IT IS the Year of the Rat and those who are born under this zodiac sign are ready to have a blast in the next 12 months.
For SJK(C) Shang Wu students and twins Lee Kar Yuan and Lee Kar Kheng, both 12, they are hoping for a Lunar New Year celebration filled with joy and merriment.
“We hope to usher in Chinese New Year with lots of angpow from our relatives, ” said Kar Yuan, the younger of the twins when met at the school premises in Jalan Ayer Itam, Penang.
Kar Kheng said he hoped to make more friends this year.
“This is our last year in Year Six, so I want to have fond memories to take with me to secondary school next year, ” he said.
Both brothers, who love to play badminton, added that they also wished that they could become better at the game.
“We enjoy playing badminton and we hope we can reach our goal to represent the state, ” Kar Kheng said.
Their schoolmate Kelsy Tan Khai Xi, 12, said she hoped that everything would turn out smoothly in her UPSR this year.
“It is a new decade and coincidentally, we are born in Year of Rat. It’s my hope that I can achieve excellent results end of the year.
“I am aiming for 8As and I hope that my dream will come true, ” she said.
Another pupil Jensern Lim also hoped for good results in the UPSR this year.
“I hope that I can get 8As. I pray this will be a good year for me and my family, ” he added.
Joining in the festive celebrations were their schoolmates S. Vaishavi, T. Thanushree and Nur Nazriena Nasir, all 12.
Vaishavi, who is also targeting 8As for the UPSR, said she was intrigued by the bright decorations and outfits for Chinese New Year.
“I also enjoy learning about Chinese culture and tradition, and hope to master Mandarin and Hokkien languages, ” she said.
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