Hong Kong people led a relatively simple life back in the 1970s. Television was an important part for many households. Watching TV series was many people’s favorite pastime activity. They portray inspiring stories of the lively human encounters and relationships in Hong Kong. Many theme songs from the TV series also captivated many people’s hearts.
One of the inspirational dramas ‘Bright Future’ was about a story of three fledgling young men. They experienced various life setbacks and difficulties after entering workforce. Supporting each other, these young men manifested sincere friendship and enormous courage in grave difficulties.
I was a student when I first listened to the theme song of ‘Bright Future’. It was a nice song to me at the time but I could not fully relate to its meaning. After I stepped into the workforce, I experienced a series of setbacks. I was inspired whenever I listened to this song. I am now very far from my youth now, but I continue to be inspired by the song. When I sing, I imagine myself as standing beside the protagonists of the drama who were watching the spectacular sunset scene. Though feeling stuck, they were also determined. The sun would rise again; we would never give up.
There are many ups and downs across everyone’s different stages of life. Sometimes we are on the horns of a dilemma and are unsure what to do. With the encouragement and support, we have the courage to move on.
From blog: Voices from the Heart
The theme song of ‘Bright Future’:
Lyrics by: Jimmy Lo