STORY BOX x MY FATHER'S STORY
Commissioned by Story Box - a short animation and inspirational story of my late father.
Celebrating the life of Chi-Hoi Lau 1949-2021, born in China in the Year of the Ox.
Traditionally in Chinese culture birthdays are celebrated by eating a red, hard-boiled egg. The egg symbolises birth or new beginnings. The red symbolises fortune and prosperity.
Aged 10 Chi-Hoi climbed a mountain, crossed a river and hopped the border into Hong Kong to escape poverty. At 19, with one suitcase he migrates to England in pursuit of fortune and prosperity.
My Dad was a man of grit and determination.
An inspirational migrant story for me and I hope for you.