Saturday, August 17, 2013

Continued...

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    1. It's been a while since I've been on top, and I just want to take this chance to thank everyone who has been supportive of me so that I can get this far.
      This could never have happened without your support.
      I love you all!

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    2. *hands PDoggy a bouquet of flowers*

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    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_NpdAy3WY

      btw, sao rules!

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    4. Thank you...
      Bowing(w/tears of joy)

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    5. get'er 一番古老味熱狗狗肉丳

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    6. I thought Dogs only have one style the, male always on top.

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    7. tiger must be a virgin. man always on top is missionary position not doggy.

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  2. Highly recommend this article of 3 days ago:
    The NBA, A-through-Z: Jeremy Lin
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/nba-z-jeremy-lin-175529097.html

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  3. Btw, I'm surprised nobody commented on this part of Jason Friedman's interview (http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/full-speed-ahead) where Friedman said,

    "The last time we spoke was when you were in LA and the team’s informal mini-camp had just begun. I’ve talked to people who were there and watched you play, and the consensus seems to be that you were looking quicker and stronger than ever before."

    "consensus" is a big word, and this is from JLin's teammates. I say that's a good sign. Lin shrugged it off (saying things about how it's hard to know these things from the summer), but it's still a good sign.

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    1. think jeremy holds the right attitude to withhold judgment regarding what others are saying until after the season starts and see whether the team will continue to ice him out despite his physical improvements.

      think jeremy is used to false positives from his own team which leads to further disillusions.

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    2. yes, what I took from it was the noticable improvement from Lin echoed by all his teammates.

      But more importantly, I think JCF has always liked Lin. If you noticed how he framed his questions, he touched on the rehab on knee injury affecting his performance last season, then consistently bringing up hitting 40pt 3s since Feb 1 following previous articles and tweets, then bringing up his improved strength and quickness, finally closing on his thoughts on running PnR.

      The questions were posed to highlight Lin's positive attributes throughout the interview.

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  4. @Joy~ You might enjoy the full intro
    [Lin Jimm]

    The crowd didn't know JLin was one of the mascots on stage. :)

    "That was something new! Jeremy lin dancing !"
    - Have you SEEN THESE? =P

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    1. Yah ! I've seen those only January of this year. Jeremy was really cute dancing teach me how to doughie. what I mean 1st time. It looks like it was his 1st time dancing for his endorsement event. I also have no idea he was already at the floor dancing b'coz that thing on their heads.

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    2. do they use the same mc every year or they just all sound alike?

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    1. OMG ! Parsons already in Taiwan ! Jeremy beware ! ( LOL )

      I thought his gf will tag along ?

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    2. Who do u think took the picture?

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    3. See the guy giving him the Australian bird? Oh noooo, Mr Bill.

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    4. See the guy giving him the Australian bird? Oh noooo, Mr Bill.

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    5. Oh I see.. it was his gf who took the picture. Just wanna see Parsons gf with lin together in a picture.

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    6. @Joy Hsu, why? i'm just curious

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    7. I have no big reasons why I wanna see Chandler w/ his gf, lin together in a picture. There are some simple things that makes me happy.

      That picture was funny ( LOL ) @ psalm234

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    1. I can feel the tension between the two. Just kidding. Nice to see them together after 3 months.

      thanks for the pix. @ HY

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    2. Great to see big smiles from Jeremy & Chandler !
      LOVE IT !
      Last year Jeremy also wears sleeveless while David Lee wore t-shirt. Why can't they both wear sleeveless this time? ( he 3x )

      thanks @ VIA WONG for the pixs.

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    3. yw, Joy. :)
      SLEEPY PAPALIN

      LONG LINE TO SEE JLIN.
      Christian Testimonial tonight:
      Van Ness Wu ‏@VanNessVanWu
      Yo we bringing #Glory tonight! All for #God~ In Jesus name! jlin7 where you at!? Me and @nickylee1126…
      http://instagram.com/p/dJT0yxiXqF/

      Jeremy Lin ‏@JLin7
      @VanNessVanWu @nickylee1126 gettin ready...im hyped! Give God the glory! see u tonight
      12:32 AM - 18 Aug 13

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    4. I want to ask Papa who among the boys is the most difficult kid when those 3 were younger!

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    5. Papa? Been practising, I see.
      =P

      [I heard JLin was a handful, esp being so talented at such a young age...]

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    6. Jeremy's dad looks tired. Such a supportive family. But I didn't see his older brother at VOLVO event at the audience, but he was at the airport.

