After reading them, I’m so impressed beyond my words. Your personality and talent will sure be recognized in Grammy one day. I’m looking forward to seeing a hk chinese American on the stage. You’ll be there!!! Believe me. I’m your old supporter. Can’t believe, uh!!!
From Montreal, Canada
I’m having a pretty weird morning. I quit my job last Thursday, for a lot of reasons, one of which is I read “1984″ by George Orwell, and I realized I was unhappy working for a call center that tracked your every movement. (they know when you go the bathroom etc.)
Today I woke up and decided to look up some old free style videos of your on 106 and Park because my boys and I were quoting it all weekend. I didn’t realize it until today, but even though you didn’t become the Chinese Jay-Z in terms of record sales (yet) you really did have a unique influence on the hip-hop community. I’m sure you don’t have millions of dollars to show for it, but in a lot of ways what you did was a lot more important that that, which I’m sure a lot of hip-hop artists could only dream of.
I’m just writing to you to let you know a few things.
1. I’m really into music as well, and even though I play guitar, I know my main influences growing up were largely rap. I realized today that my mark of success won’t be making millions of dollars being the Asian John Mayer, I’ll just be happy to tell my kids someday that I gave it a shot and made a few friends along the way, kinda like what you did.
2. I studied abroad in Honk Kong (HKU) in 2009 and all I want to do is go back, even though my Canto is whack. I’ve seen what you’ve been able to do there, I hope it only gets better.
3. I haven’t though of this in maybe 5 years, but I ACTUALLY MET YOU IN PERSON. I have a picture of us from some Hot Imports Night in Boston from a few years back. One day I’ll upload it for fun, but yeah it’s crazy to see where you’ve gone since then.
Take care dude, who knows maybe years from now I’ll run into you at 3 am dim sum in Hong Kong.
i love that you did this list and so proud you finished it! it’s little things like this that connect people just a little more. i respect you so much for wanting to connect and trying to connect – because in my mind – in the end, everything, everyone is connected together.
It was around 3-4am and I actually stayed up refreshing to read the 100 facts-such a great idea, first step to connect. Definitely learnt a few new facts!
So glad you did it…it reminded me why I’ve followed you and stuck by through all these years; why I have so much love and respect for you and why you continue to inspire me…so proud of the person you’ve become.
Yes I read all of these on twitter. Interesting life bro. It was nice for me to read because I just discovered you last summer. Good to hear where you’ve come from. It’s amazing to see how far you’ve come and where you’re going. God speed! #AIYA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s amazing to see where God has led you! I can totally see that He had a plan for your life and was leading you every step of the way. It must’ve been amazing to “watch” your dreams come true…you’ve come so far! And although you never intended to be a role model, your character and personality makes you a great one to many, including myself! I pray you’ll keep persevering and relying on God! ~Phil 4:6-7, 13
Jin, thank you for your wisdom. The way you live your life inspires me to do the same. I love your blogs on you tube and i respect your shutouts to other upcoming artists. Thanks for sharing your life story with us and i hope you inspire others as you inspire me. Keep doing your thing. does not matter about new Jin or old Jin, your just be you man and you are a role model. Much love from canada!
I think you lived a good life so far. Really you’ve done good and bad. Up’s and Down’s. And still going..
I think what has taking you to this point is, your fans mostly and yourself.
Now you can say God and bla bla. But I dont think we share the same beliefs. But why stop doing something you did really good?
I want to bring the battle passionate out of you.. I email ur wife to nag on you.. ? lol :p
You is and was the real FREESTYLING dude out there.. not a bunch of writtens all the time.. Real creative too.
Well, I wish you and your peeps the best of luck. Asian marriages always works. They stick together like glue.. so im not worried lol. But on the other hand you was born in US. :p
cant believe you actually reply to your email! i was very happy to receive a reply , especially that quick haha read all the #100factsaboutme , amazing journey it seems and its heading to the right way keep up the awesome work , cant wait for your next album! way to connect to your fans !