Friday, November 03, 2006

The Very First

Well this isn't my first blog, but hopefully it lasts longer than all the other ones. I try to write stuff that means something, but there is the occasional ramble or bit of garbage. I guess I'll just tell you a bit about me, to leave you with a slightly better understanding of who I am.

My name's Benjamin J. Chong. The 'J' could stand for anything from Jellyfish to Judas. But it's not. I'm 18, finishing school and hopefully studying Arts/Theology next year at Monash University and Christian Churches Theological College. I'm a Christian, belong to Churches of Christ, but still trying to understand what that really means. I do a young Christians' VET course, called Vetamorphus, which is pretty mad. I'm also trying to lead a boys aged 9 - 15 small group next year with some mates, if I can make it happen.

I guess my greatest passion is helping those who aren't as lucky as me. I reckon that in I've been blessed, whether by a God or not, with so many good things that I'd be wasting my life if I didn't try to share them with others. I run a student-founded charity called Africa Aid, and we're moving into other schools and churches next year. I hope to someday teach in a school in Africa or do some missionary work, as well as keep the Africa Aid stuff going.

I like soccer, Liverpool FC are favs. Various other liked sports are basketball, ultimate frisbee, footy, dodgeball, lacrosse, gymnastics, volleyball. There's probably more, but it's late.

I also like playing the piano and the odd bit of jazz flute... well, I dabble. Music's pretty cool, this blog is named after a song of probably my favourite band - Lazy Susan. I don't think there's a single song of theirs I don't like. I'm pretty open to most music and I try to know a little bit about who's who and what's good. Ask me.

Well that's about it. I'm sure I'll reveal a bit more about myself as the posts go on.


  1. I am commenting this blog post for ...two reasons.

    1. It has no comments. Sadface.

    2. You wrote this before I knew you!
    It's not really relevant to anything that I can think of, but I just think it's interesting.

  2. 1) Happyface?

    2) I wrote this before I even knew myself. ha. That was lame and untrue.