I say: If I had a million dollars…

I say: If I had a million dollars…

Each week we’ll choose readers’ responses to share. This week we want to know: what would you do if you were rich?

To my parents, with love

I would give some of the money to my parents, and some of it to charity.

My parents have taken care of me my whole life, and I want to be able to say thank you and show them how much I love them. The reason I want to donate some of the money to charity is that there are many people struggling to make ends meet – even people you already know. They may have medical expenses or tuition fees they need to pay, and I’d like to help out wherever I can.

Natalie Chan Hei-tung, 13, Carmel Secondary School

Stationery for everyone

I would use part of the money to buy school supplies for students in poor countries who may not otherwise get them. I would then use another chunk of the money to buy a nice watch for my dad and an expensive handbag for my mum, as they both work very hard for my family and I want to show them how much I appreciate it.

Andre Chan Cheung-lai, 11, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

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The real Willy Wonka

I would build a candy factory.

I know it’s a bit unrealistic, but I have always wanted one ever since I read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In the book, there is a character named Willy Wonka who owns a chocolate factory. He makes lots of weird and wonderful chocolates and sweets. I would love for this factory to be real. Chocolate can make people happy and I want to be able to spread joy and laughter.

I would also donate sweets to those who are less privileged, because everyone deserves to have a treat. Chocolate can’t solve all the world problems, but it can put a smile on someone’s face.

Tang Lok-yin, 12, David Li Kwok Po College

Spreading the wealth

I would donate most of it to charity, and then save some of it to pay for my university fees.

Though it may sound like a far-fetched idea, I would use the rest of the money to invest in green cars for our city. I would also use some of the money to plant more fruit tress around the city, so that homeless people always have something free to eat.

Leung Fung Zoe, 12, HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

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The ultimate trip

I would travel all over the world. There are around 190 countries in the world and it would be amazing if I could visit all of them.

It would take a lot of planning, and would cost a lot of money, but it would be a lot of fun. I don’t know much about other languages or cultures but I would love to learn. I want to know about the customs in different countries, and what people eat every day.

One place I would really like to visit is the US, because there are lots of landmarks I would like to see, like the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

If only I really did have a million dollars, then I could go on this amazing trip.

Sheikh Josh Hariz Ahmed, 12, David Li Kwok Po College

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Vienna, the city of music

I would travel around the world with my family. The place I’d most like to visit is Vienna, the city of music. I would love to finally be able to cross it off my bucket list.

Mayanne Tse Ming-yan, 15, CCC Kei Yuen College

First aid for the needy

I would use some of my money to help the victims of wars or natural disasters around the world, so that they can have access to food, shelter, medical care. I would then use some of the money to treat myself to a couple of my favourite computer games.

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A place to call home

I would build a giant shelter for those in need of somewhere to stay. There would be dorms for people to sleep in, and fun facilities like a football pitch, basketball court, and TV and computer room. There would also be a canteen so that people can have a decent hot meal. There would also be English and Chinese classes for anyone who wants to improve their reading and writing skills.

Mohammad Hussain, 12, HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

Next week, we want to know...

What's your favourite subject at school and why?

To take part, send your answers to yp@scmp.com. Include your full name, class, school and age. Then check next week’s paper to see if your answer is featured!

Edited by Charlotte Ames-Ettridge

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
If I had a million dollars


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