Facts about your family:
We are from China and there are 5 of us.
Why did you choose to attend The University of Texas at Austin?
The value of the education!
What do you want to do when you graduate from the university?
If you had to choose one thing about yourself to share with the university’s Web audience, what would it be?
Hi, some people call me Mike and I write some stuff sometimes maybe.
Who are your heroes?
Gandhi, Jesus and James Joyce.
If you could travel to one spot anywhere in the world, where would you want to visit?
That one place with enough buried treasure so that my 4% finders fee would allow me to travel to any other place in the world comfortably on an “extended vacation.”
What are your current favorite books? What books would you recommend to someone you just met?
“Finnegans Wake” and “2666: A Novel.”
What pushes your buttons? What are your pet peeves?
Nothing aggravates me more than a dismissive attitude.
What are your favorite Web sites? Why?
What are your favorite foods?
I guess I like curry. Sushi if someone else is paying.
What music are you listening to?
Diplo, MSTRKRFT, John Coltrane and the Ying Yang Twins.
What are your all-time favorite movies? Why?
“The Third Man,” “Brazil,” “Brick,” “Adaptation,” “Yojimbo,” “The Good The Bad and The Ugly,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Groundhog Day.”
Who are your favorite artists?
Max Ernst, Monet, Mondrian and Dan Flavin.
What are your favorite academic subjects? What are you interested in studying in the future?
Chemistry and Russian. Logic is fun, too.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
The Texas Student Media offices.
Where are your favorite places to go in Austin? What are your favorite things to do in Austin?
I’ve been to Krugers and they’re nice folks. Antone’s Records has been good to me, too. I like going record hunting on the weekends whenever there’s not much else going down.
What are your favorite free-time activities?
Push-ups and sitting on the bus late at night and watching the lights.
Other interesting facts about you:
I’m like a really boring guy really.