Jeremy Taraba

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! πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜›

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. πŸ˜€ 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?

Awww, I’m gonna miss you JJ! T-T

  1. I share this event with you, as one of my most illegal things I’ve ever done -__- I title it as it “The Cabin BBQ.” (I still wonder what you guys were doing…) So me, Mat, and Andrew’s families decided to go to the mountains to celebrate New Years. Yay! And what made it better? You decided to tag along; so us 4 guys in the mountains. What could go wrong? I think the fire you guys started BEHIND OUR CABIN WHICH COULD HAVE BURNED THE ENTIRE FOREST!? You three decided it was a good idea to start a fire and then ROAST APPLES! you….idiots…. You three had genuine faces of pyromaniacs while I was just standing there horrified that you guys didn’t even take time to even prepare a fire pit! AND THEN, later that night, there was A FIRE IN THE NEAR BY CABINS. I was sooo freaked out that they might search our cabin and find the fire you guys started in the back of our cabin. I’m going to regret going camping with you guys in the future…
  2. This one is an awkward one “Jeremy Can Sing!?” We were preparing for a Special Song on Sunday. We, as in, Longlee and the Cherubs. You and Lukey were always at practice through, to play games on your phone in silence (but always ended upΒ  distracting Matthew!). One eventful day came during practice and your mom said,”
    Hey! Why doesn’t Jeremy sing with you guys next Sunday?!”
    You just had a face of pure… horror? Disgust? We all thought you mom was joking…she wasn’t. That coming Sunday, you sand with us…with you mix sooo far away from your mouth.
  3. This one is one of my favorites, called “Bullet Seed!” Remember the annoying pokemon skill called Bullet Seed? 1. It does no damage what-so-ever, but more importantly 2. it’s annoying. Why am I talking about Bullet Seed you ask? Because remember the time we were last minute practicing for badminton for Sports Fest? Well, I remember most clearly the time I was test your “concentration” by throwing seeds are you and Matthew rapid fire. I’m gonna be honest: I aimed you more than Mat…sorry?
  4. This one is connected to the first one. Remember the time when there was just…pitiful snow? We gave up with sledding, which we paid for and then walked to the near by lake. After attempting to walk on the ice, we eventually broke off piece of the surface of the lake. Oh, I just remember, Andrew some how disappeared from us o.O. It was just me, you, and Mat walking on the ice. Then we found Andrew later…where did he go? Anyways, we picked up the sheets of ice, and then started taking photos with them. We were so weird as teenagers (wait…we’re still teenagers πŸ˜› still weird)

Long story short, you are a great friend Jeremy. My favorite memories of you was when everyone would go home and we two were the only teens left at Church. Those were the best times because we don’t usually talk, normally even though we hang out a lot, but when we were alone, It felt really nice to talk to you and get to really know you. Your the type of person that strikes me as a fortune cookie sometimes. When you’re opened up, we find the treasure and wisdom that you have. But also like a fortune cookie, you spout random nonsense lawls. You’re an amazing person and I’m gonna miss you so much. Thanks for always being my friend and part of my family. I love you!

Songs to dedicate to Jeremy…umm, anime?

omg…there are so many to choose from!

I’ll just have to settle with the 2 most recent one I’ve watch.

Thank you Jeremy!

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! πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜›

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. πŸ˜€ 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.Β  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!

Longlee Dang

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! πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜›

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. πŸ˜€ 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. Let’s start with the most recent one: “The Accidental Baby Falling Incident!” Remember when I was at you’re house for a goodbye dinner with your parents. And you were holding baby Jaxon/Jackson. And you said,
    “Oh look! He can stand”
    The precise moment you lift your hands, the poor baby tilts to the side and your mom yells are you for disturbing the poor child.
  2. Another one! This is called the “I Think My Mic was Off.” Remember at Hoi Dong and we were singing “One Thing Remains.” Well, there was one thing remaining, your voice! LOL. We discovered that we were missing the tenor part, you, of our song.
  3. Remember during Bible Challenge 2014 and I was sitting in the back as a substitute? I’ll call this whoopsies the “The Woman Mix-Up.” The question was about Deborah, the fourth judge in the book of Judges and the only female judge. You and David looked at each other like,
    “WE KNOW THIS ANSWER!”
    But then, of course you guys had to doubt yourself and say,
    “WAIT. OR WAS IT DELILAH!?”
    Then broken out the debate of Deborah vs. Delilah. We buzz in. Answer with “Delilah.” Get it wrong. And of course, to make things worse, the team in last place gets it right with “Deborah.” Great teamwork you two!
  4. This one is my absolute favorite: the “THERES A TIE IN MY PHO!” I don’t remember the exact date and time this happened, but we were eating Pho for dinner at Church one time near the Teens Room. We walk into the room and place our bowls onto the table; we can call this the “calm before the storm.” Then, the tip of your tie dips into your Pho and you scream,
    “OH NO!”
    So you flipped your tie over your shoulder to prevent it from getting wet, but unsuccessfully because the tie drapes into your dinner again! You quickly smack the tie out to prevent it from getting wet. Great, it worked.
    But, unfortunately, you thought your tie was still in the Pho. Being a “cautious” guy, your flicked your hand a third time to smack the invisible tie out of the way. In the process of this, you ended up giving a hard smack to your bowl, flipping the entire thing to the ground. There were noodles all over the ground and I was also on the ground, laughing.
  5. OOOOH I REMEMBER ONE MORE ILLEGAL EVENT WE DID IN THE PAST AFTER PUBLISHING THIS! At the word illegal, you should know what already LOL. I sooo hope we don’t get into trouble since I’m sharing this publicly…might as well. remember at Sports Fest 2014 we were in track with Matthew and Ethan? And we decided to practice on the track? Well, we discovered that the track was locked, but wouldn’t give up so we went around. Before we could find another entrance, Matthew and Ethan rush towards the wall, jump over, and get inside the track. Being reasonable, we try going around. After “going around” failed, our next idea was just stupid. We had our arms on the edge of the wall and we were just dangling there like…idiots? Literally, we just dangling on the wall thinking “uhh…what do we do.” Then, unknowingly, a policeman catches us. Ooooh crap, we’re in big trouble. Then the policeman lectures us about prison, trespassing, and said we weren’t in trouble because we didn’t enter…but who already entered… MATTHEW AND ETHAN!!!!! After the police shake up, we walked calmly around the corner, and then started devising ideas on how to sneak Matthew and Ethan out. You called Matthew’s phone and we both started whispering directions.
    “Oh my gosh there are police”
    “GET OUT QUICKLY!”
    “Go through theΒ  exit”
    “WAIT DON’T, THERE’S A PATROL CART!!!!”
    “Jump over the wall again at our signal!”
    “Wait till the patrol cart is gone.”
    “okay…GO GO GO GO!!!”

Okay…time for the part of this blog post and where things get deep. Longlee, you have been like an older brother that I’ve always wanted (despite the mistakes I listed out above). You were there to help me with my multiple problems and FaceBook rants. When you told me that I was just like you, my heart exploded in knowing that there was someone like me that experienced the same problems. When we sang together for our attempted “Oceans” cover, we discovered we had similar voices the blended together and couldn’t figure who was singing melody and harmony — I cherish this memory so much because it showed that no matter where I go, I’ll have your voice guiding me and giving me advice. Thank you for being such a great leader in teens. I love you!

I dedicate these songs to you:

You dancing to this song as I played it by ear…

Thank you Longlee.