Connecting with teens around the world Name Ngoc-Tran Sandra Lam Age 16 City Pforzheim, Germany My city is famous for its jewellery and watch-making industries, and is also known as 'Goldstadt', or Golden City. It's near the Black Forest, so there are some great places to hike. My first language is Vietnamese, because my parents were born in Vietnam. I'm also fluent in German, and I speak reasonable French and English because I've studied them for six years. In my free time, I like to read a lot, and I challenge myself to read in different languages. I also enjoy playing the piano and dancing. And while I don't cook, I like baking. With my friends, I go swimming, to the cinema or coffee shops. The most important festival is Christmas. Although we aren't Christians, we celebrate it with a family dinner, exchanging presents or going to church for Midnight Mass. My idol is Al Gore because he works so tirelessly to protect the environment. I'm curious, open-minded, adventurous - and neat. I like to meet new people and make friends. with them. I love learning new things. In the future, I want to travel a lot and work abroad. This will help me improve my language skills, meet new people and experience other cultures.