hot picks

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 November, 2009, 12:00am

Grace Kwong, 15, Ying Wa Girls' School

cd: Jason Mraz's Beautiful Mess: Live On Earth. Feel-good tunes to brighten your day, and a concert DVD, too. Bargain!

dvd: Up. The heart-warming story about going after your dream is a must for Pixar fans.

movie: Michael Jackson's This Is It. If the star hadn't tragically died, this could have been the best concert ever.

book: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Time to re-read the second book of the saga while you wait for the movie.

gadget: Kindle 2. The e-book reader not only lets you read pages, it can read aloud.

Joseph Li, 16, Hong Kong International School

cd: Britney Spears' The Singles Collection. This greatest hits record sums up the pop princess's 10 years in the business.

dvd: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. Action-adventure superheroes at their best.

movie: 2012. Awesome CGI and breathtaking catastrophe scenes.

book: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. A decent follow-up to the best-selling Da Vinci Code.

gadget: Windows 7. The new OS is neat and fast. A long-awaited upgrade from the frustrating Vista.

Radio 3 Teen Time, with Alyson Hau

cd: Rihanna's Rated R. The Umbrella star makes a powerful return with the tear-inducing Russian Roulette.

dvd: Up. Fly up to the sky with a grumpy old man and curious little boy in this adorable animation.

movie: A Christmas Carol. Comedy favourite Jim Carrey is back in time for the holiday season as a 3D old miser.

book: The Twilight Saga Collection by Stephanie Meyer. The second movie, New Moon, isn't out until December 17, so there's time to review the books.

gadget: Dell Studio 17 Touch. The first multi-touch laptop by Dell goes on sale next month.

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