Playing at the National Day Rapid in Brunei
So while it looks like while I am unlikely to get the opportunity to activate my standard rating, I will probably be getting a FIDE Rapid rating soon!
Of course you need some luck, I benefited from someone's phone going off during the first game on the second day and was completely lost in the very next game after mixing up the moves in an ancient opening that I choose to essay. (My last draw was a formality when my young opponent preferred to offer a draw in the last round when I had already won the event).
As always it was a great break from work and to be in Brunei amongst so many very good friends in the Brunei Chess Federation where their wonderful hospitality cannot be matched is something I always treasure and may I never ever outstay my welcome there!