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]

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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Split, Croatia

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The first place we visited after Bosnia was Split in Croatia.

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Split is on the Dalmatian coast which snakes along the Adriatic.

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Emanating.

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Split has a few of the most popular beaches in Croatia. (Croatia itself has damn lot of popular beaches.)

But all rocky rocky one no sandy sandy Malaysian beaches still better lah.

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The Adriatic Sea is very very very salty. After swimming, the salt encrusts on your face, lips and body almost spontaneously. Trust me; I licked my lips.

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The most famous landmark in Split is (the Roman Emperor) Diocletian's Palace, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site:

"The Palace is one of the most famous and complete architectural and cultural features on the Croatian Adriatic coast, and holds an outstanding place in Mediterranean, European and world heritage."

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Slippery when wet.

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If you go to Split, you must must must must must go up the clock tower. The bestest view of the city is from here; can take very many pretty pictures.

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I really like this picture.

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People still live in the Old City.

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It is also very commercialized -- cafes and shops and restaurants are ubiquitous.

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We met one of our kids there.

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Pastel.

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The Cathedral of Split

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Their bougainvilleas are so big and so vibrant that I didn't recognize them at first.

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Europeans are surprisingly very energy-efficient.

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Temple of Jupiter or something.

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Columns.

Sexy.

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Some underground crypt.

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Rampant commercialization.

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True to my holiday fashion of walking at least 10 km per day of tourism, I trekked up the hill in the background with Will from William and Mary (the rest wanted to go to the beach again). And so exceeded my quota for the day.

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Split is very popular amongst backpackers, apparently.

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Izvinite, slike?

Excuse me, picture?

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You can see the clock tower in Diocletian's Palace from here.

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So we climbed more than 1250 m...

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... to this cross on the peak of the mountain.

Fulfilling.




Posted at 03:27 am by andrewlza

KC
September 21, 2008   09:47 AM PDT
 
Your pics always want to make me spend all savings on a vacation!
 

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