Top 10: What is your New Year’s resolution for 2022?

  • While some of our readers say they want to study more, others hope to spend less time studying and more time with family
  • Use the form linked below to respond to our next question: What is the biggest lie you were told as a child?
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What goals do you have for 2022? Photo: Shutterstock

This week’s question: What is the biggest lie you were told as a child?

To take part, drop us a line via this form or email us at [email protected] by 11.59pm on January 5. Tell us your name, age and school.

Last week, we asked our readers, “What is your New Year’s resolution for 2022?” Here’s what they had to say.

Esther Tsang Lok-man, 17

Christ College

My New Year’s resolution for 2022 is to spend more time with my family. I usually use most of my time to study, so I often do not have the chance to chat with my family. I feel guilty because I am ignoring my parents. In 2022, I hope to spend more time with them, so we can rebuild our relationship. I plan to play their favourite sports with them when they have free time, so I can make them happy.

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Walter Lee Kwan-ho, 12

CCC Heep Woh College

To have a more balanced life. I started secondary school this year. Though we only have half-day school, the workload seems to be much different from what I had in primary school. Over the past four months, I spent most of my time on assignments, quizzes and tests.

With exams around the corner, I needed to revise during my Christmas holiday. There were still a lot of things that I did not know, so I needed to work hard before the exam. In 2022, I hope to adapt to my new school life, so I will be able to better balance work and play.

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Lee Shun-kwan, 16

HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College

My New Year’s resolution is to play hard and work hard. 2022 will be crucial for me as this is the year when I take my public exams. I aim to study hard to get a score of 5 or above in my Diploma of Secondary Education exams for English and other electives. If it is safe, I hope to travel to Taiwan or visit Nepal after my examinations.

When I get into university, my goal is to learn as much as possible by meeting people from different countries. I will work very hard and find an internship in London or somewhere else overseas. I also want to learn French, so I can travel to France without communication problems.

Most importantly, I hope to be more open-minded and enjoy every bit of this new chapter of my life.

Good luck to all the students who are preparing for their public exams. Graphic: Shutterstock

Zelda Hsu Ching-hei, 13

Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)

In 2022, I want to grow 5cm to 10cm taller. I hope to be taller than my brother, so I can laugh at him for being short. I also want to look down when I talk to people who are shorter than me. To achieve my goal, I will drink milk and stretch my legs every day.

David Huang Wai-ho, 16

NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College

I’d like to keep fit and be healthier. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to have Zoom lessons at home last year. I didn’t do any sports, so I gained a lot of weight. My New Year’s resolution in 2022 is to reach the standard weight for my height. I actually think it is impossible, but I will still give it a try.

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Zoe Wu Sze-yan, 13

Christ College

My New Year’s resolution always changes every year. But in 2022, I hope to become brave enough to stand on stage and perform in a talent show. In secondary school, there are many opportunities to do this, and this is a challenge I never experienced in primary school. I am passionate about music, so I just have to follow my heart.

Are you brave enough to perform on a stage? Graphic: Shutterstock

Rachmat Febriansyah, 13

Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)

Living life to the fullest is my New Year’s resolution for 2022. I will spend more time with family and friends. I will exercise more and learn a new skill or hobby. My most important goal is to play less video games and study more so my parents will be proud of me. I will try my best to push myself to accomplish these goals.

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Chu Yan-kiu, 12

Pope Paul VI College

In 2022, there are a lot of things I want to do, like travel and do jigsaw puzzles. But one of my most challenging goals is to improve in my academics. I should spend more time studying, but I am lazy.

Another challenging goal is to save money. I hope to have enough money to get a new phone. In the coming year, I will try to work hard in school and save money every month.

Zaman Samreen, 17

Po Leung Kuk Mrs Ma Kam Ming Cheung Fook Sien College

I hope to excel in the coming Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination. We have been facing this pandemic for more than two years, and it has taken a lot of time away from my studies. But I still want to make good use of the three months I have to prepare for the DSE exam, so I can enrol in my desired programme in university.

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Tiffany Yeung Yik-fan, 15

Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School

Find myself. Living in a time of unlimited information leaves me feeling overwhelmed – I don’t know what to do in the future, how to get along with people or what the meaning of life is. In 2022, I plan to try new things and learn more about myself.

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