Eugene Cho

what’s your feel good movie?

Wow. I noticed that most of my entries the past week or so have been very intense. So, let’s take a step back. For goodness sake, it’s Thanksgiving week! And we also need to get many of our blog lurkers and stalkers off the sidelines and onto the comments.

No one will bite…but I can’t guarantee it after this week.

Here’s the simple question:

What are you go to feel good movies that you watch to lift your spirits? The films you watch when you’re feeling down, knocked down, or in need of inspiration?

How about three? But share at least one.

My three+ in no particular order: Read the rest of this entry »

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i need your movie recommendations

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So, I’m getting over the “feeling sorry” for myself state and facing the reality of the recovery ahead for my ruptured Achilles. I’ll be in a cast for a minimum of 3 months and likely a soft walking cast for another 2-3 months after that. I’m hoping that after 9 months, I’ll be walking and jogging normally but may take at least one year.

I’ve been told by a few guys that I should take advantage of this time to build up my upper body. ¬†I told them:

No need. I’m built already.ūüôā

Anyways, I thought it would be a great way to begin a new week by asking a question to get everyone involved. I’ll be working most of the week at home since I won’t (or shouldn’t) be driving. ¬†While I will honor most of my travel arrangements and still have a bunch of work to do, I have a feeling I’ll have a lot more time for movies.

I’ve already asked for your list of movies that most influenced you and fav chick flicks. But today, I’d like you to contribute at least 3 films that are amongst your favorites that maybe the average folk may not know of (No Blockbusters or Award winners). So, your list of “Best Unknown (Lesser Known) Films”

Here’s a few of my recommendations for you: Read the rest of this entry »

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the beautiful and broken story

img-lindsayStories are essential. Our ability to experience, process, and share our stories is one of the reasons that make us uniquely human and a reminder, in my opinion, of affirmation that we are created in the image of our loving God.

The Scriptures is a profound narrative of God – unfolding his identity, purpose, and commitment to His creation. ¬†It’s also a narrative about God’s relationship with humankind.

But when I talk about story, I’m talking about “all” of it and not just the nice parts. ¬†Before Christ and after Christ – which is why I’m so compelled by Paul’s ‘sharing’ of his story (before and after Christ) throughout Acts but especially when he talks to the respective kings: Felix, Festus, and Agrippa. As a pastor, I am constantly reminded that with numerous hats I wear, the three I can never take off all involve ‘the story’: Read the rest of this entry »

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100 best movie lines

Check out this video about the 100 best movie lines in 200 seconds:

What are some of your favorite lines?

Perhaps my favorite line of all time: Read the rest of this entry »

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your favorite chick flicks?

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We’ve discussed some heavy issues recently on the blog so I’d like to change the pace and post something light and talk movies. Who doesn’t like to talk movies?

Last year, I asked a question about the movies that have influenced you the most and why and wow, there were some incredible comments and recommendations. I followed many of your recommendations and enjoyed many of them.

My wife and I have different preferences in films. Me like (grunt) Action and (beating chest) Sci-Fi films.  And so, she takes one for the team to watch those films but I guess I need to do my part so I ask you this important question in an effort to invest in our marriage.

What are your favorite chick flicks?

In addition to¬†‚Äúregulars‚ÄĚ sharing their answers, I am especially¬†inviting¬†the lurkers and¬†quiet blog readers to chime in.¬†This is your chance to join in and become one of the cool people.

Here’s what I can bear watching: Read the rest of this entry »

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best movies of 2008

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As I’m surfing through a list of the best films of 2008, I realized that Minhee and I didn’t get out very much. ¬†In fact, I don’t think we went out and saw a single movie together. ¬†Part of it is time and most of it is finances. ¬†We realized that going to see a movie now costs us about $50-$60 a pop: $20 for the movie tix and $30-$40 for a babysitter and well, no movie is worth $60. ¬†Which is another reason why the DVD is my best friend.

But we are trying to watch a film this week while we’re on vacation and have the services of our parents but to be honest, I haven’t heard of most of these films. ¬†

Here’s a list from the American Film Institute [AFI] on their Top 10 Films of 2008 and so I have to ask: ¬† Read the rest of this entry »

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the movie that influenced you – the sequel

Yesterday, I asked this blog community to post some of their most influential films.¬† Reading people’s contributions got me thinking all day about some of those films.¬† I shared four on my entry yesterday and am adding a few more to comprise my Top 10 ‘most influential films’ today for the heck of it.¬†

One of¬†the films is¬†JoyLuck Club because it hits¬†home in many ways.¬†I just couldn’t measure up to my older brothers.¬† I’m embarrassed to say that I cried like a baby when I saw this film¬†since this hurts my street cred¬†as an¬†ultimate fighter angry asian man.¬† But oh well.¬† Here’s the ‘Best Quality Heart’ scene from YouTube.¬† Anyone else?

