I had looked around the room, wondering who I was going to annoy. By this time, most of my Mandarin-speaking peers knew I could speak the language pretty well and were definitely over it. We made eye contact for just a moment, and I knew she was the one. I was going to annoy her the most.
This young woman and best friend of mine has been a crucial part of my life since the first day we met. From helping with Chinese homework to going on late night road trips for cookies, she's always been the best companion I could ask for. St. Louis was pretty warm for a December day but the clouds were definitely still out! Thankfully though, these were taken for Mengge's Master of Science graduation where there's a gorgeous campus (did you see the trees?) and a nifty centrally located quad.
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