Name: Andrew Loh Zhu An
Date of Birth: 2nd June 1987
Nationality: Malaysian

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SMK Damansara Jaya 2004

Swarthmore College 2010


From the Andrew's Heritage Dictionary:

Andrew (AND-roo)

1. noun. common name.

2. adjective. smart, dumb, intelligent, retarded, clever, stupid, bright, dull, witty, tounge-tied, shrewd, stuttering, slow, quick-witted, moronic, autistic, lively, outspoken, eloquent, dense, daft, idiotic, foolish, thick, spirited, sharp, vigourous, rude, arrogant, pompous, bloated, ostentatious, boastful, inflated, direct, brave, cowardly, gullible, free, free-spirited, burdened, depressed, optimistic, pessimistic, defensive, creative, innovative, irritating, annoying, impossible, infuriating, shy, loud, displeasing, norm-challenging, harassive, irksome, troublesome, vexatious, worrisome, provocative, impatient, pleasant, diplomatic, unreserved, trouble-making, short, defiant, fickle, shallow, timid, audacious, brainless, indoctrinated, indoctrinatory, proud, exploitative, zesty, humourous, anal-retentive, rebellious, lame, innocuous, dangerous, explosive, spontaneous, adaptable, stubborn, pig-headed, nervous, offensive, pestering, useless, ironic, paradoxical.

Usage: You're so Andrew! [Interchange with any of the above definitions]

And yes, I did look at the thesaurus.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Con Te Partiro


Posted at 02:19 pm by andrewlza
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Google Chrome

Download Google Chrome

is like a pokeball.

I dunno why firefox has been fucking up my page file usage
(and thus computer speed) but if this continues I'm gonna switch.





Posted at 01:04 pm by andrewlza
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Dartmouth

Dartmouth

So I went to Dartmouth for Tuck Business Bridge.

Dartmouth

I went in with the low, low expectation of just to meet people and to be inspired by them.

And that I did lah. They people there very cool one! Especially the internationals. We had our Chinese-speaking bunch which included students from Kenya and Louisiana :)

Dartmouth

Tuck was intense. They tried to cram like a semester's worth of work into four weeks -- accounting, finance, economics, marketing, strategy. We had 6 hours of classes per day, and lots of homework for after.

But sometime around my second week I realized that as crazy as Tuck was, Swarthmore is crazier. ;) Serious.

Dartmouth

This is the Dartmouth Green, which is the "social heart of the college."

Dartmouth

Dartmouth is very pretty.

But Swarthmore is prettier :)

Dartmouth

My favourite part of Dartmouth is the Connecticut River, which separates New Hampshire from Vermont. It is but a five-minute walk from Tuck, and has canoe and kayak rentals for only USD 10 per hour!

<3

Kayaking (which I did only on my last day at Tuck) is much better, much easier to maneuver, and more of a balanced work out.

No pictures though. Which is one of my biggest regrets from Dartmouth. I was afraid that I'd either drop it into the river or capsize my boat, thus dropping it into the river. :(

Dartmouth

All in all, the most salient take-away, for me, was an appreciation of the importance of accounting as the basis for finance.

A = L + E!!!

Whereas before I would subconsciously skim through news about the business world, now I find myself able to digest and understand corporate jargon.

Quite exhilarating, but also quite saddening, as people have observed: I'm selling out... or am I?

dcf
wacc
terminal value
capm
capx
ebitda
discount rate
mashaallah

Dartmouth

One of the most fulfilling activities was a company valuation of Domino's Pizza, and a subsequent presentation to "investors" from JP Morgan. I was struck by how much I was actually enjoying firstly knowing stuff about the company and the industry (after doing so much research) and secondly being able to articulate recommendations to investors. Might've been the novelty of it all.

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

Pretty.



Posted at 04:52 am by andrewlza
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Risk Dice-Roll Probabilities

So I'm a nerd, and I compute risk dice-roll probabilities in my free time.


Defense Attack
Defense Win Tries Defense Win %







Number of dice 1 1 Number of tries per die 6

6

6 6 100%

5

5 6 83%

4

4 6 67%

3

3 6 50%

2

2 6 33%

1

1 6 17%



Total 21 36 58%








Defense Attack
Defense Win Tries Defense Win %







Number of dice 1 2 Number of tries per die 6

6

36 36 100%

5

25 36 69%

4

16 36 44%

3

9 36 25%

2

4 36 11%

1

1 36 3%



Total 91 216 42%








Defense Attack
Defense Win Tries Defense Win %







Number of dice 1 3 Number of tries per die 6

6

216 216 100%

5

125 216 58%

4

64 216 30%

3

27 216 13%

2

8 216 4%

1

1 216 0%



Total 441 1296 34%





`= 6^(number of dice)








Defense Attack
Defense Win Tries Defense Win %







Number of dice 2 1 Number of tries per die 6
1st Defense die # 6

36 36 100%

5

31 36 86%

4

27 36 75%

3

24 36 67%

2

22 36 61%

1

21 36 58%



Total 161 216 75%

But I'm also lazy, so I've only calculated four out of six possible occurrences.

Someone wanna finish the last two for me? :)




Posted at 03:05 pm by andrewlza
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Saturday, July 04, 2009
roflmao


Posted at 03:21 am by andrewlza
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Thursday, July 02, 2009
Power Elert

power elert

Tenaga Nasional Berhad Boleh!

So they can get the web link right, but not the substance.




Posted at 10:01 pm by andrewlza
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Asian Schools Debating Championships

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Haiya always like that one -- available only after you graduate.

The inaugural Asian Schools Debating Championships



Posted at 02:27 am by andrewlza
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
ROFLMAO



"If you like it then you should've gotten an A on it"

Brilliant.




Posted at 11:42 pm by andrewlza
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Iran II

MARG BAR DIKTATOR!!!

This video may not be suitable for minors. (Death is involved)



Time writes about Neda.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Irandecision 2009 - The Oppression of House Republicans
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Full Episodes
Political HumorJason Jones in Iran



Posted at 01:37 am by andrewlza
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Copycat





I'm quite sure this is a Malay song!!! I reformatted my computer, so my iTunes is wiped out -- I cannot remember the title.


Edited:



Cheh the Malay song was copied from Mariah Carey.



Posted at 01:51 am by andrewlza
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