Haha I don't blame you for not recognizing it at all. As I said to someone else in another thread, it doesn't sound like any other Albanian accent at all. It's like in its own category, so no one can ever really tell. It's strange.
That's awesome that you actually know about Albania somewhat though! Most people don't even know it exists. Are you friends with the kid? If you talk to him, you'd probably notice that his accent is nothing like mine.
Moving here was extremely difficult, actually. You can read more about it on my blog -- I've touched on that a little bit.
Totally just jumping in but I think its so weird that people dont know about Albania, there was a good handful of Albanian kids at my high school. Its even crazier when people don't even know what Croation is. That was the second most used language at my high school.