Older siblings make life smoother for us

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 18 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 August, 2007, 12:00am

My brother has just received his HKCEE results and he has not done as well as expected. This is making me nervous as it will be my turn next year.

When I heard what grades my brother got, I was shocked. My family and I didn't expect him to get a sixth form place.

Thankfully, he got a pass in eight subjects, which is enough to get him into the Institute of Vocational Education.

My brother's situation has made me realise that the more effort you put in the better the results will be. My brother was lazy and chose not to revise. I hope he will now study and create a bright future for himself.

PERRY TSE Thanks for your letter, Perry. One of the advantages of having an older brother or sister is that you can watch them do everything. They are the first to start school, the first to have a crush, and the first to take their HKCEE.

You should be grateful to your older brother, as he probably makes life easier for you - even if you don't realise it. Not only can you benefit from watching his successes and failures, he probably pushes your parents to let him do things - like go out with friends and do things alone - thus making life easy for you. You don't have to fight the battles as he's already done it.

I'm the eldest of three - so I know all about the pressures of being the eldest in the family and being expected to be the most responsible!

Kate, Editor