How I Met Felix Xie: Student Spotlight

Get to know Felix Xie, a wonderfully typical college student who chose the University of Hawai‘i for a study away experience.

Felix atop the Lanikai Pillbox

Felix atop the Lanikai Pillbox

Home School: Bates College in Lewiston, Maine

Home Town: Skowhegan, Maine

Major: Environmental Studies

Favorite UHM Class: Painting

Favorite Form of Social Media: Actually I like face-to-face interaction. Hanging out with my friends is my favorite way to be social.

What’s on your iPod? Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend

What one word would you use to describe yourself? Ambiguous. I do a lot of different things and don’t really identify myself in one particular way.

What one word would your friends use to describe you? Cool – I hope.

Describe a turning point in your life: Transitioning into college was monumental. I’m a different person now than I was in high school. I appreciate the process that college has in developing a person. College has been eye opening; I grew up in a small town in Maine, and now at school I have international friends.

Fun Fact: I’m a huge fan of the TV show How I Met Your Mother.

Ambitions: To travel the world.

Greatest Vice: I take long naps.

Dream Job: Professional soccer player.

What’s next? This summer I’ll go to New York City for an internship with an advertising agency. It’s going to be a blast.

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street. I just saw it — it was an amazing film!

Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother, of course.

The Reality Show I’d Go On: I don’t really watch those shows, but I’ll say Survivor.

If Movie Were Made About Me, I’d Want This Actor to Play Me: Joseph Gordon Levitt

Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant

The Most Famous Person I’ve Met: Paul Fourgous

Person I’d most like to meet: Leonardo DaVinci

If I’m cooking we’re having: Sushi

Favorite Thing to Do in Hawai‘i: Go to the beach

Favorite Thing to Do in Maine: Fish

Favorite Local Food: Poke

Favorite Hawai‘i Tradition: The shaka – it’s an “all is well” kind of sign.

Favorite Hawai‘i Place: So far I’d say the North Shore, Hanauma Bay, and the Big Island

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