Eugene Cho has just released a book today called Overrated: Are We More In Love With The Idea of Changing The World Than Actually Changing The World? The foreword is also by one of my favorite authors, Donald Miller, who wrote Blue Like Jazz.
One of the other reasons I’m so excited for this book is because Eugene Cho put in my testimony, about the time I gave away half my salary to fight human trafficking. I’m just crazy honored and humbled to be part of his work.
Back in 2012, I wrote a check for $10,000 to the charity One Day’s Wages, and after an awareness campaign, someone anonymously donated enough to make a matching contribution of another $10,000. If you want to see what the money does, check here.
It was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done, and I don’t say any of this to brag. I say this to brag on God, who makes all this possible, and to brag on the millions of untold stories of real sacrifice, courage, and reckless grace. In a world so hurting, there are still people fighting for real change.
I went in…
30 female eyes followed me as I went in front of the room to grab the syllabus. I sat down with 2 other unfortunate men. We were there for an hour and 30 minutes.
I got out…
AND DROPPED THAT CLASS LOLLL
Maybe this is too big of a question, or just something we can’t know for certain, but how do you think God views victims of suicide?
What does the bible day about suicide? If you are a born again believer that commits suicide, where would you…
met another Vietnamese person and I find out that they aren’t from the same spiritual background as me…
-sigh- LOL I’m like a rare Pokemon…
like the freshmen this year!
No offense but last year, I was like a little like PSHHHH on the freshmen but now this year, I actually want to hang out with them LOl
There are actually a lot of funny personalities…
Dear Planet Tumblr,
A couple months ago, I decided to resign from my church. Tomorrow will be my final worship service. I’ve been serving here for the last year.
There was nothing shady about it: I had a calling about six months ago to enter into non-profit charity work to serve the poor and…
I looked at myself in the mirror and saw a black guy.
I’m so tan.
J.S. (via jspark3000)
This is so silly but I can’t sleep because I keep thinking about Gig’em week and the fall semester
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.