Sonia Su

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Day 352: Reward

by Sonia Su

My roommate and I have been waiting for this moment since we decided early in the semester, after my first trip here, that we would return here to reward ourselves following finals.

We made this decision because Sweet Cheeks Q is so amazing yet so indulgent and FAT that we could only do this to our bodies for a very good reason. To celebrate. To treat ourselves for a semester well done.

And boy, did it taste great.

Prime beef brisket from Sweet Cheeks Q in Boston

Sharing a prime beef brisket from Sweet Cheeks Q in Boston. But really, we’re still fat.

And if you’re tired of seeing all the (wonderful) shit I’m eating, here’s a photo of a car. Hah. Hey, it caught my eye while walking back to what would be my last night at StuVi in 2014.

Interesting red car parked on Comm Ave

Nice car.

Day 351: Effort

by Sonia Su

My attitude toward my last final is quite laissez-faire. While I am putting effort into my colorful cheat sheet, I’m not expecting much, in terms of how well I’ll do.

At this point, I have a pretty good idea of how I’m going to do in the class, and this frankly won’t matter much.

Went to get boba today before my friend and I studied together. I went to Lollicup for its sesame boba, while she got boba at Infusions Tea Spa (yes, we have THAT strong enough opinions of boba that we went to two different places to get it).

At Infusions, I spotted a cute drawing by someone named “Sonya.”

Infusions Tea Spa drawing

After returning to StuVi to fill up the rest of my cheat sheet, I took a step back and realized just how ridiculous it looked. And this is only one side. I just want to take this exam and be done with finals already.

BU AC222 final exam notes


Day 350: So Close

by Sonia Su

Only 15 more days of the year. Only 15 more days until I will have completed blogging for 365 days.

Only two more days of hell before my final fall semester of college is over.

So. Close.

Starbucks name spelling

So. Close.

Day 349: The Impossible

by Sonia Su

So my first final was pretty much as expected—easy. It was for my statistics class, and given that we could use our books and notes, I’m confident that—let me put it this way before I jinx it—I did better than I know I will for my other SMG class, managerial accounting. Accounting sucks.

Now that my two hardest exams are left, I’m becoming scarily skilled in procrastination, having gone to the gym and done my laundry tonight, while leaving what BU considers a “textbook” open on my desk. I am strongly against BU’s way of teaching Chinese. They constantly change the textbook, and the jump from fourth to fifth semester is unbelievably ridiculous. The teachers aren’t good, and I’m frankly sick of attempting to memorize characters that I know I will never use.

Some examples (I WISH I were making these up): 金乌 golden crow, 神箭手 highly skilled archer, 朝霞 rosy clouds of dawn, 追逐嬉戏 chase and play with each other, 泥鳅 loach—I bet you don’t even know what the English translation means, 蚊香 mosquito-repellent incense, 三级跳 triple jump and—my favorite—上窜下跳 run around on sinister errands.

Shoot me now.

BU LC311 text

Save me.

BU LC311 text


Day 348: Boston Beauty, Pt. 2

by Sonia Su

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you probably have already seen today’s photos.

When it came to studying today, I decided to stay in my (too?) comfy room at StuVi, where I often caught myself gazing at the view. If it weren’t for finals, I would have definitely taken advantage of the cool, sunny temperatures today to go for a run along the Charles.

I mean, I guess I always could have still done so. But then again, I’ve been procrastinating a bit too much on studying.

Going to take my first final in about 15 minutes. Wish me luck!

Day view of Boston and Charles River from Boston University Student Village


Sunset view of Boston and Charles River from Boston University Student Village

Cotton candy-colored skies.


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