爆发市 BOOMTOWN STORIES

SHORT STORIES FROM 6 OF CHINA'S FASTEST GROWING CITIES

I like chatting with friends, surfing online, listening to music and drinking coffee in my free time. Next spring I will get married, and I feel excited about that. It’s important to get married. Because I am not alone anymore I will need to take more responsibility when I have a family: I will not be as free as I am now, but I want to be more mature, have a family and be able to take good care of them in the future.

Ma’anshan is developing so quickly - there used to be farmland when I was young and now there are high-rises. I have been to other places for example Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou, but I still prefer Ma’anshan because it’s more suitable for living: the rhythm is not so quick and the environment and transportation are not as crowded as those other cities. I am proud of my hometown.

I like basketball because of the feeling I get when standing on the court. I want to be in control and play well so I can lead my team to win. Winning is important but so is having fun. We have matches between schools, and we have a school team but I am not in. I want to be in school team but I am not so skillful, I must keep working at it.

It’s quite expensive to study here. We got the tuition fee from family at first but now we handle it by ourselves. We think it’s quite important to be independent, because we are grown up now. We must learn how to make our own living.