Welcome to a new round of Brain Game!

Welcome to a new round of Brain Game!

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Every Thursday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Then Young Post readers can choose to eliminate one until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive a Fujifilm Instax mini 50S instant camera and three packs of Fujifilm instant film worth HK$2,280.

Who do you want to ELIMINATE? Vote below.

This round we asked: If you were trapped on a desert island and could bring only one book, one movie and one CD, what would they be


Michelle Fasching, 15, Maryknoll Convent School

I'd bring the book Angels & Demons by Dan Brown with me. Fiction about Vatican corruption and Illuminati conspiracies never gets boring. As for a movie, I'd bring Eight Below. It's the touching story of eight sleigh dogs as they try to survive in the Antarctic. That would be a welcome change on a desert island. Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment has awesome songs. I'd rather die than get trapped on an island without that CD.


Jessica Chan, 15, St Paul's Convent School

As much as I would love to bring a book concerning a certain orphan with a curiously shaped scar on his forehead, I would have to go with How to Build a Raft.

And while I'm trying to save my own life, what would be better than watching Tony Stark trying to save his in Iron Man?

For music: the soundtrack from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The question is: Does the island have electricity?


Ice Chan, 13, St Rose of Lima's College

It would definitely be my precious diary. I could write about and draw my adventures. It would be a kind of storybook that will help me to kill time.

Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks, is the movie I would choose. It has plenty of survival tips, like how to make a fire and find food to stay alive.

I would bring a CD with bad memories. I would break it into two pieces and use the shards as knives to cut the food.


Lillian Wong, 16, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

I would bring my diary so that I could write down all the wonderful stories that I experienced. If I returned home one day, I'd show the diary to my mum. I would also bring my favourite movie, Slumdog Millionaire. It's very inspiring. It would encourage me to brave those difficult days just as Jamal Malik did. I wouldn't forget PSY's Gangnam Style CD.


Vanessa Lai, 15, Sacred Heart Canossian College

I would bring a dictionary because I could spend a whole day reading it without repeating any pages. That way I would never get bored.

I would also bring director Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. It's an inspirational movie, based on a true story, about a man who gets trapped by a boulder in an isolated canyon. He never gives up in his drive to survive. The movie would remind me not to give up in difficult situations. As for the CD, I would bring anything by Beethoven because he is great.


Rosemarie Ho, 15, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

It's hard to believe there would be electricity on a desert island to make a DVD player work, but I'd still bring Ratatouille. I love Pixar films. The story is hilarious: a rat wants to be a chef, and chaos ensues. It is inspiring and tonnes of fun.

The book 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive is self-explanatory.

As for the CD, I'd bring Little Voice by my favourite, Sara Bareilles.


Lexie Lee Hoi-ching, 16, Hioe Tjo Yoeng College

An ultrasound CD comes to mind immediately. I would use it to repel all manner of insects.

The longest movie in the world is Modern Times Forever. It lasts for 240 hours. I would bring that to keep me occupied. I would definitely bring an e-reader. It would allow me to read any and every book on Earth - provided I had internet service on that island.


Thomas Cheung Chak-wang, 17, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

They would be Bear Grylls' book Born Survivor, Tom Hanks' movie Cast Away and Eason Chan's album H3M. Survival artist Grylls could help me in the wild. Without the book, I could barely live on a deserted island.

It's the same with Cast Away, where Hanks' character ends up on an uninhabited island. It could inspire me in tough times. Eason's healing voice with Albert Leung's lyrics would be my soul food.


Vanessa Sin , 15, St Paul's Convent School

As deserted islands do not have TVs, Walkmans or electricity, I have settled on The Complete Miss Marple, the thickest book in the world with 4,023 pages.

The movie Borat would come in handy. I would break the CD into sharp, pointy pieces for hunting - even as I said no to the movie's sexism! I would also bring a recording of Rebecca Black's Friday. Just the sound of it would hopefully cause some animals to drop dead instantly.


Ann Wai On-ching , 13, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School

The photo book of my childhood, full of happiness and sweet memories, would definitely give me positive energy to overcome all sorts of obstacles on a desert island. The movie Life of Pi would inspire me to survive in any environment, no matter how difficult it might be. Finally, the beautiful and touching songs on my Air Supply CD would refresh my spirits as I battle for survival.


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