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What would your personal mascot be?


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Minal Daswani, 16, Island School

My personal mascot would be a horse because a horse usually symbolises an independent and hard-working animal. A horse would suit me because I think I am a hard-working and independent person. Horses also symbolise strength and freedom - and I like to think of myself as being strong and free.

Joyce Chan Ching-yan, 16, Maryknoll Fathers' School

I would choose an apple as my personal mascot. I have rosy cheeks, just like an apple, when I'm in an exhilarated mood, joking with my closest friends. However, my face is also as pale as a green apple when I feel depressed or face pressure when I'm confused about my homework.

Pradyumn Dayal, 12, German Swiss International School

My personal mascot would be a boxer dog wearing glasses, playing on an iPad. Boxers are friendly, lively companions with a high level of intelligence, curiosity and "flexible attention spans". Basically, they can't concentrate on any one thing for too long and constantly need new challenges - very much like me! My mascot would wear glasses because I do - and would play on an iPad because that is one of my favourite pastimes.

Patricia Ng , 15, Tak nga Secondary School

My personal mascot would be a star - both those that are in the night sky and also things that make the constellations. Stars always bring me luck. Nowadays, light pollution is a serious problem in big cities around the world, so it is really hard to see tiny stars in the sky at night. When I do see a star, I know that the next day's going to be a good day for me. Also, I quite like using star-shaped fashion accessories.

Jennifer Tang Wing-lam, 15, Carmel Secondary School

My personal mascot would either be a camcorder or anything blue and fluffy. I love the Cookie Monster character from Sesame Street and I love to make videos, too. So why not mix them together - and have a camcorder covered with blue fur. My friends would definitely recognise that fluffy blue camcorder as my personal mascot.

Agnes Fung Lap-shin , 13, Diocesan Girls' School

My personal mascot would be a chameleon. The chameleon changes its skin colour to suit its living environment, helping it to hide from predators. I need the chameleon's ability every day in different situations - at school, in the street, at home ... It's not that I have anything to hide, but I have to be able to face difficulties using different modes of myself: serious, humorous, silent ...

Samantha Cheng, 12, Inernational School of Beijing

I'd choose to be a wolf as this animal's characteristics are like my own: they never give up easily on a target. If I don't do so well at sports or my studies, I always come up with lots of ways to make sure I improve, or am the best. Wolves work really well in packs; so do I. They are also compassionate and friendly in many ways.

Eina Gurung, 16, St Margaret's Girl's College, Hong Kong

My personal mascot would be a yak. Yaks are very strong and powerful animals and used to carry loads for experienced mountaineers when they travel to Nepal to climb the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest. The lives of the mountaineers depend on these animals. This animal is the personal mascot for me, as it has all the strength one would ask for in a mascot - and it's got a nice fluffy appearance, too.

Talise Tsai, 15, Discovery School

My personal mascot would be a pickled plum. It's noted for its sweet and sour flavour, which leaves a delightful aftertaste. The Chinese character for "plum" also sounds like another word meaning "pretty". My parents first gave me this nickname a couple of years ago, as they thought it best described my personality - sour (at times!) yet sweet and pretty. Back then, I took it as an insult, because which kid wants to be called sour? My choice will probably sound ludicrous and arbitrary to other people, but to me, it's loaded with meaning.