We all have dreams and I am no exception. My dream is to become a singer, and express my feelings and influence others through music.
There have been a lot of obstacles during my musical journey. I am grateful for all the support I have received from my family. This has made me more determined to do everything I can to achieve my dream.
At first, I didn’t dare to sing on stage. But my two brothers encouraged me to sing in front of a crowd, and that is how I got my early training. Later on, I took part in a singing contest. Although I lost, my sister did not give up on me. She shared my video online and I saw that many people had viewed it.
I could never thank my parents enough for encouraging me when I was down, and for supporting me for 16 years. Therefore, I have composed a song for them. A Childhood Promise is the first self-composed song that I sang in public. It is a promise I made to my parents that, one day, I will sing a song I’d written on stage and make them proud of my performance.
The song praises my parents for their unconditional support which helped me pursue my dream. I would not have overcome all the hardships without them.
I also wish to dedicate the song to parents who may sometimes think that having a dream is unrealistic and that children should focus on their studies.
I believe every child wishes to have their parents’ support in pursuing their dreams. A simple word of encouragement will give them the motivation to keep going.
At last, I wish that all parents and children will “walk hand in hand with each other forever, for better or worse” – a message I conveyed in my song’s lyrics.
Unicef HK’s “Make A Video” competition gives young people a chance to express themselves through video. The project is co-organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre’s IVFA, with support from Hang Seng Bank and Young Post. Check out the videos here. Email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org