We staffed for the first time during SPOP 4, and I don’t know if you were nervous but I sure was! I asked how you were holding up as a staffer ‘cause I thought I was a hot mess, and all I heard about you were great things. Hope you had a great time!Melody Liu
Ashwin<3 I’m so glad that we spent that car ride together to and from Vegas, taking turns keeping David awake during the drive :P I know we didn’t really get the chance to get to know each other very well throughout SPOP but I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to bond and talk at the end!(: You’re such a sweet guy and I felt really comfortable with you in such a short period of time. I would love to hang out and learn more about you. This is just the beginning of our friendship! Promise we’ll play this year?(:Christopher Bunger
mother fuckin ashwin
whats good man. so basically youre dope haha its been a pleasure getting to kick it with you throughout spop and more so after spop. we have to ball more and i still have your shoes haha i like how you try to match me shot for shot in vegas but failed to do so. its ok i appreciate the effort haha but man i’m glad i got to know you and i look forward to seeing you more once school starts and when we start balling a lot moreSarah Castro
I know we never got the chance to talk that much until sprom (a little), but I always saw how kind and smiley you were. It always made me feel comfortable enough to be myself because I knew you would accept me with no judgment. You have a huge heart and the ability to touch those around you. We never staffed together, but there is no doubt in my mind that you were there for your spoppers and made every possible difference. I truly hope that our paths cross again so we can get to know each other more.Anella Aquino
Ashwin! You were always super dependable and ready to do work this summer, and I always appreciated that. I can’t believe you’re a 1st year! Please, don’t be a stranger…hopefully i’ll see you around!Megan Ando
Little brotherrr, I’ve been soo blessed to have someone like you in my life and be able to call you my brother. I love you sooo much Ashwin! I see so much potential in you and I’m so proud of everything that you’ve accomplished here already at UCI with SPOP and your sports med job. I loved watching you staff but I wish we could’ve staffed a hall together.. I hope you continue to… I’m about to sound really cheesy.. let your light shine… because I think you’re amazing. See you in a few weeks when I get back! Luckily I won’t have to bum it on your vdc couch (: so now we can play at my new place all the time! Love you again!<3anonymous
Hi Ashwin :)
I know we haven’t really gotten a chance to get to know each other, but I would really like to have the chance too. I mean, we got a whole year righttt? :)Danielle McGuire
Ashwin! Whattup fellow Laker fan! I know we haven’t interacted too much throughout SPOP, and I wish I could’ve staffed with you and gotten to know you more, but just because SPOP is over doesn’t mean we can’t still make up for it :) I’d love to hang out with you! Let us balllllAngie Ng
ASHLEY WALKER! ;)
Hello splittle brother <3 I don’t even know where to start with you. I think you’re amazing. I think you’re wonderful. I think you’re just an inspirational person. Being the freshmen babies of DNA has brought us closer together and I wish that you weren’t always so busy so we could hang out! I always enjoyed our conversations with the family, especially the ones involving significant others because we seem to have the same mentality towards them haha. Your work ethic and attitude towards everything you do is so inspiring; honestly I can’t begin to tell you how much I admire you. I can’twait to go to Vegas with you and the fam. Shit’s going to get CRAZYYY up in there! Haha. We’ve got the rest of our years at UCI together, and I really hope that we can stay close throughout them. I love you, little bro! (:Jeannie Vuong
Ashwin! I enjoyed getting to know you better at Arrowhead under that staircase with Kevin and some other staffers! We didn’t get to staff together but I’m sure you changed lives :)Yvonne Vo
Ashwin! I thiink I first met you during Arrowhead. I might have met you before that, but I think Arrowhead was when I actually interacted with you :) I am preeeetty positive that you, Jeannie, Kevin, and I were in the closet having a conversation. So random. Hope you weren’t too gone to remember that :) I also saw you at Volcano Tea that one night! But other than those two encounters, we’ve never really interacted after that :’( Such a shame. Of the guy staffers in SPOP, you were one of the few that I would be more comfortable approaching. I think that smile of yours is very warming and comforting. Don’t ever stop smiling! Enjoy the rest of your summer and don’t ever stop changing lives for the better :) Tie-Dye Love!Misha Euceph
We just met a couple of days ago, but I am so happy I met you through SPOP. You have such a kind aura surrounding you and I’m excited to get to know you better. Stay you!Sarah Wong
Funnily enough, we never interacted until the night of sprom! I think it was that night after our 5am run to Del Taco that we were able to connect, right before we all fell asleep :D anyways, I just wanted to let you know that you’re incredibly genuine and kind and by far one of the sincerest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I remember something you said that I don’t think I can ever shake from my memory: “I wish I could just drive to San Jose and pick up Megan so she could have come to sprom”. That one sentence told me everything there is to know about you and your sweet personality. You are so personable, so relatable, and I hope that we can get to know each other even better throughout the school year :)Justin Profenius
Spopper! I still remember when I interviewed you and you told me I was your staffer and I was just like “fuck” because I forgot LOL. I’m sorry! But anyway, I’m super proud of you man. You’ve grown so much this year and I know that you did great things at this program. You were so willing to help others whether it be walking people places or just doing small tasks that we needed to cover. You always had a positive attitude about everything and that’s something that I really appreciated. I hope you enjoyed your experience this year, I know that you’ll continue to do great things whether it’s in this program or elsewhere at UCI. Let me know if you ever need anything, I’m always here for you. Let’s grab food and kick it sometime forreal haha. I’m proud of you man, I’m glad I got to share this summer with you.Joanna Romana
Ashwin! You are such a little brotha’! Haha I’ve said that before and I’ll always be saying it! You really broke out of your shell throughout SPOP, and I’m so proud of you for that! Even though you were the youngest, you were a lot of fun and I can definitely seeing you do so much more in the next couple of years here at UCI! :) Keep it up!Ashley Hugh
ASH. AND. ASH. yay ash connection!
