Celeb Sighting & Thoughts

Place: Dining Table as usual (for the post – LAX and Home)

Time: 4:30 PM

Mood: Pensive

Just as the title suggests, I saw a celebrity about 3 weeks ago. Just forgot to post about it until now…

Basically, my mom and I were at LAX to pick up my dad when he arrived and as we were leaving the airport, we saw a mob of paparazzi and reporters come out and I got all excited and bounced forward while whipping my phone out to record the scene. To me, seeing all of these people wielding these giant camcorders and cameras was more exciting than whoever they were trying to get shots of and interview. I saw who this person grabbing all of the attention was, but honestly could not tell who that was -_-

She went into this big black van after posing a bit and the reporters desperately tried to talk to her still and my mom kept asking me “Who is it? Who is it?” while at the same time encouraging me to go and try to get a photo with her. I just responded “Meh, forget it. Let’s go to daddy. He’s our celebrity.” And so we bounced off to him.

I later asked my friend who it was (sent her a photo) and it turns out it was… Paris Hilton. How sad that I couldn’t tell who she was. That’s how not into the whole American celebrity gossip and such I am and yet at the same time it means I don’t read the news enough either. She sent me Paris’s instagram photo that she had posted and indeed it was her because it was the same outfit. It’s funnier because she was apparently on the same flight as my dad because she was just coming back from Korea.

My friend joked that I should have asked her for a hotel (because my dream is to own a hotel if not a chain of hotels etcetc).

This made me start thinking at how interesting the world definitely is. How we swarm around those who are supposedly famous and give our attention, time, and potentially even devotion to them. There are some who go so far as to feel that those celebs are their friends and that they send gifts, letters, etc. However, we should really be treating those who are actually close to us as the celebrities of our lives. By this, I mean our parents…our family in general…our friends….those we consider basically family even if not blood-related.

And so, here is a video also of one of the celebrities of my life’s entrance to America.

Also, this girl is a star too:

She says “Aunt Sarah” at the end and points to me 🙂 Everytime I come to see her she jumps up and down shouting “Aunt Sarah” while smiling and laughing and comes running to me giving me a hug and a kiss~ Whenever, I’m not there, apparently she wants to see me and always says “Aunt Sarah, Aunt Sarah” whenever she sees my photo etc. I feel like a celebrity to this angel. Isn’t that more important?


Exodus 20:3-4 – “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below”

My sister’s Music: Minji Noh

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Purpose Driven Life Update

I have been still religiously doing my daily purpose driven life readings and reflections.

I just haven’t been recording my reactions or writing them down online partly due to the lack of a laptop and laziness….which is bad. I know…

I discover a new part about myself every day though and have definitely been more focused and less depressed with the return of my dad…

Now, I just got to get ready for Mexico Mission and going abroad to Italy!


Day 8 – Planned for God’s Purpose

Place: In the living room

Time: 1:04 PM

Mood: Restless but calm at the same time

Point to Ponder: I was planned for God’s pleasure.

Since I sent my laptop in, I have been laptop-less for quite awhile now and still am. no excuses though!

So this chapter talks about worship and how it is more than the customary belief that it is music for God. It is something that we should practice everyday in every moment. God loves it when we do actions that praise him and are for him.

Simple acts such as sleeping, eating, talking and walking should be done as though it is for Jesus Christ.

Something that I found interesting is that Rick Warren says that worship is not for our benefit. It is not part of our lives, it is our life.

Real worship is falling in love with Jesus – having a relationship with him.

The chapter asks what common task I can start doing as if it were directly for Jesus. Well…I know that I already like to speak to him constantly in my mind, especially when I am walking or before I go to sleep. I already do so even when I eat. But, I guess a new thing could be when I am baking, cooking, and cleaning.

Anyways, my dad is back and I noticed that I have been a lot happier. I no longer resort to food out of boredom and for comfort. The days don’t feel as blahh anymore. Still, I know that I hold a bit of anger in me that I am trying to let go of…


Psalm 149:4 – The Lord takes pleasure in his people.





Day 7 – The Reason for Everything

Place: On my bed comfortably listening to Yoon Hyeon Sang’s – ee byul, cham moht hal jeesheeduhlah (lol my romanization fail)

Time: 9:03 PM

Mood: Content although a bit stressed since I got to clean the mess I made in the kitchen…

Today, I am going to type up my thoughts because uploading a video from my home takes forever >< Also, I feel that this is a topic that’s better to just type out about.

To sum it up, the first sentence of the whole chapter wraps it up in my opinion: “It’s all for him.”

AMEN PREACH IT! And yet why is it that we cannot live every day and every thing as though it so for him? I know for sure that I don’t even if I try. Now, granted, I still do many things out of the goodness of my heart that God has blessed me with.

For example, I was jogging a few days ago and saw a Vietnamese couple trying to take a photo of each other (tourists I guess?) and I remember thinking: “Wouldn’t it be nice if they had a photo together?” So, I stopped and asked them, “Would you like me to take a photo of you two?”

They smiled huge beautiful smiles and said “Yes please, thank you!”

I shot a few from different angles and asked if they were good. And they liked them and the man said “You are very sweet!” (with his cute asian accent)

But, I digress. ANYWAYS, Pastor Warren says that there are many ways that we can bring glory to God that are summarized in God’s 5 purposes for our lives.

We bring glory to God by:

1. Worshiping him

2. Loving other believers

3. Becoming like Christ

4. Serving others with our gifts

5. Telling others about him.

I think I unconsciously do all of the above soooo … am I fulfilling my purpose? 🙂 Being cheeky here. But I digress again.

The question to consider asks “Where in my daily routine can I become more aware of God’s glory?”

My answer: Just continuing to appreciate even more every aspect that he has graced us with. Just this year did I start to genuinely appreciate the littlest things now: palm trees, a flower, the wind, the grass, the sky, someone’s smile…

Point to Ponder: It’s all for him.

Romans 11:36 – For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory.

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Day 6 – Life is a Temporary Assignment

Place: On my couch
Time: Before Church
Mood: Sweet like that peach I ate

Point to Ponder: This world is not my home.

2 Corinthians 4:18 – So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
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Day 5 – Seeing Life From God’s View

Place: In my bed
Time: Morning ish
Mood: comfortable?
Had trouble uploading on YouTube, so it’s late, but I didn’t cheat myself!
Point to Ponder: Life is a test and a trust.

Luke 16:10 – Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones.
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Day 4 – Made to Last Forever

Place: Dining Room
Time: 9:14 AM
Mood: None? Just calm

Point to PonderThere is more to life than just here and now.
Preparing for eternity 🙂

1 John 2:17 – This world is fading away, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever.
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