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

andrewlza[at]gmail[dot]com

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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"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge

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Friday, August 17, 2007
CSP8 Beijing and Shanghai

Day 11
10/7/2007
(Tue)

Beijing

Morning

Visit the Palace Museum

Afternoon

Meeting with Mr. Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

Evening

Banquet at Great Hall of the People

Day 12
11/7/2007
(Wed)

Beijing

Morning

CSP Forum: Understanding the Development of China and Creating a Brighter Future

Afternoon

Visit Temple of Heaven and Hutong (alleyway)

Evening

Beijing to Shanghai by train




The Forbidden Palace

It was built during the Ming Dynasty, whose paranoid emperor moved the capital from cosmopolitan, rich Nanjing on the central Changjiang/Yangtze River to Beijing in the North.



Apparently you don't see many trees inside because

(wood) + (mouth, or enclosed space) = (terseksa) = bad fengshui


The only water it had were (rare) man-made rivers like these and those in large water containers, which was why it burnt down more than a few times.



We were very good at follow the leader.

(So Asian. ;P )








China = people mountain people sea everywhere



Spot the joker.







We were trapped here for 30?40? minutes because the freaking president of Mauritius was visiting and they just cordoned the entire palace off JUST LIKE THAT. STUPID IDIOTS DUNNO HOW TO PLAN ONE AH. They knew he was coming and they still sold tickets right until the minute he arrived; then they trapped us inside like roasted pigs under the summer sun.



The greenery you see here is outside of the , hence trees can exist.




Fabulous Peking duck in Beijing; the first time in my life.



Right outside the Great Hall of the People aka China's Parliament.

Then my camera spontaneously combusted.




I sang All I Ask of You from the Phantom of the Opera in front of Jia Qinglin aka the 4th most powerful man in China in their Parliament.

Day 13
12/7/2007
(Thu)

Shanghai

Morning

Seminar: World Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Afternoon

Be a Shanghai Citizen

Day 14
13/7/2007
(Fri)

Shanghai


Whole Day

Visit Hangzhou

Day 15
14/7/2007
(Sat)

Shanghai

Morning

Visit Donghai Bridge & Yangshan Deep Water Port

Afternoon

Seminar: Towards a Dynamic Global City - Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Transformations in Shanghai

Evening

Sight-seeing at the Bund of Huangpu River

Day 16
15/7/2007
(Sun)

Shanghai

Morning

Group Discussion, Reflection and Evaluation

Afternoon

Closing Ceremony

Evening

Farewell Party

Day 17
16/7/2007
(Mon)

Shanghai / Hong Kong

Morning / Afternoon

Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight 

End of Programme


On the train ride to Shanghai some idiots broke into most of the luggages of the delegation. They broke my zip. Gooo China!

My camera dah pecah, therefore no pics from Shanghai except those procured from friends.




My 30 yuan cap from the Great Wall

I wanted to do more shopping.

Next time lah.


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