Tag Archives: Sayings

March 16

Going for Broke

Go for broke is a phrase from Hawaiian Pidgin meaning “to wager everything”. It was the motto of a World War II Japanese-American military unit, the 442nd Infantry Regiment. Go for broke or going for broke. Source: Wikipedia. My teacher used to say that in life you have three choices: 1) Give up 2) Give in […]

March 04

Maktub

Book club is coming up and I am quickly reading The Alchemist. There are many wonderful concepts put forward in the book, one of which is: Maktub. Maktub means, it is written. “Determinism is the philosophical view that, given certain initial conditions, everything that ensues is bound to happen as it does and in no other possible […]