      Vanness Wu used to be one of my idols in 2003. Vanness with his group band called f4 were phenomenal here in the Philippines in 2003. f4 used to be my idol. Can't wait to see Van & Jeremy together ( my past & my present idols or my past & present boyfriends ) he 3x.

      thanks for the pix. @ VIA WONG

      that was interesting question by @ IsabeliJane

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    7. @Joy: you can find CP25's gf in this last vid via posted ^

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    8. Oh ....okay... I've only seen her on pictures b4. She's beautiful.
      That was cute of LIN & PARSONS showing their kung fu handshake again.

      thanks @ VIA WONG & @ HY

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    9. oh i see shih-tzu girl standing in the "players' wives/gfs" section with parson's gf.

      and, did parson's gf get chunky? my impression was she's prettier before...

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  7. I really enjoy watching Jeremy lin nike summer nights. I watch the 13 mins. video once. I think he did not used his left hand to dribble the ball ? Though I think it's not a big deal. Or maybe I did not see he used his left hand to dribble the ball.

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    1. He used it multiple times, been blocked once.

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  8. I guess I was right I did not see JLIN used his left hand to dribble the ball.

    thanks @ Brent Yen

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    1. Lin DID use his left hand to "dribble" (運球) or "dribble-drive" (運球切入) countless times... From what I saw, he had attempted left-handed layups (上籃) three times: one made, another missed and the other blocked. The two unsuccessful ones were actually wrong-footed, maybe that was part of the reason...

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    2. Forget the left hand, his problem will continue to be shooting. His jump shot, both of which he missed badly, doesn't look any better than last year from his form all the way to lack of confidence.

      I'm a bit concerned.. He won't have injury to use as an excuse for slow start this year.

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    3. u suck ass dude. his jumpshot looks miles better than last year u tard

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    1. disappointed in you dude.. you just noticed Via is hot stuff just now? *smh*...

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    2. *clears throat*
      Check's in the mail...

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    3. [Ok I should have whispered that and not clear my throat. Clearly I suck at this...smh.]

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    4. stop downplaying your hotness,Your Hotness! ;)

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    5. I can see a mob forming, Isabel, haha...

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    6. hehe, since you both are on it...have been wanting to ask :
      @Isabeli, you have the mesmerising eyes of Mila Kunis and the 5'5" height.
      @via, you have good figure like k pop star; kind and gentle.
      Can I have the complete picture, i.e. full figure with your face clearly depicted please?

      You can delete the post after 5 mins. I won't share the pics. I promise. :)

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    7. Haha liv, forgive me I won't.

      [and I want to do more things on my blog too.]
      I know you'd understand. :)

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    8. @liv - we're talking about Via and her hotness and Solidz slowness in appreciating it, nothing else. no other name to creep up. ;)

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    9. via, put it on your blog then.
      well, in any case of course I understand why you wouldn't post your pic...
      hush, hush, solidz75 will be very busy with your pic if he gets to have one...haha #jk

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    10. Isabeli, don't be stingy...nice things got to be shared! ;)

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    11. Hey now, Solidz can't even manage his time between gfs, lol.

      [ok let's move away now from this weird discussion haha.]

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    12. yeah Via, liv's got a point.. don't be stingy! nice things got to be shared, so share your pic!

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    13. why don't you guys/girls just assume the girl with long legs in via's icon is via herself? :-)

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    15. unless Via confirms that the hot lady in her icon is HER, then we won't shut up hahahah

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    16. I'm entitled to my own volition, as you're entitled to yours, Girls. *shrug.*

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    17. relax Via, we're joking around...

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    18. via. My bad. I shouldn't have asked in the first place.

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    19. Forget it. :)

      I HOPE JLinfan#1 WOULD CONSIDER DELETING THIS ENTIRE THING. It's embarrassing to take this much space on "via", after some posters have complained about the post count.

      We all want to act from a place of SELF-DECISION and not be "joke-bullied", no matter how harmless, that's all. We are adults and not high-school girls after all. :)

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    20. you can take the girl out of the highschool but not the highschool out of the girl.. = X

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    21. Never meant any joke-bully on you. Apologies.

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    22. Holy crap, guys. Thanks for ruining my personal message to via. and I wasn't even talking about this avatar pic. ( Wink wink.)

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    23. Come on Via, Don't u leave and join my hater's club. I don't want u coming after me.... T . T

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    24. Solidz哥, I hope people don't miss the chivalry in your self-deprecations. :)

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    25. Via, I'm very fragile like a wounded deer.

      Be nice to me.

      BTW love ur shoes.

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  12. News on Jeremy on our local channel. Nice to see Jeremy again on our local news her in the Philippines.
    How I wish some tv commercials of any ROCKETS players will be shown here before the pre-season of ROCKETS here in the Philippines.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/sports/08/18/13/jeremy-lin-meets-fans-taiwan

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    1. I like the message but I don't know why Nike is sponsoring it!??

