What Would Hope Do?


A young lady named Hope Xu — from University High right here in Irvine — scored a perfect 2400 on this year’s SAT exam.

I’ve advised my 16-year-old son that henceforth, when he’s faced with a tough decision in life, he should ask himself the question “What would Hope Xu do?”

I know one thing she wouldn’t do and that is to run into her dad’s bedroom at 11 p.m. and start doing flying front kicks when he’s trying to sleep.

“Why are you doing that?” I ask him.

“I just drank a Red Bull,” he says, then dances back out the door singing a song I don’t recognize . . .

  2 comments for “What Would Hope Do?

  1. Hope Xu
    30 Apr 2012 at 2:26 pm


    This is nearly three years too late, but my friends looked me up on Google and linked me to this website. Needless to say, I found it very flattering and amusing to read.

    I actually like dancing around and busting out some flying kicks while singing a random song too! (Although disturbing my parents while they’re trying to sleep is more debatable.)

    – Hope

  2. PE
    30 Apr 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Hope –

    What a pleasant surprise! Hope things are going well for you at Princeton …

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