You Only Live Once

@sol_cee (12999)
Japan
February 24, 2017 7:44am CST
Recently this YOLO mantra has been bugging my reverie day and night. How I envy those people who don't hesitate to plunge into the unknown and come out feeling more alive than ever. I can't be like that. I always consider the consequence. Will I get hurt? Will I fall? But then what if I fly? We'll never know unless we try. So I made my own YOLO things-to-do inspired by Carter and Edward's bucket list. 1. Contact an old friend. (It never is easy to lay down one's pride. I'll send him a message but what if he rejects me? What if he taunts me? What if..?YOLO!) 2. Go to a public bath. (I've been in Japan for quite a while already but I've never tried their public onsen. Getting naked in front of others is a bit far off for the conservative me. But nah, YOLO!!) 3. Get a tattoo. (Not the flower garden kind. Or the dragon vs lion type. Definitely not Trump's face! I'd go for the simple yet meaningful one. MyLot's logo perhaps?) 4. Do something rebellious. (Still considering though. I'm chicken through and through.) And the list goes on and on. I just wish I'll have the courage to do them all. Photo is of my first horse meat ramen.
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@DianneN (55063)
• United States
24 Feb
There are many things not worth trying if they make you uncomfortable. I finally went up in a hot air balloon.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
24 Feb
Wicked! Where? When? Why? Lol
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@Marty1 (24033)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Feb
@diannen I am so glad you were able to get on the hot air balloon! I could not do it as I am petrified of heights!
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@DianneN (55063)
• United States
24 Feb
@Marty1 So am I!
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@SIMPLYD (73996)
• Philippines
14 Mar
I am also considering to have a tattoo over a dark scar above my ankle. Though , I can only take the henna tattoo. My scar is dark and round. I am thinking of finding a henna tattoo of rose.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
Why did you get that scar?
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@SIMPLYD (73996)
• Philippines
15 Mar
@sol_cee It started with just a small itchy part. Then , i keep scratching it until it became a wound. I treated it and when it gets dry, I would take out the scab whenever it dries. Until it became dark.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
15 Mar
@SIMPLYD I remember you writing a post about going to a local quack doctor or something.
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@JustBhem (18020)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Feb
Haha. Climb the highest peak Sol. Yolo!
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
24 Feb
I am only a social climber bhem. Lol
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@JustBhem (18020)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Feb
@sol_cee Whether you are or not, try that.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
25 Feb
@JustBhem Many people enjoy trekking or mountain climbing but I'd pass bhem.
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
24 Feb
I will surely never get a tattoo, I do not like them. A public bath is not tempting at all, I prefer the privacy of my bath where I know I will never get germs. Something rebellious? Yest this is something I could try.
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@Marty1 (24033)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Feb
@ladyduck I do not like tattoos either. I would never get one of them. I would not go for a public bath either as I too think about all the germs. I don't think I could do something rebellious!
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
24 Feb
@Marty1 I never liked tattoos and public places make me uncomfortable. Something rebellious is not too bad, if it's nothing bad.
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@Marty1 (24033)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Feb
@LadyDuck Yes, I understand completely as I hate public places. I don't go out often because of that. I can't see tattoos as I read someplace that it is more painful to have them removed than it is to get them. So if I got one what I decided I didn't like that style I would have to keep it or be painful removal!
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@responsiveme (13232)
• India
3 Mar
Is YOLO the new mantra...am bit of a boring type really. But wish you all the best in your endeavors . After all YOLO
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
New mantra for a chicken like me. Lol How have you been?
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• India
14 Mar
@sol_cee I am fine...was very irregular here now am back in circulation. Good to get in touch with you and old friends. A poem is due , don't you think.?
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
@responsiveme omg! You do remember my pathetic attempt at poetry. Lol
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• Preston, England
25 Feb
James Bond got to only live twice - never thought about my bucket list
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
1 Mar
Daniel Craig?
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• Preston, England
1 Mar
@sol_cee You Only Live Twice was actually Connery - though with 6 actors having played him now Bond has only lived 6 times
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
12 Mar
@arthurchappell I love 007.
