If you could only use 5 words for the rest of your life, what would they be?

If you could only use 5 words for the rest of your life, what would they be?

We asked our readers, if they could only use five words for the rest of their lives, what would they be? Here are some of our favourite answers

Hungry for love?

I would use “I”, “am hungry”, and “ love you”.

Why? First, “I am hungry” is important because it will define your future ... although I know that some of my friends would choose “thank you” over “I am hungry”.

Cherie Chan, 12,Tak Nga Secondary School


Love is all you need

For me they would be: “I love you very much”, so I can show other people my feelings. I will always want to show people that I love them.

Sandra Yung, 16, Tak Nga Secondary School


Stick to the basics

Hi, yes, no, thanks, and please. Hi is for starting a communication. Yes and no are for answering simple questions. Thanks and please would show I am polite. These are the most useful and meaningful words in our daily life. We would have a lot of trouble communicating with others if we couldn’t use these words.

Jason Cheung, 13, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School


A Ronson song singer

I would use: “Don’t believe me, just watch.” Not only would I be able to show people what I’m capable of, I would always have Uptown Funk in my head to hum along to!

Joey Vu, 12, Tak Nga Secondary School


A perfect candidate for our Junior Reporters’ club

No doubt, my choice would definitely be: who, what, why, when, and how, because I LOVE questioning others. I’ve been long for reasons, truths, facts, and more since I was small. I don’t really know why I am curious about everything. I crave answers all the time. I just hope people won’t avoid me once they know I would be bombarding (or perhaps I should say “continuing to bombard”, HAHA) them with questions for the rest of my life!

Corey Chung, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School


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Get it in writing

“Yes”, “no”,and “thanks” aren’t enough, so I would choose: “Get me paper and pen.” That way I could write down whatever I want to say! #FanOfYP

Arzoo, 14, Tak Nga Secondary School


Food comes first

Pizza, hamburger, sandwich, and spaghetti bolognese for sure! We could just nod, shake our head, gesticulate with our hands, and use body language to communicate without saying any words, and people would be able to understand what we are trying to tell them. However, if we are a bit peckish and want to go to a restaurant for lunch or supper, it’s hard to explain to a waiter what we want without using any words. But if we say the five aforementioned words, the waiter will at least understand what we want, ensuring that we will not starve to death.

Leung Fei, 15, Lung Kong WFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School


She gets to the point

If you used your absolute favourite words, you wouldn’t really be able to communicate with anyone or form a proper sentence. So I would say: “Can only say five words.” That way you could explain to them why you can only use five words in only five words.

Kristy Poon, 10, Beacon Hill School


Honesty is the best policy

“I wanna eat crisps!” because it is my favourite food,

Careen, 17, Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College


The essentials and an escape plan

I would pick the following words: food, water, photosynthesis, hi, and bye. That would basically cover all my needs. I wouldn’t go hungry or get thirsty, and I can greet people. The photosynthesis is just there to confuse people. When there’s someone I don’t like, I’d just say: “photosynthesis”, and when they are dazed and confused I run away.

Liam Fung, 14, Chinese International School


For next week’s Top 10, tell us: If you could add one subject to the curriculum (serious or silly!) what would it be and why? Send your answer, along with your name, age and school, to reporters.club@scmp.com with “Top 10: New subject” in the subject field. The best answers will appear in next week’s Top 10!

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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