I grew up in a normal family. Though we aren’t wealthy, I have everything I need. I go to school in Tai Po, but don’t work hard enough to get good results.
My favourite hobbies are biking and fishing. Biking lets me gain a sense of freedom, while fishing allows me to think deeply. However, I’ve been seriously injured a few times while riding my bike.
My dad taught me how to ride a bike, but now wants me to stop after my accidents. I made this video to tell my father how I feel.
I get angry and regretful when talking about cycling. I feel angry because my dad won’t let me buy a new bike. It’s not just him – my friends aren’t keen on me cycling either.
They say: “It’s too dangerous” and “Please don’t ride your bike any more.” Of course I understand the risks of biking. Every injury has taught me a lesson. But it’ll all be for nothing if I give up on what I love.
People tend focus on the result, and forget it’s important to make mistakes along the way. How can we fully grow up without challenges?
I hope this video will make my dad understand me, and choose to support me and my hobby. I can protect myself and won’t give up no matter how difficult the journey is.
Unicef HK’s “Believe in Zero, Make a Video” competition gives young people a chance to express themselves through video.
The project is co-organised by Unicef HK and the Hong Kong Arts Centre’s IVFA, with support from Young Post. Check out the videos here, and you can email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org