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To be superficial or not? I'm choosing not to be here... I know this is long, but if you make it through and this resonates with you on some level, please introduce yourself. I'd love to get to know you, too.
Sorry, had to hide my face pics - say hi.
On Being on RealJock
An Asian-American expat from the American Midwest living and working in the Land of the Rising Sun. On this site for fitness tips, esp. a little eye candy here and there, for encouragement and motivation. I enjoy the company of open, intelligent, emotionally mature men, with wisdom garnered from their experiences of life. I tend to come across as serious (perhaps, when I'm in my big-brother-takes-care-of-you mode), but I'm rather silly. I like to have a good time ;-) OK, kind of a nerd at times. Hehe... Sort of a Apple fanboy.
I love to sing, make/watch movies, perform/watch theatre. I enjoy creating on the computer, exploring the Net, conversing over a fine meal and wine, working out, playing some competitive sport, traveling, philosophizing under the stars, theologizing about the divine, and transforming lives.
On Faith & Sexuality
First and foremost, I am, by God's grace, a disciple of Jesus Christ. Yes, a born-again Christian, who strives at being able to give a reason for why I believe what I believe. Because I say this, you'll probably put me in a box and slap a label on me as religious fanatic or "one of those"... but the reality is, I couldn't be farther from "those". That said, I believe in being passionate about life, which includes being passionate about the Giver of Life.
I like to think I have a good head on my shoulders. I have a science background
, so I am very aware of the breadth and limitations of science into the inquiry of nature and religion. I do not believe that one can derive value judgments, moral imperatives, and the like from science. It's not the realm of science. We are spiritual beings also, so in that sense, we need some sort of 'religion', preferably somewhat 'organized' than 'disorganized'. ;-)
No, I don't believe in blind faith
, but I do believe in reasonable faith
, as even that is necessary as a scientist
There are just as many quack scientists and pseudo-science nuts as there are inarticulate religious nutjobs. If you're gonna be insulting people, play fair. And remember to look in the mirror.
I do believe there is ample evidence that would warrant a leap of faith in God. I do believe that Christianity presents the most logically consistent worldview by which to live one's life, in contrast to other philosophies (hedonism, atheism, pantheism, naturalism etc.) and religious perspectives. That said, I don't necessarily ascribe to all the traditional interpretations of the Biblical text (obviously, I think being gay is OK) but I do have great respect for Scripture. The philosophical foundation of Christianity is quite sound, in my opinion, if you honestly give it a chance without "reacting" to the familiar emotional, religious baggage.
One does not have to commit intellectual suicide to be a person of faith. I'm glad that Christianity allows for rational inquiry, critique, and scruitiny. Those who think that Christianity is not grounded in reason do not know much about the academic aspect of Christian theological studies. I expect intellectual honesty of myself, as well as from those who may differ in opinion from me.
I also do not believe that just because there are some bad apples in the bunch that they necessarily speak for or represent the faith in its entirety. Be wise and discerning in your own assessments of what is an "accurate" portrait of faith in Jesus Christ. Love. Furthermore, don't let inarticulate, self-professing, hate-spewing "believers" deter you or detract you from the journey of discovering Truth, Grace, Joy, Hope and Love in Jesus. There's no need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. The locus of the faith is Jesus Christ Himself, always remember that. You can reject the so-called followers of Jesus, or the sometimes oddities that exude from their mouths, but know why and be able to articulate clearly why you reject Jesus Christ Himself.
I'm doing my best now to live excellently, esp. with integrity, honor, and humility. Balance is an important foundation in my life, celebrating both the mystery as well as the tangible. I believe everyone has the responsibility to live up to their God-given potential. Time to tap into the source of your Greatness! If I can humbly be a part of that, the joy and honor is mine. Let's ground our theology in Love, and know the source from which Love
God is love. But love is not God. Know the difference
If you truly know love, then you will recognize it in Jesus
.To know and to be known...
fully and completely, with abundant joy, grace and truth... if you understand the power of this... then you begin to comprehend the existential joy of the Christian life.
I celebrate being a new creation in Christ who happens (in very small part among other many more important things) to be gay. If you're struggling with making sense of your faith and sexuality
, I'd be more than happy to lend an ear. Feel free to write.
