PEOPLE ARE SUPER LIBERAL. DON’T MESS UP WITH THEM.
The super liberals in Boston are people you don’t wish to mess up with. They do not care where you come from, how rich your father is, your political beliefs, or if you’re a Harvard/MIT scholar. If you don’t understand the word EQUALITY you are as good as naïve.
EVERYWHERE HAS GOOD ARTS SCENE FOR MUSIC, MUSEUMS, COMEDY, AND LITERATURE.
Do you want to watch a show? How about to know about some stuff in literature? You can find them in Harvard Square during summer, fall, spring and winter. They got you covered.
EVERYWHERE HAS DUNKIN DONUTS.
You can see dunkin donuts in school, offices, subway to airport. You will never be out of donuts. It’s everywhere!
IT’S NOT EASY TO FIND THE RIGHT APARTMENT.
Some real estate agents are dishonest, especially if they know you are foreigner. They will tell you all kinds of tricks from the ‘best locations’ and price for you. The truth is…you have to search on your own for the best location or better yet GOOGLE it. People will take advantage of you if you don’t know Boston well.
DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHAT PEOPLE THINK OR SAY ABOUT YOU.
During my stay in Boston I met some Pro Gamers, Liberals and Geeks and they all told me the same thing; “don’t give a shit what people think or say about you. It is none one of your business. Just do your thing. People will always hate because haters are everywhere, even your friends are haters in disguise.”
THERE’S A CAREER IN VIDEO GAMES, DID YOU KNOW?
If you think that video games are for losers only it is probably because you never heard about eSports or tournaments. Pro Gamers take this industry seriously and they invest in the logistics, time management, and they practice to perfect their mechanical skills. Top female gamers are in between Boston and New York.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DREAM AGAIN.
Do not settle for less than what you deserve. Some people are comfortable in their job and are proud in what they do and it’s great. However, if you think that you are still hungry for knowledge and achievements…don’t be contented with what you have. You can dream bigger and achieve more. If people will call you ‘crazy’, boastful, or impossible it is because they are average minded and they have fears. Fears that they haven’t resolved on their own.
DON’T OUTSMART PEOPLE. BE HUMBLE BECAUSE YOU WILL LEARN MORE.
If you think that you are smart enough just because you have a ‘common sense’ or you got flawless GPA scores, well the news for you is there are people out there are smarter than you. Instead to compete against them, connect with them, learn from them and do not be afraid to ask for help. If they know that you are humble enough, they will be more than willing to assist you.
STOP OVER THINKING IT AND START DOING IT.
If you badly want it, you should stop overthinking and start working your ass off. People called me, I’m trying hard because I tried everything ‘to fit in’. The truth is I will always try hard to be the best version of myself. It is never about trying things that are not suitable to me. It is about achieving my dreams regardless of the outcome, and regardless of what you think.
THERE ARE MANY COOL CAFÉS.
Everywhere you go in Boston, or Cambridge you will see lots of cafés. They make good artisan coffees, interesting desserts, and yummy pastries. Personally, I like Darwin Café and Flour.
BARISTAS ARE FRIENDLY.
Barista: “Hey, how’s it goin’?
Customer: “Good. How’s it goin’?”
And they greet the same to all customers which I find it chill. In Asia it is rare you can find friendly baristas, especially during peak hours.