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    2. Is it me or did he lost some mass on the shoulders, probably up to the chest?

      (and the moles, the moles,the MOLES!!!!!!)

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    3. multi-regional marketing?

      in asia he's the peace corp church guy.

      in US he's the underdog hardworking humble guy.

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    4. Nope, he didnt loose his body mass, but fat. Looks like he bulked a little and then cut his body fat down.

      He is looking good.

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  15. I very much hope to listen to JLin's testimony. I believe that, when he shares, he shares about how he had been growing the past year. I remember being very touched by last year's, how Linsanity left him feeling empty, and how he was impacted by John 4 (Jesus' conversation w/the Samaritan woman about thirst).

    I recall people putting up the video shortly and then it being taken down. So, I hope to watch it during that brief window.

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    1. were you able to watch his testimony last year anyway, Andrew?

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    2. wondering what Vaness is sharing/singing about.something about a wedding?

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    3. AHHH, I just got back from church, and now I have company at my place getting ready to eat lunch... can't watch it now, but I really hope I can watch it later.

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    4. oh, I see it in your link for me, Via. Thank you very much! You're very sweet.

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    5. yw, Andrew. :)
      [I myself will have to do it tomorrow.]

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  17. I'm watching JLin's testimony now in Good TV. :>

    #inspired

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    1. his testimony is like what we discussed in church earlier, about shame - "Don't be lost. Do not let the expectations of other people be the compass of your life."

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    2. yup. 'just glad he clearly knows where he stands. what with all those different voices hovering around him (just like what's been shown in that you've changed bro vid)... and the certainty of many "uncertainties" in the NBA...

      the kid's foundation is strong. i'm just glad to confirm that once again...

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    3. He said he cried b4 the game vs NO Pelicans. He thinks he might lose his starting position. wow...Damn....Rox....you better take care of his confidence......

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      May I ask when was that ? vs NO Pelicans. thanks

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    5. An NBA team, was called New Orleans Hornets back then,,

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    6. His testimony is awesome. Brutally honest about his life struggles and great messages for everyone to overcome them.

      Gonna have to watch it with the whole family later!

      Thanks for posting, via!

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    7. Wow he cried? Sounds like his foundation is NOT that strong and he continues to struggle with confidence. Keep saying that u play for God is much easier than actually walking that path. It sounds like to me that while his belief in God does help to take the burden off. His confidence continues to waver .. And perhaps that is one of the reasons for his inconsistent play last year.

      I blame this on the rox. Linsanity was when his confidence at its peak. The rox have systematically tried to demolish that last year. Talk about setting your player up for failure.

      It would be premature to think he has overcome the struggles. He will have similar challenges this year.

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    9. 98% of all nba players would have cried last year if they were treated the way jeremy was treated.

      the other 2% woulda done a spreewell on mchell.

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    10. It's a powerful message. Everyone struggles with self-doubt and low confidence at certain points in life, even someone like JLin who had already accomplished so much and through so much adversity. The key is to deal with the self-doubts and fear in a positive way. JLin chose his religious faith to help him get over it. I think he's brave to admit it. I'm sure there will be more challenges down the road but he will overcome them and become stronger because of them.

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    11. Was very touched. What a great talk.
      I was actually comforted to know that he was as frustrated as I was. Cos I think for a lot of us, we tend to imagine that he doesn't think anything is wrong, and he's fine and humble enough to take a secondary role cos he is always so diplomatic in his post game interviews.
      I'm satisfied to know that in truth he wasn't happy with what was happening with his role in Houston. Finally he tells it. Finally!!

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    12. There're different ways of being strong. One is a kind of strength where bad things happen, and one doesn't feel scared, unconfident, or vulnerable.

      Another kind of strength is where bad things happen, and one DOES feel scared, unconfident, and vulnerable...

      but still doesn't give up even after all experiencing all those feelings.

      Jeremy's showing that his strength is of the latter sort. Of course, all of us have differing degrees of both types of strength, and they are both good to have.

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    13. Pop Doggy, "I'm satisfied to know that in truth he wasn't happy with what was happening with his role in Houston. Finally he tells it. Finally!"

      Lin said how little joy he got from basketball last season. It was very apparent how little he smiled on the court, especially when you compare it to the NY days.

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    14. it really breaks my heart to know that Lin cried when he thought he was going to lose his starting position. Rockets do not deserve Lin at all, they misused and mistreated him and because of not performing to Linsanity level, they want to trade him or even make him a sixth man? really disgusting how they treat him, for all of those who said Lin should be a sixth man, they don't get it, when Lin joined the NBA he said his goal was to get n2 the starting rotation or something close, not be a 6th man. no matter how "great" that is now we know, Lin doesn't want to.
      Even though Rockets always say crap that they don't want him to perform Linsanity level all the time, truth imo is they do if he doesn't he gets benched or w.e they can think of, Linsanity is truly a blessing and a curse to Lin. But i will re-iterate, when Lin's contract is up, I hope he GTFO of there, he doesn't deserve that kind of treatment, they almost broke Lin this season, I'm proud to see him being so strong and brave. It's a tough road and I know he will do great things.

