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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 June, 2008, 12:00am

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Name Jordan William Steer

Age 17

City Brisbane

Star sign Aquarius

Brisbane is a relaxed city. People like to enjoy themselves in the usually sunny weather. We tend to get a bit of rain but overall I think Australia has the best weather in the world. I'm grateful for the beautiful beaches and the laidback Aussie lifestyle.

At school, I study business organisation management, economics, drama, maths, English, religion and recreation studies.

School life is great fun. It's a sports-orientated school so sport is a major part of my life. Students at the school all have an adventurous persona which makes school even more fun.

My favourite sport is rugby league. I like it because it's a good way to let out your aggression. It also tests your ability to push yourself even when the going gets tough.

Surfing is one of my favourite hobbies, even though I've only just started. I like just sitting on my board and waiting for a wave that I might be able to catch.

My most exciting hobby is driving four-wheel drive cars. It's an expensive hobby because it can do a lot of damage to your car. But I love it because it's daring and takes you away from ordinary life.

If my family hasn't arranged anything for the holidays, I go camping on the beach with friends.

I usually spend my free time on my computer either listening to my music or doing work. I love listening to acoustic music because it's really relaxing.

Russell Crowe is my idol because he speaks his mind and is an incredible actor.

I have a very close relationship with my parents, sister and brother. We're all very relaxed except for my mum. She tends to get a bit stressed if the house isn't clean.

My mum loves animals and has three dogs, a cat and three goats. She's away from home five days a week so she leaves me and my brother to feed them. The dogs and cat always sleep in my room

Australia is famous for its meat. We have a lot of steakhouses, which I love. Even though I sometimes feel sorry for animals, I love my meat and couldn't survive without it. My favourite meal is steak and pasta because because you always get served large portions.

What I like most about my country is the humour. Australians seem to have a weird sense of humour which only we understand.

I'm a positive person: I always try to make the best of any situation, and make everything I do fun so that life is more enjoyable.

Australia doesn't have many festivals, but the main one is Australia Day. We celebrate by having a barbecue with friends and family over.

I love travelling, and I've been all over Australia, and visited New Zealand, China and Canada. I'm travelling around Europe next year for six months with two friends.

Last December, I visited Hong Kong and fell in love with it. It's such a different environment from Brisbane. I was shocked to see so many tall buildings and amazed to see the amazing use of technology throughout the whole city.

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