Top 10: What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?

  • Our readers share what they think about in the AM, from daydreaming about class suspensions to counting down to the weekend
  • This week’s question is: What is the one thing you regret spending time on?
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This week’s question: What is the one thing you regret spending time on?

To take part, drop us a line via this form or email us at [email protected] by 11.59pm on November 16. Tell us your name, age and school.

Here’s what our readers said this week …

Natalie Yip Pui-chi, 14, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College: “This is only a dream. The alarm has not rung, and I don’t have to go to school because there is a typhoon warning signal.” But then, I will face the reality that it’s already 6am and I need to get out of bed or else I will be late for school.

Mirko Kwok Ching, 14, King Ling College: “‘How close am I to the weekend?” I love dancing, and my dance class is at the weekend. So every day when I wake up, I would first count how many days are left until I can learn the steps. And I will be motivated to finish my daily tasks so that when the weekend comes, I can enjoy my time with no worries.

What do you wish your parents would stop doing?

Macy Lam Ka-wun, 14, Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School: Food. As I always have trouble deciding on the restaurant and menu for lunch, to save time, I first sort out what I want to eat at lunchtime to get a head start on the day.

Karry Huang Lok-yi, 15, Leung Shek Chee College: I wake up every day wondering if today will be the end of the world so that I will not have to go to school or follow the repetitive daily routine. It also gives me the courage to do things I have been afraid of doing.

Armageddon is such a cheerful thought to wake up to. Photo: Shutterstock

Yang Chung-yat, 14, TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College: “Stop that annoying alarm!” And then I will have different thoughts like “how much time do I have left to sleep?” and “how do I pretend to be ill to get sick leave?” I just do not want to leave my bed, especially on a cold winter morning. However, when I think about the homework, exams and teachers, I will stop daydreaming and get out of bed quickly.

May Ho Mei-yee, 14, STFA Tam Pak Yu College: “Has my father left home already?” As he needs to take the 6am bus to go to work, I seldom meet him in the morning. If I see him before he leaves home, I will say goodbye and tell him to come home earlier.

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Wilson Ng Tsz-Yin, 16, HHCKLA Buddhist Leung Chik Wai College: As I open my eyes to the tweeting of birds and the warm sunshine, my first thought is that I should be grateful for everything that I have. I appreciate the golden light passing through the window, which gives me the energy to leave my bed and open the curtains. It’s time to embark on a wonderful new journey ahead full of idyllic scenery.

Anson Tang Tsz-him, 15, STFA Leung Kau Kui College: Being grateful that I’m still alive. Some people do not wake up from their sleep. So I have to count my blessings because God has let me live another day.

Who knows what the new day will bring? Photo: Shutterstock

Hannah Kwok Yan-wing, 15, St Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section): Whether I can doze off for another five minutes. I would try to recall if my school bag is packed. If it isn’t, sadly I will have to get up or risk missing the bus. But if my bag is ready, I can afford to stay snuggled under my warm blanket, even if it is only for a few more minutes!

Leung Miu-ling, 13, Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen): To check the time to see if I am late for school. Once, I forgot to set the alarm, and I didn’t wake up until 8am. I had a quick wash and ran to school, but I was still late. After that, checking the time has become the first thing I do every morning.

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