Through hot summer to early winter, she went out before dawn for several months, just waiting for the moment.
The morning light passed through the clouds and fell on the ground, gradually dyeing the hair into orange-red, and the orange light gently penetrated into the skin.
The harsh words you heard last week, the people or things you hated yesterday, the knots that were still tangled in your head a few hours ago, all seemed to be disintegrated and melted by the sunrise in front of you.
Those things suddenly didn’t matter anymore. She began to tear up.
Although the world is in turmoil and a sense of powerlessness pervades daily life, she will always be moved by the small, short and important moment in front of her at the sunrises. She sees hope from the slowly rising sun behind the mountain and gains the motivation to move forward. For example, she can use her own way to work hard for her favorite place – the land under her feet. She hopes that the world can see the beauty of Hong Kong.
Kate (Lam Lokyee), a YouTuber and content creator, has more than 80,000 subscribers in just two years. This girl who is addicted to chasing the sunrise and sunset, loves nature and to adventure everywhere. Carrying eight kilograms of camera equipment on her back, exploring and shooting, and opening a can of Coke at the end to reward herself is her daily routine.
The story begins with a trip to New Zealand. She saw the sunrise of Roy’s peak and was deeply shocked, and at the same time thought of Phoenix Mountain in Hong Kong.
“Why are foreign country parks so successful in publicity, but little attention is paid to the beauty of Hong Kong? Why do tourists come to Hong Kong only to go shopping in the downtown area?”
She decided to devote herself to video creation full-time, go to different corners of Hong Kong, and use the camera to capture Hong Kong in her eyes. She vow to present a variety of nature charms in addition to the colorful urban landscape of Hong Kong.
Crescent Island, Ngau Mei Chau, Castle Peak Hinterland, North Ninepin Island……Have you ever heard of or visited these places? When it is generally believed that you must cross the clouds and the Pacific Ocean to have a beautiful island view, Kate traveled all over Hong Kong’s cliffs and streams, dived into the oceans of outer islands, and photographed all kinds of Hong Kong that was different from what the public imagined.
In addition to proving that Hong Kong also has scenery worth admiring, Kate often goes to nature because she can always get strength and direction from it.
When asked about the most profound experience, Kate thought of a two-day and one-night “walking camp” alone on Lantau Island. During that journey, she faced the dilemma of finding a water source and the power of her phone was about to run out. When the night came, she was even surrounded by rats in the camp. She couldn’t sleep all night. All kinds of challenges caused her mental breakdown. She burst into tears but hated her weak self and found that she no longer enjoyed loneliness. That night on the mountain, she called her boyfriend and father with the remaining electricity and all the tears. They reminded her how much she was loved.
On the second day of the journey, she had a dialogue with self. “But in fact, why would you force yourself to be alone?”
She admitted that the reason why she decided to go alone was for YouTube views. But this experience made her remember her original intention even more. In fact, she doesn’t need to follow the mainstream, but just learn to accept herself, the people who love and support her.
From the time when she enjoyed exploring everywhere by herself, now she has learned to enjoy walking with companions. Whether walking alone or with a companion, in the mountains and forests, Kate can always hear her honest voice and be healed.
If your heart is tired, why don’t you go to the mountains and witness the moment the sun rises.
Although the process may be as Kate, who has witnessed countless sunrises on the mountains, refers to it – “bitter and sweet”.
If life is the taste of bittersweetness, then let us hold hope in every waiting, feel the passing of every second, and cherish the companions around us. The sunrise will always come.
◇Ztorytheme -〖 𝔸𝕨𝕒𝕚𝕥 等待 〗
One’s life is waiting. When confronted with a reality beyond our control, we wait. We wait until the desired person, thing or situation arises. Small things like cooking, we wait. Frying until golden brown to flip over the tofu, or waiting for a bus and elevators etc. Big things like waiting for the right person at the right time, or an opportunity to become better.
These waits are all necessary, not just a long and unbearable waste of time, but sometimes the results are sweeter and better after your wait than the direct ones.