Being resolute about 2015 resolutions

Compiled by John Kang

Happy New Year! We asked our readers what their resolutions are for the new year, and here are our favourite answers …

Compiled by John Kang |

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1. Snap happy

My new year's resolution is 24 megapixels. I am so very droll.

Young Post's Photographer of the Year Henry Lui, 15, Sha Tin College

2. Keep quiet

My new year's resolution is to not tell anyone else my resol ... oh wait, I've already failed!

Liam Fung, 13, Chinese International School

3. Make it happen

My new year's resolution is to actually follow through on my previous resolutions. Every year, I make a list of resolutions, but a few weeks later, I give up and decide to continue them next year. So this year, I have decided to follow up on all my previous promises!

Anushka Purohit, 14, Renaissance College

4. Stay on top

To open my emails and reply to them immediately, rather than letting them pile up for days. Since starting university, I have been receiving tonnes of emails about events. If I don't reply to them, I may miss out on some cool uni experiences!

Wendy Ki, 18, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

5. Share the love

I want to make a difference in someone's life this year and even put a smile on people's faces! It's the very little things you do to people that make a very big difference in their lives. Making someone happy makes me happy as it shows that I truly can make a difference, even if it's little!

Snehaa Senthamilselvan Easwari, 14, South Island School

6. Don't worry, be happy

My new year's resolution is simple. Be happy! We shouldn't get worked up about small things, especially events we have no control over. Look at whatever the problem is and just laugh it off. What else can you do? I always take everything too seriously and make myself unhappy. For once, let's make 2015 a good year!

Tacye Hong, 17, University of Toronto

7. A fulfilling year

My new year's resolution is to be happy, which is much harder than it sounds. By "happy", I don't mean laughing 'til you bust a gut at some joke. I mean a quiet contentment and fulfilment while soaking up the present moment. I'm sick of having to just go through the motions every day, of living in a monochrome world of dulled senses, and of focusing on trudging my way through the day back to my bed. Happy New Year, everybody. 

Annette Kim, 15, Chinese International School

8. Turn things around

My new year's resolution is to shape a better outlook towards life because I've realised people don't become happy by buying or getting gifts, or fulfilling expectations. People become happy when they change their own perception of looking at life, and that's what I aim to do in 2015.

Dhruv Singh, 17, YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College

9. Kick back the duvet

My new year's resolution is to do more and sleep less. I sleep and daydream too much, especially during the holidays. I should wake up and actually do something instead of just thinking about it!

Minnie Yip, 16, Diocesan Girls' School

10. Touch those toes

This year, I'm telling myself to get up every morning and stretch for at least five minutes. Not only is stretching a nice, refreshing start to the day, I'm also doing this in hopes of growing a few inches taller this year. 

Joy Pamnani, 16, PLK Ngan Po Ling College

Next week:

For our next Top 10, tell us your prediction for the year 2015! Send your answer, together with your name, age and school, to [email protected] with "2015" in the subject field. The best answers will be published in the next Top 10 page!