I say: My biggest fear is …

I say: My biggest fear is …

Each week we’ll choose readers’ responses to share. This week we want to know:

Back from School days 

The days I get my exam results. I don’t fear the exam itself but I worry about the grades, because the report card has to be signed by my mum.

Judy Cheung On-yiu, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Spooky stories

Urban legends. These fake stories are full of horrific things that cannot be explained. When I read them, I cannot sleep at night!

Angus Chu Wang-yui, 13, HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

I say: When I grow up, I want to be ...

I (don't) feel the need for speed

Speed. It’s a unique type of fear. When I was in Primary Six, I went to my uncle’s home in Berlin, Germany. One day, he said: “Hey, Winson, want to try the autobahn?” It’s the German word for a motorway, and they have no speed limits for some types of vehicles.

When we got on the motorway, my uncle suddenly sped up superfast – going from 200km/h to 330km/h in 24 seconds. I felt like my back was being crushed against the car seat. The car also became a “beast” while going through a tunnel, going from 1km/h to 340km/h in less than 30 seconds. I felt like I had leg cramps when I got out of the car. Come to think of it, in Hong Kong, only trains on the high-speed rail go that fast!

Winson Chang Ka-lok, 14, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School

Not so sweet

Bee stings. I was attacked by bees when I was four years old, and it was very scary. It was the first time I was admitted to hospital. I could not sleep at night, because it was so painful.

Hitomi Yip, 12, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

I say: If I had a million dollars…​

A buggy issue

Insects. I think insects, such as worms, bees, and butterflies, are disgusting. Take for example, caterpillars which turn into butterflies. Caterpillars are so horrible, I get goose bumps thinking about them. Hairy insects are the ugliest of them all, but I am most scared of worms and caterpillars. I simply can’t stand insects.

Nam Tsoi-yi, 12, PLK Tang Yuk Tien College

Home is where the heart is

Losing my family. They are the most important people in my life because they help me a lot and always support me. I even can’t imagine what my life would be like without them. Lots of students think: “I just need food, a place to live and pocket money. That’s all parents can do for us.” But I disagree. Our parents care about us and will love us no matter what. So treat your family well and try to strengthen your relationship with them.

Henry Chow, 13, King Ling College

I say: My favourite subject is ...​


Creatures and monsters that you hear about from myths and legends. They destroy cities and kill people in the stories. They all have scary faces that can be creepier than ghosts. In the legends they appear behind people and scare them. I hope I never come across one in real life!

Chong Ki-chun, 12, PLK Ma Kam Ming College

Health scare

Disease. It’s like a demon. It can kill people easily. Some spend a lot to cure their disease. Some even need to borrow money for medical expenses, and then they go bankrupt. I would like for there to be no more diseases in the world and everyone to be healthy!

Hana Chan, 14, HK & KLN Chiu Chow Public Association Secondary School

Next week’s question is,

“If I could be any emotion, I would be ...”

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 M. J. Premaratne

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
My biggest fear is …


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