Students of Dr. Chow Yiu Fai’s lyrics-writing class (2018-19) interviewed people from all walks of life in our society and turned their inspiring stories into poetic lyrical lines. No one would have expected that some of these songs see even more relevance at this moment of crisis in our city, where people like medical professionals, taxi drivers, and security guards are bearing more risks and working even harder during the coronavirus epidemic. With the collective efforts of talents from HKBU and beyond, three music videos have been made to dedicate our support and admiration for people serving Hong Kong in this difficult period of time. This is the last piece of our project. (See the first one, a tribute to medical professionals at https://youtu.be/0Ove3lYCtBA; and the second one to taxi drivers at https://youtu.be/apY8it9NpBQ). Together, we combat the virus, and we empower through disempowerment.
Message from students:
In 2018, Dr. Chow Yiu Fai incorporated service-learning into his lyrics-writing class which inspired his student Huson Chau to interview Huang Cai Xia, intimately nicknamed as Sister Ha. Sister Ha is the security guard of the residential hall Huson lives in, whose trademark is her bright smile that cheers up students all the time. Huson finds Sister Ha’s positive energy relatable, and would like to dedicate this song to all the security guards who are doing a humble yet noble job: protecting our homes especially during the coronavirus outbreak.
This last song and its music video of our project are exceptionally “BU-ish”: the song is composed, written, and sung by HKBU students/alumni respectively. Meanwhile, the MV is directed by a BU graduate and features the Director of Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, painstakingly giving us a tired yet absorbing look in playing the role of Sister Ha, and a BU student heroically hiding behind the fire dragon. The MV also takes place on BU campus. Our appreciation for security guards, however, extends to the wider community. Let’s spread this heartfelt song to people around us who have been safeguarding our home and our city. Hong Kong, stay safe and healthy!
yat1sai3m4bat1yip6: Chow Yiu Fai Lyrics Writing Course Alumni
Hong Kong Baptist University Centre for Innovative Service-Learning
Lyrics are available in the Chinese version of the page.