Hot Bench: Kendy Chan '19

Kendy Chan ’19

Kendy Chan ‘19

Kendy Chan ‘19

Where did you grow up?
I split my childhood between Hong Kong and Oakland, California.

What are you most excited for during your first year in San Francisco?
There’s a vegetarian pizza place called Cheeseboard that I dream about. I know. Potato and corn pizza sounds like an abomination but tastes like pure happiness.

What is your favorite word?

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Street tacos in Mexico.

What’s your favorite hobby to avoid the stress of law school?
Cooking. Also failing at cooking.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Lake Tahoe.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I never wake up in time to eat breakfast.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Prediction of financial markets. As Batman and Iron Man have shown, money is the best superpower.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’d like to have a little ranch in northern California.

What’s the best (or worst!) PG-rated pickup line you’ve ever heard?

What’s your favorite thing to do in Charlottesville?
Complain about Charlottesville.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?
Tipping would be illegal.

What’s your spirit animal?
Let’s not appropriate Native American culture. Otherwise, hippos.

What’s your favorite food(s)?
Late-night, non-sober carne asada fries.

If you had to pick one song to play non-stop in the background of your life, what would it be?
4′33″ by John Cage.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep and why?
Four days. I was camping for the first time and discovered I hate camping. I’m weak and cannot sleep in the wilderness.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?
Make it rain. Then donate it to charity.

If you had Matrix-like learning, what would you learn?
Mandarin. I’ve been trying to learn for years and it’s going nowhere.

If you could be in the Winter Olympics, which sport would you compete in?
Bobsledding. Other than the sled driver, it seems like the rest of the team just chills in the sled. I could do that. Maybe.

Where is a place you haven’t been but want to travel to?
Antarctica. I want to see it before it changes too much because …. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL. 

What are the seven wonders of the Law School?
I don’t know if this counts as a wonder, but everyone should try to chat up the security guards at the law school. They’re some of the nicest people on Grounds.