cakap cakap ….on being a Chinese in London today!
Early this morning I received this from Gary a friend from Ealing Tech days:
7:35 AM, 2/1/2020 Gary Lim London: A few days ago a British Chinese journalist wrote that it is tough being Chinese and people now avoid him in public transport…yesterday I went to Chinatown to buy some stuff…first time I used the tube for many days although we have been out by car…1 young black girl left the carriage but because she didn’t go to the next one I thought maybe it is not me and then another white girl came in and left straight away….
It was ok when the train got going and other people sat by me but when I reached Oxford circus to Piccadilly circus there were, of course, more Chinese people and I myself avoided one carriage with a family who looked like they are from China…so I don’t blame other races since we all judge others
We (family) just went to a steak restaurant and I deliberately chose a more secluded table and an English guy at the next table kept looking back at us and later a middle-aged couple came and sat down at another table and immediately left for another table …so that is how paranoid people are at the moment