"My Day out in Hong Kong with Shawn Mendes" by Renee Yeung

"My Day out in Hong Kong with Shawn Mendes" by Renee Yeung


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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.

A day out with Shawn Mendes would probably go something like this:

First, to start the day, I would bring him to a cafe, have some drinks, and we would chat about ourselves. I would talk about my school life and my friends, he would talk about his family and music, maybe even about his upcoming third album. He would go up to the small stage the café set up and sing I Don't Even Know Your Name, an acoustic song in his debut album, Handwritten, and my personal favourite song he had written, which would make everyone in the café applaud because his voice could only be described as amazing.

Then, I would bring him to Mong Kok to eat the famous street food of Hong Kong. No matter where you are travelling even just for a day, you have to taste the food of that place. We would definitely eat the egg puffs, fish balls, etc. We would taste all the classic street food of Hong Kong, because nothing is better than bonding over food.

Afterwards, I would bring him to the Victoria Harbour, where he could experience the beautiful view of Hong Kong, we could talk about the view, the places we have been to, and places we wish we could travel to. We would take pictures, of the view and each other, documenting the day we had spent.

Finally, bringing him to the Peak after we reach to Central through the Star Ferry would be perfect to top the day off. We would write a new song for his new album together when looking out to the view of the whole Hong Kong. Maybe he would write the song about me, who knew?

All of this might sound ridiculous, and a little bit like the music video for There’s Nothing’ Holdin’ Me Back (also by Shawn Mendes), but a girl could dream, couldn’t she?

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