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This Kid I Know: Shreya – Year 2

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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: 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

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.


This Kid I Know: Maddy

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You know the people that you can hang out with in any scenario?

Like, it could be a one-on-one Sunday brunch or a 3 a.m. party on Saturday night with all of your other friends.

Maddy is one of those people for me.

His actual name is Madhav, but I affectionately nicknamed him Maddy.

And I love spending time with him at all times of the day, no matter what state I’m in. Nor do I ever really feel self-conscious about what I look like. I could be in a sparkly dress or in pajamas, and I’m pretty sure he would still crack the same jokes and treat me the same.

At first, he was only the dude generous enough to lend out his GameCube to the first floor lounge. I met a great group of guys in the first few weeks of fall quarter playing Super Smash Bros, but what really solidified Maddy and I’s friendship was not an afternoon of playing video games, but a fire drill that forced all of our dorm’s residents outside one chilly Friday.

Since then, we have established that we are basically the same people.  Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Navin

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If you ever are privileged to interact one on one with an individual like Navin, consider yourself lucky.

Like myself, he thrives in small group conversations. It takes a while to coax him out of his shell, but once you do, you will be glad you did. He has a hidden layer of craziness underneath, did you know?

Beyond this, he is one of the most easy going individuals I’ve ever encountered. Super go-with-the-flow, taking life as it comes.

That’s because this Bronx native grew up in one of the world’s most magical cities, though he shrugs it off like it’s no big deal. But I envy that he has grown up taking a subway to school everyday in a town where daily happenings constantly make the news, and the best and only way to get by is to accept and adapt to change.  Continue reading