Thursday, November 17, 2011


"Hollywood and the media has been intent in recent times on saturating our minds and mouths with the f-word. Jesus Christ has been intent on saturating our hearts with His f-word for 2,000 years -- forgiveness."

Gary Amirault

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Sometimes, I just don't understand some people.

Kind of like how I don't understand this picture.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Melancholia (film) - Review

So I just finished watching the film Melancholia and for some strange reason, I had a sudden urge to blog about what I thought. :)

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, and Alexander Skarsgard

Summary: A jumbo planet that has been hiding behind the sun, called Melancholia, is expected to 'fly by' the earth without collision. However, there is a lingering fear by some that it will in fact impact Earth. The protagonist, Justine, suffers from depression. She does her best to put on a brave face for her wedding day, but we see early on how her illness puts a strain on her relationship with her husband, sister, and brother-in-law.

Review: Firstly, wow, what a treat for the eyes. Visually spectacular - beautiful setting, amazing art direction, great clothes, and not a bad looking cast. I liked how this film was not your average end-of-the-world-type movie.

What I thought was most interesting about this movie was the difference between the two sisters. The director emphasizes this by splitting the film into 2 parts - Part I: Justine and Part II: Claire.

As mentioned earlier, the protagonist, Justine, suffers from depression. In Part I: Justine, we get a glimpse into how her illness has affected her daily life: constant fatigue, her struggle to bathe on her own, and a lack of enjoyment from food. She relies heavily on her sister to support her in all these areas. However, in Part II: Claire, we now see a depressed Justine become the stronger character - remaining eerily calm for her sister and nephew, even in the face of their impending doom from Melancholia.

Side note: Was it just me or did the movie's use of music remind you of 2001: A Space Odyssey? Meh, just wondering.

The only thing that bothered me a little bit about this movie were the scenes in slow-motion. I mean, they were really really slow, it kind of drove me a little insane. But otherwise, a really beautiful film!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ezekiel 34

This chapter is kinda rocking my socks. Just sayin....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

- C.S. Lewis

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Unity and Diversity in the Body ------------- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

Timeless songs that will always be adored (at least by me... heh)

1. Moon River - Breakfast at Tiffany's

2. Edelweiss - The Sound of Music

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"I will wait for you" by Janette...ikz

Dang. She says it all. "First name: Luke. Last name: Warm."

Thursday, March 31, 2011

10 Funny Quotes from Kids

Some funny things I've caught 6 and 7 year old children saying....well, at least I think they're funny.

Kid: Miss Park, how old are you?
Me: Oh, that's something you don't need to know.
Kid: .....40?
Me: .......

Kid: Miss Park, Michael swore.
Me: *confused*
Kid: He said the washroom word.
Me: *thinking* Ohhhhh...

Kid: Is this your ginormous hand?
(student says to me referring to a traced outline of my hand)

Kid #1: Is grass living?
Class: Yes.
Kid #2: Yeah, until you cut their heads off.

Kid #1: Where do frogs originally come from?
Me: Hmmm, I'm not too sure. What do you think?
Kid #2: Duh, they come from God!

Kid: Why was anything bad ever invented?

Kid: What's this Miss Park?
Me: That's called a dead end.
Kid: *looking concerned* Does.. that mean it's dead?!?

Kid: Do you want to hear something funny? Kid #2 says he doesn't like work so he doesn't like paper.
Kid #2: No! I said I don't like the photocopier because it makes work.
Me: *laughing and patting his head*

Me: *during a spelling dictation* The next word is 'RICH......RICH.'
Kid: Wait, rich? Oh, I thought you said BICH.
Me: Oh, you know what, we don't say those kind of words.
Kid: Huh? *looking very confused*
Me: Oh! Uhh...nevermind. Next word is....

*class discussion about civil war*
Kid: *mumbling under his breath* That is so wrong.