Month: July 2010

Yosemite Trip

Yesterday my family went to Yosemite National Park. The last time I went here was in 2006, so it was something I was looking forward too. For some reason, the driving took ridiculously long. It felt like I was going to Vegas. And the road had so many twists and turns that I had car sickness a few times. But once we reached the park, it was all worth it. I have to say, God’s creation is a wonderful thing. People say it’s a small world, it really isn’t. One part of the adventure we went rock climbing that lead up to a waterfall. It was extremely dangerous, considering that we were near a waterfall and the rocks were slippery, and the slopes were steep. To make matters worse, my 9-year-old cousin came along, but my dad came a long to accompany him. There was one point during that climb where I slipped on a large boulder and almost fell. That made my heart skip 2 beats. nevertheless, we continued the climb until we reached …

MTC ‘Checkmate’ Jam Champ

Today the Milpitas Teen Center hosted a mini jam, called “Checkmate”. I had so many doubts about entering this jam, because my body was beat from head to toe, literally. I had cuts, lower back aches, and a pulled leg muscle. Despite those injuries, I decided to enter the jam for the hell of it. As I walked into the teen center, there were a lot of young folk. I saw some of the older bboys that I session with, but they were going to judge, so basically I was going to battle some of the younger bboys. I didn’t  mind that at all, it was still a competition and I still wanted to come hard. Most of the people that entered I knew. There were a few heads I haven’t seen in town, and they were pretty good. The scary thing was they were all younger than me; junior-high to 2nd year in high school. It made me feel so behind. Nevertheless, I continued to be aggressive with them. In the top 8 battles, …