Auld Lang Syne
7. He also hopes to study harder and pay more attention in class.
Finally, here’s six-year-old list of resolutions for the year: 1. To sleep early. 2. Drink more water. 3. Read more books. 4. Eat more meat and vegetables. 5. Be more polite. 6. Keep her study corner tidy and clean. – Compiled by Sheela Chandran and Kenneth Chaw
nEW Year’s Eve is a global celebration to say adieu to the old year and welcome the new year. We usher in the New year on Dec 31, at the stroke of midnight, when we transition from the old year to the new.
New Year’s Eve celebrations are marked by gatherings among friends and families. In most parts of the world, church bells ring, sirens shriek, horns toot and fireworks light up the streets as people welcome the New Year.
It is also a time when we take stock of our lives and try to change what we dislike. It can range from increasing our study hours, having an exercise routine to changing our attitude.
Recently, we asked Starchild readers to tell us how are they planning to attain their goals for the new year. Here’s what they have to say. “I hope to do some things better in 2014. I will try to be very careful in my exams so that I will be the first in class in Standard Three. I will also be more hardworking in practising the violin and drawing,” writes eight.
Seven-year-old says: “I plan to usher in the new year with my family and grandparents at home. Next year, I will study hard for my exams and hope to be the first in class.”
Meanwhile, 10, hopes to “attain a gold medal for my squash championship in February and achieve 5As for all my Standard Five school examinations”.
“My family and I will be going for a New Year party at daddy’s boss’ house. We will have a barbecue dinner and watch the fireworks,” shares
Vanessa Yap Zi Xuan
Remus Tay Hoe Man,
Lilies, roses, orchids and poppies are all beautiful flowers, aren’t they? What is your favourite flower, and why? Send us a colourful drawing, too. All letters must contain your full name, age (open to children 12 and below only), gender and address. Don’t forget to write your name behind the drawing and the topic, in a corner of the envelope. Please do not staple or cellotape pieces of paper to your drawing. Your letters must reach us by Send them to:
My Favourite Flower,
Jan 17, 2014. Starchild, c/o Star2 Star Publications (M) Berhad 15 Jalan 16/11, Menara Star 46350 Petaling Jaya
yashnee Periasamy, 8
Pravin Periasamy, 11