Starchild: Why Malaysian kids love their dads


Lim Sheng Hao, 11

Fathers Day was celebrated last Sunday. How did you spend this meaningful day with your father? Did you create a colourful card, bake some tasty treats or spend time doing activities that your father enjoys?

A simple “I love you” or “Thank you for everything” can mean the world to them and spending quality time together is the best gift we can give.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 9Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 9Fathers Day is a wonderful time to honour our dads and show them how much they mean to us. Our dads do so many things for us every day, and this special day is our chance to say “thank you”.

Whether it’s helping with schoolwork, playing our favourite games, or just being there to listen, dads make a big difference in our lives.

Here is the second batch of letters from Starchild readers on the topic, Fathers Day.

“My father is an orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital Temerloh in Temerloh, Pahang. We call him ‘acha’. He is also very good at cooking and mending things that are broken around the house. We do a lot of fun things together like art work, science experiments and playing games. During acha’s on-call nights at the hospital, we miss him a lot,” says Asha Panicker, eight.

Asha Panicker, 8Asha Panicker, 8Younger sibling Veena Panicker, four, writes: “Acha loves watching Liverpool games, gardening and playing the guitar. He does amazing art work. We love you to the moon and back, acha. Happy Fathers Day to you.”

Lim Sheng Hao, 11, celebrated Fathers Day by playing games with his father.

“Some people celebrate Fathers Day by giving their fathers a handmade card or a gift. We have a PlayStation video game console at home, and I played games with Dad on this special day. Dad, I love you... Happy Fathers Day. I wish all fathers a Happy Fathers Day.”

“I love spending time with my father. He is fun to be with. He always helps me to get ready for school. He loves to buy many things for me and also takes me to many nice places. I love him very much,” says seven-year-old Zachary Sanjay Joseph.

“To my dad, thank you for everything you’ve done for our family. You have showered us with so much love and guidance. We love your cooking, thank you for preparing an awesome and delicious meal for us. God has blessed me with a wonderful father. Happy Fathers Day to my superhero dad,” says Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11.

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11

“I love my father because he sends me to school, plays with me and buys me drinks. We do many things together like recycling, grocery shopping and getting a haircut at the barber. I always look forward to bonding with my father over a cup of Milo and roti bomb at the mamak shop. Happy Fathers Day to you, Daddy,” says Asher Wang Qi Chuen, six.

Older sibling Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, nine, thinks her dad is a great guy.

“He spends time teaching and playing sports with us, and fetching us around for various activities. During school holidays, he tries to bring us for short holidays to spend quality time with us. Thank you Daddy for all the sacrifices you made for the family, I love you lots!”


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