A Whimsical Testimony

“Hello, I’m Timothy Hoang. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share with you the story how I came to know Christ.”

And that was how I typed my testimony on baptism day. So this is going to be the start of my religious blogs? I know that I said that I’d make Christian blog posts, like, a month ago? Soooorryyyyy. (Time to make my futile excuse) It’s just that (with an overly dramatic tone), it’s hard to start a long-term habit. Starting large projects or ideas is always the difficult part because you want it to be productive and worthwhile. (I hope this excuse was believable; because it’s true, the beginning is the hardest part). So, as an introduction to Christian blogs on Second-Hand Sermons, I’ll be using the speech I wrote on baptism day, combined with my present-day terrible sense of humor! 😀 (P.S. This testimony was written on May 13th of 2012, so of course I have to tweak it a little bit). Also, if you’re not a Christian, you don’t have to read this blog post. You are given a choice whether to read on or not; I’m just putting my Christian belief on the web for people interested to read this. Alrighty then, Here we go:

“I was born into a Christian family, meaning I have been going to Church with my parents ever since I was a deformed fetus that was doomed destined to become the person I am today. Continue reading

Hope Nguyen

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! 😀 Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you 😛

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. 😀 Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

This will either be a helpful or hope-less blog post. Let’s see what happens because yours is gonna be a bit different

We don’t usually hang out of side of Church, which is really sad 😦 Buuuut I do have this moment listed as pretty awkward. It comes in two parts. Remember we volunteers to make deserts for the good bye party for Co Lily? Well, the part that I remember clearly is us going to the store, then having to wait 20 awkward minutes for Ethan to get money. LOL. So we were shopping for ingredients to bake pies and what not for the party. But we were a couple dollars short, so we sent Ethan to run back to your house to get money. But the strange thing was, he didn’t come back 20 minutes later? So we just stood there awkward near the clerk (the clerk was probably thinking Are they gonna purchase oooor nah?) Finally Ethan came back with the money and purchased it. Then, next awkward moment was when we were baking. We had no idea how long to put the pies inside the oven, so I think we just waited and guessed when to take them out. TBH, they tasted gross, sorry?

This is the part where it gets different Hope. YOU’RE A FELLOW BLOGGER ON WORDPRESS 😀
For anyone reading this, go follow her on http://thehealthyhippo.wordpress.com
Since you are a fellow blogger, I’m gonna give you some tips to help out your blog that I received from my blogging English teacher

  1. Have a clear point that you want to get to your readers. If you continue to go in circles (unless going in circles is the point of you blog) it will confuse your audience. Know what you want to talk about then express it through your words. Think of it like an essay. You begin with your thesis which contains what you want to talk about. And each essay has a theme. After you’ve established what you want to talk about, you explain it.
  2. Love what you write about.  How can you write about something, but not agree or like what you write about? It reminds me of those essay prompts that instructs you to “Read the article, then choose whether to defend or argue what the author is saying.” You have to feel strongly about something to get the most of it. I love music, but I also like giving tips and shedding light on human nature. I combined both and created this blog.
  3. My last tip is probably the most important one: stay persistent. From my year of blogging, I learned that the more posts that you have out; the more content you have; brings more people to your website. But to get people, you need to be happy with what you’ve written and try to give quality to each blog post. It may seem like a chore at first, but don’t worry, it’ll get more fun as time goes on.

Now like all the other posts, time to cry about this good bye. Hope Nguyen, thank you for being such a great friend for all these years. You’re creative, clever, and most importantly, understanding. Every time I talk to you, you are always thoughtful and easy to talk to. People can trust you and you try your best to give the best advice you can. When I discovered that we both loved YouTubers, we had like, a mini-spazz-out. We also have similar tastes in design, art, and decoration coordination; which I always loved about you because finally someone understands me when I talk about color schemes. Overall, thank you for everything that I’m sad that you missed my goodbye party, but know you were there spiritually in my heart. I love you!

Song to dedicate to you… umm… how about:

Sigh….Troye Sivan

Sylvie Nguyen

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! 😀 Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you 😛

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. 😀 Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

  1. One of my earliest embarrassing memories of us involved Ms. Mimi. And by the mention of her name *shivers* it’s probably bad. Don’t worry, it doesn’t deal with your countless mistakes on piano recitals. It deals with the beverage choices of Ms. Mimi. One workshop night, she wanted to give us drinks and we both said sprite. Then she left the kitchen. After taking an mouthful of the carbonated drink, our eyes lit up. You forcefully swallowed the drink, I spit mine back into the cup. Then I said,
    “Umm…I think this is diet.”
    When, with faces of disgust, we didn’t touch our drinks afterwards.
  2. This awkward moment I recall from Friday night on August 29th when we had a Miranda Sings break down. We were eating the Korean barbeque and I put too much hot sauce on mine. So in my best Miranda Sing accent, I exclaimed “ITS SPICYYYY!” Then we both start talking in Miranda Sings accent, looking like total idiots LOL. I looked over towards Tiffanie and gave us the most disapproving face ever. I’m so ashamed…
  3. I title this next awkward moment as “I WILL PREVAAAAIL!!!” This is one of my favorite memories together. When we would play cards and Egyptian Wrap/Rap, idk, I would always be the first close to dying (you guys were mean at this game 😦 ). Then I would say in my creepiest and hissing voice,
    “I will prevaaaail….I will PREVAAAAAAAIL!!!”So yea, one thing led to another, and I would make a miraculous come back and win the game! (HA TAKE THAT LOSERS! I HAVE PREVAILED!)
  4. This moment I mark as your lowest moment, and I can’t even believe I supported you… I title this as: Scandalous Pool Side Photo-shoot. If you’re wonder if I still have all of them, yes. I do. And I regret everything… I think staying in the jacuzzi for too long does something to people’s mind. Don’t worry. I won’t release any of these private photos. I just still can’t understand what was going through our minds when we took these… “provocative” photos.

