Connecting with teens around the world Name Sherman Lim Age 15 City/country Singapore Star sign Pisces I love my country because it has lush greenery amid the skyscrapers. The diverse cultures more than make up for the city's hot and humid weather. It is this unique harmony of race and religion that makes Singapore such an exceptional place. Like most teenagers, I am bilingual - I can speak both English and Chinese fluently. I also speak the Hokkien dialect. I spend my free time at home sketching. I usually hang out with my friends at church, or play basketball or online games. I really enjoy being with them. I also play golf after school as well as the piano. I study English, Chinese, mathematics, science, art, music, social studies and geography. Whenever I feel stressed, I hop on my bicycle and go for a ride. It seems to blow away all my worries along with the wind. My parents are not too concerned about the 'strange' habit of biking away all my anxieties. This is because Singapore is a relatively safe place with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. I live with my parents, my older sister and my dog, and I help out with the household chores. I enjoy dining at sushi bars and my favourite idol is the title character of an animated television series, Kim Possible. She is a teenage crime fighter who has to deal with family and school issues every day. I admire her cool personality and strong will. I like meaningful movies and classical and pop music. My favourite 'sport' is sleeping. I feel exhausted after a workout, so a nap can help me regain my energy and prepare me for the challenges ahead. I've been to Hong Kong when I was very young, but the memories of that visit have faded with time. I hope to visit the city in future. Although we live on a small island, I know that we can compete internationally and fulfil our dreams. I hope to have a successful career and a warm family life. My ambition is to grab every opportunity and help make the world a better place.