Not that the news are not interesting. In fact so many interesting things happen here everyday that a full magazine can be printed for every week's events. Considering my not-so-social nature, I attend mere 10% of the events that many socially active MBAs go for. Few distinguishing people attend most parties, participate in many sports, work on many committees, attend many dinners and still manage to get into Dean's list. How cool are they.
Alternatively large portion of these events is parties and bops. I don't understand the concept of getting drunk and dancing. I mean I like dancing. But I don't feel like doing it randomly and for no reason (or even if the reason is couple or more beers). This is not to say anything less about the people who like it. Its just me. Though consequently that cuts of 60% of the events and hence socializing. Right now I am not sure if I am missing something or not... Let the time tell...
Nonetheless. The headlines of the week are as below.
Right now, don't remember much of it except assignments and stuff. But I like classes more and more. This week M&A class and Corporate Valuation class were very interesting. Now feel like doing MBA.
Jackie Chan in Oxford
Jackie Chan's visit to Oxford was arranged by PPE society. As a kid, I didn't know English. So the first few English movies I saw was essentially only Jackie Chan movies for you don't need to understand what they talk. Just see the amazing action. And the other thing was the English of Jackie himself. He is astonishingly poor in English. During his speech also he had to ask others many times for English translation. I can't believe he did so many Hollywood movies with this poor level of English.
And I had in mind his image as a shy, humble guy. But he is salesman personality. By that I mean he is very confident, non ashamed to call himself great and iterate his achievements, talkative and knows how to sell himself. But it was cool to see him just few meters away. Here is a video:
Oxford - Cambridge sports event
Saturday was another sports event between Oxford - Said Business School and Cambridge - Judge Business School. This is organized alternatively by each and this year it was The Other Place. Most Oxford MBAs love to hate Cambridge building and I must say, they had a point. The building is really flashy and it is indeed hard to explain why anyone will paint a business school in red, yellow and blue. But the event was organized very well. Cambridge class is smaller and more diverse. So the class is just like family where everyone knows each other well. Just like BEIT class. It was a nice sunny day and everyone enjoyed a lot. Out of 15 events oxford won 8. Considering small size of 'The other place' they did very good. The rugby was touch rugby with mixed team of guys and gals. So there were enough people and I wasn't very keen on playing touch rugby. So instead I played Table Tennis. If anyone cares about the results, I won, thought overall Oxford lost. All in all good day, good game and fun time.
This 'other place' seems to have many big and nice colleges. Though the city is small. Here are some snaps.
I guess thatz all. May be I will break self imposed rule of writing only on Sundays and write when the impulse to address the word will arise. If not, then next newsletter on next Sunday.