Gin gwai


Some people say this world is ugly

yet it is beautiful

at the same time.

I don't know if they are right,


I'm about to see the world

with fresh eyes.

Wong Kar Mun, I'm giving you

a local anesthetic now.

The operation will take

about 2 hours.

Are you ready?

Who's that?

Quiet! We don't want

to alarm the nurses.

I am in the bed next to yours.

I heard that you just had

an eye operation.

I've had many operations here.

I know the whole hospital.

They are all nice to me.

How old are you?

Why so many operations?

I'm 11. I should have been

in junior high by now,

but my mother says

I have a brain tumor

which affects my nerves...

That's why I pass out all the time.

They have to remove it.

But it's so large and dangerous

they have to operate many times.

So I skipped school last year

and stayed here ever since.

You're so young, yet so brave!

Once you can see again,

I'll take you out to play.

The world is really beautiful.

Wong Kar Mun, when I remove

the bandages from your eyes,

it might hurt a little at first.

If it hurts too much, let me know.

We can always do it tomorrow.

Now, let's try.

Open your eyes slowly.

Hey, don't force yourself

if it hurts.

It hurts!

Is it too painful?

Dr Lo, she must be in a lot of pain!

She hasn't cried out

in pain ever since she was a kid!

Grandma, let Dr Lo do his job.

Please don't worry about it.

Very few patients experience

immediate success

It takes time...

...for the eye and brain

to work together.

Come on!

Ying Ying.

Ying Ying.

Hi, can you see now?

I'm Ying Ying.

Can you really see me?

I think I can see. I'm not sure.

Great! You can see!

Nurse, she can see!


her eyes are working!

She sees me! Come quick!


The hospital called!


Mun can see!


Let's go to the hospital now!

Are you going to discharge me now?

Not so soon.

Every cornea recipient starts

off near-sighted...

by as much as 1,000 degrees.

Only when your eye muscles

are able to adapt,

will this falls to about

200 degrees.

When will she have perfect

eyesight then?

No one has perfect eyesight.

Most people are near-sighted

by about 100 degrees.

Does that mean...

...she will need to wear glasses?

That won't be necessary

All she needs for the moment

is a pair of sunglasses.

Mun, get some rest.

If everything goes well,

you can be released early.

You can take off your

sunglasses now.

Try to get used to the

light gradually.

If you feel pain,

or if your eyes start watering,

then you should close your eyes,

and let your eyes rest.

Here, I'll help you onto bed.


Is there a mirror

in every washroom?

I'll take you there.



Take your time and call me

if you need anything.

Who's that?

Ying Ying, is that you?

Why are you so quiet?

I'm having another operation


You promised to take me out

once I can see.

You promised to take me out...

...once I can see

We'll go out and have fun...

...after your operation.

Did they say you can leave

the hospital already?

Not yet!

But even if I do, I can always

drop by for a visit.

Let's take a picture together.

Let's do it outside! Alright.

Let's go... But where?

Let's go that way!

What's this?

A camera.


Now, look this way.


Ready... 1, 2, 3!

Madam, are you alright?


I'm freezing...

Send this one to Block C.

We have a full-house in Block B.


did the old lady pass away?

Yes, we've taken her away.

But last night...

I saw someone drop by to visit her.

They even went out together.

Are you sure?

We don't allow any visitors

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