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My name is Egreis pronounced E-Grace Gjergjani but everyone calls me Eggy Im European To be more specific Im from Albania Eastern Europe I was born and lived there 15 good years of my life then two years ago I moved to the US It was a great experience all right full of obstacles and challenges The most important and hardest challenge was communication Unfortunately I did not know how to speak so you can imagine how that can be when you are a student in High School Although I shouldnt complain because people were being very nice to me But thats because I was European and that was considered cool Well whatever the case might have been Im glad it went that way So I decided to hit the books literally and soon within 5 months I became fluent in English I consider myself quite linguistic I learned Italian from TV So I guess that was a virtue I really needed to succeed in America Another obstacle was food Albanians have a totally different way of cooking Getting used to the new food was kind of hard For months my family and I felt like we were having snacks 247 and we missed our regular lunches and dinners until we learned the special stores where to go so we could buy similar food to ours Whew Now thats taken care of thank God Im a very sociable person I am constantly smiling and love to meet and make new friends But here I realized that people might interpret this in a wrong way so my radiant personality strayed sometimes in certain social groups It took me a while to let everyone know who I was and where I came from and how in Albania people salute by kissing each other four times on the cheeks whether male or female friends And last but not least school The rumor is true schools here are definitely
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