What are you thankful for? From their education to their friends, here's what HK students are most grateful for

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda

We asked our readers: What do feel gratitude for? Here are our favourite answers

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda |

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A lot of heart

What am I most thankful for? It would have to be my English teacher, Miss Wong. I haven’t ever met an English teacher as good as her. She teaches us a lot of useful vocabulary every day, but most importantly she puts her heart into teaching us, takes time to give us feedback on our work, and supports us when we are struggling.

Lucas Lee Zhe-heng, 12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

Packed with love

I am very grateful to have such a lovely mum. She cares about me and my family a lot. She would do anything for us if it would help us. She wakes up early in the morning to make four lunch boxes for everyone in my family. Thank you for everything you have done for me, Mum. I love you, forever and always.

Ice Chow Sze-lok, 10, St Mary’s Canossian School

What is your favourite childhood memory?​

Sounds good

I would say the thing I’m most grateful for is my ability to hear. I love listening to music because it relaxes when I’m stressed out. I also love to hear people’s praise and criticisms, because then I will know how to improve myself. I also love to listen to other people’s feelings, whether they’re happy or sad. When my friends tell me their feelings, I feel like we are able to grow closer.

Lam Wing-sze, 15, Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School

Thank you for your time

I am most grateful for my coach. I really appreciate that he gives up his time to train me so that I can improve my high jump. I’m not the fastest learner, but he is extremely patient. He always pushes me to finish my training no matter how much I want to give up. He’s even used his own money to buy materials we need to practise. He’s the best coach ever.

Fung Tsz-ying, 13, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Always there for me

I am most grateful for my amazing friends. They are so kind, and they don’t laugh at me if I do something embarrassing. They support me when I need help and encourage me when I’m in doubt. I am lucky to have them in my life.

Ho Siu-chung, 15, STFA Seaward Woo College

What do you love the most about Hong Kong?​

Value in education

I am grateful that I am able to go to school where I can meet people my age, and learn from my teachers. Many of my favourite memories are from school. All of my friends and I believe that getting a good education is one of the most valuable things in life, and that it will lead us to better opportunities in the future, and we don’t want to waste it.

Boris Tsang Tsun-yin, 13, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School

Been there, done that

I am thankful for my travelling experiences so far, because I’m lucky enough to have been to many different places in the world. If my family had not migrated from America to Hong Kong, I don’t think we would have been able to travel as much. It’s definitely boosted my self-confidence and has strengthened my relationship with my family because of all the time we’ve spent together.

Kiya Chase, 10, International College Hong Kong – Hong Lok Yuen

Health is wealth

What I appreciate most is that I have a healthy body, especially in a world where there are countless people born with diseases that cause them to suffer or die young. I am grateful that I’m able to study, play, and do whatever I want to do.

Sandy Ling, 14, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Who is your favourite teacher and why?

Endless opportunities

I’m very grateful to be living in Hong Kong. I love this city because it is full of opportunities that allow me to broaden my horizons and keep improving myself.

Lexie Zheng, 16, HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No. 3 Secondary School

Best of both worlds

I’m thankful to be living in a city with a countryside that’s as stunning as its cityscape. Hong Kong has beautiful mountains that you can hike up. Some of the trails can be challenging, but the beautiful scenic views you can see once you reach the top make the trip worth it.

Yeung Siu-chun, 17, TWGHs S. C. Gaw Memorial College

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Edited by Nicole Moraleda