i like how chill you are and how you asked those girls for me EVEN though you ended up ratting me out on my plan i got so excited i thought it was so perfect LOL. but yeah, hope to see you around! :)anonymous
wats up coolio. You’re so awesomeKevin Lam
Ashwin! I remember meeting you when we had our suite discussion during weekend training. You’re a real chill dude. I don’t think we really had much interaction until SProm. You my friend, you are a trooper. You danced like all night long and still kept going! Thanks for your words of wisdom! But yeah besides that specific event you’re just straight up chill like an ice cube. I’m glad to have met you and thank you for everything you’ve done.Angie Song
Hey Ashwin! I’m so happy that I got to staff my TLO with you. If it wasn’t for SPOP 8 I would’ve never gotten to know you and that would’ve sucked. You’re so chill and great to be around and I hope to see you around during the upcoming school year! :)anonymous
you have a lot of potential. your a warm hearted person.Kylie Baranowski
Ashwin, I was so glad to be there to staff your first SPOP with you. You were truly wonderful! I know that you really made the Spoppers feel so comfortable and welcome. I was so proud of you, because the first SPOP can be really tough, being thrown into a situation and not knowing what to expect. You were really able to shine. I can definitely see why you were chosen for SPOP staff. You are a great guy and I hope we can run into each other around campus!John Torres
ASHWIN PADALKAR TORRES,
I got a grip of things to say to you homie. Forreal though, I remember way back at TV Themes, my very first real college party. Jin introduced me to some of his kids, who were coincidentally first years too! It was exciting to meet more of our breed. We talked about random shit, like classes, Middle Earth, and drank some more. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Throughout this whole SPOP staffing experience, I’m glad I made a very special friend out of it. You really are one of the people I’m closer with on staff, and I really appreciate your company. We have memories hella. And I’m sure we’ll drink again to our grip of memories.
You’re a truly incredible individual, and I hope you keep doing what you’re doing. We have a few more years to keep the party going, so don’t forget who I am!
Because remember: Once you enter my life, you’re not allowed to leave it.
With much sp-love,
John Hermes TorresCheryl Ann Valdez
Ashwin, thank you againn for joining me on the Ask an Anteater panel! You know, every time I see you and say hi, I have a flashback of your SPOP interview with JPro and I. I’ll never forget how JPro just blurted out “Ohh shiiit” when you mentioned that you were his spopper, hahaha. It’s been a blast working with you this summer! Best of luck with the rest of your time at UCI! [: <3Daniel Grant
Ashwin!!! I love ya man! You were like the first person I met in spop, it was you and vanessa. Man I just loved all our sport talks and I expect many more to happen in the future especially if you get that KUCI show like you were talking about. Well I’ll see ya around man and we need to watch some games together!!!Hephzibah Kim
It’s been a little over a year since we met. I remember when we were in the same spolympics group, and I was totally being a meanie shooting down your great idea for proposals.
And now, look where we are, right int he shoes of all our staffers!
It would’ve been great staffing together, but I’m just so grateful to have met you at SPOP and to have been on staff with you.
One thing that sticks out to me is that you have this cool composure in all circumstances. I’m proud to say that I met Ashwin at our own SPOP, and I think it’s because I’m proud to see where you are today :)
SPOP 3 2011, GRAY HAVENGERS<3
Love ya Spopbrotha<3Kristin Kimura
I think the first time I met you was TV theme party at the after party when we were playing 10 fingers LOL. Although we didn’t get to talk much this time around, I’m glad we were able to have fun with each other at SPROM! Thanks for sandwiching me :) HAHAHHAKruti Shah
Ashwin, I am SO happy that I got the chance to staff with you and get to know you better! I felt that we didn’t really talk much before, and I’m glad I got to spend my last spop staffing with such an amazing unique person like yourself. You were so great with all of the spoppers, and you can tell that they absolutely loved you! Your energy, your enthusiasm and overall personality definitely shines. I really admire you as a staffer and everything that you’ve accomplished this summer. I’m sad that its all coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean anything…remember FOREVER STAFFERS!! hahah but we will definitely have to keep in touch and hang out :)Helen Park
Little Assman, haha just kidding Ashwin! I loved staffing with you and I think staffing at spop 8 was really the first time we interacted. Im really glad to have gotten a chance to know you better. Youre super easy to talk to, funny, and not afraid to open up which made you a great staffer. By creating that environment for the staffers you really enabled the spoppers to also open up and remember to have fun and be themselves. Continue to do what you do! I see so much potential in you! :)Wes Koseki
Ashwin, meeting you during SPOP has been a pleasure and although you may have just finished your first year at UCI, you carry yourself like a seasoned UCI veteran. I’m looking forward to see what you do in the next few years. If staffing is any indication, I can already tell you’re ambition and genuine personality are going to take you to great things.Nathan Ruff
Im glad that I got to staff with you!!! I had not had many interactions with you before hand and after staffing i feel that we have become a lot closer and that i have a greater appreciation for you. I think that you are a great person and im glad that I got to see that side of you through spop! Thank you for being so open and honest with me and all of us who staffed! :)