I hope you all had a Happy Father’s Day!  For those of you who may not have a father around, please remember that this is God the Father’s world and that He loves you very much.  I know it’s easy to say that, but His Word says so!  If you kids need someone to talk to, we’re (unikoi high school counselors) always here for you.

I thank and praise God for my dad!

If it wasn’t for my dad, I probably wouldn’t be as interested in sports as I am.

Some of my earliest memories of him actually are of him disciplining me when I would be fighting with my sister in the back of the car.  It’s pretty scary when I think about it.

However, the best memories I have of my dad are seeing him happy when he’s playing softball and his team is playing well in a game.  Thanks and praise be to God for allowing us to have recreational activities such as that!  The important thing is not whether you win or lose (after all, winning isn’t everything…it’s the ONLY thing! j/k!), but how you play the game (with good sportsmanship, class, and HUSTLE) and that you have fun doing it.

I am also EXTREMELY proud that he served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Remora.  I’d join the Navy too…if they’d let me become a fighter pilot.

Go see Cars!!!

In scenes where Sally is driving away, you can actually hear the boxer rumble from her flat-6 motor!  Pixar put in some amazing detail throughout the movie!

I’ve been wondering about animated cars and their eye placement.  Which do you prefer?

Animated cars with their eyes on the windshield?

“Doc” Hudson voiced by Paul Newman (who has blue eyes in real-life)

Animated cars with their eyes on the headlights?

Personally, I’d say having the eyes on the windshield gives the “car” a lot more personality.

Diesel power for the win (FTW)!!!

The Audi R10 won the 74th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans for those who parlez-vous francais) this weekend.  The #8 Audi R10 driven by Frank Biela, Emmanuele Pirro, and Marco Werner led from start-to-finish completing a new race record 380 laps (5,187 kilometers or 3,223 miles).  The Audi R10 Le Mans Prototype is powered by a 5.5 liter V-12 with twin turbochargers producing about 650 horsepower and > 811 ft-lbs of torque.

Onto the world of baseball…

The Cal State Fullerton Titans are still hanging tough in this year’s College World Series!

The San Diego Padres beat the Anaheim Angels today to move into a first place tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West (Worst).

Mark Prior made his first start of the season today for the Chicago Cubs and got rocked by the visiting Detroit Tigers at Wrigley field.  He threw 88 pitches in 3-2/3 innings giving up 8 runs (7 earned) and 4 home runs.  I’m hoping he’ll be able to rebound nicely.

Yesterday (Saturday) I had two dents removed from Devoted Dan’s right front door (decent size) and left front door (small one courtesy of a Chevrolet/GMC Suburban in the church parking lot last year) by one of the guys on NASIOC.com (North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club).  I met him at the Lowe’s on 1500 Lemon St. in Fullerton off the 91 freeway.  He does paintless dent removal as his day job as well as on the side for some of the guys on the message board.

Here are a few pictures of him (his name is Marvin) in at the 2006 Rim of the World Rally in Lancaster, CA:

I doubt many of your cars, trucks, or SUVs could handle that!

Congratulations again to all the high school seniors who graduated!!!

I’m sorry, seniors, but my favorite moment of Saturday night was watching Josie take some unassisted steps!  She doesn’t even cry when she falls down!  I think she’s beginning to feel the need…

The need for speed!!!

Big Story
Words & music by Steven Curtis Chapman from the album All Things New (©2004 Sparrow Records)

I hear the rumors of another world
Like distant voices in the wind
They say there is a story being told
Bigger than I can comprehend
And in the rumors I can hear an invitation calling

This is the big story
There is a God who’s in control
Telling the big story
And He wants us to know
We will find ourselves
When we lose ourselves
In the bigger story
Come and take your place in the story

We all live in this place called the here and now
We see what’s right before our eyes
But right here, right now heaven’s coming down, all around
God’s story is coming alive
And in this moment, if we listen, we can hear Him calling

This is the big story
There is a God who’s in control
Telling the big story
And He wants us to know
We will find ourselves
When we lose ourselves
In the bigger story
Come and take your place in the story

Captivating, fascinating
All consuming, never concluding
The One and Only, ever unfolding
Story of stories
The big, big story…

Thanks to “King Joe” (not Joe Momma) for being God’s messenger and reminding me not to strive for success in the world’s eyes.  Everyone else is usually telling me that I need to do a, b, and c and x, y, and z because that is what’s (conventionally thought of as) best for me.  I totally appreciate their care and concern.  I guess it’s just not the way I do things.  I don’t roll like that, yo!

