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The ten episodes of “Their Love Stories” will be based on ten families.

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    監製:Shirley Lee


    The ten episodes of “Their Love Stories” will be based on ten families, with the younger generations investigating the love stories of the older generations as the main storyline. The love stories of parents or grandparents could be burgeoned in predicament with mutual love and care; they could be grown by mutual respects with discontent stands in the way; they could be lifetime affection; and they could be lifelong regrets.

    The perception of romance from the two generations can be comprehended in the course of investigation. Besides the loves stories, what matters more is that the younger generations will better understand the older generations, and learn the ambience and environment of different eras in Hong Kong.

    The programme is filmed as a documentary, from the first-person perspective of the youth. Through interviews with elders and relatives, and searching for photos and letters, youngsters seek to understand the stories of parents or grandparents in their days. During the investigation, the youngsters’ personal feelings and perception of love interweave, and at the same time, changes of relationship between the youngsters and their families are recorded.

    The programme ends with a love letter written by the younger generations for the older generations, with the content supplemented by aesthetic mood and images, in a bid to let the audience feel its sentiment.

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    07/07/2016
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    Daring Love

    Former TVB news anchor Akina Fong has a rational and tough image. When Akina talks about her husband, the sweet smile of a young girl’s first love always appears on her face. She is the kind of woman who will be faithful till the end after making her decision – just like her mother.

    Mrs. Fong is a Macanese, and she came to Hong Kong when she was 10 odd years old. She worked in a plastic advertising sign shop in Causeway Bay, while Mr. Fong worked as a driver of a rice store. As the shop and the store are facing each other, Mrs. Fong has drawn Mr. Fong’s attention. Mrs. Fong was 14 and Mr. Fong was 19 at that time. One day, Mr. Fong plucked up his courage to invite Mrs. Fong to go to a movie, and she gladly accepted the invitation. In fact, she also has her eyes on this handsome young man for some time.

    They live together after dating for several years. (Very “Avantgarde” indeed!) Their daughter even found out that her parents might have got married because her mother was pregnant. And this was once an “unmentionable secret” in the family.

    After they had got married, Mr. Fong worked even harder than before, hoping to bring a happy life for his wife and daughters. He took an opportunity to purchase a car air-conditioning repair shop with his friend. Although he was the boss, he did have to work hands-on. Mrs. Fong also helped out and worked in the oily and smelly environment, but she never complained. In addition, the garage shop was once on the verge of going into bankruptcy, Mrs. Fong offered her dowry to support her husband with no hesitation, and today Mr. Fong still appreciates her kindness.

    Mr. and Mrs. Fong decided to retire this year, and Akina finds that her parents have switched their roles. Before, Mr. Fong was the boss of the household, and after his retirement, he follows Mrs. Fong’s decisions. They have started a new way to live with each other.

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    06 - 07
    2016
    RTHK 31
    • Daring Love

      Daring Love

      Former TVB news anchor Akina Fong has a rational and tough image. When Akina talks about her husband, the sweet smile of a young girl’s first love always appears on her face. She is the kind of woman who will be faithful till the end after making her decision – just like her mother.

      Mrs. Fong is a Macanese, and she came to Hong Kong when she was 10 odd years old. She worked in a plastic advertising sign shop in Causeway Bay, while Mr. Fong worked as a driver of a rice store. As the shop and the store are facing each other, Mrs. Fong has drawn Mr. Fong’s attention. Mrs. Fong was 14 and Mr. Fong was 19 at that time. One day, Mr. Fong plucked up his courage to invite Mrs. Fong to go to a movie, and she gladly accepted the invitation. In fact, she also has her eyes on this handsome young man for some time.

      They live together after dating for several years. (Very “Avantgarde” indeed!) Their daughter even found out that her parents might have got married because her mother was pregnant. And this was once an “unmentionable secret” in the family.

