Ray Jang, 14 International Christian School Despite the less-than-perfect weather and an early morning rise, the trip to Treasure Island at Pui O was really worth it. At first, I felt nervous because I knew that I was on a mission with Hong Kong's leading newspaper. But, in the end, I began to relax as I met new people. It turned out to be a unique experience. Christine Chung, 16 NTHYK Yuen Long District Secondary School A highlight of the trip was when Dave, the operation manager, asked us to draw our faces with our eyes shut. I ended up looking like an alien, but I learned something about trust, because we had to trust Dave's instructions. Also, despite the heat, we had to stay on the beach for interviews. It was a challenge that trained my perseverance. Naomi Ng, 17 Diocesan Girls' School In a bustling city like Hong Kong, it is amazing to discover that there is a relaxing, beautiful place like Pui O Beach. I didn't even know it existed and it was an eye opener for me. I got to make new friends and talk to people from all over the world. At first it was slightly nerve wracking, to have to constantly think of questions and to have to write the answers at the same time. But, in the end, I felt like it made me more confident. Man Chi Wong, 17 Lawrenceville School in New Jersey Visiting Treasure Island gave me an intriguing insight into a different side of Hong Kong. As a water sports enthusiast, by the end of the trip I was envious of people who have the opportunity to go on a surf camp. I am glad there is a market for surfing and that people are making the most of nature. I hope promoting the surfing culture will help initiate more outdoor activities in Hong Kong. This would also boost the tourism industry and promote exercise among the public.