A retired English teacher runs into a mischievous group of boys in his neighbourhood. Shocked at how poor their English was, he takes it upon himself to teach them the language. By offering sweets and snacks, he convinces most of them to join his lessons at the void deck. However, he fails to win their leader, Keong, over.
A child with a troubled past, Keong initially resists the teacher’s attempts and views him with suspicion. Despite showing signs of interest in the lessons, he refuses to give in and accept the teacher’s invitation. The situation reaches a climax when he catches Keong stealing a book from the bookstore.
Chinese Development Assistance Council