If one day you woke up and were the opposite sex, what’s the first thing you would do?

If one day you woke up and were the opposite sex, what’s the first thing you would do?

This week we asked our readers: If one day you woke up and were the opposite sex, what's the first thing you would do? Here are some of our favourite answers ...


It's a boy-girl thing.
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I would proudly use the toilet standing up! I think it’s fascinating how guys can go in and out of the bathroom so swiftly. It’s common to see long lines of females waiting to use the bathroom in shopping malls. Guys make it look easy and efficient. Although timing isn’t a huge problem for me, I would still like to experience this unfamiliar way of using “the facilities”. I think it would be hilarious and definitely one of my more memorable trips to the toilet!

Lauren Faith Lau, 17, International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School

I would put on some make-up. I’ve always wondered why girls take such a long time when putting on make-up. This would be my chance to find out.

Brian Ngan Ling-hang, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

I would just get on with it. It’s no big deal. If family members ask me, I’d just shrug and tell them the truth: that I didn’t know what happened.

Thalia Chan, 9, Discovery Bay International School

Covfefe? Hea? Splungerler? What word would you add to the English language?

I would look at my body in the mirror first. I would then speak, to see if my voice had changed. After that, I would ask my family members to think of a solution!

Marco Hui, 15, Workers’ Children Secondary School

I would look for the differences; if I had more hair on my face or if I had different body parts. You know, if only half of my body had changed, it would be difficult for me to decide which bathroom to go to. I would then try out all the male products. I’ve always wondered what they are like. Lastly, I would have my hair cut so I could look and dress like a male K-pop star. Hopefully I would be handsome.

Sherry Lin Cheuk-yiu, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Truth be told, I would try on some make-up. Why not try all of my mum’s cosmetics? It would look angelic and eye-catching.

Darren Ho, 17, Workers’ Children Secondary School

What is the single most courageous thing you've ever done?

Scream. Besides that, I would look at all the spellbooks until I find the perfect magic spell that can help me change back into a girl.

Misha Prabhu, 9, Discovery Bay International School

I would go to the hospital to ask doctors for help. Meanwhile, I would upload my experience to social networking sites so that I can find a scientific explanation to this phenomenon. Maybe my story would go down in history.

Justin Hui, 17, Workers’ Children Secondary School

If you could take one school subject out of Hong Kong, what would it be and why?

I would love to be a fireman. I know there are very few female firefighers in Hong Kong, so, after becoming a male, I would immediately apply for this job. Then I would train to become a kung fu master. My mother wants me to do ballet, but I don’t like that at all. I would go for kung fu classes instead. In an ideal world, I would also learn about lion dancing.

Hon Pak-yee, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

As a male, I would go to the beach and swim semi-nude! I’ve never tried such a thing ...

Chiu Man, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

For next week’s Top 10, tell us: If you could create an international public holiday, what would it be? Send your answers to reporters.club@scmp.com, along with your name, age and school, and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

Edited by M.J. Premaratne

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Changing times


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Maggie Lee


If I turned into a boy one day,I can't think what I can do because others won't identify myself.I even can't go to school.However,I think there are still other benefits.For example,it will be more faster to go toilet.