Good times begin with being stranded

Compiled by Lucy Christie

This week, we asked our readers, if they had to be stranded somewhere for a weekend, where would they choose? Here are our favourite answers …

Compiled by Lucy Christie |

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Sneak a peek at celebs

I would choose TVB City in Hong Kong because then I could pry into the personal lives of actors and actresses, and maybe learn some of their secrets. This way, I could stay up to date with the latest news about the celebrities, and if one of them did something bad or there is something happening, I could record it secretly. I could take photos with them, get their autographs and post all those on Facebook. I would try to be friends with my idol, and if a director saw my acting talent, he might ask me to star in a movie or an advert. I would also be the first to know about upcoming movies and maybe get some spoilers!

Hillary Lo, 11, Sha Tin College

Look! Books!

A library, in the musty, yellowed fiction section. I would then be able to catch up on my reading.

Justine Chan, 13, Singapore International School

Covering the essentials

If I had to be stranded somewhere for a weekend, I would definitely choose a supermarket, where there are all kinds of food and other items which we use in our day-to-day lives. So if I was hungry, I could eat a piece of bread - or maybe some chips and a soft drink … woo-hoo! And if I were cold, I could wear some warm clothes. Of course, I would pay for all those items at the end!

Yannie Cheung, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

San Fran-tastic

I would choose to be stranded in San Francisco, in the US. Actually, I have been stranded there before, in the summer of 2013, when a plane crashed on the airport's runway. I was so sad! I was all set to go to Vancouver, Canada, when that happened. But there was a silver lining, because I got to explore San Fran, which is AMAZING! I really wouldn't mind if I was stranded there again.

Ady Lam, 10, Beacon Hill School

A tropical paradise

The Maldives all the way. It's such a beautiful place and it's a shame that the islands could disappear one day because of rising sea levels caused by global warming. I would love to swim in those beautiful waters and enjoy the magnificent scenery. I wouldn't even mind if I was alone, since I could make friends easily!

Jeanie Li, 14, Maryknoll Convent School

Stranded in the past

Mei Ho House Museum in Shek Kip Mei. Spending a weekend there would give me a rare insight into a significant piece of Hong Kong's heritage. Since Mei Ho House was completed in 1954, I'd also get a better understanding of living conditions in public housing estates some 60 years ago.

Hugo Chui, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Forget K-pop, give me kimchi!

I would choose South Korea without any hesitation. This has nothing to do with K-pop stars; all I want to do is … EAT! I love the country's food. Take the beef sandwich, for example. With meat soaked in Asian spices and sauces, and topped with veggies, they're simply delicious! In addition, I could walk around wearing a traditional Korean costume. I wish I could do these things. It would be amazing!

Kobe Chau, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Island life

I love Cheung Chau. Although I have only been there once, I thought it was a wonderful place. Firstly, there's no air pollution. When I woke up, the air was very fresh. Secondly, I would be able to take part in many outdoor activities, such as swimming, surfing, or even kite-flying. It would be a great way to relieve my stress. Finally, at night, I would be able to lie down on the beach and admire the stars. I could forget about my homework and have fun. What a great idea!

Kenny Tsang, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Spain is my goal

If I was stranded in Barcelona, I would be able to visit the Nou Camp stadium, the home of FC Barcelona. They are my favourite football team. Instead of watching a game on television, I would be able to see the action "live". I could also see my favourite footballer, Lionel Messi, and ask for his autograph. Actually, I would want this "adventure" to last longer than just a weekend!

Leon Li, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Basketball is life!

Being a basketball addict, it would be a pleasure to be stranded on a basketball court for a weekend (of course, with a basketball). Then I could forget about everything else and fully concentrate on improving my skills. Playing basketball is good for us, both mentally and physically, so I don't see any problems. The only thing is, two days won't be enough!

Byron Ngan, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

For our next Top 10, tell us, if you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you choose and why? Send your answer, together with your name, age and school, to [email protected] with "Top 10: stranded" in the subject field. The best answers will be published in the next Top 10 page!