Posted by: J. Han | April 7, 2012

Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls

Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls

Saw this post from my bruthaaaaaa, Sam. Great read 🙂

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Posted by: J. Han | February 16, 2012

Killing Us Softly

I came across this video today and was deeply moved by it. This wasn’t the first time I’ve watched a video like this, but I think it’s time I stop keeping a blind eye towards this serious problem. I think you guys and girls should watch this 5 minute video (just long enough to keep our short attention-spans). 

*WARNING* This video has footage that may not be the most appropriate for kids younger than 13. Then again, young girls are constantly exposed to this kinda advertisement so it’s nothing new. It hurts my heart to know that young girls are consistently exposed to this detrimental advertising.

For 2 semesters now, I’ve been taking photoshop classes and have gotten fairly acquainted with the program. For my pictures, I have been able to get rid of pimples, blemishes, and unwanted marks with ease. I’ve witnessed how useful and magical this program is for designers, photographers, and etc; it’s an awesome program.

Fast-forward to today, and I find myself perusing my google reader. I find an article that has this video attached to it, I watch the 5 minute video, then I decide to write this blog entry. I think the video is self-explanatory. I don’t think I need to commentate on it very much. I only want to leave two quotes that gave me a new perspective on our society’s advertising culture. It made me re-think about the destructiveness and detrimental affect this kind of constant advertising has on women. 

Your penis may be too small, too droopy, too limp, too lop-sided, too narrow, too fat, too pale, too pointy, too blunt, or just two inches. But at least you can have a great pair of jeans.”

When I heard that statement, I felt violated and was appalled. It makes me feel slightly insecure. The statement was so absurd. How could they make such an advertisement! Why would someone even say something like that? What’s the point of taking that angle to advertise your product? 

Well, it wasn’t a real advertisement; don’t you fret, men. It was merely a spin-off of a real magazine advertisement that went a little something like this: 

“Your breasts may be too big, too saggy, too pert, too flat, too full, too apart, too close together, too A-cup, too lopsided, too jiggly, too pale, too padded, too pointy, too pendulous, or just two mosquito bites. But with _ styling products, at least you can have your hair the way you want it.” 

WHAT?! That’s ridiculous. That’s the culture I live in. That moves me to pray for the healing of our generation’s brokenness. Men, let’s reject that mindset of turning women into objects. Let’s remember that some of these women that we’re lusting after are our sisters in Christ – they are God’s daughters. Women are God’s precious creation. 

Please check out the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PTlmho_RovY

Posted by: J. Han | February 2, 2012

He Fell to the Ground and Worshipped

This is how I wanna respond when I face disaster/ tragedy/ struggles/ hardship:
 

“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said,

‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, 
And naked I shall return there. 
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. 
Blessed be the name of the LORD.’

 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” – Job 1:20-22

 
Posted by: J. Han | February 1, 2012

Providence

Even in my disobedience, indifference, unfaithfulness, and laziness, God never ceases to amaze me with His providence. It’s little things here and there that God provides for me (I wish I remembered to write ’em down), and I fail to recognize that it’s Him doing so. It’s a few days later that I realize that I’ve been taken cared of by my Lord. How good is His providence? Very good.

A lot of things have been happening to my relatives, and I’m trusting that God has a redemptive plan in mind for them. He’s been providing for me and my family in so many mysterious ways. Why wouldn’t He do the same for my other family members. I just hope they are able to see how God is providing for them. How loving He is. How safe we are in the palm of His righteous righthand. How in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 on ’em, homie.

Posted by: J. Han | December 14, 2011

Jason Min – Something I Said MV

The world must know about Jason Min’s music. It’s magical!

Posted by: J. Han | December 7, 2011

The Dirty Manger

“God chose to have his Son enter the world in a stable and be laid in filthy slop so we could know that our sinful hearts are not too lowly of a place for him to occupy.”

