PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 August, 2011, 12:00am


I believe everyone has a dream. In my 17 years, I have dreamt many things. Some of them turned into reality, but some are still thoughts.

When I was in primary school, my dream was to visit Ocean Park with my family. In those innocent days, the thing I cared about was entertainment. I wanted to go outside with my busy mum and dad and enjoy a family activity with my brother and sister. Playing and having fun were the only two duties.

I thought of writing a novel in junior secondary. I decided to read books which teach language arts. I read as many novels and poems as I could to boost my creativity. But my time was limited. Now, I am a senior form student, and my thinking has changed. I put my time towards studying hard to get into university.

To sum up, our dream will evolve as we age. We should plan carefully to prepare ourselves to reach our goals. Are you ready to work towards your dream?

Jenny Au Hiu-yan, Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School

From the editor

Thank you for your letter, Jenny. It's quite sad to think that young people in Hong Kong abandon their childhood dreams because they are so focused on education. There is a sense of finality about giving up on something you're passionate about. Perhaps 'give up' is not the best term; perhaps we should view things as 'postponed'. This way we may fulfil these dreams and ambitions later.

The years spent in secondary and college education are, really, a blink of an eye when viewed against an entire lifetime. Afterwards, you can revisit your dreams and see if you wish to pursue them.

Susan, editor