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll have to share our lists of all time favorite films and ‘favorite chick flicks.’ Anyway, here’s my¬†Ten Most Influential Films¬†in no particular order.¬† Feel free to add a few more¬†on yesterday’s entry¬†or here. Read the rest of this entry »

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the movie that influenced you?

A month ago, I asked my readers a simple question about “the book that influenced you” and was encouraged by peoples’ responses since there were books I hadn’t even heard of.¬† So, in that vein, I’m asking another simple question today¬†to balance out an intense blog week with posts about¬†abortion and oppression of women.¬† I want to thank folks for engaging in such thoughtful and respectful dialogue.¬† One of my hopes in blogging is to create a level of Community and Conversation – all while hoping to direct people to the life of Christ.

In addition to “regulars” sharing their answers, I am especially¬†inviting the lurkers and quiet blog readers to chime in. No one will bite your head off.¬† This is your chance to join in and become one of the cool people.

Here’s the question:

What are the films that have influenced you the most and why?

I’m not necessarily asking for your favorite films or what you think is the most influential film to impact cinema but rather, the film that influenced YOU.¬† Read the rest of this entry »

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stuff, connect, info

one day’s wages | video

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Quintessential Seattle summer night... Exciting news! While I can't share the specifics yet, Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) and @onedayswages will be partnering together. 
About a year ago, Jeremy reached out after he read my book, Overrated. We talked about, faith, gospel, justice, tenacity, influence, breaking ankles with our crossovers. Eventually, one thing led to another and then dreaming about collaboration for the greater Kingdom.

I appreciate his heart, his humility, and his commitment to use his platform for Christ. And of course, I'm thrilled for his new chapter as the starting point guard for the Brooklyn Nets. He's gonna have a great season. #jeremylin #linsanity #onedayswages #nba #brooklynnets // photo credit: @lovitylove I was trying to have a tender father-daughter grown up talk moment before she heads off to college next month. As in like, "Hey, you're a grown up now, floss regularly,  know who you are, what you're about, study hard, don't succumb to peer pressure, your relationship with God is the first priority, don't take too many selfies, know the difference between "their', 'there', and they're', watch out for boys and their cooties"... but...I'm having a difficult...time...focusing. This fall, I'm marking 25 years of serving as a pastor in the local church. Served in Sacramento, CA, Flushing NY, Princeton, NJ, Seoul, Korea, Lynnwood, WA, and now about 17 years in the city of Seattle. Minhee has been on this journey with me for almost 20 years. 
So many ups and downs. Lots of tears and restless nights. Lots of personal doubts and insecurities. But ultimately, we've experienced that God's grace is sufficient in our weakness. 
And along the way, so many incredible and indelible memories. 
Especially grateful to be invited into the joyous celebrations and also the deep moments of vulnerability and pain. Through it all, what an amazing joy and privilege to bear witness to the grace and love of Christ. Palm trees make everything feel better. Thank you to the kind folks of Mount Hermon for hosting us. Thank you, Santa Cruz for being Santa Cruz. We all have fears because we're human. Name your fears. Have courage. Work through them.

Super proud of the kids for working through their fear of heights and making it through the ropes course challenge and the ziplines.

my tweets

  • RT @NMocanu: @EugeneCho Mia cara amata bella Italia... stiamo pregando per te! Translated: My beautiful beloved Italy, I am praying for y‚Ķ || 11 hours ago
  • Praying for Italy. For those mourning loved ones. For those fighting for life - even under rubbles. For rescue workers. Lord, in your mercy. || 11 hours ago
  • Quintessential Seattle summer night... instagram.com/p/BJW_aJuhVtf/ || 4 days ago
  • It's been so beautiful & encouraging to watch countless Olympic athletes from around the world profess their faith in Christ. #GlobalChurch || 4 days ago
  • Commit to a church family that believes that "church" is so much more than a worship service, an event, or its charismatic leader. || 4 days ago
  • Dear Christian: Your neighbors don't want you to see them as a "target group." Who does? They want you to be a good neighbor. Start there. || 6 days ago

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