November 18th, 2006

Looi Kin-Ming

Catching up

Thus ends third week of commuting to Reading. Thought: it's like the Monday morning Stupid O'Clock flight. Only every morning. Am moderately touched though, that a friend pinged me because she'd noted my postings on the Horizon forums had dried up! Ah well, it'll all be over by Christmas... ;-) Still, I can think of worse ways to finish off a week than a big portion of Szechuan chilli chicken from the local takeaway, washed down with a Hoegaarden...

Anyway, some recent-ish weird stuff:

Got an invitation to a law firm party. Only thing is, AFAIK, the only connection I have to it is that I once worked for a company that had retained them!

Received another invitation to that Miss Malaysia Calendar Girl Models Search beauty contest, only for the Grand Final this time!

I suck. Bumped into an old school friend on the Tube this morning. He and another had caught up a weekend or two back but I was busy. He mentioned other friend was getting married soon, which came as a surprise as I'd been at his wedding! "Ah, you've missed the divorce, the new girlfriend, the new fiancee..."

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Anyway, straight up the M4 on Monday morning to Reading and, irritatingly, I found myself first one in by an hour or so. If I'd had any sense whatsoever, I'd have gone home after work and straight to bed but, no..., a few text messages and I end up driving home, parking and jumping on the Tube to do post-fencing drinks without the fencing... Willpower, common sense? What are they? ;-) Still, very pleasant evening indeed. The George certainly looks different after its refit.

Actually got to fencing on Thursday. Alas, attendance was rather sparse. Ended up actually fencing foil as I didn't figure I'd come all this way just to sit on my arse in the gym...

In the morning, off to the Citylink depot to pick up latest order from Scan's very dangerous Today Only site: Creative Labs X-Fi and 7.1 speaker set. Then, down to Holborn to join the ULU guys for a tour of London duel sites/pub...