"My Day out in Hong Kong with Shawn Mendes" by Chan Ka Hing

"My Day out in Hong Kong with Shawn Mendes" by Chan Ka Hing

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We asked our readers to write an essay titled "My Day out with Shawn Mendes". Here is one of the entries. It has not been edited.


The day has come , my first time hanging out  with a well-known singer - Shawn Mendez has finally arrived. I was so hyped. I was over the moon

Plugged my dark-colored headphones into my recently bought Samsung Galaxy X. While I was listening to Shawn’s latest hit “Stitches” , i found a cozy seat on the bus to the hotel where my dearest idol stayed.

My bus came to a stop at a massive, 80s themed hotel glass door. I hopped off the crowded bus and took a huge deep breath at the same time. Was i sure i could do this ? Was i sure i wouldn't  fail Mandes’s impression about Hong Kong ? I was not quite sure but i was still going do it.

In the luxury lobby with a huge crystal chandelier hanging on the roof , emitting a warm light to its surroundings. I checked my notebook as i looked around anxiously.In a sudden, i noticed a young foreign man with sunglasses sitting on a couch. I couldn't  believe 2 hours later , i would be walking in the streets of Tsim Sha Tusi with this mysterious man who is the legendary Shawn Mendes.

I took him not to the shopping malls, but to the University of Hong Kong. I think the best way to let foreigners know about a place is through institutions because this is how locals get into the society. To my surprise, he showed positive attitude to my tour. I told him the history of the University and how important it is to Hong Kongers. How this place can be a place where local teenagers’ dreams bloom. A place where hopes can live without the gap of rich and poor. I told him how important dream is and how forgetful are the youngsters to chasing their dreams.He nodded and told me not be like the ones who eyes are just full of cash and cars.After a lunch at the peak, Shawn and I said goodbye and thanked each other for this wonderful day.

Of course , i got a VIP seat at the concert of Shawn’s latest album “ Illuminate “ and enjoyed some quality time with other fans around the world in the evening with spotlights and laser. Shawn is born for chasing his dream , how about us?


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