On Friday Oriel College finally decided to keep the statue of Cecil Rhodes on its façade facing Oxford’s High Street. I for one am glad that the issue has been resolved, and that February has not begun with a six-month long consultation over the future of a statue. Fees, funding, and student welfare must present more pressing problems. Continue reading
Margherita Pizza and Mad Hatter Calzone at a gourmet pizza pub
Last term I was recommended pizza from The White Rabbit pub by a friend. I had walked past it on many occasions, and observed its boast of serving “gourmet artisan pizza”, but not being a fan of pub grub, had passed the opportunities to eat there. But now here was a recommendation, and my interest was piqued. Continue reading
A Taiwanese bubble tea franchise
The UK’s first bubble tea store opened in London in 2011. Since then bubble tea has taken the country by storm, and soon no British city will be complete without one. What the West knows as ‘bubble tea’ we Chinese call ‘pearl tea’. The pearls refer to the dark, chewy tapioca balls inside the drink, while ‘bubble’ refers to the froth created by shaking the tea before serving. Last week, I paid a visit to the Chatime café in Oxford, which opened in September this year. Continue reading
As Blogging 101 told me today is a day for relaxation, I would just like to express how lucky I am to be a university student at Oxford who has an average week like this: Continue reading
Hello! I’m Pinky, a university student in my final year. As an antidote to my trepidation about the future and already feeling nostalgic for my time at Oxford, I am venturing into the world of blogging. When I’m not studying I’m cooking, dancing, drawing, reading, or singing. I love going to museums, galleries, historic houses, the cinema, and the theatre. I’m always on the trail for new and different cultural experiences, and hope that this blog will inspire others to find their own.