only cared about one thing – following Jesus.

Childhood Dreams

true story: when I was young (about 6 or 7) I flipped through my parents’ vacation pictures from Universal Studios. one of the pictures was a photo of my mom lifting up an entire side of a van. “I used to be bionic,” she said. I believed her.

now, being a fan of the Six Million Dollar Man, I understood what being bionic meant and what you could do. so one day in class, our assignment was to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew a little man scaling the entire side of a building with a single leap. we were all asked to share about what we drew, and when it was my turn, I shamelessly told everyone that I wanted to be a bionic man! I think everyone laughed, but I didn’t care. :P

oh, and by the way, if you had no idea, the picture above is the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman :)

These are called “gaw”

like “ping-gaw” (apple in Cantonese)

I’ve been eating these pink trangle things as long as I can remember. I thought it was a Chinese thing. but I’m starting to think that it might just be a Yung family recipe.

all it is is mainly rice and some other things wrapped around a pink dough which is later pressed onto a pattern. then it’s fried like an egg. it’s good. :)

Casio Exilim EX-S770


this is my casio compact digital point-and-shoot camera. all I really want to say is that this is all around a great camera. why say this all of a sudden??? well last night I was looking back at all the pictures I had taken with it and it was just fun to see all the experiences I had been through. i was curious to see how far the earliest picture dated back, and to my surprise i’ve had this camera for close to 2 years now. it’s still chugging along quite strong and takes super long (and good quality) videos and pretty decent images (if you know how to set it).

this camera should last me ’til the end of 2009 or longer. i just haven’t felt the need to upgrade. many new features in recent years were just useless bells and whistles aimed at camera tech-tarded consumers (ie, face detection). i mean, i can recognize faces pretty well on my own. but what i’d really like in my next camera is high-speed shutter speed/video capture, HD video, and  optical image stabilization.

this (or something like it) might be next: EX-FC100


why exilims? i don’t know, i just like ’em.