Best Friends Forever: Now and always

  • Students share how they met their BFFs and why they’re so special to them
  • Even if you’re not in the same class as your friend, you can still have a strong bond
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Where did you meet your best friend, and what do you do together?

My best friend is Chole. We’re not in the same class this year, so I felt a bit lonely at the beginning of the new school term. But she still hangs out with me during breaks, or after school. 

We share lots of things together, including our study problems and other issues, both happy and unhappy. We definitely enjoy our girlie chats, too. 

She usually takes the bus home, but one day she said: “Athena, shall we take the MTR together?” She was so sweet and bought me my favourite snacks. 

I think she is a very generous person. I’m thinking about giving her a surprise gift when we’re back at school.
Athena Wong Chi-sum, 11, Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School

Thanks for having my back, friend

My best friend is a girl called Kristen. She is shorter than me, has shoulder-length hair, and is a really nice and cheerful girl.

One day at school, I slept through a whole maths class and had no idea how to do my homework that evening. But, thankfully, Kristen came to my rescue. She taught me what I missed in class, and helped me finish the homework. I can’t imagine what I would have done without her.

Although we are no longer in the same class, we still spend a lot of time together and I know we will be best friends forever!
Manette Ko, 12, St Mary’s Canossian College

Karson is my best friend. We met each other when we were playing basketball during a PE lesson in Form Two. My first impression of him was that he was a kind and decent person.

When we got to know each other better, I found out that he is like another version of me. We watch the same TV programmes, played basketball, and have the same habits.

But he left Hong Kong and is studying overseas now. I miss him so much. I hope he will visit us after the pandemic is over.
Andy Poon Tsz-hin, 15, Fung Kai No. 1 Secondary School

Who are your inspiring friends?

Dorothy is my BFF. We met each other back in kindergarten. She has long, black hair and wears round, purple glasses.

There were some days at school when I felt really depressed. One day, for example, I didn’t hand in my homework because I didn’t know how to do it. Dorothy was worried about me. She listened to me and gave me some great advice about homework and studies. 

If she wasn’t there by my side during difficult times like those, I don’t think I would ever get good grades. 

I’m really grateful to have a friend like her. I can’t imagine what life would be like without her. Thank you, Dorothy!
Ada Chan, 13, Pope Paul VI College

I met Owen on the first day of secondary school, and we became best friends pretty much instantly. During our orientation day, he was the first person I talked to, and we were put in the same group for the activities. The rest is history. 

We have talked about anything and everything. Unfortunately, he left school in Form Two, so we can’t hang out as often as we used to. I really miss him sometimes!
Cheung Wing-leong, 15, STFA Seaward Woo College

Instant connection with your BFFs

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], along with your full name, age and school. Feel free to attach a picture of you and your pal, including a caption of who’s who! All images must be 1MB and you must get the permission of your friend or friends to use them.

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