Hi, my name’s Johnny Chan from Hong Kong, very pleased to meet you.
I came to Britain four years ago. I was going to study here, but I didn’t get very far with my studies. There were too many other things to do and the chance to make lots of money. I was lucky, I got offered a job with a big Chinese venture capital company here in London, in the bit they call ‘the city’. It’s the financial centre of Britain and Europe and possibly one of the most important in the world right now.
I work really hard, sometimes seven days a week from early in the morning till late at night and sometimes all night if I have to be on the phone to China, but I love it. The money is great obviously and I love the high pressure of the job, it keeps me going.
So, I work hard but I play hard too. When I’m not working I’m a sports fanatic, any kind of sports, anything that involves hitting or kicking a ball, anything that involves running or throwing. Naturally, I’m really excited about the Olympics in Beijing. I hope to be able to get back to China to see some of the games, mostly though its football I like.
I like to play football with my friends Fadi and Harry here and I like to watch games too. My favourite team is Manchester City, not a London team at all, but they have Sun Jihai in their team and he’s from China.
Britain’s okay, but I plan to return to China as soon as I’m rich, in three years time, that’s what I always tell everyone.