Working hard, partying harder
Some people may consider it a burden, but I like going to awards events hosted by financial publishers, especially now that I’ve retired. Schmoozing with my old buddies while enjoying some champagne and quality food is certainly not all that bad.
I was very happy to be invited to the Asiamoney/GlobalCapital Asia awards dinner this week and had a good catch-up with friends. Of course, I couldn’t resist joining an after-party, so I found myself in Wanchai with a group of thirsty revellers, including a junior banker who tagged along for a big night out.
But the following morning there was some unexpected excitement for this young chap. After partying from dusk til dawn, he suddenly panicked that he was having a heart attack and checked himself into a hospital. Fortunately, after a thorough check-up, he was told he was merely experiencing a particularly bad hangover.
A classic case of working hard, but partying much, much harder.