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    監製:Margaret Liu

    22/12/2021

    HK Stories – Detour to Happiness
    Episode 4
    Philosophy of Life

    “We have to face the vicissitudes or challenges in life head-on. Don’t treat these vicissitudes as sufferings, but trials. Confront trials and enjoy every single moment of life, and that would bring you happiness.”

    52-year-old Deo LEUNG had faced death in the past, and he had also suffered from negative equity, unemployment and divorce, but all these have no bearing on his hope in life.

    Just like other Hongkongers in their fifties, Deo had witnessed Hong Kong’s economic take-off. It was 1998 when the newly-married Deo bought his home, and the financial crisis put him into negative equity. He also lost his job in the construction material sales field due to the recession. He was deeply depressed about the negative equity and unemployment, and ruminated about the meaning of life. Meanwhile, Deo gradually realised that his wife had different values from his, and their lack of communication seriously affected their relationship. Although his wife was pregnant, they had no choice but to divorce.

    Hitting rock bottom, Deo recalled that he taught youngsters to “face difficulties and conquer challenges” when he was doing volunteer work. He gradually got back on track and furthered his study to become an interior designer.

    While Deo’s work was getting on track, he was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the age of 40. The disease prompted Deo to live with his ex-wife and daughter again, and that was the happiest period in his life. However, he suffered a relapse one year after cure. Having been so close to death twice, Deo still could not fix the relationship between him and his ex-wife, and eventually had to be separated from his daughter.

    After that, Deo proactively learned about the meaning of life and studied philosophy. Philosophy not only brings Deo like-minded good friends, but also leads him to the answer of the meaning of life.

    Producer: CHOY Wai-kei
    Broadcast: 22 Dec 2021 (Wed) 6:30 a.m.
    RTHK TV 31


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    EPISODES
    • Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      HK Stories – Detour to Happiness
      Episode 5
      The Twinkling Stardust

      "True happiness is not how much you get, but how much you are willing to give to help and love other people.”

      We get to know WONG Hoi-man (Milk) mainly because she has two sons with different degrees of autism. Whenever the “Little Star” hosts an event, Milk will show up with her sons and take up the role of the person-in-charge.

      However, the story behind this iron lady is an unhappy childhood. Milk has never met her natural mother, and she does not even have a photo of her. In addition to taking care of herself since she was a child, she had to help her stepmother take care of her younger siblings, and was even beaten by her stepmother. Although she suffered from such physical and emotional harm at a young age, her experiences have made her stronger.

      Although Milk maintained a distant relationship with her father, she was grieved when he passed away, and she strongly felt the bonding of blood. As a result, she wished to have a happy and complete family, but unfortunately she failed to get pregnant after marriage. She was about to give up when she finally got pregnant, and gave birth to a child with special educational needs. Milk spent all her efforts learning how to take good care of her son. And three years later, she gave birth to her younger son, who was also a child with special educational needs. Nevertheless, Milk was not downhearted, as she considered herself well equipped with most of the necessary knowledge. As such, it should be not difficult to take care of her younger son.

      Boarding a vehicle, having a haircut and taking a family photo are all normal daily routines, but they are no easy tasks for families with autistic children. Milk works hard to organise activities to stop people discriminating against children with autism. To her, happiness is to give what you can offer and love other people. Even the scattered stardust can twinkle.


      Producer::WONG Nga-yan, Karen
      Broadcast:29 Dec 2021 (Wed) 6:30 a.m,
      RTHK TV 31

      29/12/2021
    • Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      HK Stories – Detour to Happiness
      Episode 4
      Philosophy of Life

      “We have to face the vicissitudes or challenges in life head-on. Don’t treat these vicissitudes as sufferings, but trials. Confront trials and enjoy every single moment of life, and that would bring you happiness.”

      52-year-old Deo LEUNG had faced death in the past, and he had also suffered from negative equity, unemployment and divorce, but all these have no bearing on his hope in life.

      Just like other Hongkongers in their fifties, Deo had witnessed Hong Kong’s economic take-off. It was 1998 when the newly-married Deo bought his home, and the financial crisis put him into negative equity. He also lost his job in the construction material sales field due to the recession. He was deeply depressed about the negative equity and unemployment, and ruminated about the meaning of life. Meanwhile, Deo gradually realised that his wife had different values from his, and their lack of communication seriously affected their relationship. Although his wife was pregnant, they had no choice but to divorce.

      Hitting rock bottom, Deo recalled that he taught youngsters to “face difficulties and conquer challenges” when he was doing volunteer work. He gradually got back on track and furthered his study to become an interior designer.

      While Deo’s work was getting on track, he was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the age of 40. The disease prompted Deo to live with his ex-wife and daughter again, and that was the happiest period in his life. However, he suffered a relapse one year after cure. Having been so close to death twice, Deo still could not fix the relationship between him and his ex-wife, and eventually had to be separated from his daughter.

      After that, Deo proactively learned about the meaning of life and studied philosophy. Philosophy not only brings Deo like-minded good friends, but also leads him to the answer of the meaning of life.

