Time to get serious

4 08 2013

The one thing I needed to get done with my website. I’m not tech savvy at all and learning all of this is giving me headache but I’m determine to get this done. So wish me luck because my brand will one day be my full time employment. CHEE!!!

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This Journey Of Mine

13 06 2013

Life has been keeping me busy with starting a new job, my involvement with church, expanding my business and most of all getting involved with Christian events in Hawaii. For some odd reason things are starting to “click” in my life. Is it perfect? Of course not, but I am finally doing things that makes my life happy.

This journey that I am undergoing is stressful, time consuming, and destroys a lot of my “ME” time. Regardless, I find joy in getting my hands dirty and jumping into that make ideas come to life. The support of friends, family, my church ministry, my girlfriend and GOD has pushed me to do more of what makes me “HAPPY”. I pray that this journey of mines continues and that more people join this road of mine that leads them to happiness.

Big things are happening and it’s because GOD has a plan for me





Business Direction

27 09 2012

When I first started my business in November 2011 I wrote our mission and vision statement to help me understand the direction I wanted to take with this company. Now, September 2012 I’ve realized my goals, my vision and my mission has changed. This blog entry is to help me understand the NEW direction I want to take with Glorified Apparel. I’m also even considering of changing the name. So dear readers and blog followers please enjoy my craziness as I TRY and find the best route for me and my company.

My new shirts “Let Go, Let GOD” started because my co-worker decided to random act of kindness and use her own money to prepare bentos for the homeless. I was amazed by her actions and found it very inspiring. During this same time I just finish reading the book “Start Something That Matters” by Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes. After seeing my co-worker’s good deeds a light bulb clicked over my head. What if my business was no longer a TSHIRT BUSINESS for me to escape from my mundane work life but rather for me to be an entrepreneur with a business that actually did good by allowing my apparel to spread GOOD DEEDS. At first my clothing line was strictly a faith base product but now I want to be strongly influence of the Catholic-Christian faith, the influence of taking action to DO GOOD and of course the influence of Hawaii’s culture and it’s Aloha Spirit.

 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” Colossians 3:17

 

 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9

 

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” Hebrews 10:24

Name Change?

Glorified was the name given to me by my friend who influence me to start this business with her but I was thinking of changing the name because of the new direction of my company. At first I was going to change the name to Quest because I wanted a company that focused on the journey. All of us have our own quest and in this adventure called life we have choices. I wanted my shirts to focus on these choices and influence people to DO GOOD, to do more of what makes them happy (Johnny Cupcakes) and to follow their passion. Another thought was to simple change “Glorified” to “Glorify”. So the concept would be to Glorify what is good, to be blessed by being a blessing towards others.  What do you guys think???

Though I’m unsure what direction I want to take my business I do know that I want my clothing company to be a business that will support a foundation to help other non-profit organizations, activities, events and other random acts of kindness. I hope in time I will have a clear image of what my business is and where it’s going.

Aloha,

Jon Jon





I’m on MidWeek

13 09 2012

To my online followers here is a link to the article I’m in concerning my business. VERY PROUD MOMENT!!!

http://www.midweek.com/promoting-goodness-with-clothes/

ENJOY!!!





Flushing out

10 09 2012

This blog is long overdue but I took my first colonix last week Wednesday. (Warning: I’m about to be graphic on my experience. This might gross you out – Don’t say I did’t warn you). If you don’t know what colonix is, it’s when you place a tub 3 inches into your colon and water is pushed through your intestines. You are lying down on a bed and legs are spread open. When I did it I l20120910-114757.jpgooked like a man giving birth. Once you turn on the water you start feeling a tingling sensation. At first the feeling doesn’t bother me but then I slowly start to get bloated. After a few minutes I had the feeling of going the restroom. You know that feeling where you feel you can’t hold your doodoo in anymore. Once you can’t hold it in any more you push it out. So to sum up my experience it was 45 minutes of bloating and flushing out the water, similar to diarrhea.

Why did I do this? Well I have a goal to get healthy and lose some weight. I have high cholesterol

 

 and doing colonix would be a great way to cleanse my body and remove some of the buildup toxins. Here comes some fun facts – I learned that red meat takes 9 days to digest and when it gets digested small parts of the meat is left behind. When that happens is begins to rot in your body causing cholesterol buildup, can cause cancer, high blood and diabetes. The weight lost program is teaching me to eat better and how to portion out my meals. In six days I’ve lost 10.5lbs so I’m happy with the results and this program. With the pills I’m taking it does make me constipated so colonix is what’s helping to flush out my doodoo (This is where you giggle).

I hoping with this program I can weight under 160lbs. I started at 193.5lb and I see myself finish my dieting within a month. Good luck to everyone else who are making the right choices to stay healthy and lose some weight.

GO TEAM BUTCHUG!!!!

 





Day 1

5 09 2012

Today isn’t really my first day of dieting. It started on Sunday when I got to binge on food. I ate everything I wanted to eat and ate when I didn’t feel like it. This I must say is the fun part of the diet. After stuffing my face for the past two days I moved on to the next phase of my diet – 500 calories a day plan. I know it might sound crazy but it isn’t that bad. I eat only lunch and dinner and one apple in between. My meals are portioned out with just one vegetable and either boiled or grilled meat.

This morning I was feeling a little lighted headed because of the lower calorie intake but overall today wasn’t that bad. I drank a lot of water and snacked on ice when I got hungry. I don’t see any results but I will report on my progress as time passes. I hope all my other friends are getting on the health lifestyle bandwagon.





Team Butchug

23 08 2012

For my non-Ilocano speaking followers “Butchug” means fat or chubby. I got inspired to write this because my friend started a blog on her journey to lost weight and to get back into a healthy lifestyle. I found it inspiring so I thought I should do the same. Check her blog be clicking on “THIS” ,  it will only take a few minutes to read and ITS VERY INTERESTING.

Unlike my friend, I grew up being the fat kid. Think of me as the brown Michelin Tire. I honestly had no neck growing up – sad story. It was until I started taking Tae Kwon Do during my intermediate school years that I started losing weight. My neck started to stretch out and my belly soon became flat. I maintained a decent weight throughout high school but that soon changed when I entered into college and enrolled into culinary school. Being around food and having a tremendous sweet tooth caused me to gain some weight. I didn’t go back to where I was but you could tell it was my 1st year of college weight. After I started feeling my medium size shirts getting tighter I was determine to lose weight. I got myself a membership to 24 Hour Fitness and started working out like crazy. I was so motivated that I was even preparing for a body building competition but that never happened since my trainer left for the mainland.

My weight always fluctuated throughout the years but this is the longest time period where I couldn’t lose the weight I’ve gained. I’m no longer wearing medium size shirts, I’m weraing XL now. There are major factors that played a role in my weight gain: my work schedule, my eating habits, being lazy, being in a relationship, my recent bicycling accent and surgery I had to undergo. All in all, this has been my heaviest point of my life. I’ve been tempted to do the Body by Vi Challenge but I was introduce to a new program. This weight lost program shows some promising results.  I’ve seen people lose up 30lbs within a month and keep it off. It is a strict diet plan, pills to help increase your metabolism and colonix (butt cleaning). I decided to take this route because I didn’t want to take a meal replacement shake to lose weight and not learn to control my appetite and train me to eat healthier.

I just started this program so I can’t report on the progress. I will keep you posted on my results and MAYBE even post up before and after pictures. During the time being I would like to wish my buddy Riana good luck on her journey and to everyone else who are making the choice to live a better lifestyle.