A friend of mine emailed me to say that the wife of the new president of the Maldives is someone we knew at university.
The University of Warwick has a reputation for being a hot spot for student activism. Which is one of the reasons why it changed its mind about opening a campus in Singapore.
But I never imagined that my friend's former housemate would turn out to be the First Lady of the Maldives.
She is in illustrious company -- another housemate, a Jordanian, married into the royal family and is now a princess.
I feel like I've achieved nothing with my life!