Monday, April 27, 2015

Asia Tao and The Essence of the Dragon 2.5

Chapter 2
2.5 The Other Guy: The Girl is Mine

First period was over and it was weird without Chris. Asia hadn’t known Chris that long but she could definitely feel his absence. The entire school could. It was still a big mystery on who killed him, for Asia anyways. Everyone else was certain it was Mrs. Calvin. Asia had her doubts about the theory that was going around Mrs. Calvin was knocked out cold when she found her and Mr. Santos definitely knew more than he was letting on.

Asia was on her way to her second period class when she saw Giovanni and some girl in a cheerleading uniform having a heated discussion. “Wow what are they arguing about?” Soo Yun said as she walked up behind her. “I don’t know, I’m trying to make it out with being obvious.” Asia said. “Who is that girl?” Asia asked. “That’s Jessica his girlfriend.” Soo Yun replied. Asia began trying to focus on the conversation. Suddenly their voices became very loud she could hear everything Giovanni and Jessica were saying as if she were right in between them. “I demand to know why you broke up with me?” Jessica asked. “Does it matter, I don’t want to be with you anymore!” he yelled. “Why!” she screamed as she stomped her feet like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Giovanni began to get frustrated. He grabbed Jessica by her arm and pulled her close. “Look, I know about you and Chris.” He whispered. Jessica’s eyes began to fill up with tears. “I’m sorry Giovanni, it didn’t mean anything it only happened once.” Jessica said crying now. “Well I guess to have take your word for it since he’s dead and can’t tell his side of the story.” Giovanni said with anger in his eyes. “Jessica its over, get it through your head.” He said calmly then walked away.

“Wow I wonder what he said she’s hysterically.” Soo Yun said as they watched Jessica run away crying. “This changes everything, Giovanni could have killed Chris.” Asia thought. “Yeah that was crazy.” Asia replied as she walked into the classroom. Asia was distracted for the whole class she couldn’t get what Giovanni said out of her mind. Then there was the fact that she had just got a new power. All of this was too much to handle, she wanted to tell Soo Yun but she would think she was insane.

The day seemed to go by so fast. Asia was already in third period. She hated math so she found a seat in the back of class out of direct view of the teacher. She didn’t even have anyone to talk to in this class. Asia was face down in her phone was someone tapped her on the shoulder. “Hey.” A familiar voice said. Asia looked up to see Giovanni. “Are you in this class?” she asked confused. “I am now.” He said as he took the seat next to her. “Hey that’s an interesting necklace you have on.” He said as he leaned in to get a closer look. “It looks like that medallion we read about in my English class.” He added. “Where did you get it?” he asked. “My dad gave it to me.” Asia answered. Giovanni was just about to ask more questions when the teacher began to speak. “What if that’s the medallion we read about?” Giovanni thought. “What if that’s the reason I’m getting all of these abilities? What if that’s why I feel so connected to her?” he wondered.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tiny Hands

Tiny hands
Tiny feet
That can never seem to stay in your seat
A tiny mouth
That only speaks
To ask me questions
That makes me think
Those tiny hands that you use to hug
Or to make a mess that was made in love
Those tiny feet that you use to run
Makes me worry when you’re just having fun
Those tiny teeth that you use to smile
When you say I love you with your tiny mouth
When you’ve been bad and I have to yell
When you are sad I can always tell
Pleas stay tiny don’t grow up too fast
And I’ll cherish these moments
When they are the past

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Confidence in the Process

  If at first you don't succeed dust yourself off and try again. You must never give up because anything worth having is worth fighting for. The problem with people is that we want everything instantly. No one wants to work for anything anymore they want everything handed to them. Even in relationships we want it easy and when it starts to get hard we jump ship. Nobody ever said life was going to be easy but i know God didn't bring me this far to leave me. Romans 5:3-4 says Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. James 1:12 says Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. You must persevere and always work hard. Greatness doesn't just happen you have to fight tooth and nail for it. People will see your failures and make you believe your goals aren't possible but you only fail when you give up. What if when Michael Jordan didn't make his school basketball team he quit playing basketball? What if when Einstein was labeled a dunce he quit thinking? Great people fail at things over and over again that process is what makes them great. You beat the odds every time you try again and it makes you hungry for success. You can do or be anything you put your mind to. Bill Gates didn't become a billionaire in a day and neither will you. Keeping fighting for what you believe in and you can make your dreams a reality.

  When you have confidence in your purpose you know what you are suppose to do in life and you trust in your ability to accomplish it. You have to first know who you are and realize your potential. You have to have confidence in yourself and confidence in God. Confidence is important in succeeding in anything. You can't let doubt diminish your confidence because that strengthens your fear. We have to keep trying at things until we get them right. There is no reason why you can't be a millionaire, a singer, a chef, a boxer or anything you desire. Doubt and fear are holding you back from your true potential. Let go of the fear and doubt in your life to allow for better things to enter.

