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

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

Count on Me

Sorry for blog posting so late!!

I’m posting this late in the night because I feel like I need to post something on one of the best days of my life!I’m extremely exhausted from Valentine Grams! In my school, people in Concert Choir (the second highest choir of the school) deliver letters to people from class to class and sing songs for the special person! Its SUPER DUPER fun!!! (Besides the fact that I got sick and I have a sore throat form singing so much, but it was worth it!) So for this Valentines post, I’m gonna elaborate on my favorite song. I love a lot of songs, but this song is probably one of my top songs! It’s Count on Me by Bruno Mars.


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Hey Brother

How are you guys? : D

I want to dedicate this song and post to something that me and my friends have been working on. Me, Stephanie, Sara, and Leah are working on something called an innovation project. We looked for a need and the need we found were foster kids. We wanted to help out orphanages and raise awareness of the matter. I feel that loving and caring for kids who don’t have a family is one of the greatest things on earth. We’ve successfully contacted an orphanage and we’re planning to do some arts and crafts with them and show it to the public and community. Since my blog is about music and songs, I think I’ve chosen a great song to explain how I feel about orphaned children and how we can make their lives better!

I love the music video, lots of feels : ) Let’s figure out how this song is so touching!

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Safe and Sound

Hello everyone!
Thanksgiving break has passed and its to get back on track with studying and school. I’ve finished the great book, Oedipus. The next goal to accomplish, “A Tales of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. Before I start my explaining my song choice, I’ll give a summary of the book. This great book is about the French Revolution and this book creates an extremely vivid and image of what it was like during the revolution. When you read it, makes you feel as if you’re one of the characters book, watching the revolution take place. People are starving and there is terror and fear across Europe. There are multiple main characters in this book, but I’ll be discussing two of them: Lucie Manette and Doctor Manette. These two characters are father and daughter. The Lucie thought that her father and mother were both dead, but discovers that her father is still alive. Unfortunately, Doctor Manette, a shoe maker, has been desensitized to the world because he was been “imprisoned” in his dark and gloomy shop for many years. Lucie has a gold aura that affects everyone around her, making people feel compassion and love; with this aura she brings Doctor Manette back to life. As he is adjusting to his “new” life, he must make multiple adaptations and sometimes, he sinks back to his old “dead” self. The song I’ve chosen to explain this relationship is “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift. Another reason why I chose this song because it is a “Hunger Games” song and “Catching Fire” just came out. READ BEFORE WATCHING EVERYONE. So, here’s your song. : )

I chose this song because there is a hint of war imbedded in this song and has the lyrics of two people trying to comfort each other. When I watch the video, I visualize Taylor Swift as Lucie Manette (because Lucie has golden locks of hair). I feel that Lucie would sing this to her father while her father is troubled and taken by depression and fear again.

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