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You know those guys that are smart, fit, and just so genuinely nice that they're like a fairy tale? That's Tim for ya, a cute smarty and Ann Arbor native who just graduated with a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
I first met Tim at the beginning of this school year during ballroom recruitment. He was so willing to try everything, and had the most infectious smile on during all of it-two qualities that enabled him to achieve huge dancing success in his first year. He's quite the charmer too: through the grapevine I've heard that he once watched my foxtrot, thinking he would be quite content if he was ever half as graceful as me. Pitter patter goes my heart!
Tim describes his aesthetic as comfortable, outdoorsy, simple, and athletic. You can see that when he wears his favorite red Arcteryx patterned fleece sweater, alongside his watch he got for graduation (how else would he be 10 minutes late to everything?!). Above all, he's got a personality that shines. His next adventure will be in California, working at Nimble Storage where he'll continue to code and seek knowledge.
Tim my friend, you have definitely achieved a level of dancing mastery that you should be proud of and continue to strengthen! I wish you the best.
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Within our very humanities focused group of friends, Mike and I are like two sore thumbs with our pursuit of business focused jobs. We bond over how stressful it is when recruiters don't respond to emails, how emotionally taxing it is to attend networking events, and overall how anxiety ridden it is to compete against super intense type A business students. While I sometimes fit that b-school student description quite well, I appreciate that Mike (along with the rest of my crew) doesn't judge me as a "sellout" for pursuing my marketing career at a large corporation.
Indeed, we go way back to our first Econ 101 class together at the University of Michigan. Mike, also a Columbus native like his good friend Brendan, is pursuing enlightenment in International Studies and Economics. Mike's aesthetic is guided by classic American menswear with a twist, as particularly evidenced through his Ray Ban aviators (which he has had for 10 years -- kudos for being able to keep something in your life for so long).
Mike is definitely in the core of my Friday night pregame crew and we always have really great candid conversations about life, politics, music, etc. We never hesitate to call each other out, so it kept our time in Puerto Rico both feisty and interesting.
Brendan is my half Asian/half blend of white European something who helps me appreciate high quality food and drink. Every morning in Puerto Rico, he woke up and made breakfast potatoes, well done eggs, and tilapia. He was almost never caught without a cigarette and I've been fighting the urge to go buy a pack since returning home from vacation.
A Columbus native, Brendan studies Chinese and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He masters lots of different looks, but keeps me guessing at what his closet essential or favorite accessory is. My fondest memory of our friendship is hiking 10+ miles through El Yunque National Forest whilst he smoked cigarettes the entire time. I'll still be fighting the urges today.
I was asked to write a more in-depth article detailing what the typical men in Ann Arbor wear that was featured in The Huffington Post today. One of my favorite shoots so far, as he has an awesome pair of glasses that show off some beautiful facial features.
A younger Jiaxin always wanted a messenger bag - they looked so hip and modern, and seemed so much cooler than backpacks. Not much has changed in the mind of an older Jiaxin, as I elaborate on my love for this accessory here.