I Say: If an alien came to Earth, what would you ask it and why?

I Say: If an alien came to Earth, what would you ask it and why?

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

Alien tourism

When I was younger, I was very curious about space. If I ever met an alien, I would take photos with them. This means I would have evidence that I came face-to-face with a creature from another planet. Then, I would ask them questions because I really want to know the differences between humans and aliens. Finally, I would show them around Hong Kong.

Alison Tsang Tsz-ying, 13, Pope Paul VI College

How's the family

I would ask the alien how many family members he has. I want to make friends with aliens and know more about them. I would also share some food with them.

Yim Tsz-ki, 15, Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School

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Aliens built the pyramids

I would ask him/her about their planet. Maybe their planet is huge or maybe it’s tiny. Maybe they have advanced technology. I am very curious. What’s more, I would want to ask the alien if they built the pyramids in Egypt. If I knew the answer to this question, I would then tell scientists.

Frank Lam Wai-hin, 13, STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Aliens definitely built the pyramids

I would ask the alien to build a pyramid. Somebody once said they were built by aliens, which is why I would ask them about it. I am very interested in these ancient designs. They are very mysterious. Also, we don’t really know who built the pyramids.

Nicole Chan, 14, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

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Take me to your leader

I would ask the alien: “Can you take me to your planet?” I wish I could leave Earth, which is so crowded and polluted. I hope the alien I meet has the power to take me back to their homeland. Maybe I could learn some new things during my trip there!

Shauna Feng, 16, Hong Kong and Kowloon Chiu Chow Public Association Secondary School

Space introductions

I would ask them about their life because I really want to know more about them. Also, I’d want them to live among humans so I would show them how to dress. I’d want them to make a lot of friends and discover interesting things about Earth. After that, they would be able to tell me the differences between our planet and the place they come from.

So Kai-yan, 13, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School

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A very foreign culture

First of all, I would ask the alien the reason for his visit and what he wanted to do here. Aliens coming to Earth would be super news for the whole world. Also, I would learn their language so we could communicate easily. Maybe we could visit their planet and arrange cultural exchange programmes. Wouldn’t that be fun! Last but not least, I would love to ask them about their eating habits, and ask them to bring some of their food for us to try. A food exchange programme could strengthen the relationship between humans and aliens.

Henry Chow Ka-hang, 13, King Ling College


Next week, we want to know ...

If I were Chief Executive of HK, I would ...

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
If an alien came to Earth, what would you ask it and why?

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