Fun Lists

Some fun things I enjoy :)
Food

Each list is self contained (an A in Providence might be a B in Boston) and cost is also taken into account

Providence Food Tier List

S Tier (Best of the best)

  • Jahunger
  • Kow Kow Ice Cream
  • Palo
  • The Abbey (only the burgers; sides + apps are not worth)
  • Champa
  • Charuma Tea Bar (popcorn chicken and tea are both amazing)
  • Ebisu (build your own ramen slaps)
  • Coffee Exchange
  • Providence Noodle Bar
  • Pastiche Fine Desserts

A Tier (Bangers)

  • Den Den Cafe Asana
  • Den Den Chicken
  • Chengdu Taste
  • Caliente's (favorite casual spot on Thayer)
  • Yas Chicken
  • Al Shami (Pita chips and meat plates)
  • Mala Noodles (only if you love spice, D otherwise)
  • Aroma Joe's
  • Mike's Calzones
  • Providence Oyster Bar ($1 clams during happy hour, got food poisoning once tho)
  • Sura Korean/Japanese Restaurant

B Tier (Really good)

  • Heng Thai's
  • Geoff's Superlative Sandwiches
  • Blue room sandwiches
  • Kung Fu Tea (too close to the cit for my own good)
  • Pickerel Ramen
  • Hemenway's
  • Nami
  • Kabob and Curry (I get so much of this for free in the cit)
  • Feed the Cheeks (a bit too sweet, maybe just eat a third)
  • Louis Family Restaurant
  • Dolores (Lengua taco is good, so is mole)
  • Tallulah's
  • Dune Brothers (pretty expensive)
  • Soban

D Tier (Not worth)

  • The Henry Dexter Sharpe Refectory 🐀
  • Jacky's Waterplace & Sushi Bar
  • Wok and Pot
  • Madrid European Bakery
  • Frisky Fries
  • Kimochi Boba
  • Like no Udder
  • Zinnekin's (too sweet)

Want to try

  • Nami Omakase
  • Brickway on Wickenden
  • Chong Qin House
  • Aspara Palace
  • Noodles 102
  • Bee's Thai Cuisine
  • Aguardente
  • Los andes
  • Rooftop at the Providence G
Boston/Cambridge Food Tier List

S Tier (Best of the best)

  • Five Spices House
  • Pho Pasteur (authentic Vietnamese food)
  • Hakata Ramen (amazing chicken karaage, too bad its in the middle of the suburbs)
  • Penang Malaysian Cuisine

A Tier (Bangers)

  • Phin Coffee House
  • Ding Ho (super cheap eats with amazing portions)
  • Wen's Yunnan noodle and Ramen
  • Le's Vietnamese Restaurant (good portions)
  • Hong Kong Eatery (rice plate w/ 3 meats)
  • One Zo boba

B Tier (Really good)

  • El Jefe's Taqueria
  • bb.q Chicken
  • Sugar and Spice

D Tier (Not Worth)

  • Saloniki Greek

Want to try

  • Jade garden
  • Windsor cafe
  • Peach farm
  • Gene's chinese flatbread cafe
  • Kala thai cooker
  • Mike and Patty's
  • Yume wo katare
  • Cafe mami
  • Yuma ga arukara
  • Yamato ii
  • Stephanie's on newbury
  • Futago udon
  • Matcha cafe maiko
  • Cafe luna
  • Bertuccis (pizza)
  • Zuru ramen
  • Seoul Jangteo
Lifting

Fitness currently plays a huge part in my life. I go to the gym almost every day and it's a big goal of mine to become more fit.

I have been lifting weights as a secondary form of exercise since 2018 (primary being swimming) and a primary form of exercise since 2021

Here are my maxes (all in pounds, as of 6/28/23)

  • Bench: 225
  • Squat: 405
  • Deadlift: 405
  • Overhead Press: 155
My workout routine

I currently follow a push-pull-push-legs split (I used to do push-pull-legs but I want to focus on my push exercises, as I'm a bit disproportional) that infinitely loops whenever I go (on average 5-6 times a week).

My workouts don't follow a strict reps/sets amount. I usually go and vibe out a workout for roughly 90 minutes following some principles/intuition that I've learned over the years. Here is my pool of exercises, and I roughly follow this order for my workouts. If you ever see me at the gym, feel free to ask me for pointers!

Note: I use Optimum Nutrition whey protein powder (2 scoops) and creatine (half scoop) each day that I work out. I don't use much equipment. Only a belt (borrowed from gym, although I might buy my own) for squats and deadlifts and liquid chalk for deadlifts.

Push Days

  • Bench Press
  • Overhead press
  • Incline bench press
  • Cable flyes (alternate at multiple angles)
  • Cable lateral raise (alternate between focusing on side and rear delts)
  • Tricep extensions (multiple variations)

Pull Days

  • Deadlift
  • Barbell row
  • Lat Pull down
  • Cable Rows
  • Dumbbell Rows (one hand on the bench, both legs stable on the ground)
  • High angle cable pull
  • Cable pullover
  • Cable face pulls
  • Rear flyes
  • Dumbbel bicep curl

Leg Days

  • Squat
  • Leg press
  • Leg extension
  • Hip abduction
  • Hip adduction
  • Hamstring curl
  • Calf raise
Music

coming soon...

Games

Games do not play a big part in my life, but I do play from time to time. Here are some that I've played

  • Tetris
  • Clash of clans
  • 8 Ball pool (the irl one, not gamepigeon)
  • Crossword Puzzles and other word games
  • Bloons TD 6 and Battles
  • Osu!
  • Typing games
  • A wide plethora of fun social (deduction) games