Ivan Xie

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dyker Heights JHS, Brooklyn Technical HS, Stony Brook University, Alpha Kappa Psi. American Express Marketing Analyst. Family, friends, basketball, travel, food, music, movies, video games. Real talks, spontaneous food runs, driving with the windows down. Taking pictures, playing guitar, reading. Romantic comedies, actual comedies, action. Laughing til it hurts. Optimistic and realistic at the same time. Do what you love, love what you do. Growing old is natural, growing up is optional. Be who you are, say what you feel; because those who mind don't matter and those who matter won't mind. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade; find a way to give the lemons back. Life is like a GPS with a highlighted route, but you're the one in the driver seat; whether or not you want to take the highlighted route is up to you. The past is history, the future is a mystery, but right now is a gift, that's why its called the present. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something; some people can't do something so they try to tell others they can't do it either....if you want something, go get it.