Connecting with teens around the world Name Lisa Maria Forster Age 16 City Bremen Star sign Aries Bremen is an old town with a lot of history. It's very green and cosy. At school I study German, English, maths, Latin, Spanish, chemistry, physics, biology, sports, religious education, music, art, geography and German history. School life is stressful but fun and interesting. Homework takes less than two hours every day. My first language is German. I also speak English and Spanish. My friends and I like to go to discos. But most of the time we just hang out, go for a meal or go shopping. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing, meeting up with friends or reading. I help my mum to prepare meals. We eat meat, soup, pizza, noodles, Chinese or Lankan food. I also help with the washing up. I also have to tidy my room or do any chores my mum asks me to help with. We have quite a normal family life, but an unusual pet - my brother has a mouse. I mostly wear jeans, shorts, T-shirts, jumpers, and all kinds of shoes. I'll wear nearly anything that's modern and fashionable. I don't have one particular idol - my idol is anyone who considers themselves lucky with what they have done in life and who they are. My favourite sport is gymnastics because it's aesthetically pleasing. I also love all team ball sports because you win and lose together. I like a lot of things about my country. I love the freedom we have, the abundance of nature and greenery and the long, fascinating history. During the holidays, we usually go abroad. We've been to lots of different places from Austria and Turkey to New York. I am currently an AFS exchange student in Hong Kong. I live with my host family in Yau Ma Tei. I had never been to Hong Kong until I moved here, but my mum had. I found out a lot about it before I arrived, and now I think it's one of the most exciting places in the world. I have a split personality, I think. I can be very shy if there are only a few people around or I can happily talk in front of a lot of people without knowing what to talk about. I can be very calm or I can crazily chatter away. I am a very focused person during lessons, but seem to lose all concentration once I leave school. My favourite singer is Pink because I love rock and pop music. I also like to soundtracks from films like Lord of the Rings. I love films. I like to watch sad films on Fridays, horror on Saturday and a comedy on Sunday. For me a film has to be very funny, very shocking or thought-provoking. The teenagers in my country are loud and playful. They want to enjoy their youth without thinking of tomorrow or making any plans for their future. But I know what I want to do. After I finish school, I want to study law and become a judge. The most important festivals in Germany are Christmas and Easter, which people normally celebrate with their families.