9 FACTS ONLY THE ELDEST CHILD WOULD KNOW

1. YOU ALWAYS GET THE BLAME

Yes…always. Dishes? Your fault. Laundry? Your fault. Younger sibling’s project? Your fault. I don’t know if it’s just me, but everything feels like it depends on you. Whenever something turns up that your siblings can’t handle, it’s your fault. PS: it’s also your fault if things don’t work (TV, WiFi, microwave, toaster…)

2. PRESSURE IS REAL

Being the first to graduate among the kids in your family, you should always set an example. Because of this, you’re probably a little antisocial or too serious for people your age but developed a sense of responsibility and leadership. You’re always reminded by your parents to be this or be that. But we can’t blame them, after all you are their first, right? You have in your mind a set plan on where your life should be at this age or at that. Nevertheless, you always feel the need to get silly to lighten up the mood

3. YOU ARE THE TEST SUBJECT

Your parents are still learning how to raise a kid. Most parents haven’t had any practice in raising a kid. They still get a little rough on decision making and disciplines and whatnots.

4. INSTANT BABYSITTER

“Mommy’s not home, so take care of your younger brother/siser, okay?” Always know that your siblings are your responsibility. You have to mind them no matter how (monstrous) they are. And since you are blood-related, never expect payment for your whole-day shift.

5. YOU ARE THE PLAYMAKER

This one here is a big impact to your family. Whether you become successful or become a failure, your deeds will always reflect to what your siblings will do. This is somewhat linked to being in the “pressure”. Your younger siblings look up to you, and if you achieve a little, they might aim for lesser. But don’t worry, there’s a large chance that you will be successful in life given the pressure and responsibility you are given growing up.

Too much on the cons? I agree being an edest child has its downsides, but heck, it still got its perks.

6. YOU ALWAYS GET THE NEW STUFF

New clothes, new gadgets, new toys! Haha. It’s a rarity to have hand-me-downs. Believe me or not, I had a whole box of toys when I was young. The box was twice my size as a kid! You get to experience a lot of luxury as a child. However, it still feels a lot better to share what you have with friends or younger siblings.

7. YOU GET THE FIRST AT EVERYTHING

Since you’re the eldest, you can do much more than what your siblings can. (Overnights, swimming, parties, vacations, etc.) You get to do them first before your siblings. If feels good knowing you can do these stuff when your siblings still needs to wait several years before they can do it as well.

8. YOU GET TO MAKE FUN OF YOUR YOUNGER SIBLINGS

Yeah, you will get reprimanded, so what? You get to feed them with tons of lies AND THEY WILL BELIEVE YOU! But you can only do this when they are still very young… unless you’re a very good actor. Just don’t get caught. 😉

9. YOU GET TO BE THE BOSS

“Mommy’s not around so I’m in-charge.” Yes, I remember those glory days when I get order my beloved siblings around. haha. Best of all their is no age limit to this bossiness. Your younger siblings, no matter what age, would ALWAYS come to your command

6 Basic Tips to Take Good Quality Photos

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1. SECURE GOOD LIGHTING

One of the best ways to secure better quality of photos is through the use of good lighting. Not all are blessed to to have their own studio with proper equipment for indoor shots, that is why every great photographer must take time to appreciate the abundancy of natural lighting.

2. THE RULE OF THIRDS

“The rule of thirds states that an image is most pleasing when its subjects or regions are composed along imaginary lines which divide the image into thirds-both vertically and horizontally.”

If you are an apple user you can apply the rule of thirds with the help of grid

Settings > Photos and Camera > Grid


3. ZOOM IN-ZOOM OUT

Zooming in or out allows you to balance the content of your photo.  It gives the photographer options through the variety of photos given by the action zoom. Nevertheles, both photos (below) are beautiful on their own way.

 



4. PANORAMA

“Panorama is a wide-angle or representation of a physical space whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, seismic images or a three-dimensional model.”

Most phones have panorama features in the camera settings. Use this in capturing wide or long structures or elements like streets, landscapes etc.

in case you’re wondering panorama is achieved in dslr with the help of photoshop and a tripod.


5. BREAK THE RULES

“Lens flare is the light scattered in lens systems through general unwanted image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material inhomogeneities in the lens”

What better way to use natural lighting than lens flare? haha



6. TAKE LOTS OF SHOTS

Take lots of photos in different angles and different perspectives. This will widen your options and your chance of finding the best.


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Declaimer:photos are not mine

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