#okamidojo,#jujutsu,#iaido,#kenpo,#sandokan This is why we train the way we do !
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." -Bruce Lee
Playing around with my #snapseed and #vscocam apps. This particular photo was way underexposed and you could barely make the background and it was still the best one out of a set of shots. It was raining that day and the grey clouds were coming and going so not ideal conditions trekking up a mountain, especially in slippers. It’s amazing what you can do on your phones nowadays. You don’t need a fancy photo program on a computer to make quick changes. #toohotinmyhouse #ratherbethere
My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."
My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)
You don’t have all the time in the world no matter how hard you try to make time. It’s eye opening to see who shows up for you when you don’t even realize you need it. And the people you thought had your back, especially when the going gets rough, it’s good to know where we stand. I ain’t wasting my time. Time to cut em loose to make room for those who care. Thanks for taking some of your time to think of me and to help me out. I appreciate it. I will reciprocate.
During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.
The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.
CHRIST HOW DID I MISS THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS