Two Students Hit The Town For A Hotpot Dinner Adventure

Meet The Daters:

NAME: Katie Bu
YEAR: 2015
MAJOR: International Studies
FAVORITE HILLSIDE SANDWICH: Back Bay
FAVORITE MOVIE: ‘Inglorious Basterds’

Heights: How did you prepare for your date?

Katie: I read some of the old Eagle Date articles to see what I was getting myself into, and picked the restaurant.

Heights: How did your date begin?

Katie:  We met at the Res T stop and took the D-line into Fenway and ate at a Japanese restaurant called Swish Shabu.

Heights: What was it like when you first encountered your date?

Katie: Nerve-wracking and slightly awkward. I didn’t know if we were supposed to go for the handshake or the hug. He stuck his hand out for a handshake but my hands were cold because I’d been waiting outside, so it was an awkward finger shake.

Heights: What did you talk about? How did the conversation flow?

Katie: We talked about the basics, like what you study, what year you are, siblings, where you’re from. The conversation flowed pretty well. We talked a lot about movies.

Heights: Were there any awkward moments?

Katie: The hostess told us to follow her when our table was ready, but then she went behind her desk and we started to follow her-we took that a little too literally.

Heights: How did you end the night?

Katie: We took the BC shuttle back, and I got off at South Street since I live off-campus. We just said bye and gave a hug.

Heights: What does the future hold for you two?

Katie: I’ll say hi and won’t give him the BC lookaway. We’ll see.

Heights: Is there anything you would have done differently?

Katie: I would have warned him not to order udon noodles because they’re really slippery and hard to use with chopsticks.

Rate your date on a scale from 1-5: 4

NAME:  Troy Johnson
YEAR: 2014
MAJOR: Economics
FAVORITE HILLSIDE SANDWICH: Eggplant Parmesan
FAVORITE MOVIE: ‘Star  Wars’

Heights: How did you prepare for your date?

Troy: Same way as I do every day. I took a shower and made sure my shoes were tied.

Heights: How did your date begin?

Troy: We decided to meet at the Res, since she was off campus and I’m on campus. The bus was running like 20 minutes late so I was late, too. Then we just said hi and took the T. We went to Swish Shabu-it’s a Japanese hotpot place. I had never heard of it. It was her recommendation.

Heights: What was it like when you first encountered your date?

Troy: It wasn’t awkward at all. She said she was wearing an orange coat so I just looked for the girl in the orange coat and said hi.

Heights: What did you talk about?

Troy: We talked a lot about movies and internship job sort of things that were going on. I got these noodles and they were impossible to pick up with chopsticks so half of my concentration was on that instead. It made the conversation more interesting.

Heights: Were there any awkward moments?

Troy: It wasn’t awkward at all. She was very easy to talk to and had a lot of interesting points. It was kind of constant the whole time.

Heights: What does the future hold for you two?

Troy: Coin toss.

Heights: Is there anything you would have done differently?

Troy: Ordered rice instead of noodles!

Rate your date on a scale from 1-5: 4.5

 

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