Friday, September 13, 2002

A little over three years ago, my uncle and I coined the statement, "Pity the Foo Who Buys Fujitsu", after both of us suffered through debilitating Fujitsu Hard Drive failures to our computers. Today, the truth of that phrase was confirmed...
Pity the Foo Who Buys Fujitsu

Thursday, September 12, 2002

So I had lunch with my bro MT today. Whenever MT and I get together for lunch, it usually ends up in some serious conversation and thought and today was no different. I don't want to get too into it as it's pretty theological. Let's just say that one thing is certain: MT sure knows alot more scripture verses than I do! I just am not very good at memorizing specific things. I remember the general meaning of passages and where they are (kind of) and then take it from there.

We did discuss the difference between college and the "real world". I made the analogy of comparing us (twenty-somethings who miss for the days in which we were in college) with Willy, a.k.a. Keiko, the killer whale who was made famous by the "Free Willy" movies. Due to the popularity of the movies, there was a movement to free Willy and we did two years ago. There was training for Willy so that he could survive in the wild and everything but in the end, 2 years later, Willy is now back in a harbor in Sweden, playing with children. Apparently, Willy would prefer to play with human beings than play with other killer whales.

Willy is very smart. At a zoo/aquarium, in the custody of his parents, Willy is protected from other wild predators of the oceans, while also being fed whenever he wants. He gets companionship, perhaps not of his kind, but companionship in the form of human beings who feed him and play with him. In MTV/ESPN terms, it's called, "The Life". Now, when we were in college, we were protected from predators of the wild (other human beings who want to step all over you on the way to the top). You had competition, yes, but it was competition against people who were your age and just as naive and competition solely involved studying hard and trying your best. In the concrete jungle that is the real world, people will use ad hominem attacks, character attacks, lies, cheating, and stealing to get past you on the way to the top. They will do whatever they can to destroy you without remorse. A dog eat dog world.... a rat race. If you haven't seen it, you haven't been in corporate America long enough. In WIlly's case, these predators are the sharks. The sharks will do whatever they can to kill and eat Willy when he's in the oceans. It's no wonder he wants to come back to the acquarium life. Most of us in college were, if not wholly, then at least partially supported by our parents. We didn't have to worry about long term career goals and advancement in our careers. We just had to worry about the next midterm week. Now, we have to make decisions and take actions that could not only affect our lives today, but for the next 10-20 years. What am I saying? I'm saying that we are just like Keiko the Whale... wishing for the security of our youth.

Anwyays, there is good news and the good news is that in the end, none of this matters compared to eternity so focus your eyes upward and listen to what He has to say about our lives.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Ack! Another LSAT Class tonight! Man, I can't wait til October 5th comes around so I can kick butt on the exam (or perhaps the exam will kick my butt...oh well)..

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

So I just saw that my sis-in-Christ, JL, is in a conference room attending some sort of meeting. I was thinking of how funny it would be if I started making funny faces at the window so that she couldn't keep a straight face while attending the meeting... but alas, other people would see me too...darn....
Ack! LSAT Class tonight! 4 Hours of brain numbing logic and argument questions. I really wish I had studied and taken this test while still at UCLA... but alas, back then, I had to study for the CPA Exam... an endless stream of exams

Monday, September 09, 2002

It appears that love truly is in the air at Lumps. I'm happy for my bro MT... he's definitely on cloud 9 right now and I'm happy for him. There is no one more ready for a relationship and no one more mature.
This weekend started off with my Saturday Morning Prayer Meeting at Twin Peaks which was a really awesome time of devotion and prayer. My bros in Christ MT and AY came out too and we spent some time in corporate prayer. It's just so awesome to see just how great God is and it's really mind-boggling how he is sovereign over the entire city of San Francisco, let alone the whole world. Praise the Lord! We spent the 1st half hour just doing quiet time devotions in solitude. Then, spent the final hour praying corporately for the city of San Francisco and various prayer requests that received from our brothers & sisters of Lumps. After that, I just studied LSAT stuff with my sis-in-Christ LH. I confess, I'm a geek.... I have a clock timer to time myself when I do LSAT questions. Went to M & A's wedding on Saturday night. I don't know them too well but M's parents are family friends. It was a fun wedding. I like M's parents. They are a cute couple. Sunday, more LSAT studying...