· Good Friday

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the Law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeliness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit."(Romans 8:1-4)

How great God’s love is for us. Happy Good Friday!

  · The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

Oh my goodness, too much feels in one post… 

There is something funny about writing a ‘serious’ high-politics topic like offense/defense in international security while listening to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears… “Oh hey, North Korean ‘charm offensive’, sorry I can’t take you seriously because Christina’s singing ‘Candyman’ in the background while I read an article about you.

Thought of the day, 21:39.

  · Alone, apart, and appreciating

I love living on my own, making my own decisions, managing money on my own—these 2 years I have spent living by myself has taught me so much about myself. So did those days in Bielefeld and London; having to survive on your own shapes you, it mentally matures you. I pride myself in being able to adapt to new places so easily and quickly, but as time passes I feel the loneliness of being solitary.

My parents and my brother are my ultimate best friends. As I sit here by myself in a crowded restaurant, I notice a mother and her two kids sitting across from my table. I am reminded of my parents and how much support (esp. moral support) they give me whenever we all reunite. I cherish every get-together we have, also because soon my brother will be off to flying school and I’ll be off to Europe and it will just be my parents… and my dogs.

Anyway, I guess I just miss my family. Being apart from something makes you realize how much you tend to take that something for granted… but maybe it’s a process we all need so that we appreciate that something. So I guess it’s not so bad to be apart sometimes.