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PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 August, 2006, 12:00am

Smile and enjoy time at new school

I'm writing in response to the star letter 'Think positive and embrace change' (Young Post, August 4). I agree with the editor's views.

Change may not be a bad thing. The writer should not worry about moving to a new school because her school is being rebuilt. Once she makes new friends, she will be able to quickly adapt to the environment.

I would advise her to be optimistic about the future because it will make her happy. And happiness is the key to success.

I am sure she has great memories of her former school but this is a time to think ahead.

She should keep smiling and this will help her to overcome all difficulties.

Chow Ting-ting

TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College

Story provides useful lesson about life

Fables, or folk stories, have taught me a lot about life.

I recently read a fable in which a lion falls in love with a farmer's daughter.

The girl is scared of the beast who pulls off his teeth and claws in order to woo her.

However, the lion is killed by the farmer who fears for his daughter's safety.

This story tells us that we should not give up the advantages we have over others. Otherwise, we will fall easy prey to people who used to be afraid of us.

Vicky Lam

Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

Treasure your natural looks

Lovely Cinderella is a TV show about plastic surgery. The programme's final episode, in which 14 contestants had cosmetic surgery, attracted more than 30 million viewers.

This tells us that plastic surgery is very popular now. If you have money, you can change your looks and become more attractive.

Some mothers even encourage their daughters to have plastic surgery.

I don't think this is a good trend. We should treasure our natural appearance which was given to us by our parents.

However, cosmetic surgery can help people who have been disfigured.

We should have more respect for our bodies.

Karen Wong

Methodist College

Protect historical monuments

The Star Ferry pier in Central and the clock tower are historical monuments which should be protected.

The ferry is a common mode of public transport in Hong Kong. Therefore, people will face a lot of inconvenience if the pier is demolished.

The clock tower near the Star Ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui is a well-known landmark in Hong Kong.

Progress does not mean forgetting the past.

Kari Pun Tsz-ching

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

Don't buy things you don't need

Giving an allowance is the best way to teach children about money management.

But they should not be given a large amount of pocket money.

Some parents, especially those who have only one child, will allow their children to buy whatever they want - even things they don't need.

Young people should learn the value of financial discipline.

It is important that teenagers do not spend their money unnecessarily.

Many young people think that money can buy everything - even happiness. This is the wrong attitude.

Remember the expression: Save for a rainy day.

Choy Yu-chu

Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School

Pursue your dreams

I'm writing in response to the star letter 'Never stop dreaming - your dreams will come true' (Young Post, July 18).

I totally agree with Lucia's views.

If we don't have a dream, we won't have a life. Dreams keep us going and we must work hard to achieve them.

Milky Wu

TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College

Fun activities

I enjoy doing silly things at home. I like to play with water in the bathroom with my brother. I sing songs while watching cartoons. I also collect toys from fast-food restaurants.

I have found that these activities can help release the pressure, but I need to spend time and money on them.

Juson Tong

Save the planet

Young people should learn more about conservation. Many of them believe conservation is their parents' responsibility.

They should realise that conservation is the only way to protect our Earth.

Cheng Choi-ha

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School