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@JESSY3236 (4702)
• United States
24 Feb
I have two tattoos. I had my first airplane flight after Christmas. I was fine. I still want to learn how to ride a horse and meet my father.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
24 Feb
Where's your father if you don't mind my asking?
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@JESSY3236 (4702)
• United States
1 Mar
@sol_cee He lives in another town.
@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
21 Mar
We share the same character traits of being too cautious in life, and I think you probably like to plan all the details for a vacation too! When i was young, I did not need to plan till every day was covered, but now I get too cautious. There are too many "what ifs" to consider.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
21 Mar
'What and if are two words as nonthreatening as words can be. But put them together, side by side, and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life.' - Letters to Juliet Sorry. I just can't help but quote it.
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
21 Mar
@sol_cee good quote! It sure has the power to destroy a lot of lives.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
21 Mar
@scheng1 YOLO scheng! Lol
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
25 Feb
yum yum noodles.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
1 Mar
Horsie horsie noodles. lol
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@ridingbet (34783)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@sol_cee living our life once, for me, is not a requisite to do those things that we think,challenges us to the brim. i would still do those things not thinking about my life as living once.
@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
2 Mar
@ridingbet Meaning?
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@shaggin (24239)
• United States
25 Feb
I would be very shocked if anyone actually got a tattoo of the mylot logo on their body. I tend to weigh the pros and cons of everything for along time so I really can't jump right into things like others do just because we only live once. I don't think being careful and thinking things through is a bad thing.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
1 Mar
It's too green yeah?
@shaggin (24239)
• United States
1 Mar
@sol_cee lol no just doesn't seem like a tattoo people would want like a Facebook tattoo etc. Not very meaningful.
@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
@shaggin I think whatever people choose to ink in their body has a certain meaning at one point in time. However pointless it may be to others.
@epiffanie (8350)
• Australia
1 Apr
Well, at list you are game enough to eat horse meat ..
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
1 Apr
You haven't? You wouldn't?
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@epiffanie (8350)
• Australia
2 Apr
@sol_cee No I haven't .. and I won't be game enough to try it .. although when I get really hungry, I always say , "I am starving that I could eat a horse" ... lol ..
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
26 Feb
I can always contact an old friend provided she was never a bad friend hahaha but the rest that you mentioned, I won't dare do them.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
1 Mar
Goody goody girl. I am. lol
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@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@theBlock (2477)
• United States
12 Mar
@sol_cee I-see-you-getting-a-tattoo-in-the-near-future!
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
12 Mar
What's-with-the-dash-thing-in-your-comments?
@LeaPea2417 (13624)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Mar
I did contact an old friend not too long ago and she was glad to hear from me.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
I still haven't made my first move.
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@JudyEv (92270)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Feb
There is no way I would ever want a tattoo. Public baths do nothing for me either.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
That's why Herc is so standpat. Lol
@jaboUK (49209)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb
Can't you keep your swimmers on in the public bath? And think very hard before getting a tattoo - once you've got it you can't change your mind. I personally think they are ugly.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
I have decided on the design. But not the date.
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@AliCanary (1635)
25 Feb
You killed me with the thought of getting a MyLot tattoo. Number one fan!
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
25 Feb
Well I realized it's too green. Aborting mission. lol
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@FayeHazel (9441)
• United States
24 Feb
Oh dear, I was going to say the soup looked good... how was it? I suppose we eat all sort of other animals... Nice list! I am like you, conservative for some things... it may well be good to live a little moreso. :-)
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
25 Feb
I didn't expect it to be tender. And the soup is really tasty. You should try it!
@acelawrites (10400)
• Philippines
24 Feb
You can try one in your list then share us what happened and how you felt about it!
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
1 Mar
Always a bright idea from you! lol
@Corbin5 (74575)
• United States
24 Feb
It does take courage to do the things we fear to do. I have already done a few harmless rebellious things when I was in college, and that is enough for me.
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@sol_cee (12999)
• Japan
14 Mar
Bet your sister is more experimental. Lol
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