      After they had got married, Mr. Fong worked even harder than before, hoping to bring a happy life for his wife and daughters. He took an opportunity to purchase a car air-conditioning repair shop with his friend. Although he was the boss, he did have to work hands-on. Mrs. Fong also helped out and worked in the oily and smelly environment, but she never complained. In addition, the garage shop was once on the verge of going into bankruptcy, Mrs. Fong offered her dowry to support her husband with no hesitation, and today Mr. Fong still appreciates her kindness.

      Mr. and Mrs. Fong decided to retire this year, and Akina finds that her parents have switched their roles. Before, Mr. Fong was the boss of the household, and after his retirement, he follows Mrs. Fong’s decisions. They have started a new way to live with each other.

      07/07/2016
    • Written Love

      Written Love

      Tai Chun-kit (Billy) has begun to gain recognition for writing love novels in the websites.

      A twenty-five-year-old grown man is enchanted by writing love novels, the reason behind such infatuation roots from his affectionate parents and warm family. These have seeded his yearning for love since his childhood and explained why his pseudonym was denominated in such romantic manner. “In the old days, every time I crossed a bridge with my ex-girlfriend, I would joke about it and tell her that each time crossing a bridge was like crossing the River Styx, with each passage signifying a lifetime. I crossed that bridge with her for eight times, implying that we would fall in love in eight lifetimes.” Billy reminisces.

      Billy’s father fell in love with his mother at first sight; and Billy’s father is his mother’s first love. Maybe this sensation of first love is what makes Billy’s parents immersed in sweet love. However, their love has not always been easy. Billy’s father was working in the cross-border transportation industry, and he needed to travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland all the time. Billy’s mother was really worried about his father coming across any accident while driving, and she feared the temptation of Mainland ladies as well. However, not only did this “second wives” whammy fail to sabotage their relationship, but it also granted them an opportunity to learn how to value each other better.

      "We did not have much time for each other at the time. But I always came back home on holiday, unlike my other colleagues who would spend time meeting each other for playing mah-jong. I worked so hard to make money! All I wanted was to see my family and get to know that they were doing well. It was the fruit borne from all my hard work.” Billy’s father recalled. “I used to write him letters to remind him of some matters because sometimes a tete-a-tete might end up in a fight.” Billy’s mother says. It is said that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, every time when Billy’s mother bid farewell to the father and sent him to work, she would give him a goodbye kiss; and each time Billy’s father came home, he would give the mother a hug. It is this appreciation of spending time together that makes their relationship a lifetime bond.

      Billy’s father’s devotion to the family turns out to be inherited from his father. Billy’s grandfather brought the whole family of eight to work in Guangzhou, China at the behest of the left-wing companies in order to make a better living as well as to help build up the motherland. “Life was tough back then, a lot of people applied to leave Hong Kong in 1958. It was free to study and live in Guangzhou, and the pay was great. So, we decided to move back to the Mainland.” Billy’s grandmother reminisced. Later, after the Cultural Revolution, Billy’s grandmother fretted about the safety of the family and therefore made a decision with Billy’s grandfather to bring the whole family back to Hong Kong. After such diaspora, Billy’s grandmother jokes that “it was all for the sake of our family”.

      Grandparents and parents, the two generations treat “family” as priority, and such notion allows Billy to understand the beauty of family life. This has also burgeoned his plan for starting his own family even at this young age and he also dreams of having a family of four with a boy and a girl. With the vicissitudes of time, Billy believes that raising children nowadays is much more difficult than before. But he still has faith in mellifluous love and harmonious family. With meticulous care, love will withstand through generations.

      30/06/2016
    • Bread and Roses

      Bread and Roses

      A hundred-year-old lady still remembers the romantic story with her husband even she has lost count of her age. In order to have a better life through marrying into a wealthier family, she accepted an arranged marriage to a grocer’s son as a concubine. She started off with a mild dislike about her husband’s appearance with a big bearded face, but then moved by the clothes given by the man. The husband used to live for a month with his wife who did not bear any child, and spend the remaining eleven months with her. She then moved to Hong Kong from the countryside in the Mainland, where she raised her five children. When the husband passed away, even love was at the time unbeknownst to her, the memories persisted still made her cry all day long throughout that year.

