Starchild: Our young readers celebrate their dads this Fathers Day


Aaron Heng Zeng Yong, 6

Starchild readers sent in so many photos, drawings and letters from all over Malaysia to wish their beloved fathers a Happy Fathers Day.

Fathers Day is celebrated every third Sunday in June. It is a special day to show our love and appreciation for our fathers. Whether one calls him ayah, daddy or papa, he is someone many children adore and look up to. Here are the inspiring messages from Starchild readers.

Debria Preethi, 10Debria Preethi, 10

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, eight, writes: “To my daddy, John Tan, I love the meals that you prepare. They provide us energy and taste great. Your mushroom spaghetti and potato soup are delicious. Thank you so much for the fantastic meals that you cook for the family. I love you, Dad. I wish you and all fathers in the world, “Happy Fathers Day!”

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8

Erica Lee Shi Wan, 7Erica Lee Shi Wan, 7

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12, writes: “One of the lessons that Daddy has taught me is to be kind and compassionate. Thank you for being there for me each day. You have showered me with so much love and guidance. God has blessed me with a wonderful father. Happy Fathers Day to my awesome dad!"

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12

Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 10, adores her father because he is loving, caring and forgiving. “He plays ball, board games and card games with me, and I get to curl up with him to watch movies at night. He helps to clean my fish tank too. Even though Daddy works in Kuala Lumpur, he makes it a point to video call me daily. My dad is very special to me.”

“My father is smart and I enjoy arm wrestling with Daddy. I wish him a Happy Fathers Day,” writes Chuah Seng Koon, five.

Marcus Bek-Nielsen, 6Marcus Bek-Nielsen, 6

Marcus Bek-Nielsen, six, writes: “My drawing shows my sister, Daddy and I fishing. Happy Fathers Day!”

“Our dad will always be our living breathing superhero,” writes Aatirai Prabu, 12.

Wong Cheng Yang, 7Wong Cheng Yang, 7

Seven-year-old Wong Cheng Yang says his jovial father is the hero in the house. “My father’s name is Wong Yu Lian. He is 37 years old. He cheers us up when we are sad. My daddy doesn’t like to go to the office during the pandemic. I love my daddy very much.”

Younger sibling Wong Jie Ern, five, writes: “My father is tall. Every night, my father tells us stories and on some nights, he asks riddles. My father plays Mario 2D World with me. He is the best father.”

Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 8Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 8

Eight-year-old Sophie Yap Jyn Qing is grateful to have a caring and loving father. “Thank you Daddy, for buying ice cream for me and bringing me on holidays. I will always treasure the wonderful times we have spent together. I love you, Daddy!”

Claire Yap Jyn Wei, 6Claire Yap Jyn Wei, 6

Younger sibling Claire Yap Jyn Wei, six, says: “I love Daddy because he takes care of me at night when I’m unwell. He takes me cycling, and helps me with homework too. I enjoy spending time with Daddy!"– Compiled by Sheela Chandran

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ITEM: There are many things that we like or dislike. Some children enjoy eating vegetables, while others dislike the texture and taste of vegetables such as bittergourd, brinjal and tomatoes.When it comes to studies, there are students who dislike Mathematics and Science while others love to explore these subjects. There are some children who hate bugs, while others enjoy playing with them.What are some of your likes and dislikes? Share them with Starchild.E-mail your contributions to lifestyle@thestar.com.my by July 2. Please put “STARCHILD: Likes and Dislikes” in the subject line of your e-mail.Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact, and address.

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