      Producer: CHOY Wai-kei
      Broadcast: 22 Dec 2021 (Wed) 6:30 a.m.
      RTHK TV 31

      22/12/2021
    • Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      HK Stories – Detour to Happiness
      Episode 3
      Once in a Lifetime

      "Happiness is when you feel that you are at the darkest moment of your life, it will slowly emerge. In fact, happiness is always around you, it is just that sometimes you have forgotten to feel it with your heart.”

      TO Yan-hei (Jenny) loves to eat, and she also loves to cook. Four years ago, she suffered from eating disorder, during which she refused to eat and hated herself. At the same time, Jenny was facing the fear of domestic violence, her mother’s illness of cancer, financial pressure… Although she was only 25, her experience had led her to walk through many troughs and detours.

      To Jenny, her university life was attending classes as a student and teaching her students as a private tutor. At the busiest time, she had more than 30 students, and she had to travel all around Hong Kong in a single day, with only a pack of sliced bread to beat her hunger.

      In her final year at the university, she was facing pressure from livelihood and school. She was over 170 centimetres tall, but her weight dropped sharply to 90 pounds. As such, she tried to eat more, wishing that she would be happier. She then developed a passion for taking “check-in” photos and sharing on social media delicious inexpensive dishes. She gathered over a hundred followers within a short period of time, then up to a thousand, and finally over ten thousand. However, she did not think that what she did to relieve her stress in the first place would bring her more stress. As she had to publish posts on social media, she ate heavily every day, and eventually she even started to have a fear of food.

      How did the cup of matcha she came across when she was looking for something to eat in Japan become the way out for Jenny’s eating disorder?

      Producer: LIU Margaret
      Broadcast: 6:30 a.m (WED), 15 Dec 2021
      RTHK TV 31

      15/12/2021
    • Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      HK Stories – Detour to Happiness
      Episode 2
      Embracing Life

      "people think that you will be happy if you are rich and own cars and properties. However, having gone through many obstacles, I think that happiness is not to possess things you want, but to get rid of unwanted things. A person will be happy if he / she is free from worries and hardships, and ties and attachments.”

      Josephine had been working in the aviation industry for many years. In the early years of work, she flew around the world as a flight attendant. In recent years, she stationed in Hong Kong to train new recruits. As a typical workaholic, she had never thought of quitting her job. However, she was diagnosed with a rarely seen osteosarcoma and she had to go on a hiatus to focus on the treatment. To her surprise, the 1 cm sarcoma at her sole was a fatal tumour. The doctor advised Josephine to amputate part of her foot in order to save her life. Knowing that she would need to undergo amputation, Josephine could barely imagine how she would spend the rest of her life. She was worried about her two young children, and was afraid of living in a wheelchair. She cried for 3 days and nights before finally accepting that the only way out was to receive treatment as soon as possible, thus arranges amputation, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

      Josephine’s mother suggests that Josephine’s family can live with her, so that she can take care of Josephine and her grandchildren. The calm and quiet life of Josephine’s parents turns into a bustling life with 7 people living together. The strike of cancer brings radical change to the lives of Josephine and her family and friends, but they consider that this battle against cancer brings more than tears when they recall it later. They all learn to cherish life better, and understand that people exist not only to survive, but to live a good life.

      Producer: Michelle TANG
      Broadcast: 8 Dec 2021 (Wed) 6:30 a.m.
      RTHK TV 31

      08/12/2021
    • Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      Hong Kong Stories - Detour to Happiness (English Version) Series 49

      HK Stories – Detour to Happiness
      Episode 1
      After the Bitter Comes the Sweet Dollar

      "Simple is a blessing and achieving your goals will bring you happiness. So don’t push too hard, just follow your path and happiness will naturally come to you.”

      Sixty-one-year-old TSE Kwan-heung (Ann) has been suffering from emotional distress for decades and she has tried to commit suicide many times. Ann had an unpleasant childhood and she believed that her parents preferred sons to daughters. As the eldest daughter, she had to help take care of her four siblings. Longing to leave home, she got married at twenty and gave birth to a son and a daughter within two years. The young Ann admitted that “she wished that she had enjoyed being single more”, and divorced from her husband five years later. She then asked her mother and younger sister to take care of her children.

      In the mean time, Ann had worked as a cashier, a “boxer” in a karaoke, and a “PR girl” in a nightclub. She remarried in 1994 but the marriage only lasted for one year.

      Since Ann she was forty, her body has been suffering from many problems. On top of that, she had to take care of her elderly parents, she had a discord with her younger siblings, and she was alienated from her children. Ann had attempted suicide many times. Since the birth of her granddaughter Suet-tung, Ann took up the responsibility to take care of her granddaughter, allowing herself to experience the feeling of being a mother again. However, her emotional problems are still there and she has to take psychotropic drugs all the time.

      Ann was allocated a singleton public housing unit the year before, and since then she has been living by her own. She felt lonely and often heard strange noises. Until she adopted US Dollar, a mix breed dog, and they have been inseparable ever since. How did the dog make Ann let go of her resentment and unhappiness over the years, and appreciate the feeling of happiness?

      Producer: Annie YAU
      Broadcast: 6:30 a.m. (Wed), 1 DEC 2021
      RTHK TV 31

      01/12/2021