I also got to see my Cousin Steph’s son, Kyle, on Saturday for the first time.  He was born on April 28, 2006.  I also saw where she and her husband, Dan, had moved.  Their place is only a few blocks from Uncle Tony’s house!  Kyle’s a pretty big boy and he was basically falling asleep when I got there; I didn’t really try to talk to him or play with him at all.

I tried to go karting afterward.  Dromo One had some private party races going on and were pretty booked well into the night.  I’m still looking to get my karting fix.  Anyone interested?

The job hunt update…

1. I still have not heard back from the Goodrich Corporation in Chula Vista, CA.

2. I visited Sierra Acura in Alhambra, CA on Friday morning and spoke to their service director.

Here’s a quick recap of where I stand.  All of the companies I’ve applied for so far have not contacted me.  The two companies listed above both somehow found my resume and contacted me.  My main objective is to get into something I’m really passionate about and would enjoy doing.

My ultimate desire is to do whatever gives God the most glory – Because that’s what matters most!

I’ll try to list the Pros and Cons of both below

1. Goodrich Corporation
-Working for them would actually allow me to utilize some of what I learned in school (B.S. in B.S. j/k! B.S.in Business Administration with an Information Systems emphasis)
-Knowing they’re a major Fortune 500 company is cool
-Most airplanes have a variety of Goodrich components on them
-Pay would be better than what I currently make
-Relocating to Chula Vista/San Diego – away from family, friends, and church
-Not being interested in Information Systems/Information Technology anymore (after all, if I could do college again, I’m pretty sure I’d try to get into mechanical engineering)

2. Sierra Acura
-Located closer than Pacific BMW in Glendale
-Size of the dealership is a lot smaller (think: less chaos).  For example, they only have 11 technicians whereas Pacific has around 40.  Also, I was told they’d submit only about 12-15 warranty claims a day versus the 40-50+ we handle at Pacific.  This in itself may be a nice change of pace
-Part of the Sierra Group – Maybe I could get employee prices on parts for some of you out there (Steve’s Honda Accord was purchased from Sierra Honda, Edwin Fung’s Mazda 3 was purchased from Sierra Mazda).  Perhaps (selfish me thinking out loud here) I could get a 2009 Subaru Impreza STI at a discount down the road.
-It’s something I’m confident I should be able to do well
-Serving at church would be unaffected by switching to this (EXTREMELY important to me)
-One of the main reasons I’m leaving my current job is that I don’t enjoy doing warranty administration anymore
-It’s still an automobile dealership (I was hoping to get away from dealerships and get into something larger like American Honda, Toyota, Mazda North America, etc.)
-I’d be the main warranty administrator there.  If I were to go on vacation or get sick, there wouldn’t be anyone else there to handle it.  On the other hand, it’d be a good challenge and a growing experience for me.
-Same question I asked myself at Pacific, after warranty administration, is there anything else I would be able to move up into?  I don’t really think so.

Again, the million (actually infinite) dollar question is “What would give God the most glory?”

As of now, I’d say the frontrunner is option #2.  At the current moment, I’m learning toward committing myself to taking that position if they offer it to me.

What do ya’ll think?  Again, I most care about what you think would give God the most glory and help me make much of Him, His love, His mercy, and His cross.

Well, it’s taken me more than an hour to get to this point.  Since it’s after midnight, I’d also like to give a shout out to my fellow Trojan and fellow Wong, Christi Wong (Xanga: cRaZY_cHruSTi) for her 19th birthday.  Those of you who know her, send some birthday greetings today!

Jerry, Jackie, and Josie, we will miss you!  We love you all and God bless!

Josie’s GANGSTA!!!  Hanley, did you teach her the “3-in-1” before she leaves us?!

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

5 responses to “”

  1. yutaka731 says :

    I still think option #1 is better for your career, and I believe God will use you to glorify Him in whatever job you decide to take.

  2. JsprZ says :

    great photos!

  3. deadkau says :

    yes, great pix.praying for you.

  4. OSUBaller says :

    Your posts are GINORMOUS.  Hahaha.  Further, they cover a wide array of topics and a bevy of different takes.  I recomend perhaps breaking them up into smaller individual posts.  You would thus allow  your readers to comment with more specificity. 

  5. yEunGeEE says :

    okay yeah.. this is a bit longer than mine… hahait was so long that when i was in the middle of it i thought i passed the end of the entry

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