      Arranged marriage is beyond the understanding of Wild man (MOK Ho-kwong) who was born in the 80’s. As a grandson, his thoughts and attitude towards marriage part ways with his grandmother’s. He actively approached Ah-Ou (CHENG Pui-san), a social worker, who shared similar values with him. Although there were no shinny rings or lavish feast in their wedding, they shared passion in environmental protection and pledged love through flora. They lead a simple life after getting married. They never purchase luxurious gifts for each other, instead, they hand-make thoughtful gifts. They reside in the countryside where they cook with firewood, and plough and sow on their own. A simple life that resembles the grandmother’s old days before her marriage, but such vapid life still offers joy to the couple.

      However, for the grandmother and grandson, only the long-lasting fidelity to love holds on even generations pass by.

      23/06/2016
    • Inherited Love

      Inherited Love

      WONG Pui-kei is a post-80’s who sells antique wedding gowns online. Her family and career are somehow connected to wedding. Her parents first met at a wedding banquet – “When the best man meets the bridesmaid, affection burgeons and love roots; and hands are held with a lifetime boon.” This was how her parents met and fell in love.

      When WONG’s parents met each other, her mother was only sixteen. Although she was at her tender age, her social experience was extensive. In the 60’s of last century troubled by the scarcity of social materials, Mrs. WONG’s family was poor and crowded with many of her siblings. She had started selling Dim Sum in Chinese restaurants since nine to help support her family. The transportation was inconvenient at the time, thus Mr. WONG had to spend four hours on the road travelling back and forth from Hong Kong Island to Au Tau, Yuen Long every time he went out with Mrs. WONG. The attire and accessories she wore in the wedding have been kept in good condition to pass on for the next generation. WONG’s little brother is about to get married, and he will wear the groom’s bow tie of his father when taking his wedding pictures.

      Mr. and Mrs. WONG have spent thirty eight years together and the greatest challenge they have encountered was Mr. WONG’s stroke which happened a few years back. With Mrs. WONG’s tireless care, Mr. WONG has now fully recovered. His gratitude towards Mrs. WONG is inexplicable. Even after their retirements, they still attend every event with each other.

      Similar to her parents, not many twists and turns have occurred in WONG’s romance. WONG’s husband is her secondary school classmate and her first love. They then started their own family after ten years of relationship. WONG spent her childhood in the area around Hollywood Road and thus developed her affection for antiques. When she got married four years ago, she wanted an old-fashion wedding. Therefore, WONG went around scouting for related materials. At last, not only she gets to spend her life with someone she loves, but also has she connected to antique wedding gowns. With friends’ and relatives’ unanimous appreciation for her unique ideas about the wedding, she quitted her job and began selling antique wedding gowns in her own online store.

      WONG says that the job she does only contributes a small market in Hong Kong because Chinese people have the preference to use everything new in weddings to symbolise a “brand new start”. Therefore, they might hold back on the idea of antique wedding gowns. However, passing on old wedding gowns between mothers and daughters is the prevailing trend in Europe and the US, which is also a culture WONG admires. She wants to promote this idea and this desire has also become the impetus behind her perseverance.

      16/06/2016
    • Love in Bloom

      Love in Bloom

      Kursk, aged 39, who teaches liberal studies in a secondary school, is a current affairs blogger, and married with a daughter.

      Love stories of the last generation are usually relatively simple. Getting to know each other, falling in love, dating, and naturally getting married and having a family. The experience Kursk’s parents (Mr. and Mrs. Yau) have can be considered as a typical love story of workers of the last generation.

