Video brings happy memories

Video brings happy memories

Things have changed for a Secondary Two student but she decides to accept the sad reality and get on with life


Chan Wing-tung's Memory features happy moments of her childhood as well as sadness when her parents argue.

I used to live with my parents in a tong lau, or tenement building, in Tsz Wan Shan. But two years ago, we moved to a public housing flat in Kwun Tong, where my secondary school is located.

Living in Kwun Tong is very convenient. There is an MTR station and a bus terminus. The market is only a six-minute walk from where we live. When I have free time, I usually go to the public library which is also nearby.

I am a member of the campus TV team. Recently, I bought a single-lens reflex camera. I like photography; I especially enjoy taking pictures of wonderful scenery.

I had a lot of beautiful moments with my family when I was young. Yet, ever since I became a secondary school student, my parents have been quarrelling every day. They argue over my academic problems and other things. They even talk about getting a divorce, and the financial aspects of legally ending their marriage. Whenever they quarrel, I cry.

Although my video is only one minute long, it is full of great memories. In Memory, there are scenes where my “parents” argue and throw things all over the place while I cry. But the video also features happy moments of my childhood.

I can now re-visit those happy memories, even though we cannot change reality. The only way out is to accept it and try not to be sad.

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

Edited by MJ Premaratne


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