Top 10: What was the one thing you wanted to achieve in 2021 but didn’t?

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  • From sleeping earlier to crying with a friend and learning Japanese, these are the goals you couldn’t quite reach last year
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Even better, what DID you achieve in 2021? Photo: Shutterstock

This week’s question: What is your favourite comfort food and why?

To take part, drop us a line via this form or email us at [email protected] by 11.59pm on January 19. Tell us your name, age and school.

Last week, we asked our readers, “What was the one thing you wanted to achieve in 2021 but didn’t?” Here’s what they had to say.

I have been a “fat boy” since I was eight years old. Doctors and nutritionists keep telling me about diabetes, hypertension and stroke. I know I could suffer from these horrible diseases if I keep gaining weight, but I just cannot ignore the temptations.

I have tried many things, including exercise, cycling, badminton and swimming, but I get exhausted easily. In fact, I eat even more after 30 minutes of jogging.

Every year, I set a goal to lose weight but I always fail. This year I am on a diet and so far I have lost about a kilogram. Finally I seem to be on the right track.

Quentin Brooklyn Chow, 14, STFA Leung Kau Kui College

What’s your goal for 2022?

I used to love the rides at theme parks from a very young age but I wasn’t able to get in because of height restrictions.

I was finally tall enough to go on the roller coaster and other rides at Ocean Park last year. But unfortunately it was closed for several months due to the pandemic and I only went there twice. I managed to go on a few rides, but the park was very crowded.

This year, I hope to make up for lost time and enjoy all the rides at the theme park.

Hoi Lam-fong, 13, Sacred Heart Canossian College

I planned to train to become a triathlete and take part in a race in 2021. Yet, the government introduced tighter social distancing measures when the pandemic affected Hong Kong, which meant that gyms, swimming pools and recreational facilities were closed.

I hope the situation will improve this year.

I will not give up my dream. I’ll seize every chance to work out and become a triathlete.

Justin Jon Poon, 14, Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School

We’re playing “Eye of the Tiger” to encourage you. Photo: Shutterstock

I want to become a top table tennis player and win a medal. For that to happen, I have to take part in competitions so that I can polish up my skills.

But unfortunately, many big competitions were cancelled last year because of the pandemic.

I hope I can have a normal life in 2022 and make sports an important aspect of my life.

Walter Lee Kwan-ho, 12, CCC Heep Woh College

Crying together with my best friend. This means that two people are really best friends, the vice-principal of our school once said.

Although there is no evidence to prove this, I wanted to make it happen in 2021, but I didn’t.

Now this is what I want to do this year. And I hope I won’t be giving the same answer to this question next year.

Melody Ma Jingmao, 15, Carmel Pak U Secondary School

What is the funniest event from your childhood?

To make more friends. I have always been a shy kid. In 2021, I told myself to be friendly and energetic and enjoy being with others.

Sadly, due to the pandemic, we had online learning and I didn’t get to make many friends at school.

I did not accomplish my goal, but there’s always a second chance. I’ll try to make more friends in 2022.

Vivian Chan Hoi-ching, 13, Sacred Heart Canossian College

I have been getting poor results in mathematics tests and exams. I have now realised that I don’t have the talent to do well in that subject. So I have decided not to force myself.

Josephine Mai Wing-tung, 12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

Yeah, we don’t understand any of this either. Photo: Shutterstock

I wanted to study Japanese in 2021. I downloaded a free language learning app and studied an online course. But I had to give it up because I had to prepare for this year’s DSE.

I really hope to continue my studies after this year’s public exam.

Tsui Man-ho, 17, STFA Leung Kau Kui College

I made a New Year’s resolution to go to bed earlier in 2021 but I am still a night owl.

I’m not going to give up on it though.

I will try to sleep at 9pm after taking a sip of coffee.

Xerena Yee Wing-yan, 14, STFA Leung Kau Kui College

To see my dog again. I thought I could go back to Shenzhen in 2021, but I couldn’t because of the pandemic.

I haven’t seen my dog for three years. I really miss it. I’ll do everything I possibly can to be with my “best friend” this year.

Chang Yuk Shan, 13, Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)

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