Look at these pictures and try and guess what the movie is about.

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Now look at the key words in the script.


I didn’t like my father.

He was poor and unsuccessful.

Despite working harder than all my friends’ fathers.

I didn’t think he was very smart.

(note: You will be great man. Just believe! :))

Hey! It’s…It’s not for you.

I’ve never seen him as an inspiration.

Hey! What…What?

We’re late for school.

Oh yah…School. Sorry. I’ll hurry.

Now here’s your pocket money.

Here’s a bit of extra.

Time to pay your taxes.

From you.

This is from me.

Why are we not rich?

Who says we’re not rich?

Being rich…

Is not about how much… you have.

but how much… you give.

Somehow when you give,

You’ll be happier.

I wasn’t happy.

I didn’t want to be poor like my father she I grew up.

(UCLA Scholarship Notification Letter)

I knew I wanted to be more successful than my father.

Call me when you need more money.

Are you coming back for reunion dinner this year?

No, I’m not coming home this year.

Yah, a new job here. Maybe after new year?

We’ll see?

Yah, I’m really busy now.

Ok, bye.

(Thank you for your donation)

Thank you for coming, Mr. Lim.

I found these letters saying that I’ve been donating money to the community chest.

There must be a mistake.

I’ll explain later. There’s someone who’d like to meet you.

Come with me.

Thank you for coming, Mr Lim.

Your father had told us a lot about you.

Your father…

He always made us forget about our problems.

And reminded us about our dreams and hopes.

But the kids here, they all missed him.

He’s the only one who could bring a smile to their faces.

I remember there’s this boy.

He was really depressed.

And he didn’t go to school.

Basically, he’d given up on life.

But your father…

He read to this boy regularly.

This boy has grown up to be a really useful person.

Your father could have retired comfortably.

He chose to continue working,

so he could help even more people.

He was a selfless man.

It’s just that…

He didn’t tell anyone about his sickness.

Mr Lim, I’ve been trying to reach you.

This is for you, in recognition of your donations.

It has my name…

But I didn’t donate.

It’s your dad.

He didn’t want you to know.

This is from you.

This is from me.

(note: You will be great man. Just believe! :))

On my father’s birthday,

I’ll celebrate his life

as he would have wanted it.

I could almost hear him say

“Being rich is not about how much you have,

but about how much you can give.



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