Learnt a new term today – Yolo. YOLO’ is ‘you only live once’, a modern exclamation of enthusiasm that has reached viral meme popularity since 2011.
This expression is the evolution of the phrase ‘carpe diem’ (‘seize the day’).
It is used to inspire courage and bravery, or to justify doing something idiotic and embarrassing. You will see YOLO spelled with its four letters, as well as with the pound sign hashtag ‘#YOLO’. Sad to say I am slow on the pickup of this term. Chiao Lin knows it also. Anyhow, I can’t quite disagree with seizing the day…..
Here are 2 quote’s from Dead Poet’s Society (Robin Williams)….
“Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone.”
“Carpe, carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
The most poignant quote being the later. But you know how I feel, don’t forget, there could be a tomorrow we need to tackle. Leaving you with a little verse so that you don’t worry too much about tomorrow!
Anyway, a chance to sneak in couple of photos of dear friends I am so glad to have spend so much time with. We made trips to Penang in 2008 & 2010 together. And some scattered trips up there again courtesy of the best host on earth – Peter. Latest trip was last year 2016.
It’s already 2017 so I suppose I’m a little slow in the uptake and this term posted maybe a little embarrassing because everyone else probably knows about!