How to Train Your Dragon 2

This review may contain spoilers. I was absolutely blown away when I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 because I do not expect a lot from movie sequels. In fact, I was unimpressed with the first one. Why would I watch the next one then? Well, rottentomatoes.com, a popular movie review site, was raving about it and…

Undeserving, But Loved

Lord, why must you love me the way You do? I’m not worthy, nor do I deserve this. Sins, desires, lead me away from You. I’m strung along by this worldly death kiss. Tied up in the lies, the failures, the wounds Of this human life, I fail to escape The evil clutches that want…

Refreshing Soba Noodles with Homemade Mentsuyu

Have you ever had cold noodles? They are spectacularly refreshing on a hot, humid day. This Japanese-based recipe calls for soba, buckwheat noodles, and mentsuyu (a light sauce made with soy sauce, broth, sugar and sake). Instead of eating the noodles in soup, like ramen, you dip them into the chilled mentsuyu before you slurp up…

Salty Storm: The Secretive Mermaid

The woman scowled at me. “My name or my race? I’m a very busy woman.” “Um… both.” “You may know me as… what you call a mermaid. Or a siren. Depending on what legend of yours you are most comfortable with. You happy?” “Um… no. What is your name?” The mermaid rolled her eyes. “Fine,…

Fear vs. Faith

Last week, I attended a youth conference in Florida as a chaperone and techie extraordinaire. During one of the services, the speaker made a very interesting observation. He said, Fear will cause you to do extreme things, but so will faith. The speaker went on to give a few examples of how fear and faith…

Apology

I can’t even look into His eyes – watering affection though my anger turns confrontational. I have blazed fire, caring not for cries of my confused mother- “I don’t care.” fuming under pain: singeing, hasty lips, third degree burns to this heart. I lay here now, reprimanding myself with ashes of this day, forgiveness undeserved…

Breezes

Far away, fear takes over. Courage is hidden. The unknown haunts me To the point of weakness. I’m here, you’re there. The distance pains as much as the thoughts And worries that consume my mind Like a monster to its victim. My imagination wanders farther than reality can allow, But still sparked alive by bits…