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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As I soaked in this breathtaking sunrise this morning above the clouds, I felt compelled to pray for so my places in America and around the world that are experiencing such pain, heartache, injustice, and violence. At times, it feels so overwhelming but in prayer, I was reminded of these words from John 16:33. As we keep striving, working, hoping, preaching, loving, truthtelling, reconciling, repenting, forgiving, dismantling, peacemaking, Kingdom building...may we fix our eyes on Christ: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 Grateful for a very full weekend of ministry and preaching in Toronto, Canada (GTA). Such a privilege to partner with @worldvisioncan @wvcollective to advocate for the most vulnerable around the world. God is so gracious. A true honor to meet and encourage local pastors, lecture at Tyndale University & Seminary (photo), and preach at Richmond Hills Community Church, Compass Point Bible Church, and New City Church. Thank you, Lord, that you use broken and imperfect people like me to speak of Your love. Today, Minhee and I dropped off our eldest child at her college. We have been thinking and praying about this day for many years. On some days, we hoped it would never come. On other days, we couldn't wait for it to come. On some days, we prayed for time to stop and other days, we prayed with anticipation. 
After an entire summer of laughing it off, it hit us...hard...this week. Seeing all of her stuff laid out on the basement floor was the catalyst to a load of emotions.

After unloading the car and taking her stuff to her new home for this year and mindful that she might never live with us again; helping sort out her stuff, saying hello to her roommates...I wasn't sure what to do or say.

A flood of thoughts rushed my mind.

Is she ready?
Have we done enough?
Have we taught her enough? 
What if this? What if that?

And so we shared what we have shared with her the moment she began to understand words: "Remember who you are. Remember WHO you belong to. Remember what you're about. God loves you so much. Please hold God's Word and His promises close and dear to your heart. We love you so much and we are so proud of you." And with that, we said goodbye. Even if she may not be thousands of miles away, this is a new chapter for her and even for us. I kept it composed. Her roommate was staring at me. I didn't want to be that father. I have street cred to uphold. Another final hug. 
And I came home.
And I wept.
Forget my street cred.
I miss her. I love her.
She will always be my little baby.

I'm no parenting guru. I just laughed as I wrote that line. No, I'm stumbling and bumbling along but I'd love to share an ephiphany I learned not that long ago. Coming to this realization was incredibly painful but simultaneously, liberating. To be honest, it was the ultimate game-changer in my understanding as a parent seeking after the heart of God.

While there are many methods, tools, philosophies, and biblical principles to parenting, there is – in my opinion – only one purpose or destination.

Our purpose as parents is to eventually…release them. Send forth. For His glory. Met a friend and fellow pastor who I haven't seen in over 20 years. In him, I saw a glimpse of my future. While only 10 years older, his kids are married and he's now a grandfather of 3. His love for his wife and family were so evident and his passion for the Gospel has not wavered. It was so good to see someone a bit older still passionately serving the Lord with such joy and faithfulness. Lord, help me to keep running the race for your Glory. Happy wife.
Happy life. - Eugenius 3:16

I still remember that time, many years ago, when Minhee was pregnant with our first child. She had left her family and friends in Korea just two years before. Her morning sickness was horrible and when she finally had an appetite, she craved her favorite Korean food from certain restaurants in her neighborhood in Seoul, Korea. I had no way of getting that food from those restaurants so I actually said, "How about a Whopper? Big Mac?" Sorry honey. Eat away. You deserve it. I don't care if it sounds mushy but sunsets are one of my love languages. Seoul, Korea was amazing but WOW...what a breathtaking welcome back sunset by Seattle. Not ready to let go of summer.

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