Check out this DVD.... Through My Eyes
If you're looking for other online groups to connect with other gay people who love Jesus, consider GayChristian.net
. Great peeps.
On Turning 40+
Turned 41. Awesome! Unbelievable, as I don't feel a day older than 25 (I don't look it either, well 'cept for the gray hairs wanting to spring forth from the sides of my head - but hey, marks of wisdom, I call them). I'm happy to say that I'm in the best shape of my life. ;-) yeah, PTL!
UPDATED: Right now, pursuing a personal goal of getting RRRRRRRrrrrippped, but I'm finding that really boring so as of May 2012, my new goal is to do a full planche by the end of the year.
Personal challenge to be fit and healthy. Enjoying this personal body sculpting, of sorts. Not looking to be buffed out like a body builder, just fit and athletic. Would love to talk to any gymnasts to get some pointers. Seriously, if you are one, or were one, talk to me!!
Had tried out Rusty Moore's program with the Shrink Wrap Effect (PDF)
. Read about it. Basically the concept is getting lean and then bulking up again. Works really well.
My fitness journey: Back in 2003 I first got into fitness through the Body for Life program. I committed to the 12-weeks, and realized my biggest hurdle wasn't hauling ass to get to the gym, but disciplining myself to eat more healthily. I committed to following the program, which I completed. After the 12-weeks, I learned a lot about myself - the most important being... I was lactose intolerant!
Then things got crazy a year later when I changed my life by moving to Japan. I tried to exercise, but was having trouble with the diet portion of my regimen. I always had difficulty with my love handles (as everyone seems to). I decided to do some HIIT, which led me to P90X, and I think I'm finally on to a "system" that works for me.
A note about P90X, use the pause button. There is no way I can keep up with the video. But the point is not about doing everything they are doing. Do what you can, watch your form. If it takes you longer, so be it. But stick with it. The people on the video have been doing it for a long time. So don't get discouraged.
At this point in the fitness life, calorie counting is important. I am careful to make sure that I don't take in more than I expend (as I'm trying to lose fat).
I don't use my hotlist. That said, though, I am very flattered that you considered to add me.
On Pet Peeves
Don't get me started. LOL I think the biggest one is, question-asking people who, if they thought about their question for 5 seconds longer, could answer their own question. Intellectual laziness bugs. Grrr...
Speaking in a British accent while spewing hate for Christianity & religion does not impress me one bit. The faux air of critical authority is but an illusion to which many have sadly succumbed and blindly parrot. Don't be fooled.
Glee, BSG, Caprica, 24, Arrested Development, The Tudors, …
Favorite Quote for NowTelling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. —C. S. Lewis
On Online Friendships
If you like Arrested Development
, you are automatically my friend. LOL
I know that online friendships have its limitations when quality face time is not readily possible. However, in this day-and-age of instant pen-paling, deep friendships may require a heck of alot more work but it can be done. Is it worth your time and energy? I hope so. If you're willing to try, so will I.
In general, I long to meet quality peeps (honest, with integrity, loyal, inquisitive) for friends. I tend to gravitate toward intelligent, emotionally mature people, so age really doesn't matter. Let's hang out in Tokyo. I need a good bunch of local guys to just kick back with. Be verified, please.
I don't want to waste my time investing in people who aren't real.
Don't bother unlocking photos of your cock/dick, seriously, does nothing for me and only turns me off toward you.
If you do say hi, please at least tell me your name. I'd rather skip the step of having to ask for it if you initiate conversation ;-)
You don't have to believe everything I believe to talk to me, the above is just to let you know who I am. In fact, if you have other ideas, that makes you all the more intriguing and interesting!
Again, friends only. I'm accounted for.
On Looking Beautiful
You can look amazingly gorgeous and beautiful on the outside, but you have no heart, what's the point? How you treat your fellow human being speaks more about true beauty than your muscles. I enjoy the company of those who nurture their heart/mind/soul in balance with their bodies.
I have to give a shoutout -- thank you all for the workout inspiration. Seeing all the RJ'ers hardwork and results has been really encouraging!!
If by chance you've read this far and my profile has resonated with you, please say hi and introduce yourself. I'd love to hear from you. God bless.