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Tea with Obama, the day I 'arrived'... or not

Aidila Razak  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT "So, you have arrived," a 19­-year­-old tells me as I take my seat in the midst of college students squirming with excitement. 

Puzzled and sweaty after standing in the hot sun in the queue to enter the hall for the Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative meeting with US president Barrack Obama at Universiti Malaya last Sunday, I asked: "Arrived from where?"  

"You've...arrived," she reiterates. "If they served us tea, we can say that we had tea with the president."

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