Top 10: What’s on your summer bucket list?

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  • Our readers share what they want to do during the summer holiday, from adopting a pet turtle to working in a bubble tea shop
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This week’s question: What is a unique rule or habit your family has? To take part, drop us a line via this form or email us at [email protected] by 11.59pm on July 6. Tell us your name, age and school.

Last week, we asked our readers, “What is on your summer bucket list??” Here’s what they had to say.

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This summer, I want to adopt another pet turtle. I own one turtle right now, which is turning one year old in about a month. For his birthday present, I am planning to get him a sibling so he will be less lonely. Also, adopting a turtle is much more meaningful than buying one from the pet shop, as it can give abandoned turtles a second chance at a home, and the adoption fees can help animal rescues offer better resources for strays that need help.

Sumina Choi Shu-nam, 14, King Ling College

I want to a have a part-time job at a bubble tea shop this summer. I love bubble tea and like to see people’s smiling faces when they drink it. I would love to learn how to make such a drink, serve customers and have a taste of the bitter tears of the working class.

Matthew Yip Yat-ming, 16, CCC Heep Woh College

Try not to cry in your bubble tea. Photo: Shutterstock

When quarantine is no longer compulsory for outbound travel, I want to visit mainland China with my friends. It would be a lasting memory for us before we all head to different universities and part ways. But the biggest reason I’ve been looking forward to travelling to the mainland is because I have made a couple of online friends during the pandemic who live there. It would be a dream come true to meet someone I have bonded with who lives so far away, but is so alike in terms of personality, beliefs and interests.

Janice Mook Ching-lam, 17, Diocesan Girls’ School

I would like to find a new hobby this summer that could help keep me active. I feel like I haven’t learned anything new because most of my leisure activities classes have been shut for the last two years because of the pandemic. I want to learn new sports like ice-skating, swimming, and tennis. I might even ride horses with my sister! I hope this plan can help me stay active and healthy.

Annelise Chan Lok-ching, 12, Holy Angels Canossian School

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Since I haven’t left Hong Kong for three years, I would really love to travel and visit Japan or Thailand. Japan has amazing food, like sushi and ramen, while Thailand is very relaxing. I would also like to go diving. I have never been diving and I think it would be a lot fun to see the fish swimming around and the coral waving.

Byron Chui Tsz-kwan, 13, Maryknoll Fathers’ School

The top thing on my summer bucket list is to visit Ocean Park because I haven’t been there in five years. Also, I heard that Ocean Park will be transformed into a free retail, dining, and entertainment zone, meaning that some of the rides might disappear. When I was little, I was so scared to go on the roller coaster. But now, I think I am big and brave enough to go on the rides without any regrets.

Kathy Chan, 13, King Ling College

Oh sweet, the killer whale is free! Photo: Edmond So

I would love to take an overnight camping trip. It’s been a long time since I went camping! Imagine getting away from our hectic urban lives and staying up until midnight chitchatting with friends; the vibe is just perfect for relaxation and refreshment.

Janis Poon Ming-yan, 16, Ying Wa Girls’ School

This summer, I want to visit the cinema and watch a few films with my friends. I miss the smell of popcorn, the strong air-conditioning, and the comforting atmosphere of the cinema. However, what I miss the most are definitely the cosy seats. Since I am quite small for my age, every time I sit on the seat, it feels like I am lying down on my bed.

Hinson Chan Hiu-hin, 13, CCC Heep Woh College

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There are a few things on my summer bucket list: first, I want to create a dance video covering K-pop songs and put it on YouTube. Next, I want to publish a picture e-book about the near-extinction of Chinese white dolphins, complete with my own illustrations. I also want to have a picnic with some of my close friends and play games together, and do something meaningful by taking part in a beach clean-up and flag-selling.

Anson Ng Wai-yan, 10, Holy Angels Canossian School

My first goal this summer will be to finish all my summer homework so I can actually enjoy the holiday. After that, I would like to learn how to dance O.O, which is the debut song from the popular K-pop girl group, Nmixx. Finally, I want to treat myself to a new pair of aesthetic cat-eye sunglasses!

Lucia Mak On-kiu, 12, St Paul’s Covent School (Primary Section)

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