Starchild: Malaysian children want happiness, love and laughter in 2022

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 6

Happy New Year, children!

While 2021 – especially with the pandemic and the recent floods – has been a difficult year for many people, we hope 2022 will be better for us all.

Many Starchild readers have written in with their resolutions for the year – decisions you’re making at the start of the year for goals that you hope to achieve during 2022. Some have also written in with their hopes and dreams.

Let’s read their letters on the topic, New Year.

“For the new year 2022, my dad would like to teach me how to ride my bicycle without training wheels. So my new year resolution is to learn diligently and be able to cycle confidently by the end of 2022,” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, six.

Younger sibling, Asher Wang Qi Chuen, four, wants to master his alphabets next year. “My mummy has made a New Year resolution where I must learn my lower case alphabets and numbers. I need to improve on my writing too. It’s going to be a year of much learning for me.”

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 4Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 4

Nine-year-old Sophie Yap Jyn Qing writes: “I have goals for 2022 and I want to achieve them. My goals are to swim better, play badminton better, practice Bahasa Malaysia and Mathematics. I also want to improve on playing benchball.”

Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 9Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 9

“On New Year’s Eve, my sister and I will be playing with fireworks with our friends, Sherisse and Jovia. This is part of our celebrations before the countdown at midnight. In 2022, I plan to play everyday, get better at badminton and study harder. I plan to eat faster too,” says Claire Yap Jin Wei, six.

Claire Yap Jin Wei, 6Claire Yap Jin Wei, 6

Seven-year-old Florence Chan Zi Hsuan wants to visit Penang Hill because I’ve never been there before. I also want to go to Queensbay Mall as I haven’t been there since the first movement control order. Finally, I wish I can learn to bake a cake with my friends because I miss them very much. Happy New Year 2022!”

Florence Chan Zi Hsuan, 7Florence Chan Zi Hsuan, 7

“Year 2022 is coming. My only wish is that Covid19, Delta Variant and Omicron will disappear. I would like to play with my friends without my mask,” says Chuah Seng Koon, six.

Chuah Seng Koon, 6Chuah Seng Koon, 6

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12, has many plans for 2022. “In 2022, I would like to read more books to improve my general knowledge and pick up a new hobby like roller-skating. Besides that, I would like to help my mom plant more flowers and learn how to organise the plants to make my home environment more beautiful and eye-catching.”

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

Younger brother Jayden Tan Li Sheng, nine, wants to go get better at skateboarding and computer coding. He also has some travel plans. “I would like to go fishing with my family in Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat before school starts next year. I like computer games, especially Roblox, and I want to gain more knowledge on how to play it with my siblings. I also want to create my own computer game in 2022.”

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 9Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 9

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ITEM: Have you ever thought of writing a book? If you had the chance to do so, what would you write about? Give us a preview of how the story will start. Don’t forget to include a drawing too.

Email your contributions to by Jan 14. Please put “STARCHILD: “My Book” in the subject line of your email.

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. Instead of handwritten letters, please type out your letters.

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