      Mr. and Mrs. Yau got to know each other in the workplace and they were co-workers in a factory. They began dating in 1974, and shortly afterwards, Mrs. Yau took Mr. Yau home to introduce him to her parents. Her parents have always wanted her to live a comfortable life after getting married. At that time, Mr. Yau’s income was neither high nor stable, and it was obvious that he might not be able to let Mrs. Yau enjoy a too materialistic life. However, Mrs. Yau’s father was moved by Mr. Yau’s honesty, and Mr. and Mrs. Yau made their lifetime commitment and got married in 1975.

      Mr. and Mrs. Yau don’t overspend and are never wasteful. When they dated, they usually went to places like the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, and the Hung Shing Temple, where they didn’t have to spend much. Taking a look at the old photos, Mr. Yau was very serious about their dates and usually wore suits. Sometimes, they went to the Paris Theatre nearby to watch a movie after work. In the 70’s and 80’s, the Paris Theatre was an important entertainment place and really very popular among the workers working in the nearby factories.

      Several decades have gone by and the places Mr. and Mrs. Yau went for dates have changed a lot, but they are still very much in love. They are enjoying their lives after their retirement, and have been participating in all kinds of activities together, trying to make up the time they lost when they were young and have to earn their living. Mr. and Mrs. Yau have worked hard for years, and now even their daughter had grown up and has her own family, so they have to support each other in their daily lives. For instance, when Mr. Yau’s hearing began to deteriorate, Mrs. Yau tried her best to learn sign language. Mr. Yau always thinks that Mrs. Yau deserves a better companion, and so he is grateful that she has chosen him. However, in Mrs. Yau’s eyes, Mr. Yau is a very kind and smart husband. She always talks about the awards Mr. Yau has won in competition after his retirement, and the good craftsmanship of his work. She also appreciates that he knows how to play the harmonica. She emphasises the fact that after her husband has listened to a song, he will be able to play the song even without a score. The love between the two has long been elevated to a level higher than that of lovers – being more intimate, more understanding each other and more inseparable.

      09/06/2016
    • Our destiny in fisheries

      Our destiny in fisheries

      CHEUNG Kim-fung has been living with her parents on a fishing boat since her childhood and her past three generations are all from the fishermen’s community that makes their living from fishing and selling fish. Ever since she was a little girl, she has heard the romantic story of her parents. They are a perfect match on the sea, catching fish in the morning and selling the fish catch in the afternoon, and all these everyday hard works are done for a secure and stable life of the family.

      “Our encounter was destined. At the time, I was fishing and catching crabs with my family on the sea and I saw your father working on a boat afar! It must be destiny! It happened on this boundless sea!” CHEUNG’s mother reminisces.

      “The day when your mother was in labour, I was overwhelmed! I didn’t consider the hospital fees and charges and simply found a private hospital nearby. The deposit for admission was $ 500 at a time when catching 100 taels of crab only worth $ 300!” CHEUNG’s father recalls. He did not fuss about the surgical fees and hospitalisation expenses at all as the safety of his wife and daughter was all that mattered.

      The Cheung family has two daughters and a son and they are all loving family members who help all the time to ease the burden off the parents’ shoulders. CHEUNG, as the big sister, has long ago learnt all the skills needed on a fishing boat and knows everything from sailing to fishing.

      CHEUNG and Ah-Mo have been lovers for nine years, and they have entered the attachment phase from the honeymoon phase. The greatest resentment between the two is the difference in their working hours. CHEUNG works during the day while Ah-Mo works at the evening. Having time seeing each other have widened the gulf between them, thereby putting their relationship on the line.

      Eventually, Ah-Mo makes a momentous decision – quit his job in advertisement and sell fish with CHEUNG.

      This generation of romance between CHEUNG and Ah-Mo showcases the sacrifices for love. Although they might not lead a prosperous life, the mutual affection, care, coordination and long-lasting love they inherited from CHEUNG’s parents hold together the peace and joy of the family. They work happily everyday and dine in at ease every night. It is not huge piles of money that they seek; the peace and security of the family are what they after.

      02/06/2016
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