Xu Tianchan (Shanghainese, Middle School Student)
I like watching TV and reading cartoons. School is stressful and Mum always tells me if I can not enter a good high school, I could only be a dustman or beggar when I grow up. My family is not wealthy and our appartment is too small. I want to finish school soon and find a good job, and then I can live independently. I want to have a bigger apartment and a better life. All my time has been spent on studying and it's painful.