WEEKLY

BE AS PASSIONATE AS YOU WERE
狂熱如初

過去一年,棋人本着「Create or Haam Jyu」的精神,談夢想、論志向,誓不做一條鹹魚,遂創下多個空前未見的可能。但我們又怎會只駐足於此?春來又秋去,轉眼間棋人已是一個正值十七的少年,懷有滿腔熱誠,大聲吶喊着「狂熱如初」,宛如身處戰場的士兵,不忘初衷地奮勇向前。

踏入第十七個年頭,棋人以「狂熱如初」作為口號,寄予我們對所有事物仍保有當初的熱情。我們在一望無際的戰場奔馳,於沙塵中高舉旗幟,沒有前人可借鑑,只有一份狂熱,希望創出自己的一片天。是次的設計主題為「舞象,學射御。十七,習本心。」人們說「舞象之年」,指的是十五至二十歲男子;「射」及「御」則為儒家要求學生掌握的六藝中的兩項技能。而棋人娛樂創立至今已有十七載,是時候要「習本心」──即安守自己本份。就如古人十七歲便開始學習技能以報效國家,我們亦要做好自己,留住對學習的熱忱,拾回十七歲時的青澀與感動。

悠悠歲月,棋人曾經像小孩一樣跌跌碰碰,如今成了血氣方剛的少年,這條道路絕非平坦易走。然而,我們一直樂此不疲地投資世界性的音樂劇,籌辦不同的演唱會,只求在推動澳門文化產業上略盡綿力。而棋人香港的發展愈趨成熟,不論是廣告設計、項目製作等,都保持一貫的質素,同時亦有嶄新的發展方向。除了公司業務相關的工作外,我們更進行了一些企劃,甚至創作出棋人專屬的產物,以滿足我們的創作慾望。經過時間的陶冶和焠煉,棋人的業務慢慢步入青雲,而此時此刻,正是尋回初心之時。

說到狂熱,大家或會聯想到一團燒得熾熱的火。隨着年紀漸長,我們過往的熱情,是否變得冷卻起來?如果你正為此煩惱,不妨與我們並肩而行,重燃熱情的火吧!

願這團火,永遠沒有燃盡的一刻。

撰文:王以珞
美術:王曉澄

Last year, all the Chessman members had lived up to the slogan “Create or Haam Jyu”. We talked about dreams and visions; we were so determined not to be “Haam Jyu” (salted fish). We have achieved many impossible goals, but this is not where we stop. As time elapses, Chessman is now celebrating the 17th anniversary with the new slogan “Be as Passionate as You Were” – just as a 17-year-old teenager who is ready to fight bravely on the battlefield.

Stepping into the 17th anniversary, Chessman has created a new slogan “Be as Passionate as You Were”, wishing the passion we used to have could stay still. We run speedily on a vast, sweeping battlefield, and raise up the flag in the dusty wind. Without any guidance and examples, we hope to carve out a niche with our passion. The key art is inspired by a quote in Pattern of the Family (Neize) in the Book of Rites (Liji), which can be literally translated to English as “Learn archery and chariot-riding at the age from 15 to 20”. Chessman has added another sentence to make it a couplet – “Remember your initial intent at the age of 17”. Archery and chariot-riding are two of the six arts in Confucianism. Established for 17 years, it is the right time for Chessman to reinstate our initial intent too. Similar to the ancient Chinese people who started to acquire different skills and devoted themselves to the country, we also need to keep our passion burning, as well as to remember where we came from.

Reviewing the prolonged odyssey, Chessman was once a child that had encountered a lot of difficulties and uncertainties. Yet, Chessman has become a 17-year-old teenager. Years and years later, we are still keen to invest on world-famous musicals and organize music concerts of all sorts, for the sake of promoting the cultural industry in Macau. Moreover, Chessman HK keeps on providing high quality service in design, advertising and event management, while seeking new development plans. Apart from the company’s business, we also did some projects to rescue our creative souls. As Chessman becomes more and more developed, we should take this moment to recall our original intent.

We would probably think of a burning fire when we mention about passion. As we grow older, we might not be as passionate as we were. Perhaps you should join us and reignite your passion for creativity, for life, and for everything else.

Hope this fire will never stop burning.

Text: Elok Wong
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #181

BE AS PASSIONATE AS YOU WERE

 

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