that seems to be the buzz word amongst teens these days. don't know how it came about but it's definitely here to stay. it's suppose to imply something commendable, like clever, helpful, hardworking, witty, resolute or even compassionate. so, perhaps instead of conveying the actual virtue, youths just use "awesome" to cover all bases.
my daughter's class is no different. when they had to design their class t-shirt this year, they came up with this....
i just rolled up my eyes & shook my head.
she is in Sec 4I, hence the play on "Four I." her schoolmates in Sec 4S, though also lacking in originality, at least are slightly more creative. their T-shirt reads: " May the Four(S) be with you." force, get it?
anyway, she's just gone back to school after a week's break. she has expressed some regret leaving home to study in s'pore, when her ex-classmates back here are having a relatively easier time. i guess she missed the camaraderie of old.
occasionally, i do emphatise with her - living with room-mates, each with their whims & fancies, taking bus to school, eating boarding school food & restricted by hostel rules & regulations, for someone who has, before this, only known the comfort of home.
but then, how else do we test our resolve & determination in facing life ahead?
These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Pet 1:7
& how else shall i describe her, having to go thru the trials & bearing up with them?
perhaps this is why the word "awesome" exists.