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    15. I really hope this makes him tougher. But it confirms my belief how hurt he was by being marginalized the way he was last year by the rox.

      I witnessed that first hand when I saw Lin slumped over the scorer table after being yelled at by Mchale for taking and missing the last shot of the first half. Almost as if he was praying for strength.

      I thought maybe I was over interpreting it, but my gut instinct was clearly on the money.

      That effer Mchale needs to go eff himself. Obviously Lin felt hurt and I'm sure Morey didn't do anything to pick Lin up, kissing harden's butt clean. All u morey apologist can go eff yourself too.

      The earlier Lin can go to a place where he can play his best, the better it will be for all of us. God I effing hate the rockets.

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    17. @Occupation
      Yeah I did see that he was unhappy at times, and we were all speculating why...whether it was his role, his benching or when they lost the game, or whatever else.

      I wanted to see him say something about it, to maybe lash out a little, and it frustrated me when he always acted so diplomatic and said the right things, like 'trust the coach' etc etc. And we were all telling each other what Lin should do and what we would do if we were him etc.

      So yes, in some strange way I felt vindicated when he said he was really upset...cos I was pretty upset myself and I would wanna smack him if he wasn't feeling upset if you know what I mean. LOL

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    18. Crying or talking honestly about your struggles doesn't make you less strong. Jeremy dealt with every depressing situation one could possibly encounter in life and he faced it squarely , with his faith in God helping him through. Others would have lost it. But Jeremy's strong spiritual foundation carried him and is carrying him through.

      Who knows what will happen next season? He might be in a better situation or maybe worse. But what he is consistently saying is that , he doesn't live for anything or anyone , but God. He could be uncertain about anything else in his life , but one thing is certain , his Identity is in Christ! Now , that would be too much to fathom for those have not experienced the same experience that he had.

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    19. chan,

      I thought about Lin's candid admission that you speak of. While Lin is generally candid, he has in the past always sugar-coated a negative team situations. I feel that his candidness this time is a "cry" for a trade.

      I responded the same to swinglinezigzag earlier, but it fits here too.

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    20. yes , @ztrta.

      I also feel that a trade would be Jeremy's innermost desire. He just waited for the perfect time to be more candid about it. And I think , he thought this is that time where he felt free to talk about it.

      But , anyway , just as he has talked about in his TVBS interview , he leaves it all up to God. He specifically mentioned - God is in control. I guess that's just the way it is with the kid. He really has a surrendered life to God.

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  18. Rox fans who wanted to trade Lin so badly should stop hating Lin on clitchfans, dream shaker, Red94 to help preserve Lin's value so that Morey can secure linsane offers from other teams before the full training camp. Everyone will be happy then.

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  19. Which season was this when he cried? With the knicks at the tail end of insanity or with the rockets?

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    1. Before the NO game last year. Way after linsanity.

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    2. it was tears of joy when linsainty broke put.

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  20. JLin is not naive. He knows exactly how he was treated by ROX and its coaches <-- for all veteran bb viewers out there, have you ever seen any team that would suppress their own players like the way ROX did to JLin? <-- how would such stupidity survive in NBA? This really puzzles me.

    I know he may still have ups and downs <-- this really has nothing to do with how strong his faith in God is.

    As fans, we should just keep on supporting him, no matter whether he has a good or a bad game. I really hate to see those so-called fans who would jump to haters' side whenever he has a bad game, and jump right back when he has a good performance.

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    1. Not only the Rox suppressed Jeremy's performance on the court, the dysfunctional org also
      - stole his stats and passed them to the favorite sons
      - blamed him for almost all Rox's bad games
      - intentionally spread/leaked lies/negative critics to the media so that the people be misled to believe the half truth
      etcetcetc.........

      And I can’t find a bigger joke than Morey’s recent statement : “ It is amazing to me that all the time I encounter people feeling negative about Jeremy's season with us.”
      I bet that he’d use that as an excuse in his next article in the Economist. Hah!

      People take Morey’s statement as his support to Jeremy but, hey, seriously, a GM who is most interested in flipping players for higher trading values, wasn’t aware of the marginalisation suffered by Jeremy all season long ?
      Guess Morey had to add another line to his CV by conveniently passing the bug to “people”.

      Hey, Morey, Don't get me started on this. Too late...

