What would surprise your high school friends about you now?
If they heard the way that I speak, I would get ridiculed. I don't speak like this at home. In fact, it's really different. There's a different language in Hawaii. We use a lot of slang, Hawaiian words mixed with English and a lot of different cultural influences -- Filipino, Japanese, Chinese -- to form a common language. That's what you grow up with, so that's how you talk with everyone else.
My friends from high school would have uniformly bet money on me being an English major. I still write creative work an hour or two everyday but have found the most fun and excitement in the Math, Physics and CS departments, and even manage to combine poetry and science.
They would be surprised that I dance!!! I joined Ebony II, the largest student-run dance group at Carleton, and had a blast jamming to Call Me Maybe and Starships during fall term.