Saturday, September 08, 2007
The university in Hangzhou hosts international students from many countries. Generally I find the African students to be quite friendly. In the restaurant one day a group of students sat at the table next to me and started chatting. Two were undergraduates from Seychelles. They were new here and seemed to be having similar difficulties to me in relation to language and culture. One said, 'I don't know why the guys here are always staring at us. I want the girls to stare at us but it's always the guys.'