Hey there. It’s been a while..
Before you watch this video, I’d love to invite you into the mindset behind the song itself.
I can’t say I’ve shot many music videos in my lifetime but this experience will surely be one of the most memorable ones.
6 more days.
Mark your calendars. August 28th, 2012. #CrazyLoveRidiculousFaith
This lovely drawing is courtesy of @fefanator_ Thanks sis!
Final stretch! Crazy Love Ridiculous Faith is officially in the mixing and mastering phase.
I am extremely excited to share this music with you all. It is a unique and dear project to me for several reasons..
Technically, the last English album I released was 6 years ago.
What a journey it’s been in this span of time. I’ve experienced God’s favor and blessings like never before while working in Hong Kong the past 4 years. I’ve married an amazing woman in my wife Carol. We recently welcomed our precious Chance into the family. What’s most encouraging and humbling of all is that the Lord continues to shower me with unwavering patience, grace and love.
My only desire when you listen to this album is that my love for God and desire to grow in my faith is evident in every lyric and melody heard.
I pray that by God’s grace, you will experience the same Crazy Love Ridiculous Faith as I have.
I know it’s been quiet on the blog front (last entry was literally a month ago, yikes). My dear brothers and sisters, I hope you don’t feel completely abandoned.
Most of my attention and focus has been on making sure this guy is fed, changed and all around a happy camper.
Seems like just yesterday I watched this tiny person emerge from his mommy’s tummy.
Between daddy duties, attending an amazingly fruitful discipleship conference (#Legacy2012) and working on a new album (#CrazyLove&RidiculousFaith #August29th#FreeDownload) it’s been an eventful few months to say the least.
The Lord’s love and grace continues to pour on me and my family. I sat in church this past Sunday with my mom to the left of me and my dad to the right of me.. for the first time ever. #God’sAtWork
Oh and did you know I have started to build a personal mailing list? If you’re interested in joining, just send an email to email@example.com with “JIN MAILING LIST” in the subject line. I’ll be sending weekly emails out to keep everyone in the loop on all the latest and greatest that’s happening.
Greetings brothers and sisters… from Hong Kong.
Yes, I’m back in the 852, but only for a quick 4 day stint. In fact, by the time you’re reading this I will most likely be in New York and reunited with The Wife and Baby Chance. He turns one month on July 1st btw! Exciting times.
Back then when I would have to be away from The Wife, 4 days would feel like 4 months. Now with Chance added to the equation, 4 days might as well be 4 years! Thus, I’m extremely looking forward to the 15 hr flight back home mainly because that means I will only be 15 hours away from seeing mommy and baby in the flesh.
In the meantime, I do believe we have some catching up to do…
Let’s start with this masterpiece I like to call #JesusIsLove
I don’t recall exactly what inspired me to draw this in my notebook, but I can say that I’m a big fan of hugging and what would be more fulfilling and full of love than a nice big hug from Jesus.
The day before I left for HK, I had a great lunch with a young pastor by the name of @ChrisDurso who serves at @ChristTabernacle in Queens, NY. He oversees the youth ministry and has an undeniable passion to see this generation encounter God in great ways. A few weeks ago he played a big role in the success of http://MISFiTtheconference.com. I was only able to make it for the closing of one of the evenings but it was absolutely clear that God is stirring up something in the hearts of the young people in the Big Apple.
If you’re ever in this neck of the woods looking for an awesome time of worship and receiving the Word, definitely check out http://www.christtabernacle.org/
If you read my entry about what an amazing experience this past Easter Sunday was you’ll know that I couldn’t leave HK without paying a visit to TheVineHK.
Pastor @JohnSnelgrove gave an eye opening and extremely insightful sermon on the Parable of the Sower and the Seed. Mark 4:1-20
How’s your heart?
Soften my heart. Deepen my faith. Focus my attention. Produce your fruit. Amen.
See you on the US side.
Recognize this guy?
This was roughly 6-7 years ago.
I was battling this guy,
A word to The Wife.. You are amazing.
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’ve been eager to return to NY for the past few months.
After living in Hong Kong for 4 years, it felt like my experience there was nearing it’s end and it was time to transition into the next chapter of whatever God has in store for me. One sure sign that it was a time for a change of environment was the soon to be arrival of me and my wife’s first born. Literally, any day now!
God blows my mind once again and here’s how..
Back in February, in my first blog post on this site, I mentioned that I’d be releasing a track called “Brand New Me”.
Brothers and sisters, the time has arrived.
I typed a little rant on my twitter after uploading the song today sharing my thoughts regarding this particular track and it’s release. For those who missed it (and for my own future reference) I shall do a recap here as well.
Long story short..
Since a young age I’ve had the dream of becoming a world famous rap artist. My motivation?
Considering I once did a 50 show bar tour in Malaysia, it’s safe to say I have quite a special connection with the country and it’s people.
Still, those 50 shows combined wouldn’t add up to what an amazing experience this past Friday night was. Rightfully so, since it was my first ever solo concert in KL.
Per the organizers request, I performed a mostly Cantonese set with a few English tracks added as well. At the top of the show, I asked if there were any non-Cantonese speakers in the house and surprisingly, no one responded. This meant one of two things. Either everyone spoke Cantonese or the non-speakers didn’t want to be identified. Nonetheless, it sure felt like everyone spoke Cantonese cause even as I performed the Cantonese songs, everyone seemed to rock along cheerfully.
A few things I noticed about the audience that night..
- It was quite an eclectic mix in terms of age. Children. Teens. Adults. Everyone seemed to have a good time!
- To my knowledge, quite a few in attendance had never saw me perform live before or in some cases didn’t even know I did music! They mainly knew me from hosting or acting on TVB. That’s awesome!
- They were extremely lively! They responded to pretty much everything I said into the mic. They rocked along to every song with full on energy. One of the most amazing audiences I’ve ever had the honor of performing for!
(all photos courtesy of @CarlChoi)
Glory to God!
Cute girl but