Top 10: If you could switch bodies with one person for a day, who would you choose, and what would you do?

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  • Our readers discuss taking the place of world leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, and celebrities like K-pop girl group member Rose
  • This week’s question: If you could add a new MTR station in Hong Kong, where would it be?
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Some students say they want to switch places with Hong Kong government officials to make changes to the city, while others want to swap bodies with everyday people. Photo: Shutterstock

This week’s question: If you could add a new MTR station in Hong Kong, where would it be? To take part, drop us a line via this form or email us at [email protected] by 11.59pm on May 25. Tell us your name, age and school.

Last week, we asked our readers, “If you could switch bodies with one person for a day, who would you choose, and what would you do?” Here’s what they had to say.

The artists our readers would introduce to their parents

Enoch Hung Yi-lok, 12, Christian Alliance SC Chan Memorial College: Russian President Vladimir Putin. The first thing I would do is end the Ukraine war and stop the suffering. It’s not only Ukrainians who are suffering – millions of people around the world are starving because of the soaring prices of food and other essentials. I would also give billions of dollars to the Ukrainian government to rebuild the cities that have been destroyed by Russian bombing. Then, the homeless Ukrainians can lead a normal life while those who have fled the country can return and be reunited with their friends and family.

Anson Ng Wai-yan, 10, Holy Angels Canossian School: Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Department Vincent Liu Ming-kwong. I would launch projects to promote sports in the city. For example, unused land would be turned into sports grounds and professional coaches would be appointed to support sports activities in schools.

If you could be any book character, who would it be and why?

Tiana Ho Muk-yan, 15, Tak Nga Secondary School: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korea is such a mysterious country. If I could be its leader for a day, I would walk around to see what North Korea is actually like. Also, I would like to visit Kim’s house to see if there are any CDs of American singers. I would really like to check out the rumours about Kim being a big fan of Hollywood and the American entertainment industry.

Lee Tin-wa, 14, Christ College: My mum. I often think she does not really understand me. Whenever there is a misunderstanding between us, she never accepts my explanation. It might be because she is too busy with the housework and taking care of the family. So I hope that switching bodies with my mum will help me better understand her feelings.

Sometimes it really feels like parents just don’t understand! Photo: Shutterstock

Jessie Wong Tung-yan, 12, CCC Heep Woh College: I would switch my body with a blind person to experience first-hand the challenges they face in their daily lives, be it washing their face, having breakfast, or travelling on public transport. I’m sure I will then understand how lucky I am and stop complaining so much.

Sidonie Chow Cheuk-yiu, 15, Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored By Sik Sik Yuen): Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung. I would improve Hong Kong’s education system and make it less stressful for students. This way, they wouldn’t have to study so hard and would be able to have a happy childhood.

The ocean creatures we would love to be

Tong Ho-nam, 15, Fanling Lutheran Secondary School: I would choose American actor Dwayne Johnson. Since he is very rich, I would be able to help needy people. For example, I would fight the bad guys and protect innocent people from danger. If they get hurt, I am so strong that I can carry them, too! I would also use my power and popularity to remind people to help the poor.

Lynette Pang Wing-yiu, 16, Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School: Roseanne Park, known as Rose, a member of the K-pop girl group Blackpink. It would be a precious opportunity to experience the daily routine of a pop idol. Besides, my original voice is naturally deeper than that of other girls so I would enjoy having Rose’s sweet, high-pitched voice. I would join different programmes to share my positive energy with many audiences.

Who wouldn’t want to be Rose? Photo: Shutterstock

Derrick Lin Daiye, 15, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College: I would love to be the famous basketball player, Michael Jordan, for a day. He was a very talented player and had great power and speed. He won many titles with the NBA team, the Chicago Bulls. What I want to experience the most is his discipline. He trains hard and has high expectations of himself. I want to have his character.

Jeremy Sridadet, 15, Lee Kau Yan Memorial School: World-famous Canadian singer Justin Bieber. I would like to experience the feeling of singing in front of thousands of people and walking the red carpet at events like the Oscars. I wonder how I would feel being fully dressed up and meeting those famous people. It must be a thrilling experience!

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