  Sometimes in life people put you down and try to make you believe you aren't good enough. We often let people put us in the less than category when we belong in the more than. I'm here to say you are somebody because God says you are. There is no need to prove your worth to others. You may not be as rich, as smart, or as tall, you may not have everything figured out but that doesn't make you any less of a person. Sometimes we are put at a disadvantage to make us stronger, to prepare us for what’s ahead. Isaiah 40:29 says “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” We have to stop trying to be someone that appeals to others who have no heaven or hell to put us in. Heaven isn't a hot nightclub where the cool people only get in; it’s a place for the humble, the meek and the righteous. People will keep you down if you let them, that’s why you have to be strong and know whom you are. Know that money, cars and clothes don't make the man, these things are just accessories meant to make us look good. There is more to life than looking like somebody, you should strive to be somebody so when all the worldly things fade away you will still shine. If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. You are somebody if only you and God know it.

  We often allow ourselves to get fooled by people. You have enemies that are pretending to be your friends. People that act like they want you to succeed but they secretly hope you fail. People that continuously pump negative thoughts into your brain. You can’t let others people downfalls deter you, just because they cant do something doesn’t mean you cant. The truth is more than half the people you know are at their climax in life, not because of lack of ability but because of lack of confidence. These same people see the confidence in you and they are envious of it some may even be afraid of it. Psalms 118:6 says “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” The answer is nothing. Think of these people as bullies, when you stand up to a bully they usually back down, some still want to fight but they can’t win. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 says “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” If you want more you can have more but the first step is to believe in you, work hard and have confidence in the process.

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Psalm 139:13-18

13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Proverbs 3:26

For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.   

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Codename: Bonnie and Clyde 2.4

Chapter 2
2.4 One of them: R.E.S.P.E.C.T

“What the hell was that?” Angelica asked as soon as they were in the safety of their car. “Are you trying to get us killed?” She asked furious. “He was testing me.” Daniel said. “Oh really was that what it was, because to me it looked like he was two seconds away from killing you and making your body unidentifiable.” Angelica stated. “It’s a guy thing he was pushing up on my woman and if I didn’t react I would look weak.” He said. Angelica took a long look at Daniel and burst into laughter. “I’m so glad I’m a woman because that shit is stupid.” She joked. “I looked cool though.” Daniel said with a sly grin on his face.

Back at the club Kimura sat in the V.I.P talking to his brother Akeno. “I like that Carter kid he has heart.” Akeno told him. “Are you sure its heart and not pride?” Kimura asked. “Maybe a little of both.” He answered. “Pride will get you killed.” Kimura said as he took a swallow of his drink. “Heart will get you caught.” He added.

It was the next morning. Daniel and Angelica sat outside the club waiting for someone to come and open the doors. They were tired and hung-over from the night before. Daniel had his head rested on the steering wheel while Angelica snored in the passenger seat. “Angelica!” he yelled. “What?” she asked startled. “You sound like a buzz saw, get up.” He said annoyed. “Are they here yet?” she asked yawning and stretching. “No.” he answered.

Daniel’s burner phone began to ring. “Its Kimura.” Daniel said. “Hello.” Daniel said as the answered the phone. “Change of plans you and Chanel meet me at my restaurant Kim’s.” Kimura said. “Okay we’re on our way.” Daniel replied. “What’s up?” Angelica asked. “Change of plans we’re going to Kim’s.” he told her.

When Daniel and Angelica arrived they were ushered to the back of the restaurant. Kimura, Akeno and five of Kimura’s men formed a circle around a man with a bag over his head. Daniel and Angelica looked at each other nervously. “What’s going on?” Daniel asked. “Well Carter this is the part of my business that I hate, I put my trust in my employees and they steal from me.” Kimura said. “It really hurts my feeling being lied to.” He added. “Carter, I want you to shoot Mr. Toshi in both his kneecaps.” Kimura said. “What?” Daniel asked shocked as he looked around the room waiting for the joke. “You heard me.” He said. “You want me to do it? Shoot him in both his kneecaps?” Daniel asked for conformation. “Yes, is that going to be a problem for you Mr. Smith?” Kimura asked. “Uh no, should I use my gun?” Daniel asked trying to buy some time. Kimura was watching Daniel as if he were studying him. Angelica wondered if maybe he was on to them. “Can I just shoot him in one kneecap?” Daniel asked as he pulled out his gun. Kimura just stared at Daniel not saying a word with an emotionless look on his face that was almost evil waiting for his order to be carried out. “Okay.” Daniel said as he shot the man in his kneecaps. “Good Mr. Smith.” Kimura said while the man screamed and cried in the background. “Go home I’ll see you tomorrow.” He told them then he left.

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