Do YOU know them: Winter Ball court

Jaime Chu

Your questions about the winter ball court answered

Seniors
Kunal Nagpal
When and where were you happiest?
Exploring Cupertino with my friends on random Saturday nights after hockey games.
What is your motto?
I'm a bit of a hockey fanatic and it's more of MV Hockey's motto than mine, but I use it often enough — "Play More Hockey."
What talent would you most like to have?
I've always been jealous of people who could whistle.
 
Jennifer LeQuieu
When and where were you happiest?
Last year during my church's snow retreat, there was an amazing worship set.  The entire sanctuary was full of high schoolers with their arms raised just singing praises to God. Some were crying, some were kneeling.  Overall, it was a very overwhelming experience, but one of the greatest memories of my life.  I think everyone felt an enormous sense of peace and joy.
What talent would you most like to have?
I think it would be so fun if I knew how to knit. Being able to cook delicious food would be nice too. 
 
Cindy Kong
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"No joke!" and (online and in person) "Hahahaha."
What do you most value in a friend?
Honesty, trustworthiness, compassion, and willingness to listen. I would think others would expect the same qualities in me as well.
What talent would you most like to have?
To retain a lot of information.
 
Sharanya Shankar
What do you most value in a friend?
Genuineness.
What is your most treasured possession and why?
My laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad). I'm glued to it 24/7.
What is your motto?
Believe in your dreams, because they will come true.
 
Juniors
Kevin Nguyen
Which living person do you most despise?
Paris Hilton or Tom Cruise; it's a toss-up.
How would you solve world poverty?
Vote Obama!
What talent would you most like to have?
I would like to blow things up with my mind.
 
Samuel Lui
What do you most value in a friend?
Honesty and the ability to have the friendship work both ways. I don't want to be the only one that gives effort, and it's important for me to have a friend that can always be available to talk.
When and where were you happiest?
At school during the homecoming rally. Not because we beat the seniors this year, but because I saw so much class spirit, and the willingness for our class to work together.
What talent would you most like to have?
Drawing.
 
Wendy Hsiao
What do you most value in a friend?
Ability to listen.
What is your motto?
Live life to the fullest.
What talent would you most like to have?
To have a voice like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, or Celine Dion. I think that it is really amazing to be able to sing like that and to entertain and write a song that could affect people.
 
Catherine Shieh
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I tend to greet people with the phrase "yoyoyo little embryo."
What is your most treasured possession and why?
I cannot live without my keys and my wallet. I treasure my track spikes (they are so light and fast, its the only time I feel like I'm flying) and my track coach Gary Price's track and field polo.
What talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could play guitar. I've tried SO many times, and I guess it just doesn't click for me.

Jocelyn Ou
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
When I was finally able to push past the doubts of myself, which occur in my head, and focus on my goals and dreams. This first occurred in sports (first basketball, then cross-country), and it later transferred to my academic and social life.
When and where were you happiest?
When I think of all of the happy times in my life, most of the things that come to mind are things that happened when I was surrounded by the people I love. Therefore, my happiest place is where my friends and family are.
What is your most treasured possession and why?
A stuffed panda bear, which I got when I was a little girl. She's pretty much my security blanket—she's gotten me through some pretty rough times.

 
Sophomores
Dewal Gupta
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Like."
What do you most value in a friend?
Their trust.
What is your motto?
Live with no regrets.
 
Daniel Ki
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Legit."
What do you most value in a friend?
A sense of humor and a great personality
When and where were you happiest?
Spending quality time with my friends and family.
 
Yeshar Hadi
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Ghetto."
What is your most treasured possession and why?
My pillow from when I was born. It's pretty stinkin' cool.
What talent would you most like to have?
To be able to do a Michael Jackson impersonation. Also, although it's not really a talent, I want to be able to due the entire dance to Thriller!
 
Kelly Woodruff
How would you solve world poverty?

I think world poverty can only be solved by showing everyone else the indescribable reality of suffering and helplessness that the poor must face.  If we merely send money to the poor, the problem will only be temporarily reduced, but it will keep recurring unless we prevent the problem.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? If ":)" was a word, that would definitely be my most overused word. I also say "haha" a lot. [Ha ha.]
 
Angeline Chen
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

"OHMYGAWD," "like," "thanks buddy," "frickin'," "friggin'," and "hecka."
When and where were you happiest?
When I am having fun and bonding with friends or family. I love it when I know I'm getting to know someone on a new level.
What talent would you most like to have?
To be amazingly athletic—to be able to play sports while working out and actually enjoy it.
 
Freshmen
Jacob Lui
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
According to Amy Kahng, I say "Alright" a lot.
What do you most value in a friend?

The fact that they listen to you, and sometimes give over-exaggerated reactions that you know are fake but you love it.
What talent would you most like to have?
The ability to hurdle really, really fast.
 
Timaleothy Hwang
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Um," "like," "uh," "err," "hehe," "oh jeezy," and "oh poop."
What is your motto?
Don't give up and be optimistic.
What talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be able to focus really well.
 
Ryan Chui
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Are you okay?"
What do you most value in a friend?
The truth. I don't care if it hurts, because I want to hear it.
What talent would you most like to have?
To sing really well.
 
Sara Yang
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

"Absolutely" and "amazing."  For example, "I absolutely love your amazing-ness!"
What do you most value in a friend?

Humor and good times in friends.

What talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be more athletic or musical.  Actually, being able to fly would be pretty cool as well.
 
Kayla Hsing
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Like" and "Oh my gosh."
When and where were you happiest?
I am most happy when I am with my family friends. When I'm happiest with my friends, we are usually laughing our heads off.
What talent would you most like to have?
A talent to make people laugh.
 
Christina Aguila
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Wait, what am I talking about again?"
On what occasion do you lie?
When the truth is too embarrassing to admit. I'll usually just admit the truth though, since it's often not that embarrassing.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could dance well.
 
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