Category: This Kid I Know

This Kid I Know: Christina (Year 2)

chris1Chris, if you were with me right now, you’d look out of my bedroom window and say something like, “Want to go on a walk? It’s really nice outside.”

And by nice, you’d mean, there’s a gentle breeze and creepy abandoned buildings and dark alleyways to explore. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Jeremy

This Kid I Know: Natalie (Year 2)

NATALIESometimes when you meet someone and find that you two both have a special interest in common, it really helps to bring you two together. In the instance of Natalie, that interest is more of a lifestyle: FOOD. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Lisette (Year 2)

This Kid I Know: Shreya – Year 2

12119019_10208084493299460_4328647758249165588_nYou are comfort and warmth and reassurance and familiarity, right down the hall. – This Kid I Know: Shreya

Already this year, we’ve made so many meaningful memories, even if one of them is just us sitting in my living room and talking for four hours straight. We can’t seem to get enough of takeout from Joy Yee’s. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Sarah

I have known you since the summer before our junior year of high school, when we were in the same debate lab together. I had a cringe worthy scroll back session where I read through all of our old Gchats starting in freaking 2012. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Pedro

FullSizeRender (70)No one can spice up the mundane greeting “Hey!” like Pedro can.

This guy makes it sound so sincere that you want to say hey back, sit down and talk about your day with him. But instead, this guy will probably ride away on his flashy gold penny board, and you’ll spend the rest of your days wondering what a cool guy like Pedro does in his free time.

At least, that’s what I do. Continue reading

These Kids I Know: The Elder Cockpit

FullSizeRender (41)The Elder Cockpit made the strongest influence on my first year experience here. Wow, you all are my Sunday noons, my Friday nights, my Monday afternoons cramming for exams, my Thursday dinners for takeout, and my Wednesday evenings for Smash sprees. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Hansen

hello Hansen!! how r u lmao, miss u

don’t remember the first time we met, but I know that as usual, my first impression of you was way off.

I thought you were just another short Asian boy that I’d meet during my time here, but your humor and demeanor really set you apart, ASBestie.

We were in the middle of studying for finals during Winter Quarter and you came up to me in Norris and we talked about classes and study music and then you showed me this song.  Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Christina

FullSizeRender (26)We have a joint bucket list that is as full of things to do as it is full of things that we have already done.

It all technically started sometime in Welcome Week, but since I don’t remember meeting her, it all started for me in winter quarter when Christina and I went on a hell of an awkward bubble tea date, where we just asked each other questions to get to know each other.

However, I realized that it differed from other conventional interactions because we seldom stay in one place. On that day we took our KFT’s to go and walked along the beach.

Maybe both of us realize that the world is constantly changing, and if we also want to be, then we have to be out and about discovering as much of it as we can.

The recipe for our friendship is a spoonful of adventure and a dash of spontaneity. And laughter. Lots and lots of laughter. After all, it’s not about the destination, but the journey.

Something that I love about her is the way that she dances. Like she doesn’t give a flying fuck about what anyone else thinks about her, she’s just going to jam out to the music. And you know what? I’m always down to jam with you; you’ll never be without a partner, OKAY COOL? NG NG

No longer will I dread long train rides, because you’ll be there to talk with me and voluntarily make conversation about deep shit.

11138997_10206925736611267_3064825973323068373_nWe’ve stayed up until 6 AM watching the sunrise, and what an experience that was. I’m so glad that you decided to turn around in those final moments as the sun truly broke out from below the horizon and splattered brilliantly across the lake.

This quarter especially has created so many lasting, amazing memories in which you appear. Concerts, 2AM dance parties in the most unconventional of places, CSA, beach days, and more.

Though we do have similar values and think alike a lot of the time, I love hearing about your opinions and experiences, since we’re literally from opposite ends of the country.

Thank you for showing me amazing music, for always having my back, taking the time to listen and show interest in me, and being overall, so so loving.