November 22nd, 2003

Looi Kin-Ming

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This morning's mail included an invitation from Imperial College Management School alumni association to attend a lecture on the Kalashnikov Vodka Company, established by some ICMS alumni, I assume. The mailing also includes an investment prospectus which mentions that Lieutenant General Mikhail T Kalashnikov is indeed a shareholder and honorary chairman and that he is now 84 and still designing weapons at the Izmash plant in Izhevsk. Alas, he's not going to be at the lecture. Well, might just go along to this for a laugh, even if it is on a fencing night.

I made a booking this morning to fly to Hong Kong for Christmas/New Year. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! It gets rather cheaper if I fly 24 Dec but that'll make Christmas a bit grim, being jetlagged to the max and all... And there's precisely one seat left going out on 16 Dec and one coming back for 9 Jan. Wow.
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