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    2. If you take into consideration the fact that Lin was still deeply hurt despite all the hardships he has ALREADY gone thru in life, it tells you a lot about the eff'ed up situation in which he found himself last season and thr complete absence of support from morey and his staff.

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    3. Morey is such a phony, deceitful and self-aggrandizing liar who will say certain things at certain moments for expediency.

      Sorry, along with Mchell have stopped airing insulting comments about Lin since late in the regular season (instead went in the opposite direction to say nice things about Lin that they didn't feel)for the purpose of pitching/trading Lin *shortly* thereafter. The problem is *SHORTLY*: THEY STOPPED BASHING LIN IN PUBLIC TOO LATE : They were mean-spirited as well as STUPID to publicly (thus advertised) state, in essence, how bad a player Lin was.

      Since they found out that no teams were interested in trading for Lin (DUH.... were they surprised ?!!??), they are now (actually, since late in the regular season) saying mitigating things about lin in an attempt to reverse the negative things they've been advertising about him.

      Lin needs run from the Rockets organization. They need to get the trade done SOON! Before the training camp Sorry-McHell team shouldn't be asking too much for Lin since they caused him to be undervalued !!! GET THE TRADE DONE *SOON*!!!!! PASSHOLES!

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    4. @ztrta, if what you said is true (I think it is), I think Lin will stuck at Rox until his contract fulfilled.

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    5. Brent,

      It's true that the Rockets tried to trade Lin - *AGRESSIVELY* too, according to various reports. It was impossible to keep that fact quite because Lin was shopped to so many teams.

      Sorry & McHell were concentrating on embellishing "We the 'basketball minds' told you, the team owner, so about Lin" and "I, Morey, 'THE basketball mind' navigated to acquire Harden that all knew was a star, but *I* knew he was a rough-diamond Superstar Extraordinaire (strategy of "no defense for Harden and pad his stat line) that they forgot to shut their mouths about Lin, so that other general managers in the league wouldn't know that a player they want to trade "for a fair value" was so hammered and dislike by them that they took it to the media. I mean, who else talked bad about their own player sporadically throughout almost the WHOLE SEASON?! shouldn't a true "genius" be able to walk and chew gum at the same time? Meaning, yes artificially pad the beard's stats for multiple purposes, but at least don't show your hand as to how worthless you think of one of your starter.

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    6. That's exactly the reason I think why Lin will stuck there. A not-able-to-sell product and a scapegoat for the next (possible next 2) season.

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    7. Brent,

      The Rockets shouldn't feel that have no choice but to keep Lin. Two(2) more seasons is a looooong time to have to put up with each other in agony. THE ANSWER is trade Lin for what they can get for him. GET IT DONE *NOW* Morey!

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    1. Yikes! I assumed it was in English. Lin's Chinese speaking has improved so much, now I can't understand his overseas interviews. Maybe one of these days a google translation could include AUDIO. Haha.

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  22. WTH is Dwight doing in Korea? Adidas promotion?

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    1. CF?...Not gonna watch it..but thanks!

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    2. CF ( in fact Google) has got nuthin' on OUR via!

      (Am I out of the dog house now?!)

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    3. It doesn't link to CF, but was posted there, Brent. :)

      I'm tellin ya, Solidz, people will take you seriously...
      =P

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    4. Hey via. As long as u don't take me seriously we'll be good. Don't be like Khuang... Umm bad example.. In his case, he should take me seriously.

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    5. Oh forgot~
      Solidz, the blog had moved yet again haha.
      [see profile page.] :)

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    6. Yes I know. I'm stalking u. =p

      Anyways.. I'm never going to mention your pics again. This is second time u changed it after it was brought to light.

      Now I think u r just a faceless gift box. = {

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    7. Seriously, am I the only one around here who don't know?"

      Dammit I tried to be indifferent about it since this is a Lin fan site but now I feel like being left out and curious to death. Freakin flipped my switch.

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  23. "playing for God" and "playing for fun" and "not caring about what others think" is not an on or off switch for anybody. It's something we develop over time.

    in last year's testimony, lin talked about how, before fall of 2011, he was going to commit to and play for God. linsanity hit. he later admitted that he was playing to keep up the expectation of linsanity that spring; he felt empty. he realized he needed Jesus as his living water and that nothing else can quench his thirst.

    but back last fall, he still was playing to live up to linsanity... he'd forgotten his own motto of playing only for God, once again. that december, he needed to rethink his priorities.

    so now, he talks about how linsanity is in the past, and he's looking toward the future. he's not going to listen to the voice of human expectations but only to God's voice.

    lin seems to be going back and forth. does this mean lin is a hypocrite? no, i don't think so. growth of this sort is a slow and learning process. he's slowly learning to live out what he believes. it's something we all go through.

    the question of growth is whether there's an overall upward trend, not whether the problem has been fully solved.

