Sword of Fury – Chapter III, Part 10

April 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Something must have happened to those men. It was probably one of his clever contraptions.” The man with the jade spear told the leader.

“What should we do now?”

“We should set the temple on fire. He will have to come out or die inside.”

Lady Song agreed with the suggestion. She had her archers shoot flaming arrows at the temple. Soon enough, the building was covered with flames.

A floating boulder suddenly appeared and aimed directly at Song. She swiftly dodged the boulder, but her men were unable to avoid it being knocked off to all directions.

The boulder slammed into the burning temple, dispersing sparks all over the area. After a second of idleness, the boulder started to move in the reverse direction, once again targeting the leader.

The young lady drew her long whip and stuck it tightly to a tall tree branch nearby, which allowed her to elevate over the boulder. It was then that she realized the trick behind the floating boulder.

Sword of Fury – Chapter III, Part 9

April 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

“My friend here has many talents. One of them is to be able to hear sound from many li away. He has never been wrong.”

Jin turned to Daichin and smiled. “If I could borrow some of your talents, I think we will be able to defeat my pursuers.”

It was dark when the pursuers finally reached the temple. They dismounted their horses, lighted up torches and barricaded the main path to the temple. The leaders of the armed riders appeared to be a girl dressed in white satin and a man in his early thirties holding a jade spear.

“Lady Song, we have detected his scent in this area. He is probably inside the abandoned temple.” One of the riders said.

The girl ordered a half dozen of her subordinates to enter the temple looking for the wanted man. Twenty minutes later, the men had yet to come back out. There was an eerie silence coming from inside from the temple.

“Something must have happened to those men. It was probably one of his clever contraptions.” The man with the jade spear told the leader.

Prince Charming

April 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

I fall in love with a dreamer,

Who mistakes me for a Prince Charming.

But I am neither Prince Charming

Nor a superhero of the Modern Age.

I am just an ordinary person

Without riches, fame and good looks.

I possess no special powers

To rescue her from the mundane.

All I can offer is a loyal heart

That will love her till the end of days.

~

Will you accept my humble love?

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Spring Season

March 14, 2016 § Leave a comment

I walk gently in spring’s daze.

The flowers bloom; the swallows soar.

Nature’s beauty is gleefully in tow,

Only to wither in volatile winds.

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Nostalgia for the Jungle

March 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

Long live days of yore!

Lush green, thick vines,
What a beauty!

Free to roam,
Roar without qualms.

Some days full,
Some days starved.

O what a life!
Was it a dream?

How I long for days foregone.

~~~~~

Once a king of the jungle,
now a hapless prisoner
befriending stoic cats,
neighboring petty bears.

How I loathe those curious eyes
treating me like a toy,
a visual spectacle.

How I loathe those arrogant souls
wanting to be my equals,
taunting me at every turn.

How I loathe Nature’s wannabes:
the static scenery, well-trimmed grass & misplaced rocks.

To whomever brought me to this land:
give me back my dignity.

Set me free!

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Country Lad

March 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

Here comes a young country lad,
walking down the street.
His hair is messy; his pockets are empty.
But why is he looking jolly, I wonder?

Dear lad:

Would you share your secret of happiness
for two cows, ten bells and eight sheep?
The lad smiles and sways his head.

How about a bag of gold and a sweet Harley ride?
The lad smiles and sways his head.

How about ten acres of land?
How about a house with a view?
The lad smiles and sways his head.

My chicken sandwich is all I have left.
Would you trade your secret for it?

The lad nods and smiles.

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Tales of Daji – Episode 4

March 2, 2016 § Leave a comment

Duke Wen and his eldest son Yikao visited the imperial capital to pay tribute to the emperor. Daji took a romantic interest in the handsome Yikao, but was coldly rejected. It happened that the emperor was envious of Wen, who was widely admired for his virtues. Daji took advantage of this rift to plot her revenge. She falsely accused the son of making advances toward her. The emperor believed her words and hastily executed the young man without giving him a chance to profess his innocence.

When Duke Wen learned of his beloved son’s demise, he was drowned in sorrow. However, he dared not to complain for that would be treasonous against the emperor. Wen’s muted response agigated Emperor Zhou, because he was looking for an excuse to get rid of him as well. Daji offered the emperor a scheme to trap the duke.

“Your majesty, invite him to an imperial banquet and stealthily serve him a dish made from his son’s flesh. If he refuses to eat it, you can frame him for treason. If he eats it, spread words around the empire that he ate his son’s flesh. Either way, his virtuous reputation will be shattered.”

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