e-pal: france

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 December, 2007, 12:00am

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Name Jonathan Loong Bijaoui

Age 17

City Normandy

Star sign Sagittarius

France is a beautiful country with amazing architecture.

I live in Normandy in the north.

We get very varied weather in my country - everything from sunny days to pouring rain.

The French school system enables students to study a wide range of subjects.

This makes you a better rounded scholar, but I find it too theoretical.

I'm fluent in English and French and my Spanish isn't bad. I find my school life fairly boring.

My grades are pretty good but I barely spend any time on homework, as I'd rather hang out with my friends.

We often go to parties, parks or clubs - anywhere we can sit and talk, or play some sort of sport.

I like tennis, swimming, running and biking, but I like football best because I'm good at it.

Apart from hanging out with my friends and playing sports, I like drawing, too.

The thing I love most about my country is the nightlife.

Rather than having one important festival, there are several smaller celebrations every year, so we go to different towns to celebrate.

French people are a bit silly and they love partying.

They rather work less, but they are great to hang out with.

Food in France is really good, but Asian food is the best - there's a much greater variety.

The teenagers in my country can be a little self-centred, but they are lots of fun.

There are four people in my family, and I get along well with all of them.

Sometimes they can be a little annoying but, as most of them are in southeast Asia, they can't bother me too much. I sometimes go to southeast Asia on holiday.

The only housework I have to do is cleaning my room and setting the table.

I'll wear anything that doesn't look dorky.

I would describe myself as a friendly, helpful, kind and confident person and depending on my mood, I listen to all sorts of music, except for French music.

In the future I want to be a fighter pilot for the French air force.

I have visited southeast Asia, but I've never been to Hong Kong. I really want to go to Macau, so maybe I'll visit Hong Kong!