Check out this awesome post reminding us about God’s amazing grace and preparing our hearts for this advent Christmas:  The Dirty Manger

Posted by: J. Han | December 5, 2011

AMP – Blessed ft. Mickey Cho MV

Posted by: J. Han | November 29, 2011

I’m Astonished

By how much I keep learning about myself and how I fall short of meeting God’s standards on my own strength. Yet I’m also just as much astonished that God would still pardon me for my sins, my selfishness, my lust, my pride, my forgetfulness, my ingratitude, and my stagnation. I’m astonished by His character! I’m astonished by His patience. I’m astonished by His big heart for me. I’m astonished that God loves me the same even though I tend to forget His faithfulness and forget to lean on Him for strength and wisdom. I’m astonished that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Rom 8:28).” Even though I’ve been faithless, God has been faithful and has been amazing me in SO many ways. He’s been showing up in CRAZY ways! He’s been providing for me in RIDICULOUS ways. He’s been hearing the murmurs and groans in my heart. He’s been taking care of me so well! I’m so ungrateful! Lord, help me to cherish you; help me to spend more time with You and lavish myself in Your word. Awaken my soul! In Jesus’ name I pray confidently. Amen! 

Posted by: J. Han | November 22, 2011

“Girls and Boys”

I wanted to share with y’all a blog entry written by my friend, Stephanie. I really enjoyed reading this post and felt compelled to put it up! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks, Steph for an insightful and fun read.

 

a major shout out to ladies like susan b. anthony and elizabeth cady stanton for giving me the right to vote. that’s actually a big deal. but to the girls who wallow in the oppression of gender inequality? annoying. ladies, embrace the kitchen. embrace birthing children. embrace your monthly cycle. actually, i take that back. monthly cycle sucks. tmi? you already read it – sawry. seriously, embrace these aspects of being a woman. but most of all, be okay with embracing the need for guys and their dominance.

i’m all about independence, female independence WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS! GIRLS! that’s my theme song – thanks, beyonce. but here is the undeniable truth: guys and girls were made out differently, and we were made out differently to do different things. and you know what? that’s totally and completely okay, because in the end, we were made to need each other.

but just what is my source for making these seemingly arbitrary claims?

the bible.

legit? i know.

and it all starts at the beginning. sup, genesis chapter dos.

7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being… 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it… 18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals… for Adam no suitable helper was found.  21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 

23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh; 

she shall be called ‘woman,’ 
for she was taken out of man.

a couple of things:

1. “then the lord god formed a man from the dust
man is made from dust. okay, cool. good thing there’s faith, or i’d find this completely ludicrous. also, logistically (or as logistical as you can get with faith in the mix) speaking, it happened or else none of us would be here right now. notice how god made man first, not woman. kind of like he knew how girls would need a good, strong leader to guide us, but never in a way that devalues our femininity.

2. “it is not good for a man to be alone
WHAT? a guy needs a “helper suitable for him.” boys, god just basically said you need a lady friend. and he’s not talking about the night time ones.

3. “then the lord god made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man
woman is made from the rib of man. my first point: rib does not equal dust. men and women were not made out of the same thing. however, my second point: woman is made from man. women, we would literally be nothing without men. and my third point: the rib. of the 206 bones in our body, god chose the rib. what the random? what about the collarbone, the hip bone, or the PHALANGES? he’s a meticulous creator, so he didn’t and doesn’t make capricious decisions. did you know that our ribs protect our heart and lungs? it functions as a cage-esque armor structure for the heart and lungs. it also serves as a place where muscles join together; these are muscles that help us breath, move, twist, and bend our bodies. but most interestingly, the rib is the only bone in the human body that has the ability to regenerate itself. and look at that. a woman is made out of these very qualities. suhweet.

to my men, it’s time for y’all to step up to the plate. feminists are annoying, but even more annoying than those girls are the guys who can’t own up to the manhood god has called them to achieve. the path has been set up for you, so take a hint from nike and just do it. i believe in you.

to my girls, we are awesome. we are great. we can do all the things, we really can. we run the world! but at the end of the day, we need guys just as much as they need us, and there’s really no changing that. besides, boys are too cute to just let them get away, so we should probably help them out a bit.

Posted by: J. Han | November 17, 2011

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