Yay, this is the part where I start crying and telling you that you’re my bestie. Sylvie Nguyen, I first want to thank you so much for protecting me from Steven and him trying to eat me. I link to think you of my protector. You’ve always been trying to protect my innocence and from video games. You’re always so encouraging. I’m gonna miss your voice and you forgetting how to sing alto and making up a random harmony to cover it up.  You’re a great person and a great friend. I totally understand why Faith if your best friend. You’re dependable, you’re friendly (enough :P), but most of all, you are encouraging. That’s what I’ve love about you the most. At every sports fest, I can hear you cheer on the members of your teammates and even the opposing team. When I was in Bible Challenge this year, I could pick out your voice (which was the loudest) and would always yell out positive things. You remind me of a sassy cheerleader, being the leader of Anaheim’s cheer. I hope you continue to be peppy and continuing your amazing talent for music and the piano. Thank you for being a part of family and I want you to know this: I love you!

Songs I dedicate to you…actually…I have no idea what song describes you the most…I think I’ll give you this one, be happy with it!

I also remember you viciously claiming that you hear Shower by Becky G first sooo here yah go!

Ethan Nguyen

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! 😀 Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you 😛

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. 😀 Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

  1. I’m pretty sure you don’t remember this because we were like, reeaaaallly small, maybe 3rd graders. But we were helping out for EBTT Christmas and the teacher said we needed sparkles. So me and you ran into the supply room and opened the cabinet to get the sparkles. We were both too short to reach it, but you volunteered to get the sparkles. Unfortunately, what we didn’t know was that the sparkles were still open (I think this was for the Angel Alert Play?). So the box of sparkles rain down to the ground. A brief glance at each other, then we were quickly on the ground trying to scoop as many sparkles we can back into the box.
  2. Um…the time I didn’t know you had surgery… I’M SO SORRY! After sleeping over at Longlee’s house, I didn’t realize that a cat had scratched your neck and it started swelling. And I didn’t notice anything until I saw the large tape on your neck and telling me that you had surgery. The worst part of all of this is my oblivion to everything that had happened to you (I’m such a terrible friend…)
  3. This event involved me crying (with actual tears) and yelling out “PRICELESS!” sooo many times. I think I’ll name this event the “Priceless Pantsing” So we (us freshmen and the 8th graders) slept over at your house and we were getting read for bed. I think this was for a birthday party sleep over for you and Hope. Well anyways, we all had our socks and and decided to gracefully slide across the room. All that grace ended when your shorts fell down and gave everyone a wonderful display of your underwear. Omg….soooooo priceless.

Ethan Nguyen, you are a person that anyone can depend on. You were the first person I told about my YouTuber dream and wanting to share my ideas and God with the world. You were one of the first supporters and subscribers of my blog. You were always the one I could trust my secrets with. You have always been one of my greatest friends I could talk to and know I’d get your support. Another thing I loved about you: you’re always head strong and stubborn (in a good and confident way). When you wanted to sleep over at Longlee’s house, but I thought that you were allergic to cats and wouldn’t let you. But you were adamant that you weren’t and it was just the cat’s claw that was dirty. Whenever we’d play video games, you were the one who choose the tank to go to the front line and take all the damage. You are brave and strong, which reflected on both your actions and how you play video games.  A trait that I’ve always admired of you is your persistence. You’ve told me about how you’re going to get better at something and you always come through.  I know for a fact that your will-power is by far, the strongest I’ve seen out of most of my friends. Thank you so much for being my friend always being part of my second family. Even though you weren’t physically there to see my departure, you were still  there in a part of my heart. I love you!

Songs to dedicate to you…hmm. I know fo sho that you love electronic music and remixes. So I looked at your Spotify for your old favorites, how about these two?:

I won’t ever forget you Ethan!

Anaheim Evangelical Vietnamese Church

So I’ve never ever ever been good with good bye’s so, I’m going to start each of the blogs in this category with:

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Now that that’s out of the way, I’m gonna explain the series of blog posts that I’ll be publishing. Basically it’s gonna be “thank-you’s” to a special individual that I’ve been with for a long time. This blog post, “Anaheim Evangelical Vietnamese Church” will be basically great memories that I share with the entire church as a whole. Continue reading

Music and Life: The Remix

So I’m back… Say whaaaat?

School started on August 27th, but that’s not the reason why I’m restarting this blog. I decided that I had a lot of fun blogging last year but I couldn’t really “have fun” because I was under the limits of my old English teacher. Now that I have a new English teacher that doesn’t even do blogs, I get to have full control over what is to become of my blog! Yay!

Of course, coming back from June means changes.

This first thing I wanna change is Continue reading