Things I Miss From Home

The pre-vacation jitters are hitting!

In other words, I’m typing up this blog post with very little desire to get a head start on studying that I’ll need to do during the long weekend. I’ll get to that in a jiffy, not to worry.

The fact that I only had two classes yesterday and I only have two classes today contributes to my excitement for Thanksgiving break, but we’re all spending good times together here at Boston University before going home to celebrate with our families. The food is still on point here too.

I like breakfast, I guess.

Also, my friend Albert and I went on a mini adventure yesterday. We were planning on volunteering at a church in downtown Boston for a special Thanksgiving dinner service, but it turned out that they did not actually need our assistance/we needed to register ahead of time and we did not do so. Sooooo our efforts turned into an adventure of taking the T back and forth, walking around like lost tourists, and then coming back to campus hungry for dinner. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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This chicken parm sandwich on a whole wheat bun made us happy though!

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Walking around downtown Boston, seeing all the shops, and smelling delicious foods from the restaurants really made me miss New York. I am incredibly grateful for everything Boston has provided me, and I am definitely considering this my second home now, but I can’t help missing lots of things that are just home. 

Things I Miss From Home

It was memory lane to the max when I went through my media library looking for these photos. Got me swellin’ up with emotionzzzzzz.

Food

 zucchini bread

Baking

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OVERNIGHT OATS (in a jar preferably) OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS HOW I MISS THEM.

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Banana soft serve

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Smoothies in a bowl

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Greek yogurt

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Almond butter

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Green smoothies

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Cookie dough cereal

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Avocado toast

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Smoked salmon

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Hummus

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Any sort of salmon

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Mom’s cooking (she just sent me this photo last night and has some left for Ben and me when we get home!)

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Brussels sprouts roasted in coconut oil (scary flashback to when I made vlog of me making them by myself on Superbowl Sunday…)

People and Things Besides Food

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My family being all together at home (ironic because this photo was taken in Boston)

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DSLR camera. VSCO Cam has become my best friend these past few months, but I miss that big clicker of a machine.

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Dance company…

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…and dancing

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Fraaaaaands!

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Leisurely walks

Also, in an odd way, I miss hearing my mom’s Thai TV screaming in the background, seeing my dad on the computer, and driving.

This song is the definition of my feelings right now:

Praying that you all have safe, convenient travels and joyous reunions with your loved ones in these coming days!

So tell me:

What is one food that reminds you of home?

One weird thing that reminds you of home?

What did you eat for breakfast yesterday? 

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Well hi there!

If you missed my epic story about how I hurt myself doing burpees yesterday, you can read about that here. It was a fun time.

In other news, I went to university orientation and had a great weekend to follow! Here’s what was going on in the noggin during the excitement…

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Orientation + weekend = marvelous! Thanks for hosting, Katie!

Orientation Thoughts:

“People at this train station are hardcore judging my overnight oats in a jar.”

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“I hope I don’t sleep through my stop while napping on the train to Boston.”

“Hooray, I’m in Boston!”

“Take the T (subway) or walk 2.6 miles with my bags to campus?…The weather is nice, so I’ll walk!”

“This is a lovely walk through Boston. Look, ma, I’m independent!”

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“It’s getting pretty hot out here. Gettin’ a little sweaty.”

“Wow, I’m a sweaty pig right now. I smell.”

“I made it! I need a nap.”

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“Wait, I want food first.”

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{Sweet Chick burger @ UBurger}

“Hey, I have some pretty cool roommates for orientation!”

“I’m making FRIENDS!”

“Showering in the dorm bathrooms is stressing me out. Is it socially acceptable to walk around in a towel on the first day of orientation?”

“My actual roommate for this coming year is THE BOMB.”

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“This is so much fun!”

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“Don’t fall asleep during the long info sessions.”

“I ♥ the omelette station.”

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“Where’s the peanut butter at in this dining hall?”

“Chemistry has separate classes for pre-lab, lab, lecture, and discussion. What?”

“Wow, they give us so many cookies here.”

“It’s fuel for all our walking on campus.”

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“STILL HAVING FUN!”

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“I’m so tired that I’m not tired anymore. Runnin’ on pure adrenaline here.”

“But seriously, where’s the peanut butter in the dining hall?”

“BENNNNN!”

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“We have matching backpack sweat stains, bro.”

“This is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.”

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{Ben and I split ‘The Double Awesome” and “The Gabby” scallion pancake sandwiches. Incredible. }

“I have the best brother in the world.”

“I had a blast! But I’m ready for my own shower and bed again. And nut butter.”

Saturday Thoughts:

“9 hours of sleep!!!”

“What a gorgeous day for Jen’s grad party.”

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“I love her Italian family.”

“I also love Italian food.”

“Oooo cake!”

“I can’t NOT take weird selfies with Kristi.”

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Sunday Thoughts:

“Prom is in two days!!”

“I’ve missed you, peanut butter.”

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“Another gorgeous day for the Corpus Christi Mass.”

Davida’s e-cookbook came out!!! YES.”

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“LOL at my burpee wound.”

“Mom’s making chili and cornbread for the World Cup game? I’m down.”

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{Eaten with a side of spinach + another huge, unpictured hunk of cornbread}

“I have never been so into a soccer game before. PORTUGAL LITERALLY SCORED IN THE LAST 30 SECONDS!!!”

And this ends the tour of Alison’s brain during the past five days.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

So tell me:

What are some highlights of your weekend?

What’s the best thing you ate this weekend?

Have you been watching the World Cup?