Hello everybody I’m Sarah Zhang.
As you might guess, I’m not English, I’m from China. There are a lot of Chinese people in London now. Some of them have been here for a long time and some of them are quite new here, so I don’t feel lonely.
I always have someone I can speak Chinese to and there are some great restaurants here so I don’t have to eat English food all the time. I have some Chinese friends here but I also have lots of other friends, some from Britain and some from other places as well. The crowd in Tony’s café. London is full of people from all over the world.
So, more about me. I’m 26 and I first came to Britain 4 years ago. I’m from Shanghai originally. I studied fine art in Shanghai and now I’ve come to London to carry on my studies. It’s a great place to study. There are lots of students here. And some good universities.
Sometimes, I get a bit lonely and I miss my family and friends in China. And London can seem unfriendly at first. It’s difficult to find a nice place to live here and it’s very expensive. But there are lots of great galleries and museums here with classic and contemporary art so that means lots of opportunities for work.
I like it a lot in Europe. Now, I feel quite divided between the European way of life and the Chinese one.
When I’m not studying, well, I like to visit museums and galleries, you already guessed that, oh, and I like shopping. Shopping is great here. Some really interesting fashion; and great designers. I met my friend Olivia when I went to buy some shoes at her shop next door to the café. I also write pieces for a website, dimsum.co.uk about Chinese life in the UK. Oh, and I like to hang out with my friends at Tony’s.
Meet Sarah Zhang - she is from China and has lots of friends from all over the world.
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