My name is Enza Maria, but everybody calls me Enza, I’m 15 years old and I was born in Brazil. I live with my mom, my father, my little sister, 12, and a dog, Thor. I’ve already lived in another two cities because of my father’s job: one place where I lived 4 years of my childhood, and another where I lived for 5 years and where my closest friends live. Nowadays I live in my hometown.
I’m a great student at school, not the best at my class, but my grades led me to be a history monitor, although I prefer physics and math. I’m also great at sports, being one of the best at handball of my class, I really like playing tennis too, and no, I don’t like soccer, like most people of my country. Another class that I really like is arts and text production classes. I study in the afternoons, sometimes from 1p.m. to 7h30p.m. and sometimes from 1p.m. to 6h40p.m. from Monday to Friday, and I have classes by the morning and afternoon at Saturday too.
I love American and English music more than the ones from my own country, my favorite types of music are indie rock, classic rock and grunge rock; my favorite bands are Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Oasis and The Beatles. I watch drama series such as Game of Thrones and Black Mirror, and I love sitcoms, principally Friends, sometimes – when I have nothing else to do – I watch some adolescent series like Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale and others. I’m a big fan of cinema, my favorite types of movies are horror/ thriller, drama, animation, and action movies. I also read a lot, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games is the best series of books I’ve ever read, but I prefer romances, like Pride and Prejudice and Me Before You. My hobbies are reading, playing tennis, and sometimes I do some makeup in my friends and family, once I did a makeup on my friend’s mom and aunt so they could go to a wedding.
When I hang out with friends, in general, I usually go to the movies, the mall, or we play cards on somebodies house, we really really like card games, but we never bet anything. We hang out a lot when we have classes or tests at the afternoon and Saturday, because we always get to lunch together.
I want do to this exchange because I want to know people from different cultures, get more fluent in English – even, If possible, learn a little bit of other languages – and because I don’t intend to have a future in Brazil, I want to do fashion or medicine collage. I’d really like to have this experience so I can get more responsible and mature, since my parents won’t be there with me and I’ll be in a totally different country.