10 Things You Know To Be True If You Were Raised By Your Grandparents

10 Things You Know To Be True If You Were Raised By Your Grandparents

"If you're lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can." -Regina Brett

1. You were never hungry

My grandmother always makes sure that I have food in front of me… even when I'm not hungry. But with her cooking, I can’t complain.

2. You always had some cash in your pocket

I don’t think I can remember a time where either my grandmother or grandfather didn’t hand me some cash, whether it be 1 or 10 dollars... and for doing nothing at all.

3. You know how to cook

Living with my grandparents, I knew how to hold a spoon before anything else. Every dessert that was made was made by my grandma, and myself.

4. You're polite

Manners are essential to you. Grandparents are old fashioned, and because of this, you’re definitely able to impress adults, professors, or parents with your impeccable manners.

5. You either know how to sew, crotchet, or knit

This hobby was definitely taught to you, or picked up when spending time with your grandparents.

6. Writing letters doesn't seem old fashioned

My grandparents always made sure that I sent thank you letters, letters to update older family members, or letters to friends before I had access to technology. Although I don’t think I’ll be writing letters to my friends today, thank you cards are still something I’ll never forget to send.

7. You know a lot about your family

They’re able to tell you countless embarrassing stories about your mom or dad that may or may not serve as blackmail one day.

8. They've taught you qualities that will help you get through life

My grandmother has taught me to always give back and do what I can to help others in need. My grandfather showed me that it’s important to not always take life so seriously, and how humor and a smile could take you a long way. Grandparents are always full of wisdom, and are willing to extend it onto you.

Never question their advice.

9. Their love is unconditional

A grandparent’s love is so unique and not like any other. Their caring presence will always make you feel safe and reassured.

10. Anytime with them is time you'll hold onto

Grandparents aren’t with us for as long as we’d like, so any moment with them will always be worth it. Now that I’m away at college, anytime at home with my grandparent is time well spent, and time I’ll always hold close to me.

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3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

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6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

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We have great dining food AND restaurants around us? Wow, we are #blessed.


Westwood is the home to UCLA and offers plenty of interesting and diverse dining options for students and locals alike. Since the area is firmly Bruin territory, you will find lots of on-the-go, affordable eats along with a mix of more modern and upscale restaurants.

Though I definitely haven't had all the food Westwood occurs, being here two years now (omg already!?), I think I can safely recommend certain places to eat.

1. Shamshiri Grill


South Westwood Boulevard is often referred to as Little Tehran, so most of that area is just Persian restaurants. Shamshiri Grill just makes the best meat and whenever I go there, I always order my meal with their special hot sauce, that is to DIE for. A must try.

2. Gushi

I can not tell you how many times I've been to this place. Located near Fat Sal's, you may be tempted to just miss it but let me tell you that is a mistake. I always get their Gushi Bowl which is just heavenly and the right amount to make me feel satisfied without being too filling. Be generous with the Teriyaki and Sriracha sauces on your meat and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

3. Pinches Tacos


I know Mexican food is very common wherever you go but Pinches Tacos is aesthetically pleasing and their food? Even more so. It just tastes so good! I definitely recommend the Asada fries and any tacos.

4. Saffron and Rose

Saffron and Rose is a Persian ice cream parlor like 10 minutes away from Shamshiri Grill and the quality and variety of ice cream is truly impressive. I would not have known my weakness for Jasmine ice cream if I hadn't tried this place and as always, the Saffron and Rose (it's namesake) deserves to be the name of the restaurant because of how rich in flavor it is.

5. Maharaja


I am very particular about my Indian food but the buffets in the afternoons at Maharaja definitely passes my checklist. I actually went there for my birthday so that just tells you how the food doesn't disappoint.

6. Nekter Juice Bar

I found out about this place very recently and I'm so glad I did because their bowls are so good. They also serve smoothies which I haven't had the pleasure to taste yet but I expect the same kind of quality. I am very partial to the Bruin Bowl and the Dragonfruit Bowl.

7. BJs


They have $3 Pizookies on Tuesday.

I am always there on Tuesday.

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