    So, I expect lin to continually struggle w/this pressure to live up to human expectations. but i also believe that he will slowly continue to get better at not letting human expectations control him and to truly let God be the one he plays for. because I believe God deeply loves Jeremy Lin, and he's the one behind Jeremy's continual growth (Philippians 1:6).

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    1. In stead of trying to please others, why doesn't he play for himself? He makes it seem as if that is horrible hing.

      I think he still cares too much about what other people want.. Pleasing Mchale. Ingratiating himself to his teammates. Pleasing Harden at the expense of his game. Turning the other cheek when he knows that he is being maltreated. Blaming himself when he shouldn't. In the process of not caring about what he wants, he's lost all the joy of playing.

      Linsanity happened because he told himself to just eff it and do it his way. i think Jeremy needs to find a way to to shut everyone pit and do his thing the way he wants to.


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    2. Maybe more Synoptics, less St Paul? :)
      [or the OT.]

      Anyhow, he's adjusting the best way he know how atm. :)

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    3. [oops, the above post is not reply to Brent.]

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    4. smh....(just wanna do this) :p

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    5. i think you're all wrong. lin shouldn't play for others, shouldn't play for himself, and neither should he play for god.

      he should play for god AND himself.

      take last year for example, lin wore the #7 jeresey and got iced out during regular season and injured in post season. so, obviously, God doesn't want lin to play for only good ole #7 which is symbol for the son, the cross, the way.

      but, the year before with the knicks, lin wore 17 which is "1" and "7". with 1 signifying self such as "got to look out for #1" and 7 signifying object in which romans nailed jesus to forgive us for eve's sin.

      so, he must take the self and the cross and combine them like he did the year before. then, lin's shield and sword shall smite all heathens for the glory of the kingdom in heaven amen and linsanity reborn.

      but, lin must also develop that spin dribble to compliment his ana maria eye of fatima tear drop before he is considered elite like parker.

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    6. Ultimately, you can make yourself (call it an enlightenment or a brainwash) want what you think God wants, so that you can play for both God and yourself. Id and Superego kind of thing, if I remember Freudian concepts.

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    7. I like that. God and himself, 1-7, very cool. Since listening to his testimony, we all know Lin was suffering last year. We all were going nuts during those post game interviews where Lin would be the ultimate diplomat and spout politically correct commentary instead of saying ,"these eff-ing coaches have me on a leash and won't give me the chance I was promised and deserve". Let's hope he has the chance this season either in H town or somewhere else. And truthfully, it doesn't matter what jersey he is wearing, it seems like he is healed and God is in his heart. Though, we would love him back in NY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    8. that is a good question, eba (and welcome back to sanity).

      is believing in god is reason for being an id, ego or super ego?

      id = wants
      ego = conscious decisions made to satisfy wants without regard for morality.
      superego = morality

      oh and maybe god does work in mysterious ways. lin just might come out stronger and better after being abused and converted into a "gunner" by mchell. and, years down the road, khuang will come back and tell us, "i told you so".

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    9. I think if anyone wants to understand how he thinks, he mentioned that he was greatly influenced by a Christian book 'Don't Waste Your Life' by John Piper.

      I read it on vacation and I enjoyed it a lot.

      I'm quite certain that when Jeremy is playing for God, he means it in the sense that He loves God and wants to give his best effort, so that he can face God and said I'm giving you the best of my labors, because serving you is the purpose of my life.

      It's a very pure form of thinking in the sense that you answer to someone you love, and that person only. It's also very strong because you become fearless and unfazed by life.
      But as humans, it's virtually impossible to keep this pure frame of mind. A whisper by a friend here, and a comment by a parent there, or a benching by a coach and we all start subconsciously trying to please others. Jeremy admitted as much that he began trying to live up to Linsanity and I'm sure that has a large part to do with not letting his fans, family and friends down.

      Anyway, like Andrewymoon said...we all go up and down, and we're already seeing how human and vulnerable Jeremy can be. So I'm not gonna think poorly of him cos I can't handle those standards myself.


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    10. andrewymoon, I like what you shared that Lin was not being hypocrite in wanting to play for God but at the same time would continue to battle the personal desire to bring Linsanity. It's definitely a spiritual growth process that takes a lifetime to take place, not something to conquer in 1-2 year timeframe.

      After all, he is still a 24-year old young man who naturally wants to play for his family and fans who believe in him plus proving his critics wrong. It's very easy to adopt the "I'll prove you wrong" attitude in the daily life.

