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