Try This At Home

Sometimes, we think too much and miss out on opportunities because we always have to examine and evaluate things. It’s the story of my life. By the time I’m done studying something, the chance is gone. So I’ve learned to just do it, jump in, and consider the risk an investment in a dream, rather than watching a train go by with my dreams in it.

Last year, I was on cruise ships for most of the time. On this one boat, they had a huge basketball court that was empty most of the trip. So every night I’d shoot hoops until I fell asleep. Then, out of boredom, people started betting on me to get this or that in. In consecutive shots, I nailed every single one in beyond the 3-point mark. And when I stepped behind the center of the court and the wind of the sea was pushing and pulling people back n’ forth, I was still nailing them 20+ in a row.

I never played basketball in school. I made the team once, but got kicked off because I never passed the ball. That’s just me, I like to handle everything myself. I hate the sport. But out of boredom, I became the ship’s all-star pro. How? I never thought about what I was doing. I just threw the ball in there without any strategic thinking or nervousness. I didn’t care. Plus, I knew I wasn’t ever going to see any of those people again.

Then earlier this year, I took one of my homies here to play bowling. He never went or played before because it’s not big in Egypt. I never played much either in the States and I’m not that good at it. It was my dad who took us as kids and whenever he was around, I turned into the gutter ball queen. Everything was a science to him. But this time, I managed to get 6 strikes in a row! I was out of control. I did the same thing I did on the ship and I kept getting everything in. I didn’t think about it. Plus, I knew my homie didn’t understand anything about bowling that if I threw the ball across 5 lanes, he’d think it was a pretty cool game.

Now, when I did think about what I was doing…that’s when I’d fail.

I’m not telling you to NOT THINK, but for non-altering life situations, sometimes you just go for it. I told myself I was going to nail a shot, and I did every time. There was never any doubt in my head that it wasn’t going to go in. None. I ain’t no basketball hero either. But if you put me up in front of Kobe, and no crowds are around to make me nervous or add pressure, I’d bet you I’d beat the turkey…without a single thought.

When I walk scary streets alone at night, it never phases me some dude will come at me and kill me, even though the area is known for crime and is dangerous. Nothing ever happens to me. One, I don’t care if a dude comes and kills me or not. Two, I’m the vulture. That dude who would have considered attacking me, sees me, and is afraid of himself getting attacked. That’s the truth. Confidence has a lot to do with it. What you transmit inside to out, people can tap into it. Confidence is the reason why a lot of people succeed. Just believe and you will achieve. Don’t think about it. Just do it.

Try it.

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The Flykick Mafia


To the Karate Kids:

You know how you habitually took a bunch of karate classes and bothered learning tons of moves to move up in belts? Has it ever bothered you that you never did anything with all that knowledge outside of class? I know there are some spiritual beliefs in refraining from violence in some “karate sciences”. But c’mon, man. Haven’t you ever wanted to practice in real life?

Cool. Come on through to crooked Egypt. We need a few good superheroes out here.

A Vision Realized


SON OF SAGES

In a vision of light,
He came to me –
The most beautiful
Teacher of all creatures
White light poured from his face
And illuminated his godly features
His soul raged a blue flame
Untamed by the
Fire of the ancients.
Preacher of preachers
Sweet brother, son of Sages
Been waiting for you
Since the chiseled ages
Been scavenging the jungle
In search of you
Through
Muddy waters and
Rat-infested ranges,
Been warred with the tongue and sword
And locked up like a bored panther
Pacing back n’ forth
With whores in cages.
I’m ready to turn the pages.
Surrounded in the company of gods,
Let us combine our skills
And minds
To elevate us to higher places.
The Egyptians have risen
And it has been written
The time is now
For us to hold down
Our regal stations.
Just you and me sailor
Float with me through the phases.
The world will be new again
You got my hand through the mazes
Let’s go spread Truth
And erase the face of evil
From our shrines, nations and open spaces.
We’ll leave our mark and traces
Sign, stamp and don’t forget to date this
You know what we have to do, kid
This is what our fate is.
Stay true and I will
Forever stand by you
And will never,
Ever break this.

– This –

Just me,
You,
And this
Sealing
Kiss.

– Kissed –

Now get back to scribbling, Wiz
Class is
Dismissed.

=Blue Panther=
SON OF SAGES” by Suzy Kassem
Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

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A Vision Realized


SON OF SAGES

In a vision of light,
He came to me –
The most beautiful
Teacher of all creatures
White light poured from his face
And illuminated his godly features
His soul raged a blue flame
Untamed by the
Fire of the ancients.
Preacher of preachers
Sweet brother, son of Sages
Been waiting for you
Since the chiseled ages
Been scavenging the jungle
In search of you
Through
Muddy waters and
Rat-infested ranges,
Been warred with the tongue and sword
And locked up like a bored panther
Pacing back n’ forth
With whores in cages.
I’m ready to turn the pages.
Surrounded in the company of gods,
Let us combine our skills
And minds
To elevate us to higher places.
The Egyptians have risen
And it has been written
The time is now
For us to hold down
Our regal stations.
Just you and me sailor
Float with me through the phases.
The world will be new again
You got my hand through the mazes
Let’s go spread Truth
And erase the face of evil
From our shrines, nations and open spaces.
We’ll leave our mark and traces
Sign, stamp and don’t forget to date this
You know what we have to do, kid
This is what our fate is.
Stay true and I will
Forever stand by you
And will never,
Ever break this.

– This –

Just me,
You,
And this
Sealing
Kiss.

– Kissed –

Now get back to scribbling, Wiz
Class is
Dismissed.

=Blue Panther=
SON OF SAGES” by Suzy Kassem
Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

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The Goods on Gorillas

 

1. A baby gorilla moves and acts exactly like Gizmo from Gremlins.

2.
If you want to see a gorilla in Rwanda, you have to pay $500 for a kindergarten certificate that gives you the permission to be “a gorilla trekker”, otherwise you’ll be heavily fined or may end up as bush beat.

3. However, if you decide to go as a bush meat hunter or want to hack down some trees, it’s OK to see and kill as many gorillas as you wish.

4.
Most gorilla fund organizations don’t actually do anything to save the gorillas. They just make it look like they do, like the knuckleheads that run the L.A Zoo.

5.
Gorillas are the coolest and most laid-back creatures on earth AND they’re smarter than humans. They don’t need a pipe, remote, or joystick to kill the time. Just a stick.

6.
When you confront one in the wild, don’t look into their eyes right away. Let them study you first. Keep your head bowed when you do look up to take a look at them, and do kneel when you part ways. Otherwise, they’ll keep studying you thinking you’re a threat and that could be dangerous. Respect the territory and its rulers. Their laws are understandable.

7. There are about 600 gorillas left on earth. Most are killed for food (bush meat), slaughtered by poachers to be sold on the black market, or shot by militants and tree hackers for getting in their way.

8.
They have the same exact emotions as humans.