      After listening to his interview answer about the possibility of being traded as God's next challenge (at 26:51), I feel good knowing that he has the right attitude about it. He essentially said that he can't control where he plays or get traded but he can focus on the right mindset of how God wants him to play.

      His reference to Col 3:23 ("Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters") shows that he knows he just needs to work his best on things that he can control (shooting, defense, PnR) to please God and not worry about the results not pleasing to his human masters (coach, GM, club owner).

      I believe God wants him to share his struggle this past season with many people so it brings light to hopeless situation. Overcoming the struggle will make him stronger. Even MJ had to taste bitter playoff defeats against the Pistons for 3-4 years before he tasted championships.

      Jeremy might not know if God's plan is for him to be traded to a new club so he can star in a leading role or stay in Houston to find ways to improve his weakness in a supporting role to help pursue championships. But whatever it is, he knows not to worry too much about it and just work with all his heart to please God.

      I'll help pray that Jeremy will have superb numbers playing with Dwight and got traded before the Feb 1 deadline :D
      I believe persistent prayers can swing God's hands just a bit so help me out, folks.

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    11. Welcome back to sanity? If we were sane, we wouldn't be talking about God and basketball. :)

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    12. Yeah Eb was caught in Khuang's distortion reality field. That shit can eff u up.

      Watch khuang come back tomorrow to say what haters we are and mention Lin's hefty contract as a reason Lin should be happy.

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    13. true :) God only cares about basketball because (Lin)-sane people care about basketball and God cares about people.

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    14. I gotta give it to KHuang since you threw at least 4-5 baits and he didn't bite, solidz :]

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    15. I'll go with Solidz on this one. I believe his statement about playing for God is more directed to fans and viewers and analyst and I believe that he can ignore that to a certain degree.

      One thing I noticed too about Lin is that he have this tendency to (what Solidz think as pleasing others) avoid friction or confrontation even though he is right/not wrong or whatever way you want to put it instead of facing them head on like he did in New York(e.g. Yell at Carmelo & Amare) like it is the RIGHT thing to do. Or you can say that Lin prefer the "high road".

      Or maybe he just learned the bitter truth not to fight the system and the people after what he learned from New York, being kicked out of the team from doing the right thing. After all nobody will actually stand up and defend Lin. Jim Gordon have Batman, Lin have nobody.

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    16. Whether you believe it or not , Lin has God on his side. :>

      Romans 8:31 - What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

      Now , that's one hard fact to fathom for those who do not walk the "high road" Lin prefers.

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  25. That was really depressing to find out what LIN went through last season. So sad he wanted the season to end last december b'coz he feels tired & weary. Poor LIN. We all hope he would be able to pass again all the challenges in his life for the coming days, weeks, months.....
    ROX staff are bad... no support & respect. Makes me want LIN to be traded after preseason in the Philippines & Taiwan but before that, I hope LIN will be a lot better while he is still a ROCKETS player
    To Jeremy, we all hope he will be a lot stronger in facing all challenges, problem in his life with the help of God, his family, friends, fans & supporters, LIN will survive.

    On a brighter note..... LIN's birthday is coming.......wonder what he will be doing on that special day ?

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    1. He is very family-oriented, I think maybe just having some celebration privately. I don know what those endorsers will do tho..

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    2. JLin's bday, big photo op. Last year Volvo had his whole family on that Chinese variety show. Could be another one of those...[smh, @Brent. =P ]

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    3. smh......to bad, another bday ruined.

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  26. I just hope Lin stays relevant enough through all the hard work this summer that when this Rockets contract is over, he can still land a starting gig somewhere else.

    Watching Lin from afar, it is clear that he is not going to stay in Houston when his contract ends unless something crazy happens, even if it's for less money somewhere else.

    Lin is oddly candid in these TVBS interviews dating back to his rookie year. Pretty much, he's saying it sucks to play ball for a team where Harden took his role and now Lin is reduced to the Derek Fisher of the team. Lin even used Derek Fisher as a comparison for his defensive posture in his recent interview LOL...might as well...

    I think it's funny on a religious/non-sports show, this lady has been asking him the most direct and poignant basketball related questions and that Lin is willing to candidly answer them, and he's done so since he entered the NBA.

    As a Lin fan, I just detest the Houston Rockets and their GM in particular, and I hope the fans boo Morey when he shows up. Sadly, they will probably boo the Mchale, the scapegoat.


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    1. Swing,

      I thought about Lin's candid admission that you speak of. While Lin is generally candid, he has in the past always sugar-coated a negative team situation. I feel that his candidness this time is a "cry" for a trade.

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    2. Yes I agree. His responses to Friedman in the Rockets NBA Q&A were also pretty telling. He didn't say he would take any type of backseat to Harden or Howard. He said he was going to prepare for all he can prepare for and that's to work toward being the best player he could since he can't control anything else. I loved that "screw off" response which was so artfully crafted.

