Eugene Cho

Ladies: Don’t give up on your dream man.

I have a word of encouragement for all the female readers and subscribers of my blog.

Spring is here. Hopefully that’s good news on the Vitamin D front and for general energy and outdoor activities.

But then there’s the other kind of ‘Spring Fever’ and crazy stuff like “ring by spring”. Depending on your perspective, some of it might feel like a downer. For example:

Some of your girlfriends are posting pictures of their latest excursions with their boyfriends; Some friends are changing their facebook statuses to ‘In a relationship’ or ‘Married’ or ‘I’m hot and you’re not.’

Whatever the deal, it’s time to take a moment to get perspective.

Just when you lost all hope on the charisma, charm, and chivalry of single men and considered giving up on your dream dude…

there is hope!

As much as folks want to knock online services like Match.com and E: Harmony…

Consider how awkward things were during the age of “video dating” or whatever you call it.

This is scary, funny, and everything in between.

Enjoy…I think.

And laugh. It’s good to laugh.

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24 Responses

  1. Andrea says:

    The guys that make lists of what they don’t want are hilarious and offensive, but I loved the guy that was “interested in most data processing”. Because there is nothing a girl wants more than a guy that loves data processing.

  2. They all have so many charming qualities; is it possible to somehow mash all of their DNA together to create the one perfect man?

  3. Amber Himes says:

    *swoon*…so there *is* hope after all! yay!

  4. Nicole says:

    Whatever happened to this kid???

  5. Nicole says:

    and here’s the link…

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  7. Charis says:

    Thanks for the help, Eugene! I’ve posted it on my fb page so it can continue to spread the love.

  8. Klarrisa says:

    Ellen showed the beginning part of that video on her show! She then asked the audience and viewers to let her know if they knew any of the guys. She then had 3 of the men on her show! Here’s the link: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2009/10/80s_dating_video_men_found.php

  9. I am officially scared, lol. Oh dear.

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  12. Terri says:

    OMG…why did it take me so long to discover this post? LOL…thanks, Eugene. I needed this.

  13. Andie says:

    Eugene,
    As someone who is pretty sure she dated some of these guys, I say…THANK YOU! My entire office of women laughed and laughed…
    Andie

  14. Derek says:

    Seth Green at 3:33 is interested in data processing.

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May we hold our logos, egos, and tribalism have their place. May we hold them loosely for they too shall pass. May we collaborate for the sake of the greater Kingdom of God ... which endures forever. As we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., don't forget the God behind the man. The one true God who deposited this dream into MLK is still speaking to us today. Are we listening?

Be courageous. Be brave.

Being invited by the King Family to speak at the MLK worship service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2016 remains one of the most unexpected honors of my life. On the right is his daughter, Dr. Bernice King and his sister, Dr. Christine King Farris. Walking throughstreet markets in different parts of the world is the best. Soaking in the culture. Listening to the local language and music. Enjoying the amazing cuisine. Meeting new friends. Praying for the Gospel to penetrate. #ChiangRai Blessed be the local, indigenous leaders for it is they who live in the very communities they seek to love. For it is they who understand their context and culture...better than a Westerner ever will. For it is they who will continue to tenaciously pursue a better world with hope, justice and love when visitors like me leave.

Yes, blessed be the local, indigenous leaders. What an honor and privilege to celebrate with the on-the-ground local @thefreedomstory team to celebrate the recent opening of their Education and Resource Center for the local youth in Chiang Rai, Thailanf. This was made possible through a partnership and matching grant by @onedayswages and The Freedom Story.

While it was an honor to be there to cut the cord and say a few words, this is an example of collaboration. Much love to the Freedom Story team including their co-founders Tawee Donchai and @Rachel Goble, to their staff who live in the community, who understand their context and culture, and who tenaciously pursue a better world with hope, justice and love. And of course, much love to the students themselves for they each matter. Finally, to each person that donated to @onedayswages to make this grant possible.

May hundreds and even thousands of youth be impacted, encouraged, and mentored. May they capture a glimpse of God's love for them.

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There's such painful and poignant irony in pursuing justice...unjustly. One way we do this is when we reduce people into projects...and thus, propagating the dangerous power dynamic of US as heroes and THEM as helpless and exclusively as victims. So dangerous.

Human trafficking is not just an issue. It’s ultimately, about people. Depending on the sources of statistics, there are anywhere from 29-40 million people in some form of forced labor and slavery, including sex trafficking.

And one thing I’ve learned, personally, is how easy it is easy to reduce people into projects which is why mutuality, reciprocity, and dignity are so vital. These are critical because God never intended people to be reduced into projects.

We forget this and we indirectly foster a culture and system of victimization or worse, the pornification of the poor or in this case, "the trafficked." And when you start dehumanizing the poor or trafficked, you have no genuine desire to build relationships with them. You believe or build stereotypes in broad strokes, singular, black and white narratives that have been told about them. You believe the lie that they have nothing to teach us and are incapable of contributing to the larger society.

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