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You are the Reason.

May 21, 2011

This could be an original. This could be a remix of another song. I’m not sure..

I do know for a fact it spoke directly to my heart.

“I never thought about it but You’re my everthing,

and You will be there when I give my girl her wedding ring.”

This song is a perfect example of why I never turn down the offer to check out new music, even if it’s from a random email.

This ain’t just music.. 

Vancity, what’s up..

May 7, 2011

Landed on May 6th, 2011.. 1 pm..

The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind! Maybe later on I’ll tell you all about it in an upcoming daily 3 min vlog..

Most importantly, I’m here!

Hope to see you all tonight..

The message.

April 30, 2011

After one day since it’s online release, the Sincerely Yours EP has received around 4k downloads.

Not that numbers matter.. What does matter is that the music speaks to the listener, be it 1 or 1,000.

On that note, I want to thank you all for continuing to spread the word about the project.

http://ayojin.wordpress.com/free-download-sincerely-yours-ep/

As well, I want to really express my sincerest appreciation for all of your continued @tweets, emails and comments sharing your thoughts on the music.

I am overwhelmed, humbled, encouraged and inspired by it all.

All the glory goes to God for it is Him who inspires what I write and record when I step in that booth.

Dear God.. the recognition, credit and honor is sincerely Yours.

#100factsaboutme.

March 22, 2011

This was epic.

It actually makes more sense to start from 100 and work your way up.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Queen AIYA.

March 10, 2011

Amen to that.

“..it’s 2011, drop that religious superstitious bs.”

February 19, 2011

That was what it said in one of the comments I came across in one of my previous entries. Wasn’t offended or anything but definitely felt compelled to write back to the author. Thought I’d share it with you all.

Greetings,

I hope this reaches you well. I was checking up on comments on my blog and come across yours so I thought I’d reach out as well. What is worth pointing out is your reference to the “religious superstitious” aspect. I don’t know how much you’ve actually been following my spiritual growth or walk with God in the last 3 years or so. I’ve been pretty open in sharing via my music and various youtube video blogs what my walk has been like. Of course, I’m not gonna assume that everyone’s seen them, you included. Anyhow, the point I want to make is that, the more I learn about God, myself and Christianity as a faith, the more I actually believe that it is not about “being religious” or superstition for that matter.

Truthfully, it’s not something that can be summed up in one sentence or one email for that matter.

You’re right, it is 2011. I don’t know your age but I’m almost 30. Be it the highest of highs or lowest of lows, I’ve experienced it all.

God has been patient, loving, graceful and so much more all along. Foolish me, not cherishing these gifts all these years.

Many believe (including myself) that one of God’s greatest gifts to man is freewill. I respect your views and opinions enough to not impose any of my own on you. With that said, I genuinely wish you all the best in any direction you take!

God bless,

J

ayojin@gmail.com.

January 18, 2011

As often as I can, I try to catch up on emails. Most of the time is spent deleting spam, but I do eventually get around to replying to questions/comments/suggestions/etc.

As I was sorting thru and cleaning out the inbox, I came across this reply I sent to “S”. Mind you, me and “S” have never met. I guess you can say we’re kinda like penpals.

In his previous email, he was sharing with me a difficult decision he was facing.  He was thinking about whether he should join the armed forces or not in hopes of providing a better life for himself and his family.

This is what I wrote back to him.

I do remember praying for him right after I sent that email off. I don’t know if he ended up making a final decision yet, but I hope he’s been able to find some peace and clarity.

Completely forgetting about this email, to come across it again just reminded me that to be able to bless others is a blessing in itself.

By the way, my inbox is open 24/7.

Cruci-fixed.

January 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!

December 25, 2010

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS.

Going deeper.

December 22, 2010

Here’s the story.

During a recent morning, I was dealing with some personal issues that had me really emotionally charged and just acting in a manner that was totally uncalled for. During my emotional meltdown, I said some really mean things to someone that really should be the last person that I should treat in such an awful manner.

After a bit of cool off time, my senses came back to me and I felt really compelled to pray for repentance for my behavior. Coincidentally (or not), I happened to notice a church located on a block that I often pass by, but never realized was there. The first thing that caught my attention was a huge sign outside by the door that said, “Visitors welcome.”

So visit I did.

I walked in really with no intention other than to find a nice quiet place where I could just be still and  pray.

Within a few steps, I passed by this painting and immediately couldn’t help but chuckle out loudly.

In my mind I’m thinking, “Ha, check this out.. Jesus just chillin’ with some Chinese kids.”

I guess I found it particularly amusing since not once or twice, but actually more than a few times, I’ve encountered individuals who upon finding out about my faith make the comment, (more…)


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