      If Friedman was smarter, he could have asked Lin what Lin has been working on skillwise, but Friedman can't flat out ask Lin if Lin is working on catch and shoot to complement Harden in a way that demonstrates flat out that the Rockets expect Lin to voluntarily fit a reduced role. He was hoping Lin would offer that himself, but Lin didn't, which was great for us to hear.

      Morey is just a slime ball. I really dislike that guy as it relates to Lin. He's a smart GM, knows how to play politics, probably read tons of books on political game theory, and plays it well. But he almost ruined Lin's career and he did it so Harden could shine at all costs.

      I know he didn't intentionally try to ruin Lin, but he didn't care if it did as long as it cemented Harden as a superstud SG and that pisses me off. He was more interested in establishing Harden's place in the NBA above wins since the team wasn't really going anywhere except an early playoff flameout. It was so painfully obvious.

      Luckily Lin has that elite talent and is head strong so he can handle this and made it through last year. What Morey is doing to Lin won't work since Lin's fought through racism and subtle bigotry all his life in the world of basketball. Lin will break through, I expect him to have an all star type year this year, I really do.

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    3. interesting take, ztrta.

      while I don't necessarily think Lin blatantly asked for a trade, I also noticed how he non-chalantly shared to 20000 people that he got demoted to the background once Harden arrived. He doesn't really go out of his way to hide what McHale and Morey did after much promise before he signed the contract.

      I think he no longer tried to sugar-coat his reduced role in Houston after knowing Morey freely shopped him to many teams recently. And he shouldn't. Morey will attend his charity and all of that but he won't blink an eye to trade him for a good offer. There's no loyalty.

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    4. Didn't intentionally ruin Lin? Gimme a break, Linsanity is the biggest slap in the face for both McHale and Morey. Man of egos wouldn't like that.

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  27. I'm just glad Jeremy & I share the same month of birthday. We are both August ! That's cool !

    Hope LIN will update his twitter ! He must be very busy & tired.

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    1. His Asian trip just started, he probably will collapse on his bed for 3 days after he gets back to states.

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    2. When Lin ultimately writes a memoir about his life, I'm sure we'll find out all the effed up crap that went on behind the scenes last year.

      I'm glad he is putting these things out there. I hope he comes back strong.

      I still hate the way he shoots but that was never his game anyways.

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    3. Starting form JCF's interview, he became more and more open on what was happened.

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    4. I hope he doesn't take it back. He doesn't have to be completely transparent, but doesn't need to sugarcoat the crap that went on.

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    5. Lin is going to be a lot better this year. His mentality is different, he is physically stronger and he will be more explosive since he is doing explosive weight and resistance training.

      He is coming for the entire NBA. Houston will be forced to play him, and I hope they win a championship or make the finals with Lin in a 30 minute plus role regardless of stats so Lin can open up some GM eyes and get traded or picked up in free agency.

      And I hope Lin runs away from the Rockets as quickly as possible when he turns into a free agent. Houston is lucky to have Lin and he will help them win games this year even though they don't value him much and never will.

      I completely detest the Houston Rockets front office.



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    6. As much as I want to be optimistic like you guys, as long as there is nobody out there willing to get his/her hands dirty for Lin, I wouldn't be able to get out of this pessimistic state yet.

      The task is too much for one man to overcome without getting his hands dirty. I don't see Lin willing to break his values and believe anytime soon.

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    7. I also hope that he'll come out with different mentality and explosive jams, swing.
      I remember how he dunked on Garcia in the Kings game, instantly got his respect then Garcia became his buddy in Houston.

      He needs to gain respect from players, coaches and GMs by playing his game with swagger as in NY. He needs to have that "look in his eyes" or smiles at all times on the court. Only then he can play his best.

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    8. don't worry, Rikki. This is the stuff movie is made of.
      Just like in NY, when he was about to be let go, Lin had a breakthrough.
      This Houston episode got nothing on the NY one.

      God has a plan even he can't see yet. #GottaStillBelieve

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    1. good one, via. thanks!

      Good thing you changed pics from the gift box before solidz asks more questions :) I was going to ask if you have special plans for Lin's birthday.

      btw, the multiplying blogs confused me. it's like Android fragmentation } which one is the current one?

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    1. wow, I can see why you would be steaming, isabelijane.

      poor girl, she'll be hated by thousands of girls

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    2. if it's any consolation, I think Lin is relaying a message that the guy in blue shirt to his left wants to ask her out on a date and she's flattered.

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    3. or just watch the body language, she leaned more to Lin than he did. She has more interest in Lin than he did in her.

      Or she's a bit hard in hearing.

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