Do you have a friend who is feeling sad? It is important to show care and compassion to people when they are not feeling good. Be kind to them, play with them or listen to what they have to say.
Here are the letters from Starchild readers on the topic, Stay Strong.
Nine-year-old Lim Sheng Hao shares his heartfelt message to families of the victims of the recent landslide in Batang Kali, Selangor. “The landslide caused 31 deaths and injured many people. The reason that so many people were involved in this incident was because it happened during the school holidays and near a mountainside. I feel so sad for those families who were affected in the landslide. They have to bear the sudden loss of their beloved ones, friends and family members just within a few days of their holidays. I hope they stay strong.”
“I would like to dedicate a card to my aunty to let her know that I am thinking of her. She is a busy woman with a busy job, and I hope she will be happy when she sees my card,” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, seven.
Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, five, says: “I would like to be a friend in need by giving my friend who is sad some nice flowers to cheer him or her up. I would also share some candies to show my love for my friend.”
My aunt’s dog, Lucky, died over 40 years ago. Poor Lucky was bitten by a neighbour’s dog. Till today, my aunty still thinks about her loving dog. Therefore, I could only advise her to stay strong as Lucky is not suffering,” writes seven-year-old Chuah Seng Koon.
“I wanted to play with my brother but he fell down. Then, he cried loudly. So I consoled him and asked him to stay strong,” says Wong Jie Ern, seven.
“My grandparents, brother and sister went to Kuala Lumpur recently. However, they contracted Covid-19. They were feeling down. I told them to stay strong. I advised them to rest, drink lots of water, and eat healthy food,” says Leong Man Wai, six.
“To stay strong, we must exercise daily and eat healthy food.As I am only six, I need to drink lots of milk to make my bones strong, too,” says Lee Yue Chen, six.
“To keep healthy and positive, drink lots of water, eat fresh fruits, exercise and sleep well, writes Saw Yan Wei, six.
“One day, my best friend was too lazy to go to school. So I visited him and encouraged him to exercise with me. I asked him to stay strong and always be healthy,” writes Ch’ng Sam Quinn, six.
ITEM: Birthday parties are such fun but they’re even more so when they’re your own and you can decide what kind of party you want. Write in and tell us what your dream birthday party would be like. Where would you hold it and what kind of food and drinks would be served? What sort of decorations would you want to put up?
Email your contributions to lifestyle@ thestar. com.my by Jan 27.
Please put “STARCHILD: My Birthday Bash” 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.