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    Executive Producer:Pierra Choi

    28/01/2021

    The Hand That Mends

    Jennifer LI has been a book lover since she was a child. From her religion and living habits to her views on love and politics, she has been deeply influenced by books. In the past, whenever she went abroad to work, she would always go out to look for old books. In her book collection, “Robinson Crusoe”, “Shakespeare Children’s Stories” and “Arthur and His Knights”, which she read in her childhood, are the three books she cherishes the most. In order to restore these three antique books, Jennifer started to learn the basics of old book restoration many years ago. Subsequently, she went to London, England again to learn from the old book restoration experts, and she even joined The Society of Book Binder as the first member from Hong Kong.

    From falling in love with the soul of books to the restoration of the body of books, Jennifer continued to learn repair methods of different old books in different eras. During the time span, she repaired old books for many people, including valuable antique books and family manuscripts.

    Even though the contents are the same, each book carries a different soul. In this e-book era, Jennifer insists on passing down books from generation to generation.


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    • The Hand That Mends

      The Hand That Mends

      The Hand That Mends

      Jennifer LI has been a book lover since she was a child. From her religion and living habits to her views on love and politics, she has been deeply influenced by books. In the past, whenever she went abroad to work, she would always go out to look for old books. In her book collection, “Robinson Crusoe”, “Shakespeare Children’s Stories” and “Arthur and His Knights”, which she read in her childhood, are the three books she cherishes the most. In order to restore these three antique books, Jennifer started to learn the basics of old book restoration many years ago. Subsequently, she went to London, England again to learn from the old book restoration experts, and she even joined The Society of Book Binder as the first member from Hong Kong.

      From falling in love with the soul of books to the restoration of the body of books, Jennifer continued to learn repair methods of different old books in different eras. During the time span, she repaired old books for many people, including valuable antique books and family manuscripts.

      Even though the contents are the same, each book carries a different soul. In this e-book era, Jennifer insists on passing down books from generation to generation.

      28/01/2021
    • Safeguarding  the Balance

      Safeguarding the Balance

      Barrister WONG Shui-hung was born in the grassroots class. She has seen fickleness of human nature since her childhood, and she knows the importance of giving to the needy in the eyes of the underprivileged. Since practicing, she has often provided free legal advice to those in need. She believes that all are equal before the law, regardless of rich or poor.

      21/01/2021
    • Glooming Neon

      Glooming Neon

      Hong Kong’s spectacular night scene had attracted tourists from all over the world. In recent years, as the Buildings Department banned all illegal neon signs, the number of signs in the urban area was reduced by 80%, dimming down Hong Kong’s night scene. Brian KWOK, Assistant professor, School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who grew up in Mong Kok, has been in contact and observing the streets since his childhood. Through recording (in “rescue mode”) and data sorting, he hopes that he can retain this unique cultural scenery of Hong Kong.

      Neon light requires sophisticated craftsmanship. Neon light makers have to learn for at least three to five years before they can bend the glass tubes precisely according to the design. A lot of inventive and creative neon signs in Hong Kong are now removed and sent to landfills. Neon signs are not only landmarks to local residents, but they also record the busy days in Hong Kong during its economic take-off and present the artistic design style since the 1960’s and the 1970’s until recent times. Facing these artefacts which are going to be crushed by the wheel of time, Brian KWOK and his like-minded friends can find nowhere to store them and they can only try their best to save as many neon signs as possible.

      14/01/2021
    • Road Sign Boy

      Road Sign Boy

      I like and I discover. It is a big world, but we all like to focus on what we like, even though they are insignificant in other people's eyes.
      Gary YAU is 23 years old. He was diagnosed with mild Asperger syndrome when he was a child. He likes to ride on cars, and he has been fascinated by road signs outside the window since his childhood. After growing up, he noticed that the design of road signs had changed, especially in terms of the word font. The font on the road signs hand-made by prisoners in the past has been gradually replaced by a new font, and he named the old font “Prison Gothic”. He recorded all the still existing “Prison Gothic” road signs in Hong Kong, and he is determined to collect the words in “Prison Gothic” and create a database.
      Because of road signs, he meets like-minded friends; and because of road signs, he experienced publishing his first book, and holding lectures and workshops. The road signs gave directions to people, and also gave directions to Gary’s life.

