Top 10: If you could write a message to someone you no longer speak to, what would it say?

  • Readers share what they would share with people they’ve fallen out of touch with
  • This week’s question: What’s your favourite after-school snack, and why?
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Even if you’ve gone your separate ways, there might still be something on your mind to share. Photo: Shutterstock

This week’s question: What’s your favourite after-school snack, and why?

To take part, drop us a line via this form or email us at [email protected] by 11.59pm on September 20. Tell us your name, age and school.

So Yat-hei, 15, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College: It would definitely be a thank you message to my domestic helper who worked for my family for over 10 years. She witnessed me grow up from a child to a teenager. She really did take care of me so well and we experienced different emotions together. I did not express enough gratitude to her before she left so I would express these feelings in my message.

Destini Lau, 12, STFA Leung Kau Kui Collage: Dear Grandpa, I know it’s been a long time since you passed away. I still feel guilty for not being the best granddaughter to you and not hugging you tight one last time before you passed on. I can still feel your soul as an angel guiding me through life. I really appreciate your love and support throughout all these years. I wish you well in a better place.

There’s no one quite like grandpa. Photo: Shutterstock

Jayden Yeung Ho-chun, 12, Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College: I would write to the friendly barber who used to cut my hair every week: “I’m the little boy who always wanted a candy from your basket. The last time we met, you told me that cutting hair is like learning new things – the hair that stays on my head is the knowledge I haven’t learned, so there is always space for more. It’s too bad that you moved away. Your words mean a lot to me!”

Camilah Chow, 12, Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College: I would write a message to Kaylee, my best friend, who is in London now. We argued before she left. When I found out that she had moved, I was so regretful because she left without leaving her phone number. We cannot get in touch any more. I want to say sorry to her. I also want to tell her that I have two cute kittens. Cats are her favourites, so I want to ask if she would like to FaceTime and see my kittens.

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Claire Tam, 11, St Rose of Lima’s School: My old dog, Nana, passed away a few years ago from a disease. If Nana appeared in front of me right now, I would like to say, “Nana, you were a wonderful example to me since I was very young. You made me realise that expressing my feelings isn’t wrong, and you gave me so much comfort when I was down. You made me realise I am not bad at all. I will always remember the happiness you brought to our family. I hope you are having a great time at a far place in the sky.”

Yau On-yi, 16, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School: It’s been a long time since I saw you. I cried a lot when you passed away and out of my life. I am doing well at school now, and my family are all OK. Our memories are still in my mind. Although you died several years ago, I do still miss the roads we walked, the music we listened to and the food we loved to eat.

People never really go away as long as you have them in your memory. Photo: Shutterstock

Marcus Chan Chun-hei, 12, Wah Yan Collage (Kowloon): The message definitely deserves to be sent to my grandpa who passed away in 2004. “Grandpa, we have never met. I am Marcus, your grandson born years after you left for heaven. I’d like to tell you about my awesome life in secondary school. It is a brand new start for me. I explored a lot of new things and there are some exciting upcoming events. I hope to have your blessings.”

Kyle Chan Lok-hin, 12, Hong Kong Tang King Po College: Miss Yiu, thank you for being so supportive during my time in Primary Four. You were like a second mother to me. At secondary school, I’m feeling a bit worried about everything. I hope I can find a teacher like you who will make me feel less anxious about life. Your belief in me gave me the confidence to face any challenges.

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Reanna Chau Wan-kei, 14, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien Collage: I would speak to my friend whom I met when I was in Primary One. She passed away when I was in Primary Five. It was a hard day to get through. If I could write her a message, I would like to say, “I want to hear you singing again because your singing was the gift that God gave to you. I hope you are doing well on the other side.”

Ringor Lewis Jenson De Guzman, 11, Immaculate Heart of Mary College: Dear Ruran, it’s been a long time since our Primary Six graduation. Gone are the days when we celebrated our birthdays together, eating French fries in McDonald’s and proudly singing our primary school song for the last time. I miss you so much though you’re now staying with your parents in India. I will save my pocket money so that I can come and visit you one day. Love!

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