I am the kind of person who have a lot of friends because, well,
I tend to be a good friend myself. Here I just list a few of
them, so if you are not here and think that you should be
listed, TELL ME!
Ma Lijun is my best
friend in undergraduate college, he is like a brother of mine.
We spent five years together in Tsinghua, virtually inseparable.
We did a lot things together, including writing a software
package, a 128-km biking trip from Beijing to TianJin,
co-authoring an award-winning paper, etc. He has now started his
own company in Beijing.
"RapidFire Lady" came from Tsinghua as well.
This is a very intelligent lady with
a witty and rapidfire kind of speaking style, also a very
straightforward type of personality. She is highly literate and
very nice and even protective toward her friends. She is happily
married to Jun Su and is now working in the Bay Area for Applied
Su Jun "JiangHu
Doctor" used to be in the
Physiology department in UIUC but then made the smart move of
transferring to the CS department here. A guy with a very
agreeable personality, guess that has something to do with the
fact he was from Beijing medical university---being a doctor
requires a lot. He is now working for Microsoft in Seattle.
"GeGe" came from National Science and Technology
University in China. This is one smart lady who always gets
better scores than me in every course. One can't help admiring
her for her intelligence. She is also the one whom you talk to
if you want to know the latest developments about other friends
of ours. She is now working for Qualcomm in San Diego.
"Panda Li" is the lucky guy---or shall we say the unlucky
guy?---who has to deal with the smart Xiao Shu (who has also
recently upgraded to GeGe, meaning Princess in Chinese).
Ultimate nicest guy (I wonder why all my guy friends are nicer
than myself???) very amiable and patient (he'd better
be!). He is now working for Fair Issacs in San Diego.
"Alex" is from Tsinghua as well, but much younger than
all of us, and questionably smarter than most of us (well,
certainly in terms of computers) Excellent cook, perfect
housewife---eh, househusband---type. He is now working for
Microsoft in Seattle.
Chen Xu "The Kid"
is young and clever and used to be a bit childish---a fact which
may no longer be true because of the introduction of somebody
new into his life. He is good at his computers, and he is nice
and fun to have as a friend. He is now working for Veritas in
the Bay Area.