      07/01/2021
    • To be, or not to be

      To be, or not to be

      Fredie HUNG started his interests in philosophy in his post graduate years. His Master’s Degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies brought him closer to religion. As he wanted to understand more about different ethnic groups and religions, he started to learn foreign languages. He even went to the University of Athens to study Greek and India to study Sanskrit. Through learning foreign languages, he has a dream. He hopes that he can resolve the misunderstandings between different ethnic groups and religions, and be benevolent towards others.

      31/12/2020
    • Hear the Wind Sing

      Hear the Wind Sing

      Composer CHENG Ching-nam (Ah Nam) loves folk music from all over the world. Since he was small, he has been collecting folk music instruments. He started to learn Western classical music when he was a primary student. He has learned to play violin, piano and clarinet and was determined to become a pianist during his university years. However, an accident precipitates his review of his musical pathway. He eventually chooses composition as his calling and learns from folk music across the globe.

      Ah Nam even learns the Mongolian throat singing “Khoomei” by himself on the Internet, hoping to introduce this singing element similar to the sound of wind of the Mongolian grassland into his contemporary music works. After several years of diligent practice, Ah Nam finally manages to control overtones and sings melodies. His throat singing style is different from the traditional “Khoomei”, which is remarkable.

      Ah Nam is currently a doctoral music student majoring in Composition in the United States and continues to move towards the world to pursue his passion in music.

      24/12/2020
    • Stormtroopers

      Stormtroopers

      Vicky and his younger brother Ray have been fascinated by science fiction films since they were small, and “Star Wars” is their favourite. They watch “Star Wars” movies and study the plots repeatedly together and make wearable Stormtrooper armour in 1:1 scale, which demonstrates taking play seriously. Afterwards, they joined the international fan club named “501st Legion” in Hong Kong, With “bad guys doing good things” as their concept, they wear the armour not only for self-entertainment, but also for taking up the social responsibility to serve the community. Their team members participate in charitable activities as Stormtroopers in order to seek their childlike heart through the slits of the real world.

      17/12/2020
    • Me and the Fishes

      Me and the Fishes

      CHONG Dee-hwa is a Chinese Japanese mix who grew up in Hong Kong. When he was studying in Primary School, he took a trip to the Silvermine Waterfalls, where he accidentally stepped into the water, resulting in his strong bonding with fish. With his deep interest in ichthyology, he went to all the rivers and streams in Hong Kong. During his Secondary School years, he travelled to China on his own, hoping to find a goby specialist. Subsequently, he met two important persons who appreciate his talents, namely his mentor Professor WU Hanlin and Japanese Emperor Emeritus Akihito. After suffering from a serious illness, he was inspired and founded the Ichthyological Society of Hong Kong in 2008 to promote information relating to fish.

      10/12/2020
    • My plants journal

      My plants journal

      Amateur painter LEE Ping-sun has spent around a decade portraying trees in Hong Kong’s streets and alleys through sketching. After the strike of typhoon Mangkhut, countless neglected trees fell, and LEE hoped that he could record these lost lives with his pencil. After Sally BUNKER, a British who has resided in Hong Kong for more than 40 years, left her job in the education sector, at the age of 60, she started learning how to draw seriously. There are over 400 types of native trees in Hong Kong. Through watercolour painting, Sally depicts the changes of the trees in the four seasons, and she hopes that she will be able to finish this task before she walks to the end of her life.

      03/12/2020
    • Connecting the Dots

      Connecting the Dots

      Winnie engaged in art creation before. She once helped her friend, who was adopted by an overseas family, find her biological family. Having witnessed the family reunion, Winnie was deeply moved. She thus set up a website to help other people locate their lost families. From searching through information in libraries to going out looking for clues in person, she is always fully devoted and never gives up. She has helped more than 20 people locate their families and now there are still more than 80 cases pending. Facing the “missions impossible” and having only limited clues, Winnie said she would leave no stone unturned. She believes that whether one will successfully find his / her family depends on both human effort and fate.

      26/11/2020