Dear American family,
My name is Victor and I was born in Spain. I am shy but although when I get confidence with someone I am a very cheerful person who likes to laugh and I accept all the opportunities that life gives me. I am as well intelligent, and sometimes I´m a little bit serious, but I’m responsible, hardworking, sensitive, quiet, a good person and an athlete. I want to go to USA to improve my English, to know more people and to learn about the history and the culture of the United States of America. I also want to go to USA to be more independent, to mature and to have the experience of studying in a High school.
I live in a house in the suburbs with my father, who is an industrial engineer, with my mother, who is a doctor, and with my little sister. We get along very well and we have very good moments together watching television series (Nashville, the Big Bang Theory), playing table games, watching films in the cinema, playing basketball in our garden and swimming in the pool in summer.
My hobbies or interests are playing soccer, playing chess, reading books, solving the Rubik cube, meeting with my friends, playing video games… I would like to study programming because I like computers and I also like creating programs and games. I would like to study as well astronomy because I like space, stars and science fiction. My favorite movies are the Star Wars saga but I also like movies like: “Blade Runner”, “Interstellar”, “The Martian”, “Hide Figures” and “Harry Potter’s films”.
In Spain my favorite subjects are physics, chemistry, history, technology, geology, biology and math. I am really good at math and because of that I was selected to participate some years ago in a competition representing my school in the university where the contest took place. In PE class we enjoy playing lots of sports like badminton, table tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball and I really like all of them. Normally my school participates in an athletics cup that is organized by the town hall and I usually go every year. This competition is difficult, even though one year some classmates and I won a gold medal in the relay race.
I have a group of friends in my school with whom I play soccer, videogames, chess and table games. We also speak about anime, manga, films and videogames. This year we have gone to two Expo manga and we have had very good moments together.
My routine in Spain is the following: during the week I go to school at 9 am, in the school I have a little break of 20 minutes at 11:30 am and then we also have another break to eat since 1:30 pm to 3:20. We finish school at 5 pm. Then I go home and there I have a snack, usually a sandwich and some fruit, and when I finish the snack I start to do my homework. After I have finished my homework I take a shower, usually at 8 pm. Later, I have dinner at 9 pm, I brush my teeth and I watch an episode of Nashville with my family before going to bed to sleep. On Sundays I some times go to church.
In summer our family usually go to a region located in the south of Spain where my grandparents live. We also go to “La Manga beach” in the “Mar Menor” where we sometimes rent a flat for two weeks. Sometimes in summer we also go to Asturias, which is a region in the north of Spain where we usually rent a hotel room. We go to Asturias in summer because the temperature is lower than the temperature in the rest of Spain and there are less people and because the food is delicious.
In winter our family normally go to celebrate Christmas with my grandparents, my uncle, my aunt and my cousin. The other reason why we go to my grandparents’ is that it is a hot region and in winter is not so cold, even though my grandparents have a chimney that can light in if we are cold.
Some years ago, our family went to Paris. There we went to Disney Land Paris where there are lots of attractions and in general is a magic place. And we went as well to Paris where we did a tour of the city and we visited the Eiffel Tower, we also did a cruise on the Seine River near the Eiffel Tower, we visited the Arch of Triumph, the Louvre Museum and some other places of the town.
I like all types of food so I don’t have problems with it. I am very organized so I always have my bedroom very clean, I make my bed, I wash the dishes in the kitchen, I take out the trash, and I set the table before eating…
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity of learning with this experience and I hope I can teach you something about Spanish history, culture and people.