Best Friends Forever: Not what you expected

  • Readers submit stories about their best buds, from pets to classmates
  • This week we share stories of our primary school pals and mistaken identity
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Where on Earth would we be without our friends?

My best friend is Karen. We first met in kindergarten. Although we now go to different secondary schools, we still keep in touch.

In primary school, we were like twins. We always played and went home together.

When I am sad, Karen would talk to me and I would feel better afterwards.

We have the same hobbies, including writing stories. We have written a novel. It’s an adventure story about two young people getting lost in a magical forest.

I cherish the time we spend together, especially when we go through new experiences and support one another. I hope this friendship can last forever.
Lee Wing-kit, 13, SKH Kei Hau Secondary School

Best friends forever: a shoulder to lean on

My best friend is a goldfish called Blue. It has big eyes and a beautiful tail. I called it Blue because the first day I brought it home, it blew a lot of bubbles that sounded like “blue ... blue ... blue ...’’ Maybe it was scared at the time but not any longer.

When I finish my homework and have nothing to do, I spend a long time looking at Blue. I like to watch the bubbles rise up to the surface of the water and then disappear. Maybe you think it’s boring and silly, but it relaxes me. I enjoy spending time with my watery best friend.
Camilla Li, 15, Lingnan Secondary School

How our friends inspire us

My BFF is Tom. We met in Primary One. He was born in November, 2008, and has the same zodiac sign as me – Sagittarius.

Most Sagittarians always look on the brighter side of things. We try to solve our problems in a positive way.

It’s nice to have a friend who thinks like me. We both believe in astrology. It can tell us what’s going to happen in the future.
Isaac Mui, 11, Scientia Secondary School

Thanks for the memories, friend

I met my best friend, Avery, on Cheung Chau island. I was having a good time there until I lost my purse. I was freaking out, when suddenly I saw what I thought was my purse in a girl’s hand. I went up to her, grabbed the purse and yelled, “You thief!”

The girl, Avery, said: “The purse was a gift from my father! Give it back!” I opened the purse and I saw her ID card in it. So I gave it back to her and ran to look for my purse elsewhere.

A short while later, Avery came running towards me, holding my purse in her hands. She smiled and handed it to me. “We have the same taste,” she said with a smile. I thanked her. That’s how we became friends.

We often hang out at the weekend. She is very kind. I am very lucky to have her as my best friend!
Audrey Shum Yan-ting, 16, TIACC Woo Hon Fai Secondary School

Each week, readers share a story about their BFF and what makes their friendship so special!

If you would like to tell us about your BFF, send your story to [email protected], as well as your full name, age and school. Feel free to attach a pic of you and pal, including a caption of who’s who! All images must be 1MB and get permission of your friend or friends to use it.

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