Starchild: What Malaysian kids love about their morning adventures

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 8

Mornings are like nature’s way of giving us a fresh start every day. They’re filled with positivity.

Mornings greet us with the most spectacular light show – sunrise! Watching the sky change colours and the sun peek over the horizon is like a magical moment every single day.

Have you ever noticed the birds singing in the morning? It’s like they’re welcoming you to a brand new day with their melodious tunes.

Let’s not forget about delicious breakfasts we get to eat every morning! Whether it’s a yummy cereal, roti canai or nasi lemak, breakfast is a tasty way to start your day with energy.

Recently Starchild asked readers to send in letters on the topic, Good Morning. Here’s what they had to say.

“I like to wake up early so that I have time to do the things I like before going to school – like sending my brother to kindergarten and spending time playing football with my father before he leaves for work,” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, eight.

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 5Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 5

Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, five, writes: “I am normally an early riser and I wake up by myself without any alarm clock. A hearty breakfast is something I look forward to in the morning. I love a cup of milk or juices, and bread served either with a slice of cheese or some spread like peanut butter, jam or Marmite spread.”

Chuah Seng Koon, 7Chuah Seng Koon, 7

“It is very annoying when my mother turns on the light and says in Mandarin: “Wake up! Wake up!” Most of the time, I’m half asleep when I brush my teeth and shower. Another great fear is walking with my eyes closed along the corridor to the lift and car park on my way to tuition.

“I am glad my parents allow me to sleep in on weekends and during school holidays. This is the best part ever. And no “wake up” alarm from Mummy,” writes Chuah Seng Koon, seven.

Chloe Cheong Wei Yi, 6Chloe Cheong Wei Yi, 6

“I like the mornings because I can drink my favourite drink Milo,” says Chloe Cheong Wei Yi, six.

ITEM: Recently, the rare and endangered Kinabalu Birdwing Butterfly was recognised as Sabah’s official butterfly. It was made the official butterfly as part of the state government’s conservation efforts to promote the biodiversity found in Sabah.

Did you know that butterflies are nature’s artists? These special insects begin as caterpillars and undergo a magical transformation called metamorphosis. What makes them so remarkable? Their vibrant colours and graceful flight bring smiles to our faces. But did you ever wonder why they have such colourful wings? Tell us three fun facts about butterflies.

Don’t forget to send us a drawing too.

Email your contributions to by Oct 20. Please put “STARCHILD: Butterflies” in the subject line of your email.

Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200dpi. 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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