Lani Chu and Jeff Wu
For a long time, many of Lani and Jeff's friends and family had never had the opportunity to meet one another. In fact, they rarely, if at all, even saw the two of them together at the same time.
Some of Jeff's friends had even began to doubt Lani's existence. Likewise, Lani's friends started doubting whether or not Jeff really existed.
In reality, it was actually due to busy schedules, different lifestyles and geographical distance that the timing has rarely been right for us to hang out with friends and family at the same time.
Hopefully, a short introduction will help to assure you that we are real!
Jeffrey M. Wu
Jeff (born October 2nd) is a full-time nerd and wannabe pro-video gamer. Born in Taiwan, Jeff immigrated to Honolulu, Hawaii USA with his parents at a young age. When he first arrived in the States, he did not understand English, struggled in school, and so his classmates thought he was stupid. Luckily, this was not the case, and everything turned out alright.
In 1986, Jeff recived a birthday gift that would forever change his life: the Apple IIgs computer. Jeff spent a lot of time on his new computer. He was also a big fan of A+ magazine and Nibble magazine. Nibble often published full source code for video games and Jeff spent hours typing in pages of the code from the magazine in an effort to play free games. By the age of 10, he picked up an intuitive understanding of computer programming (from all the typo debugging) which would ultimately seal his fate as a computer geek.
Jeff attended Kaiser High School in Honolulu, HI. During his junior year, Jeff applied for and was admitted to the University of Hawaii's Early-Admittance Program. Under this program, high school students were allowed to enroll in one university-level course as long as they achieved the required SAT score and maintained a high school GPA of 3.8 or better.
After graduating from high school, Jeff immediately began his undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii. Although he earned enough credits to graduate in 2000 with a BSc in Computer Science, he continued to take courses for fun at the University such as theater, sociology, East Asian langages and literature, East Asian history, interpretation, astronomy, and philosophy – eventually earning a minor in Chinese.
Throughout his college years, Jeff worked at various companies and positions including a busser at Roy's Restaurant, an intern programmer at beimei.com, a Network Administrator Assistant at the University of Hawaii, and a freelance programmer for the East Asian Languages and Literature department at the University of Hawaii.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, listening to music, watching movies, reading and eating. Life for Jeff has changed a lot since his move to Oregon. However, he has not yet let go of his Hawaii roots as he still enjoys wearing t-shirts with shorts and Long's Drug store slippers all year-round (as much as possible).