Tarzan in London by Phillip
My name is Tarzan. I came from a jungle in Africa. I came to London with my girlfriend Jane two months ago. For me, living in this big, magnificent city is like starting a brand new life. Back in my old home, I had never worn clothes. I had never watched a movie. And I had never eaten in a restaurant, not to mention having driven a car. Everything over here is so strange to me. However, I am not afraid at all. I am so excited and looking forward to exploring this immense city everyday.
Before I came to London, I had lived in the jungle with apes and other kinds of wildlife. I was raised by an ape and I lived with an ape family. I did not know how to speak, how to write, and not even how to walk on two limbs. I was not even sure whether I was an ape or not. Everything had changed since I met Jane, my love. She was a zoologist and accompanied her father to the jungle to do researches on gorillas. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. We fell in love with each other. She taught me how to speak and write. And most important of all, she made me realize that I am a human being. I learnt that I should live with humans in the civilized world. In the end, I left the jungle with Jane and her father.
My first impression of London was that there were so many buildings and roads. There were no mountains, no rainforest, and no vines at all. Instead, I found lots of cars running on the streets. Every day I learn something new from the city life. And Jane is so enthusiastic to show me the world. I have seen the biggest Ferris wheel: The London Eye. I have visited one of the greatest museums on earth, The British Museum, and a beautiful palace called Buckingham Palace. I have been to the famous church St Paul's Cathedral. There are still a lot of spectacular architectures in London that I have never seen before. I have had a very good time with Jane here. And I really cannot wait to see the whole world.
But on one occasion, Jane took me to the London Zoo. When I saw apes and other animals, I suddenly recalled the memory of the jungle I used to live in -- all the things which I had almost forgotten. At that moment I started to miss the trees and vines . I missed the birdcall and the sounds of the jungle instead of horns of cars and rings of mobile phones. I missed my ape family and all my friends. I remembered I used to slide down tall trees and swing from one to the other. I chased monkeys and tricked big elephants. All the happy times could not possibly be replayed in London. Every time I thought of the jungle, I felt so lonely and homesick. I like the life in the jungle, where every breath you draw is full of the fragrance of nature. There is neither rent nor taxes to pay. Life is so simple.
However, I have finally overcome all these nostalgic feelings. I no longer regret the decision I made. Because I have a strong curiosity about what it is like in places other than the African jungle. I want to explore the whole world. And maybe I will find some people elsewhere living in some unique ways just like mine. Now Jane and I are planning to travel round the globe. We hope we will enjoy ourselves on the tour. And we will certainly drop by my homeland for a while.