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June 8, 2009

OMG, this is scary.

“Meet Moshe Kai Cavalin, the 11-year-old who just finished setting the bar impossibly high for college students everywhere. Not only did this youngster just graduate from college at the age of 11, but he did so with honors, holding down a 4.0 GPA, and his favorite subject is astrophysics.

He is also an accomplished martial artist, winning several national martial arts championships; his idols are Albert Einstein and Bruce Lee. He’s going to use the next year to take up scuba diving, write a book for kids on how to succeed in school, and work on his martial arts skills.

Moshe isn’t into video games because “it’s not helping humanity in any way.””


Source: MSNBC

Source: MSNBC

More on Moshe here.

Let me pick out a few words about him that are significant to me. Astrophysics. Martial arts. Einstein. Bruce Lee. Statistics. Write a book. East L.A.

Why scary? Well, what are the chances of two people sharing the same inclinations, who grew up in generally the same part of US, and who can be characterized by the same strange mix of keywords?

Have you ever felt you’ve traveled back in time and are standing in a corner looking at yourself cavorting in the playground? (Okay I’m not claiming to be as smart as he is but his childhood and mine just hit too close to home.)

And if this is really a case of doppelganger, will he be asking the same questions I started asking as soon as he reaches the age of a high school senior, I wonder.

Man, this is so freakin’ weird.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2009 11:42 am

    LOL , do you think he will get laid in uni ?

    Not unless he’s a hunk. The gwailoh ladies like us muscular, hairy and always ready to knock someone’s jaws in (over them of course). That was my experience anyway. 🙂

  2. June 9, 2009 8:11 am

    Mmm, the thing with all these prodigies is …. they tend to disappear once the hypes around them disappear.

    And some start to go the opposite direction, to the dark side, due to the immense pressure from everyone.

    I think he don like video games coz he has yet to play 1 which he really loves. LOL. Nobody says NO to video games!!

    I wasn’t a prodigy and I still saw the dark side, for a short while. In the American gang underworld, its surprising how many people of exceptionally high IQs you can find.

  3. June 9, 2009 1:04 pm

    hairy ? that one in movies lah.

    i think in reality , any chick will force their bf / hubby to shave …coz it is fvcking pokey

    Yeah that’s the difference about Asia. Look at the heart throbs of college-going Asian girls. They dig guys like Rain – young, slim, clean shaven, effeminate looking, pretty boys. The typical American pin-up is a bit different. They are guys like Timberlake. Scruffy, unshaven, muscular, with an attitude. Even Brad Pitt sports a beard now.

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