Back in 2010 I moved from downriver back to my old town. This meant spending junior year in my old high school with old friends. I was not too enthused about this. One day at lunch I went to talk to a few friends, and noticed an unfamiliar face sitting with them. Keep in mind this town is small, so everybody basically knows eachother. He had big bloodshot eyes. Of course back then my first reaction was to ask if he was high. His response "No, I'm just from Brazil". Bahahaha. This is how my friendship with Lucas, the foreign exchange student, began.
I was on juvenile probation at the time so had limited freedom. Which meant hanging out at my house. When we did, we had a tea party and a photo shoot on the trampoline.
When my family took a trip to Dave & Busters I decided to bring Lucas along. I was obsessed with DDR (dance dance revolution) at the time and thought this was the perfect opportunity to show off. To my surprise, Mr.Brazil was a pro and I stopped in shock mid song.
During lunch at school, I had told him I was going to get a beverage and asked if he wanted one. It was hilarious to me, because he had no idea what "beverage" meant.
I have a long note he wrote me back in school of english sayings translated to Portuguese. The one phrase I never forgot was "Eu Ti Amo" (spelling may be a bit off). This means I love you.