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Random Thought

Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

By necessity, we have some order in our lives. We have responsibilities at home and at work. We have predictable routines that make our lives easier.

Unless we are careful, this predictability will steal from us opportunities to experience a fuller life.

So let’s make an effort to “explore, dream, and discover” this year so when we look back, we won’t be disappointed with the “adventures” that didn’t happen.

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Don’t Appreciate What You Have?

Don’t worry, because someone else will.

If you don’t appreciate what’s yours be sure that someone else quickly will. As society goes we’re not technically appreciative toward something unless it’s something we’ve never had. For instance, since my move I want to say I make up the small percentage of students that actually appreciate my professors and this institution’s education. I know very well that college is not always like this, as some have grown up only knowing.

So, when you come from one way and find that things do exist other ways- what a sweet blessing. I can’t stress enough that if you don’t value what you have, someone else will be so happy to take it from you. Because good things are made to be treasured. 

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Fall semester

Fall semester

Hilary and I. We are neighbors, classmates, journalists, quirky, stylish, and friends.

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September 21, 2012 · 1:10 am

Hello from BU!

Made a video postcard for my parents at the COM fair on Welcome Week.

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September 14, 2012 · 1:58 am

Love your Rommates? I do.

Usually nobody gets along, and if you do they end up moving out. No one really talks, and if you do it may be too much. No one appreciates each other’s cultures, and it’s usually their way or no way. And almost always: everyone judges their roommates before even meeting them. Judgements begin from the moment the names under your roommate or suitemates list are read. Well, it’s almost two weeks into it and what can I say. My suitemates and I get along, talk just about right, really think each other’s cultures are very cool and we have been figuring things out together. 

I was assigned to live with freshman and I’ll be honest, I thought I’d hate it. I had the idea grow on me and still, I didn’t like it. Well, was I wrong. I absolutely adore my roommates. They are all so different and so wonderful. And one of them- an international student from China- happens to be my age. So, yeah this arrangement is actually very ideal.

Interesting roommate fact #1: Between my roommates and I we represent five different countries (China, Cuba, Lebanon, Vietnam, plus the USA), speak six different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, French [three of us are currently learning it], and English!), and we all share a common goal: to graduate with a bachelor’s at Boston University.

It is quite the fortune that I instantly connect with my rommies or as I like to call them “my freshman.” And I don’t have to worry about them growing on me. I am actually learning a lot more in my dorm room than I expected. For instance, today we all ate Chinese food take-out. And no, this isn’t your typical Chinese American take-out, we had rice with eggs, tomato and eggs (super delish), fried chicken, and these funky little dumplings. After our great meal we all ran for Coldstone… ice cream seems to be pretty universal.

Anyways, you’ll be reading about my roommates a lot. I’ll hopefully get a picture with them all soon. For now here’s a language lesson:

Learn to Say Hello in 5 languages:

ARAB: مرحبا (Mar-ha-baah)

CHINESE: 你好 (Nee-how)

VIETNAMESE: Chào (Chow)

FRENCH: Bonjour 

SPANISH: ¡Hola! 

What should I learn next in three languages!? And teach in Spanish haha!

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Mr. Sinatra

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September 7, 2012 · 1:41 am

First Five Days.

Five days here in my new city and it’s non-stop. So much to see and do. And classes finally begin tomorrow. Here are a few pictures of my journey so far.

DAY 1

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I live in South Campus. It’s a beautiful, old brownstone and I’m on the second floor. I really enjoy it.

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That’s our fire escape but my roommates and I like to say it’s our “balcony” haha.

DAY 2

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The Massachusetts turnpike. I got quite the shot when we were crossing over during sunset. My parents and I spent the second day shopping for my new place.

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We went to soooo many stores. Yet I decided to already begin what I like to call my “Boston swag”. For a Miami girl I think I’m on my way..

DAY 3

ImageTah-dah! My travel themed room. That’s my centerpiece and inspiration. I hope to have a travel themed home one day.

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After lots of work and major decorating I think I brought some life to these beautiful antique cabinets my room came with. Pretty neat. I am still working on filling them up with picture frames and things I find here at Boston.

DAY 4

ImageMeet my transfer friends. Emma from Massachusetts, Stephanie from North Carolina, Gina from Long Island, Hilary from LA, meee, and Kelsey from Rhode Island. We have all transferred in from schools all over the country and are adjusting to BU life.

ImageKelsey and I had a toast to BU at our Transfer Reception held at STuVi. [Btw, it’s lemonade ;)]

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Our first night out, we had pancakes and far too many laughs. Good company.

DAY 5 (that’s today!)

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“The Girls” decided to spend our Labor day out shopping around town. I insisted we hit the thrift stores. Hilary took us out to Cambridge and led us to a Goodwill. On our way we stopped by a farmer’s market..

ImageAt the market I couldn’t resist to buy flowers… thanks Jackie! The idea was so nice that later at Goodwill I got a small mason jar to accompany my red and white flowers. I also found a cool jar I’m using as a book end now in my glass cabinet.

ImageAren’t they beautiful? They’re keeping my room sweet.

Well, I got to get going now I have my first day of classes tomorrow! I miss my friends a lot. Even my new friends here tell me how lucky I am to have such good friends (they’ve seen the pictures I have up and have heard some stories) I can’t even begin to describe how blessed I am.

xox

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