Recent redevelopment plans have turned the spotlight on To Kwa Wan, a seaside neighbourhood. With To Kwa Wan residents sitting on the same boat, will these memories sink into oblivion? Will they, and how long will they remain and shine?
Acting as boats, the locals there are carriers of local memories. Perhaps the key to make stories long lasting is to be transparent, so that more light can travel through and let the memories shine. Garages. Dirty ground. These may not manage to leave a pleasant impression to those from other inner-city areas. Nonetheless, under the superficial surface could be memories that resonate with other groups of people. Here is the problem: What memories will they resonate with? It is similar to the inconsistent transparency of butter paper; one should always be selective and tailor-make stories for different people.